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Cute Pun Illustrations Of Everyday Objects By Heng Swee Lim

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These cheerful and punny illustrations by Lim Heng Swee (a.k.a. ilovedoodle) will brighten your Monday. In his art, everyday objects become cheerful little characters that make playful puns and observations about everyday life and staying positive.

This prolific artist has spent the last 5 years creating a new cute illustration almost every day, and people have taken notice – he has thousands of followers, a successful Etsy shop, and big brands like Nike, Gap and Threadless have all used his designs!

More info: ilovedoodle.com | EtsyBehance | Tumblr | Facebook (h/t: dt, demilked)

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20+ Adorable Photos Proving That Your Kids Need A Cat

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Baby With A Cat

Baby With A Cat

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Kid With A Cat

Kid With A Cat

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Cats Drinking Milk

Cats Drinking Milk

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Child And Kitten

Child And Kitten

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Child With His Cat

Child With His Cat

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Baby Playing With Cat

Baby Playing With Cat

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Best Friends

Best Friends

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Girl With Her Cat

Girl With Her Cat

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Kid With A Cat

Kid With A Cat

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Baby With Cats

Baby With Cats

Baby With A Cat

Baby With A Cat

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Baby And Cat

Baby And Cat

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Kid With A Cat

Kid With A Cat

Kids With Cats

Kids With Cats

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Kid With A Cat

Kid With A Cat

Baby With A Cat

Baby With A Cat

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Baby Sleeping With A Cat

Baby Sleeping With A Cat

Baby Sleeping With A Cat

Baby Sleeping With A Cat

Impressionists

Impressionists

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Sleeping Beauties

Sleeping Beauties

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We Bring Giant Snails, Lizards, And Owls To Retirement Homes To Brighten Seniors’ Lives

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We introduce retirement home residents to our very unusual animal ambassadors, bringing the animal world to their world. The oldest person we have met was 107 years of age and she was delighted to stroke Lionel the raccoon, and tickle Vincent the tortoise under his chin.

Getting hands on and up close to invertebrates, reptiles, mammals and birds brings so much stimulation and enjoyment to the elderly people we meet, touching a snake for the first time, recalling stories of rabbit hunting with ferrets during the war days, laughing as the millipede’s legs tickle their hands, having a barn owl fly to them, or just seeing an animal they have only ever seen on television from the comfort of their beds or armchair, are priceless experiences.

We have seen tears of joy and heard excited laughter from residents, and gasps of surprise from staff and visiting family who are astounded at how well residents react to the creatures’ visits.

We have visited about 90 retirement homes since we started four years ago, and the word is spreading about how much nursing and dementia home residents enjoy scaly, furry, feathery and creepy crawly visitors too!

More info: thecreatureteachers.co.uk

Flying a barn owl

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Every resident gets the opportunity to have Echo the barn owl fly to them. It doesn’t matter if they are bed bound, or don’t have the use of their hands, we always find a way for those who want to try.

Tickling a tortoise

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Coming face to face with a raccoon

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Last year we hand reared a brother and sister pair of raccoons, Lionel and Marilyn. They are now a year old and demonstrate their amazing dexterity in our encounters, and enjoy many back rubs from the residents too.

“How many legs does it have dear?”

Meeting a giant millipede.

“I’ve never touched a snake before”

Kyuss, the corn snake, meets a resident

“I’ve never seen snails this big before, are you sure they’re real?”

Sheldon and Michelle have some growing to do, but this lady was impressed.

“They really aren’t sharp spikes at all”

Quentin, the bearded dragon, almost had us all fooled.

Gili, the kookaburra about to bash his rubber snake for his audience

Kookaburra’s daze their venomous snake prey by bashing them on hard surfaces, our kookaburra demonstrates this with a rubber snake.

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I Make Wool Copies Of Peoples’ Pets

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I am a needle felting artist who creates poseable sculptures of dogs, owls, and other realistic (and whimsical) creatures.  Many people I encounter have never heard of needle felting.  Needle felting involves using a barbed needle to repeatedly poke at piles of loose wool and other fibers until they form solid shapes.  The barbs on the needle cause the individual fibers to entangle, eventually forming a solid three-dimensional shape.
Many people commission me to create dog sculptures of their or a family member’s favorite dog.  These dogs are often referred to as “soul dogs” – dogs fate has placed with their human companions.  I also receive many orders for sculptures of special dogs who have passed away – I believe a dog sculpture is an unique way to remember and honor a beloved companion.
My dream is to one day support myself and my family with my needle felting.  It brings me great joy to create felt sculptures of people’s pets and to be able to felt fulltime would be such an honor.

More info: Facebook | Etsy

I use people’s photos to create custom dog sculptures

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To make these felt dogs, I start by building a wire armature.  I use dog breed guidelines and figures of dog skeletons to create a wire “skeleton” to build my sculpture on

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I then use my customer’s photos as well as breed guidelines to felt the actual dog.  I pay special attention to each dog’s unique characteristics, such as coat color, patterns, and markings

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My ultimate goal is to create a miniature replica of that particular dog

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Because my sculptures contain wire armatures, the dogs are completely poseable- they can be posed into multiple positions

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Each dog takes approximately two to three weeks to complete

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You can find these adorable dogs on Etsy.

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20+ Geeky Kitchen Items To Satisfy Every Nerd’s Needs

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Nessie Ladle

Nessie Ladle

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Death Star Ice Sphere Mold

Death Star Ice Sphere Mold

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Lord Of The Rings Magic Mug

Lord Of The Rings Magic Mug

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Star Wars Cupcake Sprinkler

Star Wars Cupcake Sprinkler

Death Star Cookie Jar

Death Star Cookie Jar

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Tetris Sandwich Shaper

Tetris Sandwich Shaper

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Doctor Who Tea Infuser

Doctor Who Tea Infuser

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Keyboard Waffle Iron

Keyboard Waffle Iron

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Star Wars Pie Plate

Star Wars Pie Plate

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Pacman Magic Mug

Pacman Magic Mug

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Khal And Khaleesi Mugs

Khal And Khaleesi Mugs

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Pokemon Ice Cube Tray

Pokemon Ice Cube Tray

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Darth Vader Toaster

Darth Vader Toaster

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Pac Man Oven Mit

Pac Man Oven Mit

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My Precious Lord Of The Rings Lunch Bags

My Precious Lord Of The Rings Lunch Bags

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Totoro Cookie Cutter

Totoro Cookie Cutter

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Game Of Thrones Dragon Egg Cookie Jar

Game Of Thrones Dragon Egg Cookie Jar

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Unicorn Sprinkler

Unicorn Sprinkler

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Breaking Bad Spatula

Breaking Bad Spatula

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Lego Cup Holder

Lego Cup Holder

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