Sunday Spotlight

Sunday Spotlight

This is my second-to-last Sunday Spotlight before my husband I travel to Japan! Yes, we’re still going. Since most of my internet browsing this week has been concentrated on keeping an eye on things in Japan, I haven’t been looking at crafty things as much as usual. Still, a few little things have caught my eye, so I’ll share them with you now 🙂

 

These cute little Totoros are made out of socks! Genius! If I had spare socks, I would totally be making these right now.

Genuine Mudpie is a blogger I follow, and I love her tiny crocheted creations! Her latest brainchild is crocheted tater tots, and they’re super cute! The pattern is free, so go and make yourselves an army of them, you know you want to!

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Sunday Spotlight

Sunday Spotlight

First of all,  I want to express my sadness and horror at what has happened in Japan over the last 48 hours. My thoughts are with everyone affected by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami, and I hope everyone is as safe as they can be. I donated some money through the Red Cross and encourage anyone who has a bit of spare money to do the same.

Now, onto the inspiration crafts/tutorials I’ve seen this week!

How adorable is this little fox ring for sale on Etsy? Definitely on my to-buy list.

I absolutely love this plush baby sloth, made out of an old towel, of all things! He even has velcro on his hands so he can hang from things…genius!

Finally, a shirring tutorial that came in very handy for me this week, when I made my very first item of clothing – a dress! But more on that later…

 

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Sunday Spotlight

Sunday Spotlight

I know, I know, I’ve slacked off a bit with the Sunday Spotlight. Shameful, I know. Maybe I’m just not cut out for regular posting. Still, I’ll perservere – I do want this blog to be a success, and I do want to share with you all the wonderful crafts I come across every week!

Will you just look at this adorable Ganesh plushie, made by SpookyPooky on Craftser?! How adorable is he? It’s not the first time I’ve admired some of Pooky’s work – check out more of her amazing creations here.

I came across this brilliant little deal from Sock Dreams the other day – bundles of odd socks you can buy for crafting purposes! Sock Dreams do amazing socks, and I bet you’d be able to make some pretty cool things from their odd and deformed socks. I want to buy a bundle so badly, but I don’t know if I’ll have the time to use them before I leave for the USA 😦

So sorry there are only two links today, I’ve been a bit busy this week and haven’t had as much time to browse crafty things only as I usually do. I’m currently in the middle of a mad crafting session for my Alice in Craftsterland swap partner on Craftster – trying my hand at a new craft, among other things – so fingers crossed I finish in time! I hope you all had a good and productive week 🙂

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Sunday Spotlight

Sunday Spotlight…on a Monday

Second week in and I’m already behind schedule with the Sunday Spotlight! I had a good excuse, though, I promise. My husband and I were away for a much-needed break this weekend, at a beach shack with no internet. I’m feeling very refreshed now (thanks for asking!) and ready to get down to business with this week’s Sunday Spotlight.

How amazingly cute is this little red panda, lovingly created by neversaymichele on Craftster! Such perfect crocheting, too *jealous*

Check out this unique take on crafting flowers, created by Artsy Crafty Babe. I love buttons, and these cute little blooms would make a great embellishment on a bag or cardigan!

I ran across the tutorial for this flirty little skirt recently, and added it to my to-do list. Simple, yet stylish. Love it!

Told you I like buttons! I love the fabric covering these buttons, it’s so cute. I know in theory making fabric covered buttons is quite simple, and I’ll learn how one day, but for the time being, I’m happy to bow to the masters and purchase their hard work.

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Sunday Spotlight

Sunday Spotlight

Well, I resolved to start doing a regular themed post on my blog, so here it is! I know I’m a little late to the party, but life’s been pretty hectic lately, and this is the first chance I’ve had to really sit down and prepare a post.

I spent a lot of time on the internet *cough* no life *cough*, and a lot of that time is spent looking at various craft blogs and forums, oohing and aahing over things people have made, inspiring tutorials, or more supplies to add to my ever-growing stash. So, I figured it might be good to feature a few of these things on my blog each week – good for me, because then I can look back and actually remember where I saw that fantastic shirt tutorial, good for you because you can gain inspiration from them in the same way I have, and good for the people or stores that actually made the item or tutorial! Everyone wins! So without further ado, here’s what captured my eye (and wallet!) this week on the interwebz.

Isn’t this little whale just adorable? I don’t crochet as much as I used to, but damned if this tiny whale isn’t enticing me back to my hooks and yarn!

Speaking of adorable, look at this amazing little plush hedgehog! I love his leaf-shaped felt spines, and his little upturned nose. Squee!

This is going to be my next project, when I’ve finished everything I’m working on at the moment. I have the perfect shirt to do it with, too – not a men’s shirt, but a too-long, too-big pink-and-black plaid shirt of my own. I can’t wait!

I’m always on the look-out for cute fabrics, and I found this Japanese cotton to be particularly delightful. It would make such a cute purse!

In other news, in preparation for moving overseas, I’m having to do a large cull of all my craft supplies, which is making me a sad panda. I’ve spent ages building up a stash worthy of a busy crafter, and now I have to get rid of it all? Boo. I take some comfort in the fact that I’m doing my best to make sure it goes to other crafters…and that I can start all over again when I get to America!

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