Sunday, October 26, 2008

Spooks

What ghastly apparition is revealing its spooky form in this photo?


Why it's Spooks the ghost!


I made this ghost for the talented team at YES Mag, the science magazine for adventurous minds. I've been fortunate enough to draw for them and to send them a crochet orange that doubles as a pumpkin. Maybe this ghost can double as a melty snowman during the holidays. Or Snoopy.

Spine-chilling!

UPDATE: Here's a video of Spook's sister ghost, which uses glow-in-the-dark yarn that I discovered from an excellent blog post on Cthulhu Crochet and Cousins. The video also features my first eerie theremin composition:

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Frogg

Here is Frogg the Frog (the extra "g" stands for "gasp"... more on that later):

He is partially filled with tiny plastic beads to weigh him down. (The handful of beads might have worked too well... more on that later also).


I also made a fly, adding velcro feet that can stick onto Frogg's tongue:


Yarn insects make delicious snacks :

For this photo shoot, my patient girlfriend and I rented a paddleboat to the lily pads in Deer Lake Park. In the video below, you can see how I nearly lost Frogg to the watery depths below. *gasp*

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dee


This chickadee is my first crochet creation featuring "safety eyes". These snap-on eyes were purchased from CR's Crafts, and they have spared me from scouring the house for matching buttons.



I brought Dee the chickadee to Maplewood Farm for this photo shoot. My girlfriend also recorded me leaning on the ground with all the real chickens (and chicken poo). As you'll see in this video, one chicken might have been interested in adopting Dee's egg:

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sir Francis


This pig stands almost a foot tall, and it was fun to make something larger than a miniaturized elephant or vegetable/fruit product. My girlfriend's dad suggested that I mass-produce my pigs by getting them assembled overseas. Until that day, these woowork creations will be handmade by Woo!


For this photo shoot, I visited Maplewood Farm, where farm animals are on view for kids of all ages. During the shoot, three different children snatched the pig and almost walked away with it. One child saw the pig and urgently whispered to her
dad: "take it!" If my overseas mass-production crochet-pig factory opens, I now know my target demographic is 3-year-olds.


The farm's potbellied pig is named Petunia. My pig's name is Sir Francis.

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