wood block dioramas

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Though these dioramas are a bit less into realism than the ones by Thomas Doyle that we looked at last week, they are definitely just as cool! I love the creative use of random odds and ends in each little diorama. Aren’t they cute? See more at creator Ethan Hayes-Chute’s website.
Via Dear Ada.

how-to satin stole

I love this tutorial from Weekend Designer on how to make your own satin stole! It’s such a gorgeous piece for spring and summer – great for dressing up an outfit, to go out dancing or to go to something fancy like a graduation! Try it for yourself here, it’s a pretty simple pattern!
Via.

browneyedbluues -Apr 21, 2009, 10:26PM
it's jenny lopez!
selya -Apr 21, 2009, 12:52PM
look great! thanks for share)

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I’m not sure how many of you are into designing and making your own clothes, but I figured I’d bring your attention to this body form how-to video just in case. It’s really cheap to make one, around 10 or 15 bucks it would seem, and amusingly, one of the supplies you’ll need is a Christmas tree stand. Still, it looks like a pretty viable body form! Watch the video over here.

Mel -Apr 27, 2009, 8:22PM
I've made one out of duct tape before...
mamie -Apr 19, 2009, 2:36AM
i've made one with duct tape before but it fell apart. i hope a lot of people are trying to make their own clothes! its so rewarding use creativity. i'm glad you posted this!

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gold leaf stone decor

These stones with gold leaf decorations on them are so pretty! Poopscape Projects (unfortunate name I know) has a how-to for these little guys, and though I haven’t tried it yet, it does look pretty simple. See it here.

Grace J. -Apr 20, 2009, 9:49PM
This is really cute. I might like to try it.

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this will blow your mind!

Althea Crome knits things so tiny, you will hardly believe it even after you watch the video below.

Adding to her claim to fame is that she hand-knit all the little clothes that appeared in the movie Coraline. Awesome!

Lucy -Apr 16, 2009, 11:04PM
That's so neat! She must have an excellent eye for details
Jaime Melfi -Apr 16, 2009, 9:11PM
WOW!! I've seen an interview with this woman before but never a video like this with the close ups!! Unbelievable!! my mind is truly blown!

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doily art

I love these heart, brain and lung doily drawings by Lisa Solomon. I had never seen her work before, and though I was initially attracted to her site for the organs, her other doily drawings are really cool too!

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So pretty and delicate! Check out Lisa’s site for more.
Via Poppytalk.

Liz -Apr 16, 2009, 11:52AM
these are so lovely!!

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thomas doyle

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Thomas Doyle, the creator of these incredible dioramas, says in his artist statement that he feels work done in such small scale allows for the intimacy one might feel peering into a museum display case or dollhouse. I completely agree – and I think that is one thing that is so appealing about these pieces! It is quite like looking into a dollhouse for me, except rather than wanting to jump in and join the scene, I am worried for the little people in these dioramas – they seem like they are in peril! Still, amazing work, and you can check out Thomas’ site to see more.

Osvaldo Coggin -Dec 02, 2010, 4:11PM
nice post , thank you for your efforts.
Lizzie -Apr 18, 2009, 6:10PM
cool, kind of reminds me of margurite keyes http://mossstories.com/marguerite/collections/whenwillwe/3.html

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for the birds

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The girl who runs This is Love Forever just put a how-to on CraftStylish that shows how to make the springy centerpieces shown above! They are so adorable and chipper- I will definitely be trying my hand at this project! See it here!

record purse

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Another clever use of obsolete music apparatus – record purses, by Chilean design student Natalia Pezoa! They look pretty cool! They would go very well with one of those cassette tape wallets, right?

Sam -Apr 16, 2009, 8:26PM
Yeah records are making a comeback!
brenda -Apr 16, 2009, 7:19PM
i've seen street vendors sell these. i think it was when i visited mexico city

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chickie bookmarks!

I downloaded these awesome chick bookmarks from JinJurup, and I love them so much! I glued the printer paper to card-stock before I cut mine out, just to make them more sturdy. They are so cute! Get yours here, for free of course!
Via Folding Trees.

Okay, so there is no way I could have come up with a post for these two shots, but I just couldn’t resist sharing them with you, so we have this random post!
First of all, this tax-form dress is awesome! Read more about the creator here.

That, and I’m in love with this little guy…

Isn’t he sweet? Our graphic designer Kevin found this little cross-eyed Brussels Griffon on Flickr, with Keeping one eye on you as the caption. What a doll!!

another great cord idea

You might remember the awesome electrical cords made to look like vines that I posted a while back – well these sweet beaded cords are another great option! The ones shown above are made by Nathalie Costes, and they’ve got me wondering how difficult it would be to make my own! And I’ve got to add, I love those big chunky beads! So awesome…
Via Les Carnets Du Design.

samantha -Apr 15, 2009, 2:17PM
so awesome. im going to have to find a way to DIY this. this is a great way to keep my cats from chewing through my cords but still look cool!

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