Occasionally it seems that world is in pure chaos with nothing making sense, but that doesn't matter as long as I can sew. Sewing is a form of art, or at the very least creativity, and a form of expression. A great outlet for the tension of everyday life. Also you can make cute things. The craft revolution is truly taking place, old skills are being revived by a new generation, but with a seriously modern twist.

I've made Mario pillow cases, a giraffe print background, and turned duvet covers into summer dresses. I enjoy making something unique, special, and me- then I like wearing it and watching it fall to pieces or not fit properly. Then I enjoy (slightly less) fixing it.

One day I shall have a room filled with glorious fabrics and boxes of notions, and on that day I will have found my nirvana. But until then this blog will exist as my virtual haberdashery and sewing room. Hopefully you'll enjoy looking at my creations as much as I enjoy looking at other blogs, and you'll be inspire to make something of your own.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Tiny Felt Mario

Well the post title, while lacking in my usual wit and clever way with the English language (there isn't even a single pun), pretty much sums the post up.  I have made a little Super Mario out of felt. 

Ah felt is there nothing you can't do?

I consulted the great internet oracle for images of Mario to copy be inspired by, then drew a few little Marios of my own before cutting it up into bits to get the parts. The parts were then cut from felt and sewed together.  I used red for hat, arms, and chest, pink for face and hands, blue for overalls, and brown for shoes. 

I did a sort of French Knot for his nose after finding a decent video of how to do them, linked here.  Then stitched his eyes and moustache using a basic poke and pull method of the needle through poor little Mario's head. 

And Mario can join the rest of my little characters in my growing felt army:
Android Felties
Zombie and Ninja Felties
Christmas Decoration Felties


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