Mini Dress, Maximum Awesome!

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Beautiful! And the girl ain’t bad either!

Lecrochetart on Etsy is rocking this mini dress and more on their shop. $510 seems totally reasonable considering yours would made to order in silk if you choose and in 30 days.

How does one accomplish this in 30 days?! I envision a selling of one’s soul or another x-men origin story in here somewhere.

Stuffed Animals On Steroids!

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There are stuffed animals and then there are stuffed frikkin animals.

Here I am struggling to finish a chicken hat for my son and then this lady comes along and punches me right in the face with her ingenuity.

Can you imagine trying to count rows on something like that? And it’s not just ginormous jungle cats. Oh no. That’s only the beginning.

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That right there, my friends, is a life sized bear. Look at the detail! It’s extraordinary!

It’s like this woman is a crochet DJ taking requests from National Geographic. You want a warthog with Disney-esque charisma?

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Here’s Pumba for you in the crocheted flesh. You’re welcome says the DJ. Amazing.

Knitting Meets High Fashion!

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Take your old lady knitting jokes, bake them into a humble pie and get to munching! Knitting has hit the high brow fashion scene! The site this was on is in Russian (I think) so I couldn’t get details on what was going on but the designs were lovely.

Ok. Back up. The yellow one was lovely. The others are…well…let’s just say I don’t appreciate them as much. Take out the the distressed, famished face of the model and I could see a chick rocking this look! I want one. In white though. So cool!

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Gi-frikkin-normous Knits!

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This is the Yang to the Yin of tiny knitting! (That’s right. I flipped it. They’re just words and they don’t rule us. Not anymore.)

Dutch artist, Christien Meindertsma, is not only a lovely woman but one who does her knitting with needles the size pool cues!!!

Her work is giving a new light to knitting the world over. Look at this! Tis nifty, no?

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If you’re hesitant to give this a shot try drinking before hand. Whenever I pick a pool cue that seems to help me, the same rule might apply here.

Warm Fuzzies!

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Once upon a long time ago when I was young and full of promise I bought this plaque at the Hallmark I worked for.

I was nerdy and awkward and in need of constant reinforcement. Hell, who am I kidding? Nothing’s really changed. Which is why I’m so glad I found this again!

The glass cover was broken but it’s still beautiful and now hangs above my workspace.

I think every artist has doubts of their greatness but it’s good to remember that if what you’re doing in the moment isn’t epic, the next time it may be. Don’t stop trying and never never stop creating.