Published December 24, 2009 by Graham
The Where the Wild Things Are-inspired madness marches on! Just in time for Christmas, ultra-appetizing Aussie food blog A Table For Two built a impressively spherical gingerbread house inspired by the forts in the movie.
I made lots and lots of gingerbread sticks about 4cm long, and glued them together over a basketball, using sugar toffee. The next thing I know, my middle and index fingers are soon covered in blisters from the hot sugar toffee. Ouch! (I told you I was ambitious)
Ambitious indeed! They have brilliantly detailed step-by-step instructions on their blog for anyone who dares to replicate this masterpiece. For those of you more crafty than culinary, check out knitting blog Splendor’s lovely hooded wolf-suit sweater. They’e even got a free PDF of the pattern, written in 19 different sizes!
Finally, a wedding photography blog called Helmutwalker shares some photos from a fairytale-themed wedding. What better ringbearer could you ask for than Max, king of all the Wild Things? I wonder if they swapped out “You may kiss the bride” for “Let the wild rumpus start!” How cute:
Published November 16, 2009 by Graham
Craft marketplace Etsy boasts a surplus of awesome handmade doodads dedicated to Where the Wild Things Are, and here are a couple of our favorites. User Roadkill’s immaculate silver pendants of Max and Carol are only one inch tall but the detailing is impressive. You can even see Carol’s shiny sharpened teeth and the tiny buttons on Max’s wolf-suit!
If you crave a more hands-on approach for your DIY Wild Things homage, check out CraftyisCool’s brilliant crotchet pattern for the same lovable pair of Maurice Sendak characters. Complete with removable crown and wolf suit hood! Adorable, but perhaps not for the novice knitter.
Published September 18, 2009 by Molly
Haven’t you always wanted to cuddle with a tree? We’re nuts about these pillows, which are knitted to resemble Cottonwood trees that have been nibbled down by beavers. Just imagine how satisfying it would be to construct a giant log cabin fort out of them: so satisfying.
What an adorable way to bring nature indoors!
Published September 3, 2009 by Graham
Furry Puppet Studio is exactly what it sounds like: a magical laboratory where puppets are born! At least that’s what it seems like from their website, which is replete with images of stupdendous, diverse puppets and nifty glimpses at the process that brings these creatures to life. In their “Workshop” section, we’re treated to photos and descriptions of various stages in the puppet-making process. The Furry Puppet blog takes it a step further with some tantalizingly brief looks at works in progress, including video screen tests and disembodied robotic eyes in action.
Is puppeteering the new knitting? Will D.I.Y. puppet shows follow in the footsteps of indie craft fairs? Let’s hope! We could use some more puppets in the world today.