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How to make: Norbert the Cuddly Squid

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You have never known love, until you have had the love of an invertebrate! Meet Norbert, a friendly, cuddly Giant Squid who wants nothing more than to wrap his tentacles around you and hold you all night long! He's cute he's squishy... and if he doesn't behave you can lock him in the toy box

The great thing about Norbert is that his two main tentacles are JUST long enough to wrap around your neck, or the neck of a significant other... giving them the hug they need when you may not be around to give it to them It is for that reason I am entering my Norbert into the Valentines day competition

So, why a Squid? well... As those who follow my I'bles know I make the props for Chesters Scout Gangshow. This year they asked for a cuddly squid.... and I panicked.. I REALLY panicked.. I mean seriously... who cuddles squids? So with not being able to find one in the shops, I decided to make one instead, and this is he... Its pretty basic but I'm sure you'll agree he's pretty cool

Chat soon!




<< Shame I live in the UK else I would enter him inthe SEW WARM comp...>>

 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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WELL... What you need is the following:

* Imagination
* Patience
* Fuzzy felt, or whatever material you fancy (three colours)
* Sewing thread
* Ooglie eyes
* Pen
* Scissors
* Pins and Needles ( one needle suitable for wool, and one for regular cotton)
* Toy stuffing or wading,
* Sewing machine is recommended, depends how great your hand sewing is
* Wool for detailing

Time:

1-2 hours ( It took me a while because I had to make this from scratch.


hwoodcock3 years ago
My friend Natalie and I came across this and decided to make squids one day. Being craft amateurs, we strayed a bit from the steps. (In fact, she hot glued hers.) But we had a great time and love our squids. Thanks!
Biggsy (author)  hwoodcock3 years ago
That's awesome! I wouldl ove to see what you came up with! Lets see some pictures!
Kiteman4 years ago
Brilliant, but you could do with a quick spell-check.

Biggsy (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
Will do, The spell checker doodad wasn't working... But I'll have a go over it after the cakes out of the oven... For  a dyslexic I don't think its all that bad hehe
Biggsy (author)  Biggsy4 years ago
Done and done :D
Wop2k4 years ago
you could also make a smaller egg warmer version! That would be awesome!
Biggsy (author)  Wop2k4 years ago
It's a possibility... I'm off camping this weekend, but If  i do make one, you'll be the first toknow ;)
One.4 years ago
*insert unfathomable expression of cuteness here* : D
Biggsy (author)  One.4 years ago
I think that COULD be transmitted as the sound 'SQUEEEEEE' I think iis the correct term/sound effect for that expression ;)
canida4 years ago
He's adorable!
Biggsy (author)  canida4 years ago
hehehe i know, I don't want to let him go now! Might have to make another, less adorable one for the show
Fred826644 years ago
Cool my grand kids would go nuts over this.  as for the spelling some peep should read the works of EE Commings  his spilling might catch a lot of flack but as an author he has put a lot of cash in his pockets. After all Money,,, Thats what writing good works is all about ! GOOD LIBLE.
Biggsy (author)  Fred826644 years ago
Thanks Fred
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