Today In Awesome Stuff That Nobody Really Needs (But People Buy Anyway): Microcrafts

Written by Allison Krumm. Posted in Featured, Trends

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Published on October 17, 2011 with No Comments

In case you couldn’t tell from the photos, microcrafts have little to do with microbrews. (If you clicked in expecting to read something about beer—I’m sorry. Here’s a link you might enjoy instead.) Instead, I’m talking about dollhouse-scale knick-knacks created by some serious crafters. This little subdivision of Etsy-esque artists hand make everything from tiny, multi-paged books to pint-sized deserts. Their creations are frequently turned into jewelry, often to whimsical effect. Perhaps, then, it’s no surprise that when whismy’s abound, there’s Quirk to be found. The publisher behind Creepy Cute Crochet and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (among many other off-beat titles), has recently released a book all about how to get started in microcrafting. Microcrafts offers an inside look the tricks of the trade. So if you want your own mounted deer head, dinosaur, or perhaps you just need to create the most bad-ass diorama your 7th grade history class has ever seen—you can have it. You can have it all. Shrunken, of course.

All Images Courtesy Quirk Books

About Allison Krumm

During the day Allison serves as the Digital Marketing and Social Media Manager at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts. At night she quite likes judging things that play in darkened theaters and cinemas, taking photos of live arts events, and attending elaborately themed costume parties cooked up with various co-conspirators. Allison has two almost (but not quite) completely useless film degrees that have taught her everything she knows about weaving tall tales. She aspires to one day be half as awesome as Patti Smith and cares not a whit about split infinitives. | 

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