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tiny things tuesday

Let’s talk about how tiny things are so much more awesome than anything else in the world. Why are tiny things so funny and cute? I’m not sure if it’s just me, and it’s definitely rubbing off on my kids now too. Together we ohh and ahh, squeal in silly voices at just about anything that is scaled down to a tiny size. It’s ridiculous and I don’t care. Tiny and detailed object are even better.
Here’s a sampling of my favorite tiny things at the moment:
mouse in sweater
This traveler mouse by Johana, available on Etsy, is absurdly tiny. Take a look at her other critters too- some wearing glasses, sweaters, carrying books…

felt bear necklacePeace felt warrior necklace also on Etsy by catrabbitplush. The beauty is in the clever details and the size- about 6 cm by 6 cm.

Made by the talented Alice Mary Lynch, a commissioned piece titled ‘the firebird’ wears a skirt made from a traditional Russian vintage costume, red tulle petticoat, embroidered socks, plaited golden hair and vintage feather brooch with multi-coloured stones. Very impressive work.

small character dolls
I’ve been following Jess Quinn’s blog for awhile now, she also has an Etsy shop. I’m so inspired with her mad/rad art, sewing and creative skills. I wish I lived in England so I could attend one of the shows where she sells her dolls and be starstruck.

crocheted cactus
These little cacti are reason enough to learn how to crochet. Who wouldn’t want one of these as a gift!? The pattern is available at Little Things Blogged if you’d like to give it a try. I will be attempting to make these very soon.

felt cat with purse
I think it’s the somewhat mournful gaze- not to mention the accessories- that got me on this fat cat. I don’t have any details though, the website is all in Russian.

So, go ahead and adore all that’s tiny on this terrific tiny Tuesday!

with a needle in hand- unique embroidery ideas

I’ve been loving unique and artistic embroidery lately, I think I blogged about it last week too. I can’t seem to help myself, it’s so intriguing, inspiring and the wilder the subject matter the more fun it seems. I seem to be drawn to simplistic or fanciful designs. Here are a few favorite unique embroidery ideas, with many, many more on my Pinterest board.
leila montero, unique embroidery ideasLeila Montero, brilliant work and I love the drawing under the stitching which always seems to add depth and interest to a piece of art.

embroidery drawing, unique embroidery ideasMummysam these portraits are the best, whimsical and unique and once again mixed media making the subject matter and art more interesting and adding depth.

queen embroidery, unique embroidery ideasPlays With Needles with a portrait of the Queen of England. Generally I don’t care for celebrity stuff and watching the Royals with a scrutinizing eye seems so desperate but this piece is just so unique as far as embroidery ideas and well done in the details and I’ll admit it- I have been paying more attention because I want to dress just like Kate Middleton. Once again, here’s proof of my dedication to her fashion choices.

needlework, unique embroidery ideasAna Botezatu THIS critter is beyond amazing and unique and I want to think more like this- who cares if it makes sense as long as you’re letting the creativity flow.

embroidery sampler, unique embroidery ideas39 Squares A goal of mine showcased right here- to stitch something, anything everyday in a journal of unique embroidery ideas and keeping the mind and fingers fresh.

sarajo frieden, unique embroidery ideasSarajo Frieden And so we finish with another mixed media piece that can only bring a smile to ones’s face. Fantastic ideas all around.

Happy Friday, have a great weekend!