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One of our biggest dreams since childhood has been to go for an awesome ride on the back of Falkor the Luckdragon from The Neverending Story, but we’ll happily settle for a cuddle in the meantime.

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.

[via Nerd Approved]

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Dont forget about the Weekend Shopping!

Enter the code “WEEKENDSHOPPING” before you checkout to get 20% off discount on any item from my shop! The coupon code is active from Friday and expires on Sunday at midnight (EST).
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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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.