The truth is that my little dyed lace project that got a Best of award at Craftster is cute and all, but is kind of lame when you see some of the other winners.
I'm going to do links here because I don't want anyone to get the idea that these are my crafts!
Merwing (Aimee Ray) honored her childhood heroes with charming embroideries.
Look at THIS fantastic crocheted mushroom house.
Mario is beloved by all, HERE in an epic crosstitch and his buddy Yoshi is HERE in glass mosaic.
This treasure map quilt is cute and inspired. This Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt is incredible. This pattern is very difficult and must be stitched entirely by hand.
This dinosaur play mat is ingenious and she even includes a pattern and instructions.
Doesn't she look cute in her Old Timey Bathing Costume?
Seriously, y'all have to dye your own wool with Kool-Aid or try dyeing your own self striping yarn. I also use food coloring droplets in a vinegar solution.
If you are quietly crafty, I encourage you to find a halfway decent camera and a bright area of your living space and start taking pictures and posting your creations on forums like Craftster. Craftster is my favorite because people are nice, not snarky, and the discussions stick to crafting. It really is inspiring to see all the things people make!