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« on: October 17, 2007 09:14:38 AM »

Meet Asky, the fuzzy blue squidopus from the Trans-Atlantic Rift.

He was born from a simple, yet absurd request from my boyfriend who asked me to make him a blue fuzzy squid for his birthday. So... I went about searching for patterns and found the pattern by whichofawind here: [lilnk] Instead of sewing the tentacles together with a blanket/whipstitch on the outside... I sewed it together and then flipped it inside-out. Ahhhhhh.... the pain of turning out curved tentacles. X_x

The most awesome thing about him is that the blue fur was from an ugly vest I found on eBay. I searched everywhere for cheap fake fur, but they were at least $16 a yard. So.... after searching through ebay, I found a blue fuzzy, hooded vest and fought another person to buy it. The long tentacles and the bottom side of Asky are made of light blue stretchy terry cloth taken from an old shirt I had. I tried to embroider light green eyes on him... but it's hard to embroider on fur. So I found 2 blue buttons in my button stash and used them. Smiley

He's eating my braaaaiiiinnnnn!!!!


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Here's the vest I used:


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So yeah... he doesn't really look like a squid except that he has the 2 extra long tentacles that squids tend to have... so he's a squidopus! Cheesy My boyfriend's next request is an orange fuzzy whale! Oh my!

He is entirely handsewn. Ow.
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007 09:33:02 AM »

Eek, he's awesome!  I love him so much.  Super nice!
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2007 09:46:06 AM »

He is the coolest squidopus ever!
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2007 09:52:00 AM »

This is beautiful. Good work scouting out a cheap fabric source.

But, oh, I hope the BF is giving you some nice hand massages if he is looking for more handsewn friends.
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2007 09:55:41 AM »

Thanks everyone!  Grin

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But, oh, I hope the BF is giving you some nice hand massages if he is looking for more handsewn friends.

Lol, hmm.... that's a good idea. He's gonna have to work for it if he wants more plushes.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2007 10:47:47 AM »

eeee, he's awesome! i love that you had a bid war to get the fabric for this- its great when things have background stories like that, makes them special.
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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2007 11:38:53 AM »

Asky is an adorable Squidopus! I love-love-love his curly tentacles, and can totally appreciate the hideousness of turning tentacles inside out. We must love our giftees.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2007 12:25:47 PM »

He's fantastic!  I think the world should have more blue fuzzy squidopuses Smiley

I love the story about the bidding war for the vest too.
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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2007 03:33:56 PM »

Lol thanks!  Grin

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I love the story about the bidding war for the vest too.

Haaaa.... yes that was indeed an epic battle... the other bidder put up a good fight, but I guess they thought it wasn't worth the effort.

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Indeed, indeed. It makes me so happy when I see a smile on their faces as I hand them their plush.  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2007 04:43:24 PM »

Wow! Asky is so awesome!
I want to steal him Cheesy
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