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I adore these collages by Linda Solovic – the colors, the printed papers, the shapes – they are so cute! You can see more collages here, and of course check out Linda’s website as well!
Via Design Related.

egg carton lights

Do you like these pretty lights? They’re made from egg cartons! Apartment Therapy has some tips for making your own set. They would be perfect for an evening on the porch in the summertime, don’t you think?

Caroline -Apr 03, 2009, 7:13PM
What a creative way to repurpose what would otherwise be trash! And they can be recycled when they start to break down!
carlene -Apr 02, 2009, 7:57PM
That is so clever!!! :)

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apple cozy

While I personally am not ready to drop 20$ for one of these little apple cozies, I do think they are a really cute and cool idea! No more bruises, I suppose. I love the leaf embellishment also!
Via The Trendy Girl.

jules -Apr 03, 2009, 6:53PM
I love this idea, but agree that they're expensive for apples. Could these possibly also be used to protect billiard balls?
grace -Apr 03, 2009, 5:30AM
there are free knit patterns for apple, pear and banana cozies at http://veganlunchbox.blogspot.com/2008/08/apple-cozy-pattern.html there's also a link to crochet patterns in the comments it reminds me that i've been meaning to make some for my friend for ages!

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I love this DIY jacket idea from BleachBlack! I like the grunge feel, and there are so many possibilities for making it to have your own unique flavor! Awesome!
Also, have you guys seen these house shoes from elephant and chickpea that they featured on Bloesem?

Ah! Love! I just wonder how sturdy the soles actually are, because I’d like to wear a pair out and about! They’re too cute to just wear at home!

Caroline -Apr 01, 2009, 6:00PM
Love the pointe shoe toe on the slippers!

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gourmet amigurumi

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I recently saw these cuddly crochet pals by GourmetAmigurumi and I can’t get over the little details! I love their expressions and clothing and even their little eyes! Definitely check out GourmetAmigurumi’s blog, as she posts lots of her work in progress which is cool to see, as well as patterns and tips!
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Storage Blackley -Sep 29, 2010, 3:35AM
Great comment, love the design of the site too.
Stevie -Mar 30, 2009, 9:13PM
These things are cool, but I'm not too sure I'd be eager to cuddle up with one of them!

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I am so inspired by this beautiful crochet blanket from the ladies of The Purl Bee. I love the idea to just make one giant Granny Square as a blanket. The colors are gorgeous too! But the best part is that they have a really good tutorial for making Granny Squares! Now I just need to graduate to making giant Granny Squares.

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One of our former design team employees, Michelle, recently dug up our Art Director Doub’s glove project from many years ago, and posted it on her blog! You can see it above, it’s pretty fabulous – I couldn’t resist sharing it with you guys as well!
Here’s a little note from Doub about where the inspiration for this project came from:
Well what became fascinating for me when I started the glove project was how elaborately detailed each pair of gloves were. And with each glove it’s delicate little details really dictated each design. I had become obsessed with gloves and was scouring the city for them mainly for the strange need to cut one of the pair up into a silhouette. I still have such an appreciation for the amazing craftsmanship and design of gloves.
It really is a very inspiring project! And speaking of inspiration, our friend Michelle’s blog is called Inspiration Resource, and aptly so! You should definitely check it out if you feel so inclined…

Elsita -Mar 26, 2009, 10:49PM
This is so great! Elsita :)
Megan -Mar 26, 2009, 3:16PM
These are so cute and interesting, did Doub sew up the little garments?

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crayon rings!

I seriously need a set of these crayon rings by Timothy Liles! How fun are these, for kids and adults alike?! If I wore them anywhere I’d probably draw on everything I walked by though… You can get yourself a set at The Future Perfect.
Via NotCot.

Liza Amor -Nov 24, 2012, 11:43AM
I would like to make these with my elementary students, any ideas how?
Niccole -Mar 27, 2009, 3:52AM
SO Fun! Perfect for coloring shoes at work. Wonder if they come in one standard ring size?

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I really like this idea from Daily Danny to use stick pins as a wall decoration. I think the care taken in making the letters a good font shape really makes the decoration! It looks so cool!
Granted, some of us are less than keen to make a million holes in the wall… But, you could always use corkboard or something else as a base!
Via Apartment Therapy.

zig-zag patches

So I was browsing around Craftzine and I saw an awesome DIY for making zig-zag patches like the ones shown above! I love patches like that, and the DIY has a bunch of pictures; it seems really easy! Check it out!
One other thing, also on Craftzine, I saw the picture below:
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It reminded me that everything looks better with googly eyes! I need to buy a little bag of them and go wild…

doily print lamp shade

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These are from a really nice photo how-to on Make Grow Gather. It looks really easy and cute! Check it out here!

kaycee -Mar 23, 2009, 6:04PM
ahh! i love this! its very vintage chic...i'm definately doing this sometime very soon! thanks!
g! -Mar 23, 2009, 11:02AM
oh i love this! i'm going to try it out this week!

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cereal box light

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Aren’t these pin-pricked cereal box lights cool? What a great idea! They’re by designer Anke Weiss. I love it!
Via Craftzine.

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