Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Ideas for insomniac crafters

My friend Mikara is crafty and one of the most creative people I know. She also runs a toy shop and it is about two weeks until Christmas, so you can imagine her state of mind. Having already posted the knitted monster, I shall share with you some other images from a recent showing of textile work by Scottish artists, from Nina Simone cushions to teddy bears made out of old wool jumpers. While I am not a crafty person, I do love to give crafty people ideas.

For lovely Moe and any other insomniac crafters, let the inspiration begin:









13 comments:

Julie said...

That frog looks like it found a measure too much phosphorous in its mangrove.

WV = ovises
Small cancerous polyps attached to the ovaries of frogs in polluted swamps.

fullonmommy said...

these are great! i have a neighbour named delia...she's a little cutie and a little monster and i wish i could give that to her mother!

PurestGreen said...

Hi Julie! I think it's a spider. Can spiders have too much phosphorous?

Greetings, fullonmommy:) - the artist's name is Claire Brown. I have a few more of hers that I will post at a later date.

Zhoen said...

Love the bear.

Carol Anne Strange said...

Wow! Love the inspiration here. There's certainly some major talent in Scotland. Thanks for posting these. xx

Dale said...

Oh, multiple coolnesses!

Jeanne said...

I'm not sure which are more adorable -- the teddy bears or the spider!

i'm the maaaaaaap! said...

mmmm crafty recyclers...mmmm....want to marry all of them....mmm...

kj said...

ah but that orange bandit has stolen my heart!!!

i like that we are visiting one another.

xoxo
kj

A Cuban In London said...

I loved the second one, top to bottom. Beautiful mask. many thanks.

Greetings from London.

lakeviewer said...

Oh beauty! This is what all crafters should be.

Sapphire said...

Quite inspirational! Some lovely ideas on the 2D art there for me to play around with. love the city scape - how fabulous is that!!???

Lucy said...

The answer to 'what would Delia do?' is add Worcester sauce.

I love those bears; I've been keeping a couple of old much loved but felted and worn-out Fair Isle sweaters thinking one day I'll make them into nifty mukluk type slippers but not getting around to it. Now I think I might make them into bears. I probably won't get around to doing that either, but I shall enjoy thinking about it.

WV - flanto. Traditional post-Christmas British entertainment with has-been celebs and added flatulence. 'Oh no he didn't!' 'Oh yes he did!'