Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ode to my childhood cartoons

I was reminiscing with my sister about old cartoons we used to watch when we were kids.  We started combing through YouTube looking at all the ones we remembered; Transformers, He-Man, Snorks, She-Ra, Animaniacs and the list goes on.   We had a blast just looking at all of them—some of them I had forgotten about—Mr. T anyone?  I have actually been re-watching Jem on Hub and it’s been really interesting watching it again.  They just don’t make cartoons like they used to.  So I thought I’d see what craftiness is out there for all those good cartoons I grew up with.   

A rocking Pizazz amigurami from chubbyninjcrafts.  She was in the band Misfits--arch enemies of Jem and the Holograms.  She's got a bad attitude but this little crocheted cutie almost makes her seem sweet (but don't be fooled, she will try to blow you up as evidenced in the carton).  You can get Roxy and Stormer to complete the band! 
You can fulfill your dream of finally being She-Ra Princes of Power with this wonderful handmade costume by tonyagergely.  How rad is this!!  I could totally rock this on Halloween---or on a Tuesday---whatever.
Another crocheted goodie--you can buy this pattern for All-Star Snork from erinscull and make your own cutie.  I have watched the Snorks as an adult and it doesn't quite translate to adulthood--it was much better when I was a kid.  
OK I wasn't a young child when I watched Animaniacs but so what.  This cartoon is so good that I just loved it, even as a teen--I would totally watch it today and I don't care who knows it.  This fabulous Brain cross stitch by PuzzlingPeach rocks my world!  The best things about Animaniacs were the all the different characters they had and Pinky and The Brain were no exception.  I also came across this super cute crochet Wakko doll from BunnieBard--she even includes the pattern so you can stitch this up yourself!  I also totally want these magnets!
Care Bears were everywhere in the 80's and what's not to love--I mean seriously--they were just too cute.  Micheleleigh stitched up this super cute design!  She also did this one.  I'm also pretty sure I want this for work badge and this cake for my next birthday.
The Smurfs were great and so it this sweet cross stitch of Smurfette by helby.  Also, what kid wouldn't look adorable in this?  I would also take this cake for my next birthday.  I love this cross stitch of Grouchy Smurf.
The Beetlejuice cartoon was awesome!  This is a great machine embroidered patch by Neither Sparky.   If I had pierced ears I totally rock these and I sorts love this Lydia Deetz cham.

Well that's about it for now I guess--I may have to do a part 2 to this to look up even more cartoon awesomeness.  I'm so glad that I refuse to truly grow up becuase I  still get so much enjoyment out of these cartoons. Just pure joy really.  So I'm going to leave with a few truly outrageous videos. 

And by the way...What's your favorite cartoon? 



2 comments:

MafiosaGrrl said...

OMG! I freakin' loved Jem when I was a kid. I still remember my Jem Barbie with the light up earrings. Ahhh, the good ol' days...

p.s. I have to admit that I watched Inspector Gadget and Fraggle Rock streaming on Netflix. Sad but true.

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

Nothing to be embarrassed about! I love watching that old stuff--it's so great!