Bitty Yoda, frolicking in the spring greenery. He worked up really quickly, I think I got him all crocheted and sewed in just a couple hours, and then I made him (slightly wonky) eyes out of polymer clay. At some point I hope to take him somewhere pleasantly swampy (where I think he'll feel more at home) for a better photoshoot.
this pattern, and the teal from this one, which I modified both intentionally (I made it smaller) and unintentionally (I wasn't paying terribly close attention and did the bottom edge of the mushroom cap in a completely different way). The teal one was devilish to get balanced---I've discovered why hey, free rocks! isn't a more popular stuffing idea. Rocks, unlike, say, plastic bean bag pellets, aren't uniformly sized or balanced, so just cramming them into a crocheted piece and expecting them to distribute themselves evenly, especially when working with something tall like this mushroom, doesn't work so well. So it took a good half-hour of rock-and-stuffing arranging to get this thing to be freestanding, and it's still not the most stable creation in the world, but it stands!
here on Ravelry.
I loved sharing some spring with you guys on Wednesday, and it made me really happy to hear that you all seemed to like having it shared, so here's another bit of springtime where I am.
Actually, does anyone want to play a regional dialect quiz game? What do you all call the kind of bug in the picture? I'm from southern New York, and in my family we called them pillbugs, but I've also heard them referred to as "sowbugs" or "roly-polies."
Back on topic---check out other, probably non-buggy projects at FO Friday and Fibers on Friday. :)