So crazy about these clever little iPhone and camera cases!
Hand-stitched by artist Hine Mizushima, these cases reflect retro styles—rotary phones, old-school cameras—but will hold your new technology.
“Thinking of the color combinations for the felt, thread, and buttons is a very important and enjoyable part of my creations,” Hine says. “I make the cases by myself, with needles and thread, from start to finish, and I’m a slow crafter, so it takes long time to make them.”
Hine, who was born and raised in Japan but now lives in Vancouver, is a crafter, designer, illustrator, needle felter, and stop-motion artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. She has also created several official music videos for the band They Might Be Giants.
“I really love materials like felt, wool, yarn, and patterned fabrics and papers,” Hine says. “When I’m not making new items for my shop, I’m usually working on felt sculptures for exhibitions, or illustrations, or stop-motion videos. I hope my work can make people smile.”
As an artist who works through various mediums and has traveled the world, Hine is a great example of a crafter who has many outlets and tries new things. Her advice to crafters?
“Try to make things that you love, and make things that nobody else has ever made! Take beautiful photographs of your work, with sunlight and love!”