Two-in-one-amigurumi…fish AND sushi?! Had to share!

NOTE: All the pics below are linked to their original sites so feel free to follow the links for more info!

 A friend sent me this via Google+ this evening…Thanks Peter!…and I have to say it’s impressive and HAD to be shared! No question!

Halfway between … is it a fish or is it sushi??

Fish!

All the pics to this pattern can be seen at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fish-to-sushi-amigurumi

There’s no way you, assuming you’re a crochet nut like me, will look at this pattern and not simply *have* to try it out! lol

Other Notable Amigurumi fun:

Star Wars amigurumi! Love that they even got Princess Leia’s hair correct! lol

Followed by…wait for it…. Hannibal Lecter!! Freakin awesome!

 

Hmmmm….I really have to start working on some more crocheted little ones!  Lil’ Death recently took a trip through NY state…pics to come!

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Crocheted Cthulu goes International!

During my recent obsession with crocheting, I have found myself making little amigurumi dolls for fun. I’ve purchased a number of books for inspiration…no one told me how addictive this would be!!

I’ve made friend with a lil Death

I also created a little scythe out of Sculpey and painted it…but have yet to figure out how to attach to my lil no-armed Deathly friend.

I have also become acquainted with a little Devil…who, like Death, is missing something…but in this case it is his goatee that I forgot to add before taking the pic!  Poor naked faced Devil!

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ADDITION: April 20, 2012

I finally got around to goatee-ing my Devil and scythe-ing Death!! 🙂

Devil and Death...great friends. Who would've thought??? 😉

 

You put Death and Devilish Evil together and what do you get next?

Cthulu!!!!

Evil Cthulu is EVIL!!!-.....Nah, actually he's kinda cute!

Of all my crocheted friends, Cthulu I is the only to have left me and gone international! *sniff*

Ah well!  I’ll just make ANOTHER Cthulu friend (Cthulu II) and *HIS* tentacles will be even bigger…because, you know, in the measuring of Cthulu evilness, size matters. 😉

Cthulu I travelled overseas with B during his most recent two week tour to England. He, that’s Cthulu, was headed to a new British home, via B’s suitcase and he was lucky enough to make some stops along the way, take some shots, and send them back to me as a reminder that he was in England and I was not. *shakes fist in the general direction of England*

I can only imagine the fun he must be having, hanging out with his new bud Kevin and sucking the souls from the British population!  

In memory of my little friend Cthulu I, I present to you his travelling pictures.  All  I can assume is that those who took these pictures for him were threatened with torturous soul suckage and a impossible-to-win staring contest if they refused.

The terror begins before he even gets on the plane.  As you can see by the following picture, he has obviously forced B and H to pose with him for a picture. You can see the fear in their eyes as they try to mask it behind shaky smiles. Cthulu looks as stone faced and authoritarian as he always does.

It doesn’t stop there.  H is then forced to smuggle him overseas!  That’s Cthulu for you…always doing things the hard way.  Bring on the chaos!  (And then take a picture of it so he can gloat after the fact!)

Upon arriving in England, Cthulu I makes his way to the coast, which is likely what I too would do.  You can see the sky clouding over and I can’t help but wonder if he didn’t have something to do with that…dragging lovely storms and hurricanes behind him is one of his favourite hobbies.  There were other pictures of his coastal visit but the hand holding him was shaking so much that they were completely blurry.  That poor terrified photographer…I can only hope they survived their encounter with “Cthulu at the Beach”!!

Salty air makes a tentacle-y beast hungry so next up….grocery store! I don’t think they sold souls…else they were much too expensive.  A hungry Cthulu is a cranky Cthulu so it scares me to imagine what took place when Cthulu trudged to the front of the store, empty-handed.

When no souls are to be purchased, then they shall be taken!

Cthulu I was always so charismatic.  He could get anyone to drop their guard in minutes with simple conversation.  His favourite topic? Music. Opinions, especially ones revolving around favourite bands and music, want to be shared.  It would take him only minutes to identify someone passionate about their favourite bands.  A couple questions later, some spirited debate, followed by agreement that their favourite bands were, yes, absolutely awesome…and then-…

BAM!!!

Soul suckage!

Even simian fans of Heather Dale cannot escape the charisma of Cthulu!

Cthulu I was (and I assume, still is) always hungry. Sometimes, there are souls aplenty.  Other times, they are rare…or those in the vicinity have all been eaten.  It is in these rare cases that Cthulu I pulls out his secret weapon.

He will stare up at the closest human with an innocent, wide-eyed expression and say something endearing and ingenious such as “Feed me.” (Most times this will be followed by a threat of severe bodily harm if they do not acquiesce.)  Such events are *never* caught on camera, but one brave soul managed to capture this moment on film.  How, I will never know!

As a sidenote, and just to irk my tentacle-y now-British friend (Who is too far away to suck my soul!!! Nyah nyah!!) I would like to submit that Cthulu I and Puss in Boots are somehow related.  Compare the wide-eyed innocent faces….of the above….and the below….

There is a similarity there that just cannot be ignored!  Same fathers perhaps?  I leave that for your consideration.

The final two pictures are the most distressing as we get to see our lil Cthulu choosing the person he plans to enslave-….I mean live with!

His name is (or was?) Kevin and the manner in which Cthulu seemingly appears out of thin air onto Kevin’s shoulder, which is a Cthulic behaviour showing ownership, is utterly disturbing.

Although B claims that Kevin is also disturbing so hey, what do I know?

Friends Forever! (Yeah, as if Kevin ever really had a choice!)

Fineprint: Although I was Cthulu I’s creator, I accept no responsibility for any chaos and destruction he may leave in his wake.  The moment he left the confines of my crochet bag and crossed international borders, he was his own perso-…creature and is subject to any and all laws of his chosen country…assuming anyone can get close enough to him to enforce such laws.  Good luck with that!