Hopefully, you’re here because you love geeky blankets! I love all things pixels, crafty, and crochet – except candy pink poodle toilet roll covers, which are never acceptable. That means I enjoy looking up how gamers are working up my favourite retro video game characters every now and again. Here are my latest findings which include an 8-bit Super Mario crochet bedspread, a Pac-Man quilt, a fabulous Doctor Who crochet tardis, a Space Invaders crochet blanket, and a Super Mario star baby blanket.
I love making things from Hama beads (Perler), especially mug coasters. They don’t take long, make great gifts and you can replicate almost anything!
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 🙂
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…