As I mentioned on Monday, here is the second set of Super Mario Brothers Coasters that go with the first set of coasters. I really have a full collection of Super Mario Brothers Perler Bead Art for Mellow Man’s Father’s Day gifts! I have included this set, for more images that I liked: the Cheep Cheep, Lakitu’s Cloud, the Star Power Up and the Question Block. I have also created the downloadable patterns to go with each design, as well as, sharing the original source that inspired me to create the coaster.
As I mentioned a few days ago, the Mellow Man really likes Super Mario Brothers, so I made him some Fan Art with Perler Beads. I had so much fun that I decided to work on a few more Father’s Day gifts for him that were inspired by my Mario Brothers Pinterest Board, particularly the Perler Bead coasters. As I mentioned with the Fan Art, I love the way that the 8 Bit, traditional Nintendo characters can come alive with the Perler Beads. When I found some wonderful coaster collections online I knew that I needed to make my own. The problem was the lack of patterns out there, and the way the collections didn’t have the key characters and elements that I wanted to include. My goal was to piece together a collection of 12 Super Mario Brothers characters and elements with a case for Mellow Man for Father’s Day. Since there were so many pieces and patterns, I am going to present all of these coasters and the case in three separate posts this week. I’m also including downloadable patterns for each of them, in case you want to make your own. I hope having them all on one site will save you some time that you can use for creating!
Super Mario Brothers games are kind of the Mellow Man’s thing. We have gaming systems that are for the whole family, but the Mellow Man is the master of Super Mario Brothers. He’s told me that he first got hooked on the original Super Mario Brothers on the NES system in the late 80’s. He also played Donkey Kong before that. Since the original game, he has every Mario Brothers game that nintendo released. It’s the main reason we got a WiiU– to play the new MarioKart and Super Mario Brothers. I get him a lot of Mario Brothers related gifts, and fan art. While I usually buy his Super Mario Art, for Father’s Day, I decided to make him a present for his office using a painting canvas and Perler beads (affiliate link). I love how it turned out, and thought he could put it next to his “Seriously” sign.
Yesterday was Mother’s Day. I hope that every mother out there got to feel appreciated and loved, be you a mommy of an itty-bitty, kiddo, tween, teen or grown child. I must say that I was really touched by a post I read over at One Artsy Mama about Mother’s Day, and I would very much encourage you to read it if you get a chance. It really speaks to the emotions behind Mother’s Day. Around here we had a nice busy day. The Big One and my lovely husband, the Mellow Man spent the day watching the Little Monkey and cleaning the house for me! Isn’t that amazing? I had already gotten my Mother’s Day gift, of my new domain and this blog! This year, I made gifts for my mother and mother-in-law, and specifically made my mother-in-law a floral note card set with a matching Mother’s Day card with my trusty Silhouette Portrait. One of the great things about the Silhouette, is the ability to create custom card sets, and this particular one include two cards for “Hello,” “Thank You,” and “Get Well.”