In the search for a project last weekend I tried to draw from some non-crafting things in my life for inspiration. I thought about books I was reading, music I’d heard, movies I’d seen, web sites I’d visited. In the end what seemed really interesting to me at the time was an episode of Dollhouse I found stashed in my media folder.
For the record, you can run all the searches for “dollhouse crafts” you’d like, you’re going to get a lot of search results, but nothing related to the Joss Whedon show. (You do know who Joss Whedon is, right? He’s the man who brought us Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly.) In truth, I didn’t find anything. I even tried searching for some of the more unusually named actors (that’s most of them) and the word “crafts” and came up dry. This, however, in no way means that all of the other Joss Whedon shows haven’t inspired many a craft project.
In my search one of the most exciting things I found was this Crochet Me Intervew with Joss Whedon. In the interview he talks about crafting, the crafts on the sets of the shows, and especially Jayne’s hat. He also mentions that he has also crocheted and knitted. Not that either needs to be made cooler, but if they did that might do it.
Here are a smattering of crafts that relate somehow to the Whedonverse*, and I think can be done in an evening:
Craftster has a discussion board all about amigurumi based on Firefly. Jayne’s is, of course, wearing his hat.
A pattern for Jayne’s Hat.(There are a lot of these out there, I like the look of this one a lot.)
Do you have others you’ve seen and/or loved?
*For more information on Joss Whedon’s work and what the actors involved are up to now, check out Whedonesque.
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