Maria Filipe Castro is a toy designer and textile artist from Matosinhos in Portugal. A devotee of needle felting techniques, her work is inspired by Japanese Kawaii style, traditional crafts and contemporary illustration.
Her subjects are mostly inanimate objects, from a simple raincloud to a bunch of grapes. Brought to life using her signature cartoon style, they become witty and almost unbearably cute. Her collection of milkshakes and drinks are especially wonderful — portraying instantly recognisable characters using just the smallest features, they include a hipster orange juice and a cheeky chocolate milkshake.
You can find all of Castro’s creations on her Etsy page, Drool Wool.