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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.

firebird
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!

a stroll down memory lane

If you were alive in the 80′s then at least one of the following crafts were hanging somewhere in your house- (perhaps currently still on display in your mom’s house?) Go ahead, take a walk back a few years, I’m not sure we’ve hit the vintage category yet with these patterns- maybe 10 more years? Although, I’m pretty sure I saw a duck on something at Urban Outfitters last week…
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Dream Spinners: Cotton Candy, circa 1983. I had something similar on my bed that year AND I got to paint a rainbow on my bedroom wall.

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Santie Mouse by Luv’n Stuff, circa 1981, I luv the font and layout of this pattern-  truly mouse-istible.

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If you wore one of these vests back in the day… I’m sorry. Keep it on the giant stuff animals please. Wait… these might be also at Urban Outfitters this season- wear with high-waisted cutoff jean shorts.

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Ruthie and the Country Cousins from 1986. I’m pretty sure there were at least three of these ‘cousins’ proudly displayed in my room from 1981 until I went off to college, ‘Past Times’ is right.

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Gone Fishin’ quilts from 1995, I hope this isn’t the first you’ve heard this mentioned but-  if you have a fishing themed room in your house… it’s time to remodel.

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Happy Thoughts, circa 1984. The predecessor to all those motivational, happy quotes you see on Pinterest.

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His and hers pierrot dolls Pierre and Pierette by Elinor Peace Bailey, from 1982 with ruffle wreath- boo yah!

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The Bitsy Kids, circa 1982, BFF’s on horseback.

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Your friends might luv one of these whimsical gumdrop filled jars for their birthday.

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Things Are Looking Up, cross stitch from 1986, probably my favorite. Customize this treasure with appropriately colored furry thread (please tell me they make furry embroidery floss..) to resemble your own kitty.

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Vintage pig and duck stamps, 1983 territory.

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Get your needle and thread ready for this Christmastime neighbor gift idea, circa 1985. Thanks Dale.

If you’re feeling jealous and covetous of any of these craft patterns or actual 1980′s vintage craft artifacts, head to your local yard/garage sale this weekend and pick some up for yourself. Have a mouse-tastic day!