Artist Alicia Watkins Cross-Stitches Germs And Other Microbes, Successfully Making Gross Stuff Adorable — PHOTOS

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Connecticut-based craft extraordinaire Alicia Watkins definitely knows how to find flattering angles for Earth's less sexy inhabitants. For example, can you ever think of a time you have ever caught a glimpse or heard discussion of herpes during which you thought to yourself or aloud, "Awww." Probably not, yet here we are with Watkins' endearing, flossy interpretations. Sure, cross-stitching may be traditionally considered a slightly—er—senior activity, and therefore, perhaps less aww-invoking. But...do you see what I'm seeing?? Who in the world does not find these stitch germs downright charming?

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