Hine Mizushima's felt ant

Artist Hine Mizushima makes cute things out of felt. Lately, she has been making insects. I love this ant! (check out her beetle, too.)

Here's the "Insect Hospital" video Hine directed for They Might Be Giants.

The happiest little plankton in the world

Artist Hiné Mizushima makes these super adorable models of microscopic crustaceans called Daphnia out of felt. Scientists like to get the real-world versions of these creatures drunk, and use them to study how alcohol affects the nervous system. I suspect that Daphnia are cute drunks.

Via David Ng

Felt animal hats

Barbara Keal makes unusual felt hats, perfect for cold winter mornings and pagan orgies. [via Trendland]