Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen

Two months ago, our friend Ethan (seen here playing Pac-Man in 1983) gave me this totally amazing Pac-Man fabric that he had been hording for years on the condition that I make him something with some of it. I like making things for friends and was happy to oblige.
Ethan and I brainstormed, trying to come up with an item that was not only worthy of the fabric but would be well used and loved. Ethan and his wife Cindy are not the type of people to fill their home with video game decor and I had already made Ethan some coasters so it was a real dilemma.
Weeks later, we still hadn't come up with the perfect, awe-inspiring object that we were hoping for. Then Ethan came into work with one of these, a miniature paper model of a Pac-Man machine. It didn't take long for that little machine to inspire this:
I call him Pac-y.
His screen is a perfect gameboardesque piece of the Pac-Man fabric.
His body is made of courderoy and some super soft snuggle fabric.
He has a joystick AND two actual working coin slots with a zipper in the back so you can reach in and get your loot!
Pac-y is the charter game at what will from here on be known as "The Harvacade".

Pac-y is quick to make friends.
He's very popular with the ladies.
And he's even a friend to dogs!
Pac-y is also enormous. I don't know that I will make another machine that quite reaches his grandeur but the Harvacade will soon be populated with more Pac-ettes than you can shake a stick at so stay tuned!

9 comments:

  1. Melissa10:24 AM

    This is totally radical...as is the picture of Ethan in 1983...

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  2. Wow. That is so cool, and totally answers a question I have been mulling over for a while: what on earth can you sew for guys? Obviously, a Pac-Man game!

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  3. All I can say is wow!! this is amazing!! Love the photos of pac-man and all his different friends!

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  4. this is awesome! my husband would totally love one of these : )

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  5. SUPER COOL!

    jriggity

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  6. How creative!! Love it!

    Molly

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  7. Love the fact that it'll actually hold your coins. How could anyone resist playing with this?

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  8. You know how I feel about video game crafts... and this is exactly the reason why!! It's awesome! Great job :)

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  9. Anonymous5:58 PM

    Your pillow arcade is featured at http://pacmanmuseum.com/news :-)

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