I love this phone charger! Wires can get so tiresome and ugly – I love that MicroWorks turned the wire into a vine! However, they are not selling these chargers, but who cares? I’m going to make it a point to hit up my nearest craft store in the next few days, buy some fake flowers and leaves, and turn my phone charger into a beautiful flower vine! Easy! And pretty!
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!
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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!
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!
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!
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.
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??
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!
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!