Tuesday, January 15, 2013

She's Crafty!

How something can be at once both a little creepy and a whole lot beautiful is pretty much the nature of ... well... Nature. Especially when it comes to stuff inside of us. But these histology dessert plates are just too beautiful to focus on the icky.

Medical illustrator and artist, Emily Evans, made these gorgeous plates from original slides of various human tissues provided by Michelle Spear, Clinical Anatomist at Cambridge University. The plates were then fired by ceramic artist, Emma Smith.

If the physical sciences aren't really to your liking as dinner decorations, maybe these inkblot placemats will help you figure out what your subconscious is trying to tell you.

I know Christmas is the most common time for making and enjoying gingerbread houses, but there's no rule that says we can't make them year round, right? Like this wonderful version of the magical, homey Weasleys Burrow, crafted by Michelle Jamieson. I don't know about you all, but I have always had a fond spot for the Weasleys and their home has always felt like a place I could easily make myself at home in.
I love it because it has an amazing DIY feel to it. Much like myself, they are on a close budget, they have to make do with things that are not perfect or they make it work somehow. Mrs. Weasley makes her family home knit sweaters for Christmas and they reuse books and clothing, just like me! In my mind that house is kept together with magic, duct tape and love.

If you're looking for something a bit smaller, more portable, but still magical, check out these lovely wands willow-gravity of tumblr made.

And now, for something completely different, bizarre, and sometimes even a teensy bit brutal, check out Brutal Knitting, showcasing the sometimes amazing, and always a bit disturbing knitted projects by Tracy Widdess.


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