Saturday, March 13, 2010

Friday Feature: Mariella's Unusual Fantasy Funny Animals

Yes, yes, I know... today is Saturday, not Friday. A day late and a dollar short. Make that more than $200 short. My monitor up and died a couple of days ago and we weren't able to replace it until yesterday. Ouch.

So here is the Friday Feature that should have been posted yesterday, and once again, I am featuring a crochet artist.

Allow me to introduce you to the amazing Mariella's Unusual Fantasy Funny Animals - aka MUFFA. Here's a sample of her work.

You can visit her Etsy shop here.

Amazingly, Mariella Vitale doesn't make these with a magnifying glass. She works with sewing thread and tiny hooks - think 0.50mm. Assembly requires the finest of sewing needles and dental floss, the plies of which she separates by hand. One of the magazines that has featured her work is Interweave Crochet (spring 2009 issue).

As someone who's merely dabbles in thread crochet so far, Mariella's work just blows me away. Making her creations is one thing, but some, like the tiny bear featured above, are fully articulated. Head and limbs all move!

Mariella, you're awesome!


Mariella said...

Ohhhh thank you so much Anna, you made me blush!!

Anna said...

You're very welcome. It's well deserved praise! :-)