By Cory Doctorow at 11:35 pm Thu, Jan 10, 2008
I love these!
In fact, it’s a painful coincidence: my ex was working on a pixel-character cross-stitch sleeve for my DS, shortly before we broke up. Now I’ll never have it :( (and no, that’s not the worst part of the break-up :p)
Damn you Cory, for making me impressed and nostalgic at the same time! Is there a word for that emotion? :)
My wife has made me an 8-bit Mario (from Super Mario Bros) and Link (from Zelda II). For the Mario one (photo of part of it, I grabbed a screenshot and used Stitch to recreate the pixels as a cross stitch pattern. For the Link one, she did it by freehand and it didn’t turn out quite as accurate, but it does have it’s own “home made” charms (such as the shield being mistaken for the sword).
As it turns out, 8-bit and 16-bit images are suited very well to cross stitching.
Is it just me or has your video game-themed posting density increased in the last few days?
These are great, so many crafts lend themselves really well to pixel art.
On a slightly related note, if Kuribo’s Shoe doesn’t (er, didn’t- I heard it’s gone gold) make it into Super Smash Bros.: Brawl, I might have to hurt someone.
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