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« on: March 15, 2019 06:12:54 PM »

A while ago, I was inspired by Crafty Little Monkeys Bendable Octopus arms tutorial.  I loved this amazing creation and felt I could pump up the volume on it to Eleven Grin
The result has arrived.



I worked in felt over wire and blanket stitched the edges.  I then made (soooooo) many little fur shapes and stitched those on.  I could have glued, but I like the way the stitched ones can be moved and flow nicely.



Each of the Cephalopods arms are 41 cm long (about 16 inches) and the head is 25cm tall (about 10 inches) so I guess the diameter would be about 132cm (about 52 inches).  I guess there are about 120 furry pieces on each leg and several hundred more on the mid section and head so maybe 1200 furry pieces in 3 colours - yellow, pale blue and sea green. It took a while but all the best things in life do Wink

When I get around to it I will add some of the step photos and instructions kind of taking over form where the amazing Crafty Little Monkey left off.  I am also going to add some other desert dwelling marine life (this could be the future) and make a diorama.  Stay tuned....

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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019 06:16:08 PM »

That is SO FRIKKEN COOL! Wow. All the bitty bits are just amazeballs. Awesome job.

I gotta say though, that wasn't my tutorial. It was artsycandice who posted that incredible thing.
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2019 06:23:50 PM »

OOOPS sorry Artsycandice (and Crafty Little Monkey).  I should use my glasses when I type perhaps  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2019 07:00:30 AM »

Wow it looks incredible!
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2019 07:46:34 AM »

This is seriously a labor of love!
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2019 08:08:38 AM »

This is utterly fantastic!  Well done!
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2019 06:32:15 AM »

Oh, wow!!! I just saw this today and its amazing! Cant even imagine how long it took to attach all the little pieces... very cool!
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2019 10:19:49 AM »

That is so cool, I love its eyes
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2019 01:08:19 PM »

Dude,  the way you do the fur is so interesting! I haven't see that a whole lot. Must have been a lot of work. This octopus is a masterpiece. 
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2019 01:50:07 PM »

Amazing job, you should be awarded a medal of some sort for having the patience to attach all those little shapes!  I love the frilly result, it makes it look like the octopus took a long nap and a bunch of anemones or something colonized its' entire body . . .
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