Sunday, March 20, 2011

Nintendo Mario Paintings

I just finished the Princess Peach (purple) and Venus Fire Trap (orange) paintings, so here it all is. I have step by step instructions for the Mario painting here. Close up of the Latiku painting here. All of the artwork is based off the amazing Grand Star by Lawrence Yang. Splattering paint to create stars was my favorite part of the project. The art has been a perfect fit for our basement where Hubby spends most of his time playing video games.

 I was a little bummed that the fireballs don't stand out on the orange canvas, but I also like that you would see more details the more you looked at the picture. I may end up adding more characters as time goes on so there's more to find.
 I love this cute version of Bullet Bill.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Next Project to Try: Homemade throw pillows

Last weekend online I came across a fun and easy set of pillows for Valentines Day. I cannot, for the life of me, find them again. I need to get better about bookmarking stuff. Anyway, once I finish my gift for my almost 3 year old Rosalie, I will get started on Valentine's felt pillows. Here's some ideas for me to think about before starting.
Felt letters on a pink pillow.  Simple, yet cute.
Totally making one for Audrey’s room.
(via hypnotizedmor)

I also want to add homemade tags to the pillows. has an amazing tutorial on how to make them. The directions are so simple that I'm sure that even my non-sewing self could get it figured out.