November 27

Black Crafts for Black Friday

So now that you’ve stuffed your face, it’s time to empty your wallet! Or, if you’re looking to save some cash, it’s time to get crafting! In honor of Black Friday (the shopaholic’s national holiday and every retail worker’s worst nightmare) here are some Black Crafts (note: not Dark Arts, that’s a differnent blog all together).

Chain Chomp Hat

The Knitting Ninja posted this Chain Chomp Hat on her blog. Chomps may not be the most commonly knitted Mario Bros villian, but they are the ones that look the coolest when they appear to be eating your head.

Mad Dog Softie

Morus sewed this Mad Dog Softie from the book “Softies Only A Mother Could Love” and posted it on craftster. He’s not particularly geeky, but he’s freaking adorable in an “I’m gonna bite your face off” sort of way.

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November 19

Mario Mushroom Stencil Art How-To

Crafter extraordinaire Vickie Howell recently made this Game Boy stencil art piece for her son, who loves to play video games. She used a stencil from Ed Roth’s Stencil 101 Decor collection and freehanded the Mario image over it — she shares a complete tutorial for making your own version.

This isn’t Vickie’s first Mario-inspired craft project — check out her pattern and tutorial for knitting up a pair of Mario Mushroom Wrist Warmers as well!

November 11

Pacman Ghost Fused Glass Pendant

Today while procrastinating on several things, I received an e-mail from Lindsey, directing me to her etsy shop. While I was in there poking around, I found this Pacman Ghost Fused Glass Pendant. He’s little, he’s cute, and you can wear him! Lindsey also makes a “Scared” Ghost pendant,and I have this funny little fantasy about wearing both of them on a necklace with a Pacman in between.