August 2008


It has been discovered that these jellyfish are an entirely new species called Jellyzoa nicoletteiii or Nicolette’s Jellyfish, the only land-dwelling jellyfish species ever discovered. A typical individual of the species has 5 tentacles (though a 6 and 4 tentacled version has been spotted), a red or pink mouth and an adorably cute expression. Females can be distinguished by their long, girly lashes which are absent on the male. Both sexes sport a variety of garish colour combinations and love to be admired. Nicolette’s Jellyfish has no known predators and is often found with the Icecream Squid.

Gabriel The Jellyfish

Gabriel - Mine!

I experimented in reducing the number of tentacles as I felt Bobby looked a bit crowded with 6. In the end I decided 5 was the best number so this guy (who as he is grey obviously had to be named Gabriel) is staying with me. Yay, I love my jelly!

Abigail & Isaac - "Buy us!"

Abigail & Isaac - Buy us!

I do, however, have Abigail and Isaac (I’m staying with the biblical names for my own amusement) who will be available to buy in my shop soon. A little heart jazzes up their inner body and also provides a handy reminder of the original colour combo in case of mix’n’match confusion.

Abigail & Isaac show a lot of heart.

Abigail & Isaac show a lot of heart.

Abigail & Isaac Mix 'n' Match Fun

Abigail & Isaac - Mix n Match fun!

Aarti The Jellyfish

Aarti The Jellyfish

Adorable Aarti was a custom job for Bobby The Human to provide a mate for Bobby The Cute & Cuddly Jellyfish. I’m very pleased with Aarti’s hot pink and soft grey colour combination and her girly lashes. I won’t be embroidering names on any of my other jellyfish cos I suck at embroidery! I’m also having to use the internet after 12 midnight (and risk turning into a pumpkin oh no!!) so as not to exceed my limit. Probably due to my downloading Firefox about 500 times while trying to get it set up, not to mention my Sufjan Stevens YouTube addiction. Is there a support group I can join?!

Adorable Aarti

Adorable Aarti

Anyway Bobby The Human has now cleaned me out of jellyfish and I will have to work my fingers to the bone this bank holiday weekend in order to have more available to sell. So it’s lucky I don’t have to be back at work til Thursday – woohoo!

Bobby The Cute & Cuddly Jellyfish

Bobby The Cute & Cuddly Jellyfish

My workmate Bobby saw my jellyfish and just had to have him, but only if he was named ‘Bobby The Cute & Cuddly Jellyfish’ and had ‘Bobby’ embroidered on him. Bobby will meet Bobby tomorrow in what I’m sure will be a touching scene. But do not despair if you also fell for Bobby as more jellyfish will be available soon…..

Cute little felt jellyfish

Cute little felt jellyfish - hello!

The latest in my felt creatures is this cute jellyfish. I made the inner part seperately, sewed the tentacles on (fiddly job) and stuffed it then made the blue cover to fit on top. I was pondering how to fix the two together when I though, “hey, why bother?” – the cover fits snugly on top and is removable. Now I am thinking mix’n’match jellyfish in different colours…

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Panda Bunny, originally uploaded by jiji~punch.
I made this panda bunny for my sister, inspired by a set of sausage bunny stickers. It didn’t turn out exactly as I’d envisioned but he’s still very cute! This is just a one-off but I’m planning my own design which I will sell in the shop if they turn out ok.
Mr Buzzy Bumble

Mr Buzzy Bumble

I also made Mr. Buzzy Bumble for my friend. Her kids love to use him as a rugby ball!

Hi! I now have broadband so will be able to take control of this blog and update regularly so keep posted to find out what I have been making and doing recently. The big news is I now have an Etsy shop! Its early days so there’s not much to buy but I hope you’ll stop by and have a look anyway. I hope to have lots more on sale soon so do keep looking!