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« on: March 20, 2010 05:33:31 PM »

i have a smallish, extremely cluttered apartment...so you might think that making huge things out of yarn (or anything else!) would be a little out of the question, but i can't seem to help myself.  i make them, i love them, i trip over them--hassock, i'm looking at you!
this is the latest--a giant stuffed owl made out of all the crappy red heart super saver, random itchy wool and freakish fuzzy stuff that i never got around to using:

it's about three feet wide, little more than that tall and about a foot deep...stuffed with all the guts of a body pillow and another jumbo standard pillow, in a cover, so i could conceivably wash the outside if i needed to...though i can't imagine i'll wrestle it open and closed again unless there is an emergency!  you can see that napoleon is not so sure about sharing the chair with the beast--nap's about 20 pounds, so that gives you perspective on the size, too.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2010 05:44:20 PM »

HAHA!  I love him - no matter what Napoleon thinks!
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2010 06:02:58 PM »

 Undecided  I really like the owl in a weird sort of way...
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2010 06:46:44 PM »

This is quite possibly the greatest thing ever.
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2010 06:49:13 PM »

He's huge! Nice job.
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2010 03:35:03 AM »

What a great way to make use of scrap yarn.
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2010 03:56:37 AM »

He's brilliant! I think the 70's are back. I wonder what people would think if you put him in the window?
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2010 04:06:42 AM »

oh that's awesome! I love it! great job!
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2010 10:06:15 AM »

You know, the very first thing I thought when I saw this was, "What a brilliant way to contain things, like yarn!" Seriously, I think that this would make a brilliant de-cluttering device.
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2010 10:14:12 AM »

glad you all are enjoying the owl!  when i finished it, i knew i had to show my mom--just describing it wouldn't be enough--so i put it in my passenger seat and drove it up to humboldt with me--the thing barely fit in the front seat of my focus hatchback!
storage-wise, when i was working on it, i DID fill it up with the yarn i was going to use--it would be easy to have his flap-face not sewn all the way down, just snapped or velcroed on the beak, and then you could stil get in, but i think you'd have to build it over a structure.  there is some serious weight to this bad boy, just due to the amount of yarn, but i bet you could make something like this and cover one of those cheap hampers with it!  as he is now, though, he's just a big pillow.  we sit on him or use him as a footstool, mostly, and he's hanging in there pretty well.  Smiley
he is very 70s, isn't he?  just wait 'til you see the couch slipcover i'm crocheting!
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