Saturday, June 18, 2005

June's Month of Softies - June Bug

June's Month of Softies theme was the perfect excuse for me to crochet-up this little guy! His name is Supa' Fly and I made his wings and eyeball with size 8 perle cotton from DMC and size 8 hand-dyed Artfabrik thread. Incidentally, I've been buying Artfabrik thread for a while now and I LOVE Laura's colorways. All of her threads and fabrics are hand-dyed and the color quality is always consistent. Good stuff.

Supa' Fly's body is made with a novelty yarn that I bought while in New Orleans (I LOVE N'awlins - one of my most favorite cities in the US) about three years ago. So, I was effectively doing a little stash-busting too.

Supa' Fly taking flight:



I even embroidered a little speck of light on his eyeball to add a little "realism" (relative when it comes to my work LOL) to this one-eyed wonder:



From the side, note the sleek body style of this faux entomological gem:



From the top it almost looks like those wings could actually carry his blimp-like bod:



I plan on crocheting Supa' Fly's counterpart too...Flattened Fly! I know, I know, twisted.

Copyright 2005 Regina Rioux Gonzalez. All rights reserved.

22 comments:

Catana said...

You're a thoroughly evil woman. LOL. Hope you're going to edit those pics down some. It took FOREVER for them to load. If it was anybody else, I wouldn't have waited.

Sara said...

What?! Supa' Fly ain't gonna have him a Fly Girl?!

I gotta get me some of that thread!

rodentia said...

I never thought I'd say this, but that's one cute fly!

CraftyCritter said...

Holy Crap I LOVE HIM.....Can't wait to see whats escaping from your head next time!

Granny said...

Love Supa'Fly. Awesome as usual. I love the glint in his eye. :)

Sara said...

do you take requests? How 'bout Buzzbee Berkely?

or Bee-elzabubba

Jane said...

What a great surveillance fly - the ultimate 'Big Brother is watching you' eyeball.

Glad you liked the childish fantasy wardrobe - thanks for the comment.

Jessica said...

Love it! And he's sparkly. :)

Ro said...

ROFLMAO woman! That is HILARIOUS!

You should name him ShooFly!!! LOL

Kelly Kell said...

Hey... he looks like the guy buzzin' 'round my window!

Martha said...

Fabulous June Bug! I am never disappointed when I stop by.

MomThatsNuts said...

Yeah what sara said, wheres the fly girls?? lol you are so CRAZY.. I love the idea of a mutant BEE and well lets see...I saw this program on driver ants...you could have fun with thier claw/jaw things...lol

Mom

Rebecca said...

supa fly is amazing! talent in those twisted hands, girl!!!
hmmmm, flattened fly - i shudder

ladylinoleum said...

Sara I was thinking about making a bee too...now, a devil/hick bee I'd not thought of...LOL.

Mom, driver ants might be cool too. Hmmmm...a whole new LL line of insects. There are possibilities there.

~drew emborsky~ said...

That is SO cool! You rock! Your creativity is inspiring!!

ladylinoleum said...

Drew, you rock more!

ShelbyD said...

That is seriously disturbing. I think I love it.

Kari said...

OK I just have to say I am so looking forward to Flattened Fly!!! I have spent the past few days battling flies that swarm in every time someone opens the door!

Anonymous said...

Got to you here via your Crochetville post---this is hysterical! I Checked out the Softies page which only seems to go up to the April theme announcement; how did you find out about the June theme (and what, exactly is it)? This is the kind of tickle I need to think more outside my usual frame.

AJ Rose - waterbaby @ safe-mail.net

WebbleYou said...

Awesome. Simply awesome.
Justin
Geektronica.com

Leisel said...

Ohhh... can't wait to see flattened fly. Supa'Fly is much fun!

Kimberly Chapman said...

My mother in law sent me your link because she knows I collect eyeballs and I am a crafter.

I LOVE IT!!!

I suppose I have to learn how to crochet now too!

You rock!