Pokeball Pokemon Prop – Anime

Title: Realistic Pokeball
Date Completed: March 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Game/Show/Manga: Pokemon
I’ve seen a few pokeball props, however I’ve never seen one with the inside done too. So I rose to the challenge! Sadly I found out half way through that one other person has, however there were a few things I was unhappy with on her ball, so I contined anyway.
Firstly, the ball is made to be EXACTLY the same as the one in the anime, with a perspex globe painted on the inside. It has the following features:
– Sized to 3 inches, and perfectly circular
– Weight of 5oz
– Hidden hinge so does not show on inside or outside
– One piece construction as per the anime (not three parts put together)
– Locking belt on the top half of the ball
– Magnetic so sticks to belts and has easy access
– Full inside design with copper pins, wire, and curved mirrors
– Flat button as per the anime, with coloured ring to show the type of pokemon inside
I also made a manga version of the Pokeball at the same time.

Pokeball Pokemon Prop – Manga

Title: Pokeball Manga Style
Date Completed: March 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Game/Show/Manga: Pokemon
Since I’ve been in a prop making mood I planned a poke ball inside and out, however to make sure I had enough materials I ordered extra. Utilising the spare globes, I made a manga style pokeball and finished it before the originally planned one.
I also made a anime version of the Pokeball at the same time.

Mr X Stitch Exhibition in Bedford

Over the last few weeks I had been approached by Mr X Stitch to be featured in his first exhibition, in Bedford, UK. He was curating a contemporary needlework show at a pop up shop on the Bedford High Street.

The colourful exhibition in the BedPop shop featured sewn works from Bedford, and around the globe, and had pieces which range from the whimsical to thought-provoking but all display extraordinary skill with a needle and thread… Jamie (Mr X Stitch) has been working for two months gathering the pieces, some he sourced via his stitching website (www.mrxstitch.com), others have been submitted by the Bedford branch of the Embroiderer’s Guild.”

The Bedfordshire On Sunday

Below are a few pics from various sources:
3d pokemon on wall
cross stitch transformers in window

Skyrim Runed Lexicon Cross Stitch Cube

Title: Runed Lexicon Cube
Date Completed: March 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Plastic
Colours: 4
Video Game: Skyrim

Having loved Skyrim, I really wanted to do it justice with a large scale stitch. Whilst I had done a phone cover, it wasn’t as epic as I wanted.
When researching threads I came across Kreinik’s holographic threads. It didn’t take me long to liken the shimmering threads to mystic etching, and so the ruined Lexicon cube popped right into my head.
Wanting to make it a little more interesting, the corner pieces are raised, and so is the middle ring on each side. The holds the centre circle, which can spin.

Working Minecraft Watch

Title: Minecraft Watch
Date Completed: March 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Video Game: Minecraft
Whilst working on my custom handmade lightsaber I was playing Minecraft, and I just couldn’t get the idea of making a prop for it out of my head. As time went on, this project started forming a bit better, and thanks to reusing some pain from the lightsaber I created this minecraft watch.
Its a working replica prop of the minecraft watch which moves one whole spin every day. In order to get it to work I had to slow down a watch (so it only span once every 24 hours), and then replaced the hour hand with a full dial. I covered this dial in a slightly curvier version of the minecraft dial (taken from the ingame resources), and pained over the glass front to replicate the style of the game one.
I’m a big fan of watches, and always love seeing them in games, and so I had intended to also make a cross stitch version of the minecraft watch (I even looked at how to make this a working watch), but I FINALLY got around to playing the Last Of Us, and instead created a Last Of Us cross stitch watch.

Custom Handmade Lightsaber

Title: Custom Lightsaber
Date Completed: February 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Film: Star Wars
I finally got paid for my Star Trek cross stitch book and wondered what I should spend my money on. A few of my friends have been making props recently, and following a visit to Japan I’ve been interested in swords. The link between a katana and the lightsaber played on my mind, and so I thought about buying a custom milled lightsaber. However, I figured before I dropped $400 on a toy, I would try making my own first.
Its made using a few PVC pipes, a few fittings, a light up button, and inside is some electronics. I wrapped part of the handle with a katana wrap I got in Japan. The whole thing is 12 inches long and cost about $30 in materials. I also added a fake blade in photoshop following the build.

Final Fantasy Bookmark Cross Stitch

Title: Final Fantasy Bookmark
Date Completed: December 2013
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Plastic
Colours: 3
Video Game: Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy is one of my all time favourite game series, but I’ve never stitched anything from it. I always felt that its been over done in cross stitch.
I somehow lost my old bookmark that was based upon a final fantasy hand, and thought I’d come up with something myself!

Disney Mickey Sampler Cross Stitch

Title: Disney Mickey Sampler
Date Completed: January 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: White
Colours: 12
Pop Culture: Disney

Another book! I was contacted by my good friend Johloh and he asked me to help out with a new book project he had. Needless to say, I jumped at the chance, and made this pattern.

This was made for a Disney Classic Cross Stitch Kit, which you can buy here:

Big Daddy Rapture Cross Stitch

Title: Big Daddy Rapture
Date Completed: November 2013
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 18
Canvas: Black
Colours: 10
Video Game: Bioshock

The view of Rapture from the eyes of a mark 1 Big Daddy.
I’ve wanted to do a Bioshock stitch for a long time, and I was really interested in an online challenge using silhouettes.
The result is this, something that has been zooming around my brain for a few years.

Pokemon Triptych Cross Stitch

Title: Pokemon Starter Triptych
Date Completed: October 2013
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Blue, Red & Green
Colours: 36
Video Game: Pokemon

I’ve been playing around with the idea for a triptych for years now, but never sat down and stitched one. And it was time I did so.
No sprite design has been needed in these stitches, they’re all HeartGold/SoulSilver sprites, but I really wanted to use brightly coloured aida for a change. I was getting bored of white and black.

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