Mice & Mystics Miniatures

I recently tried my hand at painting board game miniatures for the first time.  This particular set comes from the game Mice and Mystics, which is a very cute D&D-like cooperative game involving characters who have been turned into mice and other creatures.  Here’s what the figures look like without paint on them: And here’s…

Crocheted Stag Head

I’ve always wanted a stuffed stag head for my house, but didn’t want to go out and kill a deer and then learn how to taxidermy it.  Compulsive crocheting to the rescue! The pattern for this stag head can be found in Vanessa Mooncie’s awesome book, Animal Heads.  Check out her other books, too, they’re…

Crocheted Hat & Scarf Set

Earlier this week I made a scarf & hat set for my almost-two-year-old daughter: Here she is proudly modeling it! The pattern for the hat can be found here (I made it using multiples of 6 vs 8 to fit her smaller head), and the scarf is just alternated single crochet/double crochet rows 10 stitches…

Handmade Shirts

I’ve decided to try my hand at making clothes for my son now that he’s not outgrowing his stuff so quickly!  Using my husband’s old shirts (I guess the hip term is “upcycling”) plus some iron-on transfers, I made him two different raw-edged raglan tees. This is the one he calls his “spaceman shirt”: And…

Needle Felted Macaroon Magnets

Just look at those faces! I wanted some more colorful items to put on my fridge and filing cabinets, so I decided to needle felt these macaroons in different “flavors” and turn them into magnets.  There’s a bit of wool covering the back of each magnet, which should ensure many years of use without the…

Needle Felted Birds

These needle felted birds/ducks were supposed to be for a baby mobile, but that idea got shot as soon as the baby was born (no free time during the newborn phase, which was when I wanted him to have a mobile!).  Now they all sit on a dashboard, adding some welcome color to the interior…