favourite things friday

Favourite things Fri­day is back! I real­ly like the idea of theme days on oth­er craft blogs, so when gen­uine mud­pie first start­ed I had favourite things Fri­day and point & shoot Wednes­day. Then I start­ed post­ing favourite things on oth­er days because I could­n’t keep up with the sched­ule, and I post point & shoots mul­ti­ple times a week because I take pic­tures so often. But since gen­uine mud­pie is start­ing a new chap­ter (and a new site!) I’m going to bring back favourite things Fri­days, just to make things a bit more order­ly. (You can see my past posts of favourite things here, if you like.)

So! First up are these glow­ing felt hous­es. I’d like a whole vil­lage of them under my Christ­mas tree :D

How-to on Poop­scape.


Crepe paper rolls are $1 for 4 at my local dol­lar store — and now you can turn them into a love­ly bouquet.

Tuto­r­i­al on Blush & Bash­ful.


I saw these over on Whim­si­cal Kit­ty, and thought I must pass it on to you — Totoros! Made of socks! I’m sooo going to make the tiny white one!

Toto­r­i­al by Ban­Ditte on Cut Out & Keep.


I once took a pup­petry / mask-mak­ing class and made a mask with bris­tol boards, kind of like these. But these are more 3‑dimensional and much more awe­some than the one I made! I made a Jade Rab­bit mask (because we used the mask for sto­ry­telling in the class) and I had to throw it out after a year because it was falling apart and col­lect­ing dust. It would be cool to remake my Jade Rab­bit mask with the tem­plate from this very cool tutorial!

Tuto­r­i­al by Rice­ba­bies on WhipUp.


I’d like to take this bas­ket on my East­er egg hunt. It’s like a nest with a han­dle. I’m going to have to bring Chuck & Robin in it. And guess what? It’s made from a cere­al box and yarn bits! That’s super awe­some because I can so eas­i­ly find both in my house :D Would­n’t this also make a love­ly gift bas­ket? Or bed for a stuffed ani­mal? It’s a bas­ket with end­less possibilities!

How-to on Michele Made Me.


I love eggs. But I love cake eggs more.

Instruc­tions on Dab­bled.


Mochi­mochi Land’s Tiny Things Col­lec­tion 5 is out! I’ve been so look­ing for­ward to this, not only because I like to make tiny plush, but also because the dough­nut in it looks so much like that endear­ing dough­nut char­ac­ter in the Excel gum com­mer­cial (Mike and I think this one was shot in our neigh­bour­hood — Look, it’s Dupont Sta­tion!). Here’s the dough­nut char­ac­ter from TV…

And here’s the dough­nut from Mochi­mochi Land!

I don’t know if I have the knit­ting skills to make it but I’m determined!

As if the tiny things are not cute enough, check out this tea robot.

Can’t make this one, but one could get it over at Gen­er­al Robots. (via Swiss­miss)


That’s all for now! More favourite things and crafty inspi­ra­tions to come next Fri­day! Have a hap­py week­end, everyone!