I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love the colorful and ornate look of sugar skulls. So when I saw this fun tutorial and pattern by Rachel on the blog Adventures in Making, I knew I needed to share it. The tutorial has a downloadable template and step-by-step instructions, complete with plenty of pictures, so you can make your own lovely sugar skull sachet. There are even instructions on making your own sachet mix to go inside the felt sugar skull. Wouldn’t this make a fun gift?
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Moscow, Russia-based Lyuba and Max of Krukrustudio have created a fantastic felt Star Wars handbag that looks just like the cute astromech droid, R2-D2.
Made of fine quality wool felt and decorated with prints and embroidery, this bag is designed with attention to details. The bag is padded and keeps it’s shape well, with a removable adjustable strap, and an inner pocket.
full height: 17″
“effective” height (body height): 12″
It is available to purchase online from their studio or from their Etsy shop, for $185 plus shipping. Order yours today. Droids are standing by to take your order! Or if droids aren’t your thing, they’ve got tablet and iPad covers, even other bags, for the Whovian, Anglophile, or other type of geek in your life.
Yoopidou from Hawaii doesn’t need Bill Watterson to come out with any licensed Calvin and Hoobes toys…she can make her own and have them turn out perfect!
Yoopidou needle felted Hobbes and Calvin over a wire frame so they be poseable.
Make sure you take a look at her Craftster posting. She has a bunch of photos that she recreated from iconic Calvin and Hobbes strips. On May 21, 2014, her posting was voted as a featured project as well.
I’ve never actually tried needle felting myself, but this is such a wonderful use of the craft that I am definitely going to give it a go sometime. Check out this Needle Felted Solar System Mobile over on It’s a Knit House.
There’s a set of instructions for making your own Needle Felted Solar System Mobile. Although obviously, it’s not quite to scale. If you made a 2 inch diammeter version of the Earth in a scale model, the Sun would have to be 18 feet across, and you’d need 22 miles to fit the whole thing in, including orbits (or 29 miles if you want to include Pluto).
But for illustrative purposes this is an awesome geeky science craft! I want one.
What’s better than tiny felt owls? Superhero owls. What could be better than that? Batman and Robin as superhero owls. Etsy seller Tiny Felts has owls in a variety of colors and designs and welcomes custom orders. Perhaps you’d like to request, a clown owl of crime to face off our dynamic duo. She also has options for customizing your owls. Super-owl, Spider-owl, Green Lant-owl, this could be a lot of fun.
Everyone’s favorite Vulcan celebrated his 82nd birthday today! Or rather, Leonard Nimoy, the man behind the Vulcan did. Happy birthday Mr. Nimoy, and of course, live long and prosper. And that’s from the very handsome “Li’l Spock” as well! And the person who created Li’l Spock? Kay Petal, of Felt Alive. She’s a needle felting artist who creates the most amazing sculptural dolls. Be prepared to be blown away.