Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Amazing Moxie Does it Again

One of my favorite needle felting artists, the amazing Moxie, whom I wrote about earlier, has once again wowed me. Her finger puppets make me giggle with glee, and this new fuzzeh one has put me over the top. You can see more of her fantastic needle felted creations on her flickr page. She also has an etsy store.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Felted Scarf in rainbow colors

I really like this knitted & felted Rainbow Scarf created by Queen Mudd from Sweden over at flickr. She has a ton of fantastic photos of knit items. Many of them are of lace. You can see a before felting photo of her Rainbow Scarf picture here. She also has a blog called Queen Mudd.

Friday, July 13, 2007

DIY Glowing Hoop

A while back Psi-hoops came out with these amazing hoops that have LED lights in them. They are really beautiful. I wanted to purchase one, but was scared away by the $200 price tag. You can see a few videos of them in action here.

Recently, jeffkobi posted a how-to on making your own LED Hula Hoop over at instructables. He said he spent about $15 in materials. Yeah!

To learn more about the hooping phenomenon, go to

Two Crafty Events this Weekend

The American Museum of Ceramic Art is hosting its semi-annual pottery market featuring handmade ceramics from Southern California Artists.
Saturday, July 14th, 12-9pm
340 S. Garey Ave
Pomona, CA 91766

Felt Club, Los Angeles's fantastic indie craft show.
Sunday, July 15, 11-7pm

4315 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA

I adore the fake diamond rings by Danielle Maveal. I think they would make a great engagement ring.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Fabric from Fused Plastic Bags

A while back, Etsy Labs posted a tutorial on how to create a durable plastic fabric by fusing plastic bags together. Three of my favorite blogs wrote about the process too, CRAFTzine, Whip-up, and Treehugger. Treehugger has posted a new article about the fusing experiments that Betz White is doing. Her experiments have resulted in the cutest bags!

I love that these bags are recycled and eliminate the need for using new bags from the store every time. In reality, I may never make one though because there are so many great, affordable options on the market. I would rather spend my limited crafting time making something else.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Interweave Press: Hurt Book Sale

I like a good bargain. Interweave Press is having a damaged book sale. A new book may be in my future.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Fantastic creations with carpet samples

There was a contest a little while ago by two carpet manufactures, Bentley Prince Street and Tricycle, to create new designs with carpet samples. The winner was this Rugburm lounge chair, but you can see all of the great finalists at Ample Sample.

There are a bunch of great ideas, but best part of all, you can download a pdf on how to build many of these items! via Inhabitat.