Okay, so I tend to try out lots of different crafts, mostly trying to figure out what technique works best for what effect.
I'm also a lot more into gamer culture than I used to be.
This inevitably led me to wanting to cross-stitch game sprites, since it's perfectly adapted to that. However, my eyes are bad and Aida cloth is hard for me to see. BUT I finally found a solution- I found on super clearance these needlepoint purse kits. Basically, purses with flaps sewn on that were an open needlepoint mesh.
Mesh is easier to see and count on. So...I took the opportunity to try some sprite stitching.
Here's the most basic, the mario one:
I do like the red shrooms playing off the red fabric of the purse.
Also did a Metroid one:
And finally, Kirby:
That one is my fav. The background is just made up, but based on the background you see during that little launching platform bonus stage in the first NES game. The reason I really like this one though is that I got some wooden beads and painted them up as little Kirby's and incorporated them into the handles (see 'em in the picture?)
I like details.
Oh, and that handle is not ribbon, it's actually holographic plastic lacing that I crocheted really loosely. Looks weird, but feels really cool, kinda like those gelly sandles we wore in the 80's. Remember those?