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Dish Cup Ring by Martin Azua

How often do you see an amazing idea and wish you had thought of that? Well today I stumbled across just such a gem. It’s the Dish Cup Ring by Martin Azua. Martin is a Basque designer working in Barcelona.

This piece was commissioned by a friend of the designer who wanted: “a plate, cup and ring that can be used for presenting and eating small desserts. Later, it can be used as a keepsake ring from a special meal.”

So clever!

Martin Azua's Dish Cup Ring

Martin Azua's Dish Cup Ring

Martin Azua's Dish Cup Ring

Martin Azua's Dish Cup Ring

Martin Azua's Dish Cup Ring

Martin Azua's Dish Cup Ring

All photos are from Martin Azua’s website

Rag Dolls (part 2)

My quest for the perfect rag doll still continues and little sketches and scribbles are filling my moleskin quickly.
My most recent favourite find is this gorgeous army of bunnies aptly named “Confiture de Paillettes”. These sleeping rabbits are hand made by Maiwenn Philouze – aren’t they just so sweet?

Apparently Confiture de Paillettes means glitter jam, which would explain the adorable little packet of glitter which comes with each handmade lovely (…seriously… be still my beating heart!)

Maiwenn Philouze's Confiture de Paillettes

Maiwenn Philouze's Confiture de Paillettes

Maiwenn Philouze's Confiture de Paillettes

Maiwenn Philouze's Confiture de Paillettes

Maiwenn Philouze's Confiture de Paillettes

Maiwenn Philouze's Confiture de Paillettes

Maiwenn Philouze's Confiture de Paillettes

All photos are from Maiwenn Philouze

Insect Life

I just love these entomological studies by UK textile artist Claire Moynihan. Claire’s attention to detail is amazing and each tiny creature is lovingly hand embroidered and attached to a felted ball. Once a collection is complete, she assembles the specimens in gorgeous glass display cases, each worthy of exhibition in any natural history collection.

Garden Snail- Claire MoynihanHornet - Claire MoynihanLadybird - Claire MoynihanLousy Watchman - Claire MoynihanSouthern Hawker - Claire MoynihanWasp - Claire MoynihanBumblebee Claire MoynihanFramed bugs - Claire Moynihan
See more of Claire’s work here
Found via Colossal

Meet Ms Betty

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My love for red foxes is huge! You just have to check out my every growing Pinterest board to know I like all things related this gorgeous creature. So imagine my delight when I came across Ms Betty. This adorable hand made felted vixen is, along with a family of other irresistible softies, the crafted child of Mia from Manomine.

Do yourself a favor and visit Mia’s blog, but be warned, this wont be a 2 minute exercise. Make some tea, get a snack and forget getting to those emails for at least an hour or so. If you are anything like me you will spend the better part of your morning looking at each of her gorgeous little boxes (or suitcases) filled with the sweetest forest friend loveliness. Mia painstakingly adds so much detail into each unique piece. Putting together little photo albums, lovingly creating the teeny tiniest little pastries, sewing tiny winter coats and knitting wooly hats. All so special and detailed.

One (or two) of Mia’s creations are definitely going on my Christmas wish list.
So visit her blog to check out more of her irresistible creations, even if you don’t have kids, these little creatures are a shear delight. If you are lucky you may be able to snap one up, they are quite sought after little critters!

All photos are from Mia’s blog

Cute little animals to brighten your day

I am desperately in love with these gorgeous creatures from Le Animalé. Lauren has created the most adorable menagerie of tiny animals, all created in clay and paint. They are so sweet and special. Definitely going on my Christmas wish list (yes, Santa – I am starting early!)

Le Animale
Le Animale
Le Animale
Le Animale

Le Animale

Check out more here