7 Quirkiest Crafts on the Web
The internet is a fantastic resource for crafters. With hundreds of blogs, social networks and magazines at our fingertips, it's hard NOT to get inspired — especially after stumbling upon some not-so-traditional craft projects! Here are a few of our favorite odd-ball projects from around the web:
Crochet Sea Creature: Anglerfish
The anglerfish: not the ocean's most attractive species, but it's certainly interesting to look at. Thanks to Lion Brand Yarns, this little guy finally has his day in the sun!
"Knit Your Own Royal Wedding"
If you want to relive the magic of the royal wedding (or have Prince William all to yourself), now you can! "Knit Your Own Royal Wedding" by Fiona Goble has photos and directions for knitting each member of the royal wedding party — corgis included!
"Crafting With Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat"
Kaori Tsutaya and Amy Hirschman, Amazon.com
Does your cat shed? If so, don't let Fluffy's fur go to waste. Craft with it! (Or not.)
Street embroidery is becoming a popular activity among crafters, similar to "graffiti knitting." It's the art of embroidering objects on the street (like park benches or trash cans with perforated textures). OK, it might not be practical (or legal in some places), but it sure puts a smile on our face. We'd love to see more of it! Check out Miss Crosstitch's Blog for more street embroidery photos.
Bones Mello, the AT-AT Dog
For those wondering if they've let their Star Wars infatuation get the better of them, rest assured that you haven't gone overboard until you've dressed up your pet as your favorite character. Check out Bones Mello, the AT-AT Dog! This amazing costume was designed by Laika House artist Katie Mello for her dog Bones.
Who knew watermelon could be so versatile? Check out more watermelon carvings here.
Crochet Turkey Hat
The blog WhatNot2Crochet.com tells it like it is. If you're a vegetarian, don't worry. This Thanksgiving, this festive crochet hat will ensure you're not missing out on the turkey.