mercredi 27 septembre 2006

Probably the last crafy thing you'll see in awhile. Or not really, I'm just going back to school.

Yes, it's really the end of my summer, as classes start tomorrow. And, with such proper timing, apparently I'm sick (luckily not enough to be incapacitating, but just enough to be annoying). Oh, woe is poor me.

Anyway, I had seen the instructions for making this stuffed octopus and decided that I just had to make my own, which turned out pretty well, if I say so myself. It took longer than it probably should've, since I kept getting turned around with the legs and putting them on wrong. But now, I sort of don't want to give it to one of the five gazillion babies I know because it's so cute, but what use have I for a stuffed octopus? None at all. So, to a baby it will go. Even though s/he will probably just drool all over it.

If you want to make your own, instructions are here. Notes: I used significantly more of Color A than the instructions state - more like 8 or 9 ounces rather than the 4 stated there. Same with Color B - I think I used around 4 ounces. In terms of attaching the legs, the instructions are not very clear in the least and there is a certain alignment you need so that you can finish off the belly part of the octopus. In essence, just make sure all the openings are on the same side otherwise you'll run into problems later.

In the meantime, I'm going to take my poor (not really terribly) sick self to the couch and watch loads of bad daytime TV. How this is different from when I'm not sick - well, not very much.