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Tanoki Mario gets an upgrade

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So I just finished a queen sized comforter for a mom who is decorating her son’s bedroom in a Mario Theme. I am super pumped to see her final product with my blanket on the bed.  Upgrading the size of my designs is still tricky for me, but I think I did it right after some trial and error. I accidentally put too many inches to extend the sides. When I ran out prematurely, I realized my mistake. I’ve cleaned up the instructions and  it was very rewarding to see it complete. I just wanted to lay across it and bask in its size.

This is the blanket put on a full size bed and has a nice drape. The size difference between and full and queen are so minute that I’d rather just only make queens. Anyway, like what you see, check out my Etsy store! OR follow my craft progress on facebook!

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Princess Peach 8Bit Quilt

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So more than two months ago I had a contest to raise followers on my 8BitHealey facebook page. I said when we hit 100 likes, someone would earn a free quilt. The promotion actually brought in about 124 followers so I’d say it was a success. The winner was a friends girlfriend and she requested a new original design (which I was hoping the winner would do, my sorry self needs motivation.) She was very patient and although it took some time, I’m glad she was willing to wait for the product!

Although its way too girly for me, I love this project because it was the most colorful, more complex and most original design I’ve attempted. A lot of peach art is simple or unattractive, so I tried to keep the traditional style and color while adding more cute touches, like the wink, anime eyes, rosy checks, heart and pink sparkle details on her top.  The anime eyes are taken from another pixel piece, the heart is from Zelda I think and the wink I winged all on my own.  The background, while very girly, goes nicely and that’s all thanks to feedback from the facebook page (Thanks Nicholas!!) but could be easily changed to whatever the buyer prefers. I went with a making lilac fleece backing as well.

I’d like to offer a deal where if somebody buys a blanket and a pillow together, they get a second pillow free. I’m not exactly sure how to advertise this deal though. It might just have to be by word of mouth. If anybody wants to do this, contact me!!

Two Mario design comparison

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So back in December, a client requested the Tanooki design with a cloud and I wanted to put the two designs side by side for a comparison and feedback on which you like more!

I’m going to continue offering both designs, but I love the cloud and I didn’t expect that! It just makes everything feel fuller.

Different Backgrounds

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I finally completed the back fleece of the Bowser blanket. Until now, I’ve always used solid sheets of flannel, which would limit me to a 6 ft width of blanket. Because the next project I want to work of will exceed that width, I wanted to experiment with a quilted back. I’m in love with how soft and warm flannel is, so I tried a simple stairs pattern.

Having a back like this will cost more, because it takes extra time to craft. Do you like this look? Do you think it’s worth the extra cost?

Like the Bowser blanket?

Go buy it HERE!