Thursday, July 07, 2005

Splat the Supa' Phlat Fly

You've met Supa' Fly. Now meet Splat the Supa' Phlat Fly, cousin to the original flying eyeballed wonder.

Splat's image is solely attributable to an um, err, accidental meeting with a windshield, but because of his supa' genes he survived and now thrives. Often he and and Supa' Fly can be spotted buzzing around the neighborhood looking for goodies (rotting food is a much loved goody) in one of the local rubbish containers.

Amazingly, Splat can still fly though his movement resembles that of a Frisbee as opposed to his cousin's helicopter flight style. In addition to his unique flying style, Splat can also slip under doors undetected, double as a blanket when Supa' Fly catches a chill or can even serve as a coaster for any human coffee table, a very marketable skill that provides him with continuous employment opportunities.

Please welcome Splat to the Monster Crochet cast of characters!

Splat's Crochet Stats:
  • Splat's phlat eyeball is made with DMC size 8 perle cotton (white & pupil) and Artfabrik size 8 thread (iris), crocheted in the round and embroidered (veins) using chain stitch after fastening off.
  • Splat's body is made from J&P Coats Metallic Knit-Cro-Sheen in size 10 black.
  • Wings are crocheted using Artfabrik's Lime Frappe colorway in size 8.
  • Pattern by moi.

Cordelia over at Crochetville suggested I make some maggots to accompany these fly guys. You all know that idea is right up my alley. Stay tuned!

Copyright 2005 Regina Rioux Gonzalez. All rights reserved.


Catana said...

I think maggots would be carrying things just a little too far. Unless you're planning on using them for medical emergencies. Where were they when Phlat needed them?

Sabra said...

Funny. Just...funny.

Jessica said...

I think that using him as a coaster might keep me from drink, and I don't approve of that... :)

He is, surprisingly, kind of cute, though. :)

Unknown said...

I'm in love!

Ro said...


Oh god, I can't wait to show it to my husband. He's gonna love it.

Hey btw Queen of Monsters...I need to reconfirm your mailing addy so I can ship off your VLA gear tomorrow! Please email it to me??

As usual, you rule my world and I bow to the genius that is yours! I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy!

sara said...

You are fabulous!

Kimberly said...

Oh my goodness! Yet another weird, wacky but yet still wonderful creation! He is absolutely superb! And hes functional?!?!? Way to go!

Anonymous said...

I think maggots are required IMMEDIATELY to fatten him up and get him back to full flying fitness.

LadyLinoleum said...

Maggots are disgusting. Agreed. But then again, so are flys.

Soooo, I will be attempting a maggot with an eyeball. I am a total thread-head so I can make it pretty dern small. Thinking aloud...maybe I will embroider eyes on the maggot being like Padre Pepito. Hmmmmm...

~drew emborsky~ said...

I agree with Ro... pure genius!

CraftyCritter said...

Maggots ARE gross..but they are beneficial...really they are, think about it!
::::hopping off soapbox:::

I for one can't wait to see the maggots! I love the Phlat Fly..

Tasha Tudor, the writer and artist, used to pick dead animals off the road to study so she could capture their true essence.

Regina do refer to a photo or real life model for detail??? hehe!

Anonymous said...

I don't think maggots should be left out, they can't help who they are. They need you on their case Lady Linoleum.

anastasianani said...

that's fun..

Rebecca said...

i'm not so sure how i will handle the maggots.... i'm preparing myself - ewww, gag, ewww

as my 8 yr old son says your phlat fly is 'histarically twisted' - yes, his words!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, of course the Phlat Fly is incredibly fabulous.....but LOOK HOW MANY COMMENTS YOU HAVE!!!??? Wow! I think you are in the Crazy Auntie Category! Mazel Tov!

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