While I’m not a big fan of cross-stitch’s pixelated aesthetic, this adorable heart-and-arrow DIY kit is slowly changing my mind. Created by Pennsylvania-based crafter, Kimberly Scola, the cross-stitch kit produces a design that looks clear and well-done, while still boasting that hand-sewn vibe we love so much. Plus, what a cool gift to present already made or in it’s DIY stages for the needle-crafting friends in your life.
Transforming an artist’s tool from a behind-the-scenes staple to center stage, Spain-based artist Julia Rubio painstakingly cuts down colored pencils one-by-one and arranges them on a felt heart in order to create this magical brooch. Flip through her other unique creations fashioned out of felt, zippers, fabric, and wire over here.
Etsy Huntin: Your Organ Grinder
So, these crafts are kinda weird: based in Australia, this appropriately names Etsy is chock full of hand-sewed body parts in petite jars a la creepy, scary hospital labs. And no organ is left out, as the shop showcases everything from anatomical hearts, to lungs, to reproductive organs, each made out of felt and detailed via embroidery.
Put these eek-worthy specimens on your mantle.
Converting fabrics like jersey and denim into unique bib-necklaces, this European fashion designer adorns her Etsy with innovative jewelery designs that take on abstract shapes resembling hearts and clouds via kaleidoscopic circles of rolled material.
Check out more playful necklaces.