cuddly pin cushion

I saw these pin cushions on Penguin & Fish the other day, and I keep thinking about them! They are made by Lucy’s Locket, out of sweaters! I especially like the turtle, it just seems so cleverly designed! Though the beaver is so so cute! There are a ton of other animals on Lucy’s Locket, and I was amused and pleased to see that each pin cushion comes with the 3 beaded pins shown with them. :) Too dear!

dallas shaw -Feb 18, 2009, 8:52AM
love this!! dallas http://dillydallas.blogspot.com
Ashley -Feb 17, 2009, 2:49AM
these are so adorable. i want one!

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new category: how-to/DIY!

First off, I wanted to thank all of you who have already filled out our blog survey! It has been so helpful to us, and if you haven’t already taken the survey, please do! It’s really quick and fun!
We have been paying close attention to your survey responses, which leads me to my next point – there is a new category in our sidebar! The how to/DIY category is a new place where we will be sure to tag all of our how-to and DIY posts, so that you can easily find them all, in one place! I have gone through and marked our previous how-to and DIY posts, so you will find them there, and from now on, you can look for our new how-to and DIY posts in there too!
Thank you so much for your readership and feedback! It means so much!

Faith -Feb 13, 2009, 8:25PM
Yay! I can't wait!! ~Faith

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I love the print on this tote! It reminds me a little bit of Elsita’s papercuts, and it would be pretty cute for keeping valentine’s too! Agree?

Cadah -Feb 11, 2009, 2:51PM
In case you ever wanted to try making your own paper cuts... http://craftstylish.com/item/9660/how-to-make-an-impression-extraordinary-thank-you-notes

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Hooray for Pattra! She made the absolutely adorable little shirt that Trixie is wearing below! You may remember Pattra from previous posts, as she is a grower of Shitake mushrooms, and a creator of things, like this cute ring, Free People wovens, and of course, awesome dog shirts! Thank you Pattra! You really made my day, and Trixie’s day especially!

Sara -Feb 11, 2009, 4:02PM
Trixie looks so cute! i love it!
Timothy B. Shutt -Feb 10, 2009, 9:11AM
Always nice to see the Pixilator in action---so cute! Love, Mr. Dad

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I frequent Elsa Mora‘s blog – I usually check it every day – so I already know that whenever she makes something, it’s going to be gorgeous. Her papercuts are carefully indexed in her papercut blog, which is a good hour of browsing fun at least, and her drawings and sculptures are so talented and inspiring! She has a lot of heart. Still, I was just blown away when I checked in today and saw her latest set of pins. They are so tiny, and so textured and intricate, and just so darn cute- I love them!
See more of Elsita’s fantastic artworks here and here, and you can visit her Etsy shop here!

Caroline -Feb 12, 2009, 1:12AM
I love the pink one with the little pussycat!
katiehov -Feb 09, 2009, 8:24PM
sooo pretty! makes me want to make things too!

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pretty fabric feathers

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What do you think of these fabric feathers that Sian Keegan makes? I’m really digging them! I love that they are made of scraps and sewn on pages!
Via Penguin&Fish!

evie -Feb 14, 2009, 11:56PM
Oooo these are really beautiful!

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felt heart pins

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How cute are these little puffy felt heart pins?! There’s a tutorial on Purl Bee, and the step by step photos are just as pretty as the project itself. I want to make a million of them!

Alice Bright -Jan 11, 2011, 9:02PM
Just a "Punny" thought: this post should be named "Heart Felt Pins" ;)
Flower of Life -Feb 08, 2009, 1:42PM
the old safety pin through the heart trick does it every time.

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cassette tape wallet

I know I already featured some very cool wallets earlier this week, but these cassette tape wallets were just too cool to pass up! It’s such a smart idea, and the wallets are so visually appealing! Still, I can’t help but think to myself, Are cassette tapes really so obsolete? Already? I still have so many cassettes from when I was a kid! Get ready for CD wallets, you know they’ll come eventually!
At any rate, the wallets are totally rad. See this page at DesignBoom for more.
Via BoingBoing.

veterinary technician -Jun 26, 2010, 7:55AM
this post is very usefull thx!
forex robot -May 09, 2010, 4:05AM
found your site on del.icio.us today and really liked it.. i bookmarked it and will be back to check it out some more later

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The West Virginia University has created this awesome online library of vintage Valentines! There are three categories: cards, 3-D cards, and postcards. The postcards are some of my favorite. You can even send one of the vintage Valentines via email from the website.
I love the hot air balloon the best! Do you have a favorite??

g! -Feb 05, 2009, 2:23PM
i love vintage valentines! i have a tiny collection myself (mostly pop-ups)
Nike -Feb 05, 2009, 10:29AM
nice!

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it’s official!

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What do you think of Jessica‘s new ring? I just love it! Pattra made it for her, and they are total buddies, as you can see from the picture!
Pattra tells me the little rhinestone for the ring is a button from a discarded blouse. She really liked the popping color of the elastic string, and she just felt the urge to make them into a ring! So she did! It’s hand-sewn. Cute!

Jen -Feb 04, 2009, 5:34PM
I love this idea! i would totally buy these. You should definitely sell these at free people
Sarah -Feb 04, 2009, 2:18PM
I would like a Pattra ring...

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I know I’ve mentioned the indie craft DIY documentary Handmade Nation. There has been a lot of buzz and some clips released, but the official screenings are finally happening!
In Milwaukee at Oriental Theater 2230 N Farwell Ave. on February 5th!
If you’re near New York, the film debuts on February 12 at the Museum of Arts and Design.
Following the screening, Faythe Levine (the filmmaker!) will be joined in a post-film panel discussion about the indie craft movement by artist Mandy Greer, and Kate Bingaman-Burt, Handmade Nation typographer. The discussion will be moderated by essayist Callie Janoff.
There are some other screenings listed on the blog (including Canada and Spain) so check it out. I can’t wait!

a clever idea

This lamp that doubles as an earring stand is so smart! You can buy one here, (they call it the Sofia Lamp) but I think you could easily make an earring lamp with a little drill or some other hole-poking device, and a lamp shade! I bet it would look so awesome with a ton of earrings on it…
Via CubeMe.

Ayden -Apr 12, 2009, 8:44PM
Nice idea. I decided to do this with my earrings a long time ago. Its neat someone has finally turned it into something profitable too bad I didn't think of marketing it first. XD
Sonya -Apr 08, 2009, 7:11PM
I've been doing this forever with my paper lamp shade. Just use the backs of the earrings to poke holes as needed.

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