Archive for the craft Category

Halloween Countdown: Vampire Pumpkin

Posted in craft, halloween, sculpture with tags , , on October 8, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

This is perhaps my favorite piece of Halloween folk art I’ve seen this year: the Gourd Vampire Pumpkin.


Of course, the face is masterfully done…but I think the yellow-green eyes really MAKE this piece. Isn’t he hypnotic in the most perfectly insane way?

Halloween Countdown: Gentleman Crow

Posted in craft, creatures, decoration, halloween with tags , , , on October 2, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I love when readers/fellow bloggers share their own creations with me! Halloween decorations can all start to look the same after a while. The lovely Jori of Shivers of Delight decided to change it up and craft this “Gentleman Crow” to grace her front porch this year.


You can see some in-progress shots and read more about it HERE! You’ll find lots of other spooky goodness on the site as well.

Are you doing any unique decorations?

Annemarieke Kloosterhof

Posted in anatomy, bugs, craft, paper with tags , , , on September 30, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Annemarieke Kloosterhof makes gorgeous two and three dimensional paper cutting projects.


Yes, this is paper…


Of particular interest to me is her “Vital” series, in which she “[tries] to capture the essence of the different diseases people struggle with, and the feeling it gives them, hiding amongst the delicate veins are animals and insects to be found, portraying the delicacy of the human body and its vital organs.”

The “invaders” in each organ are not quite visible at first glance, but upon closer inspection they become apparent.


Annemarieke Kloosterhof

Chloe Giordano

Posted in craft, you can't handle the cute with tags , on September 21, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Here we have a little dose of You Can’t Handle the Cute before things stay spooky this season.


Chloe Giordano’s miniature embroidered animals are nearly photorealistic. Her Tumblr has progress shots so you can see them emerge on blank pieces of fabric. It’s quite a thing to behold.


Look at the level of detail in this tiny work! Many, many close little stitches…Can’t you almost see it breathing?




Chloe Giordano

Beadedmischka: Beaded Death’s Head Moth

Posted in bugs, craft, skulls and skeletons with tags , , on September 20, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Make: posted this incredible beaded Death’s Head Moth by Beadedmischka.


This piece seems to be one of a kind (I was actually hoping the link would provide a tutorial). Excellent work.

Arlo Edge Walker: Carved Pearl Skull Jewelry

Posted in craft, jewelry, skulls and skeletons with tags , , on September 17, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Arlo Edge Walker carves beautiful skulls into real pearls for jewelry (they seem a great medium, don’t they?).


Each piece is hand crafted, and one of a kind. It takes Arlo around 3 hours to delicately carve these skulls, but it’s clearly time well spent.

I love the subtlety of the design. One must look closely for the skulls to materialize.


Arlo Edge Walker

Vintage Caterpillar Thimble Holder

Posted in craft, kitsch, vintage with tags , , on August 31, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I just transformed a room in my house into a craft studio, but it’s conspicuously missing a 1940’s Celluloid Caterpillar Thimble Holder.


This specimen was actually won on Ebay by an avid self proclaimed Thimble Psycho in 2007. I love that his/her whole blog is dedicated to thimbles. Ah, the tiny treasures one can collect.


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