Many Patullo is a textile and printmaking artist.
The first image you encounter on her website is this bloomin’ amazing deer.
I think her textile collages are my fave.
Look at this lovely stitching.
A striking unicorn collograph:
And here is a beautiful drawing.
I’m gonna’ guess that she finds inspiration in nature.
Check out more of her work on her website.
Because she is a fabric wizard. Her work is a medium for telling stories through fabric and sewing/embroidery.
I’m reserving the right to rave about other kinds of work…but only if it is freakin’ amazing.
Like these gorgeously quirky papier-mâché animal sculptures by Mache Animal on etsy.
Bunny? Fox? Bear? Which do I want more?
Yep, that’s what I said. I stumbled upon Bubble Off Plumb this morning and discovered these voodoo varmints. Their purpose? Banishing pesky critters from your life through the power of voodoo (“Who do? You do. Do what? Remind me of the babe.” That’s a reference to this, btw.)
Ticks probably freak me out the most as far as buggy things go.
Demons be gone!
p.s. Images are linked to sources.
Oh the adorable cuteness. Kelley of Little Elf’s Toy Shop creates needle felted and embroidered wonders for tiny hands.
I mean…don’t you just…
She’s such a talented felter. The first time I tried felting I made something resembling a rat’s nest. I bet even rats nests made by Kelley would look cute. You’d want to live in them. If you were like an inch tall. (And no, she doesn’t make anything like that.)
I think I would like to live in her world though and be friends with all these teeny creatures. Perhaps the mushroom house is for rent?
Also, she likes ninjas.
Meet Miriana, creator behind Dollitude, which is where Miriana sells her lovely textile creations.
When did you start sewing/embroidering and why?
I have always enjoyed creating, little surprises for my friends when I was younger, drawing, fascination and experimentation with clay 🙂 etc.It makes me happy and keeps me sane. I’ve been making my litttle dolls on and off for about four years but for the last year this is what I do constantly.
How would you describe the style of your work?
I would rather describe what I want my creations to convey – , the little joys you find in everyday life and beauty in simple things around, the good nature in people and animals, empathy, inspiration end striving to be a better person, add a pinch of melancholy too.
Name three things that inspire you…
Good sense of humor, old houses and charming places that make you feel like a little child, exploring and pushing your imagination in different directions, good, hardworking people.
When was the last time you belly-laughed and why?
I am not exactly sure but probably it was over making some silly joke.
Where do you do your work (in a sewing room, on your patio, in front of the TV, etc.)?
I am usually working in my room, facing East. There are a lot of windows, I am sitting on my table and in the summer on the balcony too.
Ok, you’re stranded on a desert island. Which five items do you hope to have with you?
Well, on a not so serious note, coffee would be good, things for sewing and drawing 🙂
What is your favorite kind of item to sew?
I like to experiment with more free things where there are loose ends and rough edges.
Your teeny characters have such personality. How do you come up with their designs?
I like to imagine as if they have real adventures and personalities, I enjoy thinking of concepts for them , not just a doll but something to suggest a story behind so the little creature could carry a life of its own. I like my creations to evoke some feelings in people 🙂
Anything you’d like to add:
To put a smile on a face would be a pleasure.