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« on: May 10, 2009 12:48:48 AM »

This was a gift for my friend who is visiting from Pennsylvania. We met at a Nine Inch Nails show earlier tonight, and I was frantically working on this up to a half hour before I left for the concert. It is a Piranha Plant from the Mario series of Nintendo games.

Bought the pattern on Etsy and edited it a little mostly because the pattern wanted me to do way too much math. I flattened the pipe a little on the bottom and made a flat pipe rim instead of a tubular one. I also crocheted the spots instead of using felt. It is weighted down with rocks and glass beads leftover from my wedding. The neck has pipe cleaners in it. I also had to add a piece of wire hanger after sewing on the lips to keep it upright. The whole project was done with a 4.5mm hook and Vanna's Choice yarn.

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Let me know what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009 02:15:52 AM »

i love it.. looks like the mario plants Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009 02:39:31 AM »

I love it!  What did your friend say when you gave it to her?
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2009 02:45:25 AM »

Very cool.  I want one Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009 04:40:36 AM »

Can it spit fireballs?
Very cool!
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2009 06:04:46 AM »

I must have one.

I must also resist the urge to throw a fireball at it and then go down the pipe to collect coins...
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2009 07:00:46 AM »

whoa! that is amazing! great job!
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2009 08:42:05 AM »

Absolutely Awesome!!
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YAY!! I LOVE this!
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amazing!
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