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Month: April 2017

Embroidered Aladdin Sane "Bovaries" By Jess De Wahls Of Big Swinging Ovaries

Originally from Berlin, Jess de Wahls is a London-based artist and the founder of Big Swinging Ovaries. She creates intricate embroideries, in addition to large hand-sewn portraits using upcycled clothing and it’s all incredible. This is the piece that caught my eye and led me down the path to her greater body of work: For more, visit her web site, and do definitely check out her Etsy shop, she has lots for sale at the moment, including...

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My Fellow Knitters, Here's A Must-Make! Marching Through the Looking Glass By Jessie Rayot

Elegant. Beautiful. Gorgeous. I could spend all day coming up with words to describe this wonderful design. “This long skinny wrap features alternating sections of garter stitch with sections of stockinette stitch and utilizes short rows to create it’s round shape. This fun piece can be worn as a short wrap, a scarf, wrapped around your neck as a cowl, draped like a shawl, or any number of fun ways!” Get the pattern FREE via...

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Review: Addie And Emma's Glow Stars Supernova – They're So Bright!

I received a set of Addie And Emma’s Glow Stars Supernova to review and I’m so happy I did. They’re a lot of fun to set up and you get so many wonderful stars in the box. My eight year old son and I spent some time last weekend setting up the stars in his room but before we did, we dumped them all out to test their glow factor! And boy do they glow – it’s extreme! More on that later … Made with the latest technology, Addie And Emma’s premium glow stars last for a long time...

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Spike The Giant Hedgehog – He's a Traveler!

33 balls of King Cole Tinsel and 20 bags of stuffing later, they had Spike! He’s super colossal! Spike travels around to yarn shops around the UK, you can see some of his adventures here! And if you’d like to make a smaller version of Spike, here is the pattern, created by King Cole. Go...

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He Crocheted a Lemmy Kilmister Amigurumi!

“If you’re going to be a fucking rock star, go be one. People don’t want to see the guy next door on stage; they want to see a being from another planet.” – Wisdom from the late, great Lemmy Kilmister of the band Motörhead. Designed and crocheted by Alejandro Garcia Loures, akaAmigurumisJano — visit his Etsy shop for more great pop-culture-inspired...

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Choi +Shine’s "The Urchins" – An Incredible Large-Scale Crochet Lace Installation

Over FIFTY crocheters worked on this absolutely stunning Choi + Shine-designed lace installation featured in this year’s “i light marina bay” in Singapore. “During the day, the crocheted surface of the Urchins reflects, absorb and retransmit sunlight.” “In the morning or late afternoon sun, the Urchins appear as glowing, translucent object.” “During the full day sun, the lightweight and yet huge lace urchins cast intricate, patterned shadows creating both a pleasant visual experience and providing a small shelter from the hot sun.” Visit Choi + Shine for the full story of “The Urchins”. Hat tip: Mr....

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Finn's Pick: Albert Einstein Felted By Bella McBride

Wow, right? You really have to check out Bella McBride’s needle felting, it’s nothing short of sublime. She blogs here and you can follow her on Instagram here. This week Finn has Einstein on the brain … we went thrift-store shopping today to create an Albert Einstein costume for a school presentation he’s giving this week. We found exactly what we needed and I ordered the hairy bits (wig, eyebrows, moustache) from Amazon. By the way, Bella also sells her work on Etsy and she has quite a lot available at the moment....

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