Archive for the ‘Manic Monday’ Category

Manic Monday: Day of the Dead Portrait

Anya Kase translated a gorgeous art print by Sunny Buick into a great embroidery project! It’s about 7 inches tall and very detailed! She used 6 different shades of thread, just for her hair! She says she worked on it a few hours a day for a few months! You can also see the full [...]

Manic Monday: Ruby Slippers

I wasn’t able to sneak this into the Featured Projects this time around but I definitely wanted to give it some attention! A little fabric glue, tons of sequins and a fair chunk of time was all that was needed to make these Dorothy knock-offs. Katelouise spent about 9 hours and used 17 meters (55 [...]

Manic Monday: Jewish “Song of Songs” Papercutting

This absolutely beautiful piece was done by sophieangele for a friend’s wedding. It’s a verse from the Song of Songs in Hebrew surrounded by some great botanic designs. It looks laser cut! But no, she cut it all out by hand. It’s intricate and gorgeous and just downright well done. What an awesome gift! You [...]

Manic Monday: Rhinestone Bra

Acidtrix created this for a Repo! The Genetic Opera costume. She used 4mm glass rhinestones that needed to be heat set. Acidtrix claims that she “mangled” the bra when she made some mistakes. I think she has to be crazy because it looks flawless to me! I mean really, look at the placement of the [...]

Manic Monday: Super Twirly Skirt

Let’s see 378 different fabrics? Check. 475 fabric squares? Check. 65 FOOT circumference around the bottom? CHECK! Wow. 65 feet! SpottedFrog put a ton of effort into this awesome twirly skirt. And you know what? She didn’t even keep it. She gave it away in a swap! This project is a great example of why [...]

Manic Monday: Simpsons Mosaic Table

Not only is this mosaic amazing but the creator, redflag, shares some awesome tips for making mosaics on the cheap. For example, in this project she used a $3.00 table from a secondhand store. And for the mosaic pieces she smashed up freebie leftovers from the local home improvement store. She couldn’t find just the [...]

Manic Monday: Spoonbridge Cross Stitch

This is beelisty‘s first appearance on Manic Monday, but I can almost guarantee you it won’t be her last. She is an awesome needlecrafter who creates a lot of amazingly realistic portrait cross stitches. This time, she worked from a picture she took of the Twin Cities own Spoonbridge. 7000 stitches in 70 colors. I [...]

Manic Monday: Garbage Garbage Can

A garbage can made of garbage? That’s… poetic. It also looks like it took a very long time! All the cutting and gluing! My god. lovething says she got the idea from Mark Montano’s The Big-Ass Book of Crafts. She cut tons of strips out of magazines, made them into circles, and attached them together. [...]

Manic Monday: Pop-tab Prom Dress

Wow. How atypical ismene even managed to find enough supplies for her project is beyond me, let alone how much patience it must’ve taken! She created an entire ensemble for her senior prom. Dress, purse, necklace, tie for date, and shoe and hair embellishments all made out of pop tabs! Here’s the breakdown of exactly [...]

Manic Monday: Super Mario Afghan

Now I’m not exactly sure how long this took, but holy cow, it must’ve been FOR-EV-ER. Gege‘s mister is one lucky guy. This was a birthday present for the 6’2″ guy in the picture (to give you some scale!!). She didn’t follow a pattern, she just grabbed a few reference pics and crocheted her little [...]

Manic Monday: Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt

Hey folks! This is our second installment of a new weekly feature called “Manic Monday”. Basically, I get to lead you to all those incredibly detailed, time-consuming, jaw-droppingly intricate crafts that are posted all around Craftster! You know, those projects that just look like they took FOREVER. We want to showcase those amazing, dedicated, and [...]

Manic Monday: Embroidered Birth Sampler

Hey folks! This is a brand new weekly feature we’re starting called “Manic Monday”. Basically, I get to lead you to all those incredibly detailed, time-consuming, jaw-droppingly intricate crafts that are posted all around Craftster! You know, those projects that just look like they took FOREVER. We want to showcase those amazing, dedicated, and crazy [...]