Hello and Happy Friday! Lisa here. As some of you may know, in my other life, I’m a yarnie and bookbinder. I’m also a big promoter of the craft site Etsy, and I have a little shop there where I sell my journals. I’m far from being the only fantasy-loving craftie on the site, though, and I wanted to showcase a couple of the fun things people make, inspired by the very kinds of stories we love here.
Firstly, a journal from a fellow bookbinder… this is, yes, a Vampire Diary, by repaper.
It wasn’t exactly inspired by the show or the books, according to the listing, but personally I can’t help but thinking about a Salvatore or two when I look at it. I think the toothy look of the binding and the bits of red “blood” are especially clever. Fun!
Secondly, some Summer Fairies yarn by WeirdAndTwisted.
This yarn shop is fab. I also really like her handspun that’s inspired by Hagrid’s coat on Harry Potter. This fairy yarn is lush and perfect, though… it definitely looks fairy-worthy.
This next listing is reverse-engineered by BoopieCreations from the new movie Alice in Wonderland, which I just reviewed on Monday.
You can see just how close this knitter came to the originals, in the picture here. You can also find a lot of Twilight knits on Etsy, of course!
And lastly, because I was so excited to run across it…
This is a lovely necklace by cynthial11 that’s inspired by Maggie Stiefvater’s Wolves of Mercy Falls series, shown with a cover of Shiver, one of my favorite books that I read last year. The sequel, Linger, is due out in just a little over a month (July 20th!) and I can’t wait! You can read our interview with Maggie right here.
I just love seeing how people can take inspiration from myths and stories and create beautiful things—or recreate, as the case may be. Are any of you crafters? What inspires you?