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Title: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: spookydaddy 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.






Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: Ameythestlily 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
 
ps. I'm hitting this rocks (first time too).


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: Bunny in a Bear on July 20, 2007 05:00:37 PM
That looks like the most fun you can have with a cephalopod :D


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: mi-mi-mia! on July 20, 2007 05:39:21 PM
That is way too awesome! I wish I had a reason/person to make that for!


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: WIPs on July 20, 2007 06:10:59 PM
Oh, that is so awesome! Love it!


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: kitschbitch 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! ;D


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: Amie.v on July 20, 2007 07:29:51 PM


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

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


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: prettyinpaisley on July 20, 2007 11:05:51 PM
That is adorable! Love.


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: spookydaddy 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


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: Acarpous on July 21, 2007 12:06:22 PM
Hahahaha, I love that first action shot!


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: ultimate_sacrifice on July 21, 2007 01:44:27 PM
I LOVE HIM! He's awesome. I'm glad you made him big. Could you possibly post a tut? Thanks!

                   xoxoxoxoxoxoxo


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: honeyspoon on July 21, 2007 06:35:53 PM
my boys will LOVE this!  they seem to like anything moster-ish and colorful. this is perfect! thank you!


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: owl be there on July 21, 2007 07:36:57 PM
haha thats sooo awesome! thanks for the tute my brother would LOVE this


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: spookydaddy on July 21, 2007 08:07:40 PM
I LOVE HIM! He's awesome. I'm glad you made him big. Could you possibly post a tut? Thanks!

                   xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

what i posted is about as close to a tutorial as i can come up with as i didn't take pictures of every step along the way. and it's a little harder to explain anything without better pictures. but if you have any questions feel free to ask!


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: Studio Rat on July 22, 2007 12:19:04 AM
yay!  I <3 him.


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: Miss Morwen on July 22, 2007 08:44:05 AM
That is just the best thing I have seen all week. The mouth is hillarious.  ;D


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: ShimmeringFae on July 22, 2007 03:31:25 PM
 :o  that's cute but really friggin scary too.


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: adadancer13 on July 22, 2007 07:33:50 PM
That's awesome. Thanks for the tutorial!


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: Amie.v on July 23, 2007 11:59:33 PM


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

Poor Uncle Loomis Lol


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: SquidPrincess on July 25, 2007 05:21:31 AM
You are just the COOLEST freakin' dad ever.
I love the colors you used--very aquatic. Your tentacles rule...I think cutting out all the suckers was worth it; they look great. I love the big yellow eyes, too. I really can't get over your super color choices!
Also! The picture of you in the stripey sweater with the octopus head and tentacles! Precious!
I'd probably make mine without the teeth, but I nearly always leave the mouth off things. Not sure why. They're cute teeth, though.

preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', 'I...i...istillwantanuncleloomisofmyveryownSOBADLY.')
ahem, ahem.


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: Samario on July 25, 2007 06:35:44 AM
Oh my gosh. I think I'm in love. That's the most amazing toy octopus I've ever seen!


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: fayeven on July 28, 2007 02:02:16 PM
dude, you make the best creatures!!!!  every time i see one of your critters it makes me happy :)


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: adelyn on August 01, 2007 10:54:42 AM
that is very very cool.  Nice use of the fuzzie/fade-y fabric, too


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: dani09 on August 02, 2007 07:36:40 AM
Amazing!!!
It looks really sweet.


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: maaaddhatterr on August 06, 2007 11:56:03 PM
sooo kyoot~ i'm adding this to my wists. hafta try this next time!


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: PixieSkull on August 29, 2007 06:20:56 PM
Aww! A kid that likes octopi? That's an amazing idea, the colors are awesome, too.


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: CupoTea on August 31, 2007 09:14:45 AM
Omg, I'm in love <33 So, so cute~!


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: treeka215 on September 25, 2009 07:30:02 PM
This is such an awesome tutorial! I've been wanting to make it for a long long time, and I finally did!! I made one for my boyfriend and I named it Keisses. :D I thought you'd like to see :)

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f350/luckycyberbunny2/octopus006.jpg (http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f350/luckycyberbunny2/octopus006.jpg)
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f350/luckycyberbunny2/octopus004.jpg (http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f350/luckycyberbunny2/octopus004.jpg)
 http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f350/luckycyberbunny2/octopus009.jpg (http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f350/luckycyberbunny2/octopus009.jpg)


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: takocos on September 26, 2009 08:43:01 PM
This is a sweet critter!  I love the tattoo sleeve to!


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: dreamingsoda on September 27, 2009 05:12:01 PM
I love it!  He looks so happy! 


Title: Re: giant octopus with tutorial
Post by: beavisfreak on September 28, 2009 12:34:51 PM
this is amazing.  i wish i had enough ambition to make him myself! :P