insect crafts


Delicate Nature and Animal Embroidery by Emillie Ferris 

UK artist Emillie Ferris composes stunning embroidery illustrations of wildlife and nature into pendants and oval frames. Depicting delicate animals, such as butterflies, deers and rabbits, Ferris’ choice of wildlife subjects exist in the realms of an ethereal forest.

Her embroidery technique displays meticulous talent and detail to color, shape, as well as the texture of fur, which stands out against a clean off-white background. You can find more of her dainty designs at her Etsy shop!

Papercraft Inspiration: Honey Bees in a Hive Tin by Kate Kato 

Find this mixed media sculpture and others by Kate Kato in her Kasasagi’s Etsy Store here. *She’s on an Etsy vacation for a week or so, but will be back.

I am a huge fan of tin or Altoids Tin crafts. For 13 of my favorite Altoids Tin DIYs go here; for all Altoids Tin DIYs go here.

Note: When I post anything from Etsy, I am not getting compensated in any way (money or free products). 


Custom Mofs Now Available!
£108 GBP - $180 USD (+ P&P)

Mofs are six-limbed, cuddly and pretty darned adorable art dolls. They have resin heads, hands and feet that have been painted and varnished. Their bodies are sewn cuddlesoft and stuffed with fluff and a bit of steel shot so they have a realistic weight.

I can make a mof version of a real moth or butterfly, or do abstract wing designs, just let me know what you’d like and we’ll chat about it (completely obligation free)! My email address is, or via Etsy convo. 

Payment can either be 100% up front via the etsy listing or 50% in advance and 50% and shipping on completion. Turnaround is 7-10 days!

Some moffy feedback received in the past!

The quality is as beautiful as I expected; the sewing and painting are excellent and his eyes are so shiny and lifelike! I love how soft and squishable he is. I love arthropods and it’s rare to find artworks, especially dolls and plushes, that do them justice. Thank you so much!!”

“LOVE my custom mof! Maddy truly has a unique and one-of-a-kind gift, on top of being very friendly, informative, and willing to please. Everything about the transaction–from the order process, to shipping, to the final product–is top notch! I’ll definitely be ordering from her again in the future!”

“The super cute brown Mof doll arrived!! It’s so cuddly I can’t stand it!”

“Wow! wow! wow! He’s so soft and came packaged extremely well. I had fun opening the package to get to him. Just beautiful in every way. Flawlessly put together. The artist was understanding and a delight to talk to. Thank you so much Maddy. I will be back again!”

Magweno Art Dolls on Etsy