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« on: July 20, 2007 04:48:05 PM »

so i haven't posted anything on here in a while, mostly because i have been busy. but also because most of what i have been making is stuff to sell and posting that is a big no no. but here is something i made for my little boy for his first birthday. he is all fleece but the head and tentacles was a lunky lucky find of a furry fleece that had a big dark blue/green to lighter fade. it even had a white strip on the edge that made great white tentacle tips!!

but as a special treat to all you craftsters out there i have been so kind as to do a really rough tutorial
he is actually very simply constructed if you break him down into pieces.

his head is just 4 half a lemon wedge shapes with flat bottoms (think of a beachball. it is made of lemon wedges to create a sphere)

i just sewed the face parts , eyes, mouth, and spots on first.
the tentacles are just long strips that come to a point. one green/blue one for the top and one pink one with circles sen on it. 

i alternated light and dark blue circles on the tentacles. then double stitched black X's in the middle of them. that's 5 suckers per tentacle for a total of 40 suckers. that was a whole lot of little circles to cut by hand!
then i sewed each one together with high loft quilt batting behind em and flipped em to look like this

then i sewed each lemon wedge together with a square for the base with 2 tentacles sewn into the bottom seam of each piece. i know it would have helped explain better if i had gotten a picture of this step but hopefully you can figure out what i mean by looking at the finished octopus.
oh and if you have any time before you sew it all together put the head on like a mask and go out on the balcony and take some pictures and hope the neighbors don't see!!lol


but here he is! my little dude loves him and snuggles up to sleep with him at night.




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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2007 04:50:37 PM »

Oh my god that's frickin awesome. I love how he looks. Thanks so much for the tute, I'll have to break out my sewing machine and give this one a try
 
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2 more months till little Emmalyn makes her debut. So nervous but just can't wait Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2007 05:00:37 PM »

That looks like the most fun you can have with a cephalopod Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2007 05:39:21 PM »

That is way too awesome! I wish I had a reason/person to make that for!
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2007 06:10:59 PM »

Oh, that is so awesome! Love it!
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2007 07:17:38 PM »

Adorable AND crazy---a classic combination.  I LOVE his eyes.

And your son is even CUTER than the toy! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2007 07:29:51 PM »



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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2007 11:05:51 PM »

That is adorable! Love.
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2007 08:52:11 AM »



http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1135/674868546_138ac387fd_o.jpg

Is that Uncle Lumis`s Jumper I see on you?

why yes it is! thank you for noticing!
i just needed a long sleeve for the pic and uncle loomis has been running around the house naked lately ahhhhhhhhh
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2007 12:06:22 PM »

Hahahaha, I love that first action shot!
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