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Topic: Space Invaders Level Recreated in Needlepoint...and they're fridge magnets!!  (Read 8192 times)
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« on: July 22, 2009 05:44:31 PM »



I made these last month and I'm really excited to share them with you guys!  It is a complete set of Space Invaders Fridge Magnets, made completely in needlepoint! There are 56 fridge magnets included in this set, enough to reconstruct an entire level of the game. Included in this set are all 50 aliens, a UFO, a laser cannon, and four bunkers.

These took me a really long time to make as they are all fully stitched by hand, felt is applied to the back to hide the stitches, and a sturdy magnet is attached to the back.

They're great for anyone who loves retro video games, like myself!  Hope you enjoy them!



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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2009 05:50:58 PM »

ooooh! i love it!
great job and so much fun! i would be way to preoccupied playing with those to do anything else, ha.
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2009 05:58:24 PM »

This is amazing!

I have a question I have been wondering about.. did you just snip in close to the design and then use that fray stop stuff?
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2009 06:12:18 PM »

This is awesome.  One suggestion though:  lazer bullets.  Then it could be fully interactive!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2009 06:18:09 PM »

Those are awesome! I'd love to have a set of them  Cheesy

And I'm really jealous of your patience! You definitely deserve a "this rocks" click! 
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2009 06:21:26 PM »

This definitely rocks!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2009 06:33:19 PM »

BRAVO!  Do you now hang out in the kitchen all the time and play with these?
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2009 07:43:39 PM »

Awesome! great work!
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2009 08:09:57 PM »

You win, those are awesome.  Definitely make the bullets.  Woo Hoo!
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2009 08:53:28 PM »

thedish - I just snipped close around all of the edges and that was it.  I've made lots of different magnets in the past for different video games (Tetris, Mario, etc.) and haven't had a problem with fraying edges or anything like that!

I was thinking of making the bullets...but to make them to size, it would make for a pretty small magnet, and I don't have any magnets small enough to not be jetting out on the outside of it, so you would end up seeing the edges of the magnet itself... if I can find any magnets tiny enough (or perhaps cut a magnetic strip down to size) I will give it a shot!  It would be fun to have a couple of bullets flying around, too!  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2009 09:15:38 PM »

YOU ARE AWESOME!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2009 09:54:12 PM »

hehehee, now I have the music in my head.....I love this.

I suppose you could cut a strip of magnet (like a free one from a business or something), and just add colored paper.  Well, it would probably be easier to do that in reverse. lol
Too much fun!  This rocks.
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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2009 10:04:38 PM »

This is AWESOME!


I really love it.
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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2009 11:49:46 PM »

So adorable!! these look great, I want some now even though I don't really use fridge magnets lol
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« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2009 04:11:07 AM »

Each one is great, and they are aweseom together, congrats on your patience and skills!
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« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2009 05:56:50 AM »

Very very cool. 
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« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2009 08:44:54 AM »

Wow! This is amazing! We have a metal front door and I want to put a set of these up on it...although all the gamer guys I live with would permanently block the entrance. Tongue
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« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2009 11:13:39 AM »

I'd be standing in front of the fridge all day playing with these.
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« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2009 11:18:15 AM »

Are these great or what?  You have infinite patience!
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« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2009 07:02:43 PM »

what a great idea!!!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2009 03:36:50 AM »

Awesome. Just.....awesome.
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« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2009 06:07:03 AM »

Oh wow, I saw this exact set on wonderland blog, they had made a post showing these being sold on etsy O.o they are indeed pretty awesome, I like the idea of cutting down a magnetic strip Tongue it might work... hmmm... you know what would be need? like a magnetic powder or something? like a miniaturized version of those stress sculptures that are magnetic, and you could just like glue just as much magnetic material as you need... *walks off rambling about magnets and stuff*
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« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2009 10:04:45 AM »

Hey!  Yep, those are mine, the same ones! Smiley  They were featured on Wonderland blog, and a few other blogs around the web which made me very happy! 

I'm glad that everyone likes them!  Yay! Smiley 
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« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2009 10:07:29 AM »

omg that is too freakin cool!  do you have more needle point work of computer pixelated things?  i'd love to see them!
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« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2009 10:11:14 AM »

You can see more examples of my work on my Flickr!  I don't have them all posted yet since I don't have a "pro" account and I'm waiting until August to upload some more.

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« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2009 10:16:51 AM »

i love your Nintendo DS blue cover with the space invader print inside on that satiny blue material... that rocks!... how did you get the print?

oh and i love the needle stitch mac computer face!

Thanks for the link! love your work!
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« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2009 01:14:10 PM »

I actually just stumbled upon the fabric at a local craft store in the fat quarter bin...so I grabbed it, of course!  It's a really cool material, for sure! 

Thanks for checking out my other stuff! Smiley  I'm happy you like it!!
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« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2009 02:43:22 PM »

This is awesome, I am amazed by your dedication!!!
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« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2009 03:55:47 PM »

woah that is the coolest of cool love it! do you mind if i blog about it here...
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it's so cool the way they look like their sticking out from the wall a bit too.
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« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2009 04:13:38 PM »

I would love if you blogged about it!  Thank you so much!!  Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2009 06:04:26 PM »

Oh... my... God...  Shocked

These are just... I wish I could make sentences with words. These are so completely awesome. GREAT job!
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« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2009 08:32:25 PM »

Thank you! Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2009 06:46:18 AM »

This is incredible! Awesome work!
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« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2009 12:53:44 PM »

YAY!  These were featured on Mrxstitch as their Craftster pick of the week! Smiley  Thank you so much!

http://www.mrxstitch.com/2009/07/26/craftster-pick-of-the-week-space-invaders-needlepoint-magnets/
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« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2009 07:30:51 PM »

Way cool!
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« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2009 06:09:51 PM »

Oooo, I seriously could not have those on my fridge. My husband and son would never leave them alone!

Fantastic work!
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« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2009 08:45:42 PM »

I have been wanting to come up with a Space Invaders-related craft for some time now (ostensibly for a friend, but probably that I'd try to keep) and there is no chance I could ever come up with anything near this cool. wow! Awesome work!
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« Reply #38 on: August 09, 2009 04:10:56 PM »

Thanks everyone! Smiley
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That's genius! Soon I'll have a whole fridge to decorate so I'm going to take note of this Grin
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« Reply #41 on: May 06, 2013 01:29:41 PM »

Hello! I love these! Would you mind if I post them on www.spritestitch.com? It's a blog about video game crafts, mainly cross stitch. On Sprite Stitch I go by starrley. Smiley
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« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2013 01:09:23 PM »

This is so great!
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« Reply #43 on: July 11, 2013 11:20:55 AM »

That is really creative! Awesome idea.
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« Reply #44 on: July 13, 2013 04:23:35 AM »

Wow! This is amazing! I don't think I'd have the patience to stitch all of those!
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