Monday, October 12, 2015

The Last Spider Post (This Year)

I think I'm all spidered out.

Since the painted-on glow-in-the-dark eyes didn't work, I finally broke down and bought googly eyes. And glued them over the paint job...


And now I think he looks like Toothless. But that's better than the creepy look he had before.

Per your suggestions, I tried using pipe cleaners for the legs for the twins. I rather like the way those turned out. Alas, I didn't have a chance to get pictures before I delivered them (I was down with a cold). However, when I gave the twins their spiders, the other two nephews requested spiders of their own.

The eldest nephew (HapkidoKid) asked that his be brown...


And the middle nephew (Rambo) requested purple but with pipe cleaner legs. Unfortunately, they only make pipe cleaners in one shade of purple which doesn't match the shade of purple I had in yarn...


Ah well. Just to get an idea of what the twins' spiders looked like, I did a little photo manipulation...


It's a bit fuzzy, but otherwise gives you a good idea of how those turned out. I think I might like the pipe cleaner version better. (Although, getting the pipe cleaners onto the body is just as difficult as getting the I-cord legs on.)


And now I'm done. Unless the nephews want eyes on theirs. (I've asked but gotten no answer.) I suppose now I should start thinking about Christmas projects. But it's been way too hot to think about Christmas.

22 comments:

  1. I love them!! The purple on is fun. The others so real!! And yes to the googly eyes!!

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    1. Seems like the googly eyes are a hit.

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  2. I think they look great! Googly eyes - good idea.

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  3. They do look great. They googly eyes and all.

    It's been too hot to think about Christmas here, too. I can't even understand why my neighbors are putting up fall decorations. It's still summer to me!

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    1. *The second 'they' was supposed to be 'the'...

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  4. How cute! I like the different purples on the spider. And the googly eyes are nice, too. You did a great job.

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  5. Very neat! They would be great for Halloween. The purple spider does look very cool.

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  6. They all look great and I actually like the different purple look for the legs. The googly eyes are great and brown for a spider is just as creepy-Great work!

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  7. I thin you did a great job on them all! I did hear it was hot in your neck of the woods.

    Betty

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    1. Thanks. And yeah, we had 100 deg temps this weekend. Ugh!

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    1. Thanks. But I can't take credit for the pattern. I was following someone else's pattern.

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  9. The googly eyes were definitely the way to go. What's the next project?

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  10. I love this project! Thanks for posting pics.

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  11. I like the pipe cleaner legs, and I like the one with the different shades of purple. Very cute!

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    1. I'm surprised at how many people have liked that. If I could have gotten the same shade of purple, I would have.

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  12. Aw they look great and yup agreeing on the two shades of purple. That looks great together :D

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  13. The first one *does* look a bit like Toothless... Which in my opinion is a good thing. :-)

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    1. He just needs fewer legs, and then he'd be a perfect Toothless. Well, wings too, of course.

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  14. I really hate spiders, but I think I would be willing to let one of these ones stay in my house, hehe.

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    1. The eyes definitely help with the cute factor.

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