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Wednesday, 10 April 2013


 Its been too long. Life's gotten in the way of keeping up with the blog posts. That sucks. I've felt so drained recently. So tired and fed up of things in general. Then it hit me....aside from the bedroom project (post and pics to come - promise) I've not done anything creative in what seems like forever. That sucks too. I think that this lack of creativity is a direct contributor to my crappy mood of late. Okay, so what does one do in these sorts of situations???? For me, I make something for Tooter.

As you can see from the past posts, I have a slightly Mario obsessed son. (I can think of a lot worse that he could be obsessed with, you know) So, from time to time, I like to feed his obsession with some Mario related craft projects. This one: Mario Mushroom pillow.

how to make super mario mushroom pillow

We started with a £1 sale pillow from Ikea. Great neutral blue colour. Then, Theo and I raided my felt stash... We used the template from the Mario Mushroom Invites post. Then I just used a simple stitch with embroidery thread. I think it gives it a bit more of a homemade feel like this. 

felt stitch super mario mushroom pillow

super mario fire flower pillow
From the original Fire Flower post

super mario ice flower pillow
oposite side of the Fire Flower pillow
tutorial for super mario character pillows
Perfect Bed Buddies :-)

It took a little over 2 hours from start to finish and now he's got something cool and original on his bed that hopefully he'll have for a long time.

(and maybe, just maybe, he'll realise how cool his mom is when he's older) *fingers crossed*

Check out some of the other video game craft ideas here.....


  1. Hi Helen,

    I stopped by from Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop over at Katherines Corner and just wanted to tell you that I like your blog. I love to craft also and you did a great job on the Mario pillow. My son likes that stuff also, in fact he has a t-shirt that has that same picture on it. I didn't make that one though.

    Have a great day


  2. These are so super cute! My little brother would adore them. Found you via Happy Hour Projects.

  3. Those are cute! Thanks for linking up at our Pinterest Power Party!


  4. Oh, how cute! I love that little mushroom! Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

  5. Very neat! Visiting from MHC!

  6. It's absolutely adorable! Sometimes making something like this will jumpstart your creative urges once again. I hope this has lifted your mood.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week.


  7. My grandson Dax would so love these. They are so cute.

  8. How completely adorable! Thank you for sharing with us on Share It Saturday!

  9. First of all ~ I just love the name of your blog! Perfect!! Secondly those are super cute pillows and I am now your newest follower.

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  10. I love these so much, I want some for my living room.

  11. These are super cute! My husband would want them!

  12. What a fun, cute idea, I like this!

    I'm visiting today from Super Sunday Sync. :)

  13. Cute pillows. I'm sure your little guy loves them.

  14. My husband LOVES mario, so I might have to make these sometime! I was hoping that you could share this post on my Sunday Link Party!! I'll host it every week, and welcome you!

    Abbi @ Seasons of a Homemaker

  15. Really cute pillows! I'm pinning these!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  16. These are fabulous! My boys would be in Heaven if I made these for them :) I would love for you to link this up on Thursday @ Great Idea Thursday's http://ahandfulofeverything.blogspot.com :) Krista

  17. I have a nephew that would just die if I made him one of those pillows! So fun!

  18. Awesome! My son is only 5 mo., but my husband has already started talking about a Mario themed room when he get older! I love your ideas!

  19. Cute pillows!! And I'm sure he appreciates how cool you are - making such fun stuff for him! :)

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  20. SO MUCH FUN!!!! I hear the music playing in my head : ) hugs...

  21. ADORABLE! I have a couple of Super Mario fans in my home I need to make these for! Saw your feature at Happy Hour. :) Congrats!

  22. I would love for you to come share this! Come join the link party @ Share it With Us Saturdays on Great Tastes Tuesdays! The party starts Friday @ 8:30 p.m. Mountain time and runs all weekend. Don’t miss out! I would love to have you! http://greatastestuesdays.blogspot.com/2013/04/document.html

  23. That is very cool of you! I love the top stitching, it makes them look even cuter! Thanks for linking up at Printabelle!

  24. my oldest son is SO getting one of these for Christmas this year!! I love it!

  25. This is fantastic Helen! Every Mario-obsessed fan's dream:)

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