Hama Bead Grumpy Cat Perler

grumpy cat tardar sauce
I’m not best known for my love of cats, in fact, I’ve held a vehement dislike for them most of my life. I was most surprised with myself when I realised I’ve come to love Internet sensation Grumpy Cat (a.k.a. Tardar Sauce). We’ve shared many a meme of the mardy moggy at work, and one unfortunate member of the team is now known affectionately as ‘GC’.
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Space Invaders Coaster

Did a quick Hama coaster to use at work in honour of the retro classic Space Invaders. I remember playing this game on my Dads Atari 2600 circa 1982, my brother and I even took the Atari to the school spring fayre and charged 5p a go to play Pong! We were cool for weeks :)

Atari space invaders retro gaming coaster

We also used to play a game called Boot Hill on the Atari, an early time-based shoot ’em up for 1 or 2 players whilst over the road my friend Mark had the pleasure of playing his Spectrum 48k to himself. I gave my 7mth old daughter a little taste of Gunfight (1975, Atari, similar concept) on YouTube this morning as I couldn’t find a Boot Hill clip and she thought it was AMAZING! But there again, she also loves eating the remote…

Power-Up Mushroom Coaster

Managed to spare five minutes to make this Super Mario power-up mushroom coaster for Ashley. I’ve just ordered some mini hama beads so I can make myself an Aeris Gainsborough coaster as I currently only have midi beads here at the moment, there was a few Royal Mail tickets waiting for me when I got home from work today so hopefully one of those is for the beads. I’m also going to be making some retro gaming pixel hair accessories and maybe a few bits of pixel jewellery once I find a good supplier of coloured ball chain :)

Red super mario mushroom power up pixel art hama beads