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« on: May 08, 2016 10:35:34 AM »

This project began by cleaning out my closet and a post on pinterest. With an extra backpack I rarely used, some sample tie dye fabric, and an old stuffed animal octopus, I made this deep sea travel buddy.

Its arms are hand stitched to keep them in that position, that probably took the longest amount of time. I deliberately made it into a turtle shell kind of backpack because it cannot be opened while I wear it, so its really safe to carry around in large crowds.

There are two pockets inside (one is sewn into of the head/body of the octopus)

I am really proud with the way this turned out, its first day out was to Disneyland where kids really loved it, plus it was easy to find me in crowds. The second day out was to the Aquarium of the Pacific, and a lot of people and staff gave me compliments.
Tell me what you think! comments and critiques are apprecieated
ps. This is my first post to craftster, hello everyone!
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2016 08:22:07 AM »

I love this! Great job. I never would have thought of doing that.
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2016 03:02:55 PM »

Hello and welcome forestxedge!

Love the octo-pack! Great transformation.

« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2016 09:54:46 PM »

Oh my goodness I want one!!  Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2016 01:57:38 PM »

What a great idea! Completely worth the time consuming hand-stitching; he's too cool. 

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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2016 02:05:19 PM »

So cool!

« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2017 10:11:10 AM »

This is so cool!
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2018 09:05:05 AM »

super cute! great idea
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