What do you call an octopus with one tentacle?

Emilio.

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But Emilio didn’t come out of thin air! Or water. No, he came from Mood Fabric, Tinkersphere, and the Visible Futures Lab.

Once I’d acquired some blue fabric and pink LED wire-bands, I was ready to put the below pattern into action:

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I cut out one of each except for the ‘triangle,’ of which I needed four. Once I sewed them almost all the way together, I had to solder together this simple arrangement:

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I split the 20 LEDs evenly between the head and tentacle, and then finished the stitching by hand. Which gave me this:

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I think it’s safe to say Emilio’s a pretty cool-looking guy. But the party really gets started when the lights go out.

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Ciao, Emilio.