Crazy Kawaii Onigiri~<3

In light of the upcoming anime convention, my sis Nina and I decided to refresh my kawaii onigiri with some new techniques. Of course nothing is as easy as it sounds. We had to tidy up the workspace, pull the supplies out of storage and apparently I had  sold all the finished onigiri, used up all the extra pieces and misplaced the paper pattern…

After overcoming those obstacles, I decided to make my prototype more interesting by using polkadot fabric, neon green for the nori and magenta thread to pull it together. 

crazykawaiionigiri

These colors won’t be used in the final product, but they are fun to work with!

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Tako chan vs san vs sama – The size comparison

Tako chan vs san vs sama - The size comparison

The Breakdown

Tako-chan: 1/2″ tall, 1″ wide
Tako-san: 1″ tall, 2″ wide
Tako-sama: 5 1/2″ tall, 7 1/2″ wide

Every Tako plush is lovingly crocheted using the Japanese continuous spiral method (aka amigurumi) and using soft shiny acrylic and cotton yarns, polyester fiberfill as well as acrylic safety eyes. Because of their ample proportions and loose stitching, Tako-sama’s take extra time and care to make and have to have a fabric pillow made specifically to hold it’s stuffing and eyes in place. Although the process gets lengthy, they are always a  joy to make!