3D Transforming Optimus Prime Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Optimus Transformer – Robot 3D Cross Stitch

Optimus 1
Title: 3D Transforming Optimus Prime
Date Completed: August 2010
Design: Lord Libidan/Paper Robots 1999
Count: 14
Canvas: Plastic
Colours: 6
Show: Transformers
 
Plastic canvas has always drawn me, it allows for the structured cross stitch to become its own structure. However, when I picked up a few sheets all of the patterns looked so boring. A boring simple house? Neh. I wanted to make something better. So I pondered for a while before realising that plastic canvas can be used in a similar way to building blocks, and with it you can make any shape. I knew that I wanted to push boundaries a little of what was possible, and I had only just started cross stitch, so wasn’t afraid to fail.
 
I always loved fiddling with my brothers generation 1 transformer toys and it started from there. Its based on the original toy series, so transforms into a Peterbilt style semi-tractor. Initially I thought about making the robot itself, and realised I could make joints move by using wire paper clips. One thing led to another and before you know it, I was planning on hundreds of scrap peices of paper how to make it transform.
 
It got a LOT of attention, and so I started designing a second transformer; Jetfire, a robot that transforms into a jet plane. It didn’t stop there though! I even have a Soundwave tape deck trasformer, with tapes that fit inside that transform into ratbat and laserbeak!
 
Its now been featured on:
Mr X Stitch: Link
Gamespy
Reddit: Link
And won Penny Nickels Contest: Link
If you look out for Cross Stitch Crazy Magazine, I will be published in their March issue!
 
You can buy this pattern on my Etsy shop and many other transformers, so go have a look! LINK

Optimus 2

Got Milk Magnets – Doctor Who by Lord Libidan

Got Milk Magnets Cross Stitch – Doctor Who

Doctor Who magnets
Title: Got Milk Magnets – Doctor Who
Date Completed: June 2010
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Colours: 8
Show: Doctor Who

This was an extension of the Harvest Moon magnets from this series. Doctor Who is amazing. I wanted a magnet. Doesn’t take a genius to work out how this ended… πŸ˜›

To find more contemporary and video game cross stitch, see my gallery, and if you want to have a go yourself you can find patterns and kits on my etsy store!

Got Milk Magnets – Harvest Moon by Lord Libidan

Got Milk Magnets Cross Stitch – Harvest Moon

Got Milk 1
Title: Got Milk Magnets – Harvest Moon
Date Completed: January 2010
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Colours: 8
Video Game: Harvest Moon

After seeing the awesome got milk campaign in America, I had to put my own spin on it, and I was playing Harvest Moon at the time and that kid drinks milk all the time!
This was later extended to include Doctor Who magnets.

To find more contemporary and video game cross stitch, see my gallery, and if you want to have a go yourself you can find patterns and kits on my etsy store!

The World Of Tomorrow Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

The World Of Tomorrow Cross Stitch

World Of Tomorrow
Title: The World Of Tomorrow
Date Completed: June 2010
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Colours: 7

One of my major interests is retro futurism, and art of the era, and I wanted to make a pattern which sort of holds the enthusiasm that was around at the time. I have made larger patterns, which I think look a lot better and have that real retro art deco poster feel to them, which are on my list of projects to stitch, but sadly I keep getting new patterns in my head and it gets pushed further and further back.

Building Our Future Retro Futuristic Poster Neptune The Ocean City Retro Futuristic Poster

To find more contemporary and video game cross stitch, see my gallery, and if you want to have a go yourself you can find patterns and kits on my etsy store!

Space Invader School Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Space Invader School Cross Stitch

Space Invader School
Title: Space Invader School
Date Completed: April 2010
Design: Neil Grefory/Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Colours: 8
Video Game: Space Invaders

This is based on a tshirt on threadless called “A Simple Plan” which is one of their best sellers, I changed the sprites to be correct (As I’m not selling it I don’t have to bother with copywrite laws :D) and so the colours pop out. Currently hanging on my wall.
It was also posted up on Mr X Stitch: Link

To find more contemporary and video game cross stitch, see my gallery.

Space Invader Sprite Stitch Banner by Lord Libidan


Title: Sprite Stitch Banner
Date Completed: April 2010
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Colours: 1
Canvas: Black
Video Game: Space Invaders

This got accepted as a banner for the blog Sprite Stitch, which I’m highly active on. Its on a rotating banner with about 8 others.

To find more contemporary and video game cross stitch, see my gallery, and if you want to have a go yourself you can find patterns and kits on my etsy store!

Fire n Ice/Solomon’s Key Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Fire n Ice Cross Stitch

Fire n Ice
Title: Fire n Ice/Solomon’s Key
Date Completed: March 2010
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Black
Colours: 4
Video Game: Fire N Ice

I really loved this game after playing it on an emulator, and some americans will know it as fire n ice, where as us europeans called it soloman’s key 2, on the snes. Seeing as the game was so simple I wanted to reflect that in the design. I hope to make other fire n ice patterns too.

To find more contemporary and video game cross stitch, see my gallery, and if you want to have a go yourself you can find patterns and kits on my etsy store!

Retro Video Game Trio Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

Retro Trio Cross Stitch

Retro Trio
Title: Retro Video Game Trio
Date Completed: February 2010
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Black
Colours: 7
Video Game: Pacman, Space Invaders & Dig Dug
 
I sort of fell upon this idea by accident, after my last stitch, but apparently quite a few people like it, so I can’t complain πŸ˜› After my Space Invader Pacman Ghostbuster cross stitch I realised just how similar in size the sprites were. Up to this point I’d put all of my own patterns on one file, and so I had a lot of sprites mixed together. I started splitting them out, and after realising that my future Fire n Ice cross stitch project wasn’t the same size of the others, I started trying random other games. In the end I picked by three favorite 8 bit games.
 
I was planning on doing another for different games originally, I planned for Galactican, Racer X and Asteroids, however after making the pattern, and coming up with loads of other options, I never got around to stitching it. However, I did make the retro 8bit cross stitch pattern avalible with over 50 different combinations.
 
This piece was also featured on the MrXStitch Sprite Stitch Best Bits for May 2010.
Also featured on Mr X Stitch: Link
 
To find more contemporary and video game cross stitch, see my gallery, and if you want to have a go yourself you can find patterns and kits on my etsy store!

Original Ghost Buster Pacman Cross Stitch by Lord Libidan

The Original Ghostbuster Cross Stitch

Original Ghostbuster
Title: Original Ghost Buster
Date Completed: February 2010
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Black
Colours: 4
Video Game: Pacman

This was the first real project I undertook on my own esteem. Its loosely based on a tshirt I saw, although simplified considerably. Its an average photo size.

To find more contemporary and video game cross stitch, see my gallery, and if you want to have a go yourself you can find patterns and kits on my etsy store!

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