Indianapolis-based artist Laura Hosler of Game Guardians makes, among other wonderful things, this beautiful plush version of Falkor. He’s made of three types of faux fur and features hand-sculpted and painted polymer clay eyes as well as metallic glitter paint for the scales along his back. From snout to tail he measures nearly 4-feet-long and his body is wired so he can be worn over the shoulders or wrapper around just about anything.
Hosler opens Game Guardians for orders once a month, so be sure to keep an eye on her Etsy shop if you want to take home your very own Luckdragon or perhaps a fantastically sinister Gmork.
Delia Creates shares probably one of the VERY best tutorials that I have seen online for making a crocheted Pouffe Cushion. There are even instructions and measurements (with a ton of pics) for making the cushion insert. Highly recommended.
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Some new finished silver work available on the website in some nice light colors. All sterling silver metal work with crystal. Circuit set in silver with clear resin. The pendant comes with a hand braided cord with silk thread and japanese seed beads.
Magda De Langeis another one of my crochet heros. I follow her Instagram. She is so inspirational! Her aesthetic just swells my heart. Amazing! Please check her out. Also, PS, you can find me on Instagram here. ;-)
MECCA, the creative reuse nonprofit I run is collaborating with St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County to host an upcycle fashion and art show. Tonight’s the night and I’m co-emceeing the event.
I made myself a dress entirely out of newspaper. There is a tutorial online that inspired me-especially the box pleated top. I stitched the top to a newspaper skirt in which I added big pleats in the back to mimic a bustle. I used my drop spindle to spin newspaper into yarn and used that for straps. I used the colored Sunday comics to create a cummerbund and to make roses for my neckline and headband. It’s all stitched, no tape or glue is used (except the hot glue to attach the roses). It’s fastened by Velcro in the back.
100 baby octopi! Might not look like much all stacked up like this, but I think this is the most baby octopi I’ve had ready at one time!! And I’ve still got purples, some sparkly colors, and rainbows to go~~