Sunday, June 7, 2009

sad seahorse skewer

Last night I was very naughty and, instead of writing my reports, I made this poor skewered seahorse.  The pattern is by futuregirl and is available here for free!  This was the first time I'd made one of these seahorses and it was so quick and easy and turned out looking so authentically... seahorsey!  The pattern does not mention putting the poor seahorse on a skewer, mind you.  One of Graham's friends visited China recently and tried all the weird and wonderful street food but found the skewered seahorses just a bit too sad.  As soon as he said that, I pictured one of these felt seahorses all skewered up.  Did you know that seahorses mate for life and that the males carry and give birth to the babies?  I'm going to make a little tag for this poor boy saying, "Please don't eat me.  I miss my wife..." just to boost the sadness factor.  I predict I will be making many more of these for all the people I know who already have a fabulous octopus.

p.s. I have been good and did lots of work work today.


  1. really cute, great idea! love the green color.

  2. Hahahaha - that is brilliant! Is it odd that I feel a little sad for him though especially as he misses his wife?

  3. Thanks for the nice comments :)

    Swirlyarts: it's not odd at all - it just proves you are more sympathetic to the plight of seahorses than the average person. I feel sad for him too :(


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