Hi Everybody! I designed Excuses. I'm glad people like it! Info on how to modify the pattern for different sizes or ease options was edited out of the pattern (understandably. it's pretty long), so I've put it on my blog if you're interested. I know that I can't put a link directly to my blog here but if you go to the pattern page and find the link to my blog, you can get that info.
These are so funny! I instantly thought of the Giant Microbes toys. Why are they smiling? Are they happy that they have infested your body? So funny. Maybe now every time someone I know gets sick I'll make them an appropriate bacteria or virus and they can punch its face (they have faces!) when they are angry at being sick.
I love both and your pic of your Clapotis is a beautiful photograph, too. I've made both of these projects, too. I'm really impressed you could modify Coachella. Even after making it I don't fully understand what's going on.