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Topic: X-stitched Mario Bros 3 map  (Read 34431 times)
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« on: June 17, 2008 12:29:57 PM »

I've been talking about making something like this for a couple of years, but the amount of time it would take to finish has put me off doing it until now. I started in march, and since I was in between jobs for most of the time since then I had a lot of spare time to work on it. (I had the next job sorted so I could do whatever I wanted until it started.) Finally it's finished!

Finished size 28 x 34 cm (with about 50 000 stitches...).
« Last Edit: May 29, 2010 10:52:37 AM by Cross stitch ninja » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008 12:36:25 PM »

Totally amazing!  Shocked
I love it!

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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2008 12:40:34 PM »

Love it!  Mario Bros 3 is my favorite from the old school Nintendo games.  I have it for my Gameboy now!
I just started my first "large" cross stich project and it is making me crazy, so I definately give you kudos for undertaking such a large project and having the patience to see it through.

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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2008 12:48:57 PM »

AWESOME!!!!!  That is the coolest Mario based craft EVER!!!  My son would die for that!

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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2008 12:55:47 PM »

This is great! Oh, this must have been so much work...
Well done!  Smiley

« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2008 01:07:16 PM »

That is pretty astonishing! And possibly the single most appropriate project from someone who calls themselves cross stitch ninja?

Um, but yeah, this is so rocking! Wow! It looks fantastic! I don't crosstitch myself, but I do knit, so I'm still fascinated by the relationship between pixels and stitches. Hence this is a feast for the eyes. Well done!
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2008 01:31:27 PM »

I LOVE it!!! great job and great patience... I know I wouldn't have ever finished it.... of course, there isn't much I actually DO finish...
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2008 02:19:11 PM »

That is amazing! I'm in awe at your level of patience and dedication! How did you ever draw up the pattern?
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2008 02:31:05 PM »

 :owowwowwowowwowwowwow!! Shocked
that rocks, and wow.

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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2008 02:54:31 PM »

Thanks guys! I'm still a little amazed that I actually finish these big projects, I've always been hopeless at quitting halfway.

Making a pattern for a video game cross stitch is super easy. I simply use a screen shot and zoom in real close so I can see and count the pixels. If you like you can make a grid at http://www.darklilac.com/upload.jsp or use a cross stitch program, but I mostly sit by the computer and stitch so I don't bother.

A good tutorial here: http://www.spritestitch.com/?p=391

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