Here’s some paper crafting I had a go at back in May 2011.
These two were really fun to make. They were created from a blank Chum Chum template from Christopher Bonnette over at macula.tv. Be sure to stop by and check out his gallery. He has tons of preprinted paper creatures and almost all of them have a blank counterpart so you can do what you wish with them.
I had to do a little math and customization for Luigi because he is after all taller and thinner than Mario. It took a few tries and a lot of growling, but I finally got it. The hats are also custom. I just tinkered with a Christmas ornament pattern I found on a random website until they started to look like hats. Once I did one, the other was a piece of cake.
I attribute my step into fiber work to these two. For some reason I got it in my head that it would be fun to use quilt like patterns instead of just coloring them solid colors. This is pretty much what my idea of a quilt like pattern was two years ago. Yes, I did, in fact, draw a zillion little lines and measured out the harlequin diamonds and then colored every square inch with sharpies and pens of the like. Something about the way they looked with the different textures and blenders really appealed to me. They might even be responsible for the Bowser quilt currently in progress!
Update: I came across another picture of these guys that made me smile. Adding them….
What is the first thing you remember piquing your interest in quilts or other arts? Where do you look for different patterns and inspirations?