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« on: August 24, 2017 07:29:16 AM »

We have a couple friends with new babies so when I saw these curly tentacled octopi for infants I thought I'd try making some.
I did them in a variety of ways, starting the tentacles attached and separate, stitching them onto another disk then applying that to the circle, making them before closing the ball. Not sure which technique I prefer but for appearance the lightbulb shaped one is my fave. They have a little jingle inside, it's a small round pet toy covered in fluffy stuffy so it's safe and the sound is very muted for delicate baby ears. We've given the blue one away already.



This pale blue one was first.


This little striped one was last, I remember that babies like contrasting colours and patterns as well as bright colours so I used black and white for the others.



I call them Diversity Octopus. Just a quiet little crafty reminder to love all the shapes and colours the world has to offer Smiley.
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017 07:54:14 AM »

They make fun baby toys!
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017 10:57:11 AM »

These are so flippin' cute!
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2017 11:33:48 AM »

Thanks guys. Do you think they need faces? I was going the waldorf blank visage route since I like that philosophy but I've had feedback from a few people saying they would be better with eyes. Maybe we are all just used to anthropomorphized everything for kids these days. I like to leave things up to the imagination Smiley.
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2017 12:21:28 PM »

I don't think they need faces.  Especially not the black & white striped ones.  It would make them too busy.  Cute just as they are.
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2017 12:54:58 PM »

... I like to leave things up to the imagination Smiley.

Yes. Leaving them without eyes or features allows the child to decide the personality or the emotions of the animal/doll. That, and babies don't care about eyeballs anywho.
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2017 01:15:01 PM »

Thanks gals!
We were at a bday party at the park today with a baby our neighbour had given an octopus to (her nephew). He and mum both loved it and it was a delight to see a small one slobbering up the rainbow tentacled guy. He didn't seem to mind at all that there wasn't a face Cheesy.
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