I recently made a darling brown & pink polka dot Octopus for my sweet little Sofie. At least I thought is was darling. My dear friend Regena said that she didn't like it and she would never give her grandchildren an Octopus.
Oh really? We'll just see about that!
Well thanks to the fact that I am entering into the abso-stinkin-lutely-fabulousness of the sleepless nights in early menopause, there are many nights that my brain just doesn't want to shut down. So there I lay in my bed... trying to figure out a way to make Regena admit that the Octopus was indeed darling....
I thought about her Star Trek obsession and figured if I could somehow combine Star Trek with the Octopus, I could make an Octopus that even Regena would love!!!........ <---------- (insert evil laugh here)
Later that night while the hubs and the dog and the cat were happily snoring away ... I was designing "Spock-topus" in my head. I couldn't wait to get up in the morning and get started on those ears! I used fleece and felt and played around with the ears and the facial features for a while until I came up with this guy. I have to say I find him oddly attractive :) I'm thinking of making one for my etsy shop to see if anyone else would want a Spock-topus of their very own. Lucky for me, I actually made pattern pieces this time around. I guess my brain is not completely gone.....yet :)
UPDATE: you can special order your own Spocktopus here: