Octavio the Octopus

This is Octavio.

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He is a young octopus, just trying to figure out his place in the big blue sea.

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He has eight tentacles. He uses them to move around, interact with his environment, and wave hello.

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When it gets dark, his bioluminescent spots make him fun to be around. Here he is with a jellyfish, a recent acquaintance and new friend.

He is also very soft. So, even though he does not think of himself as a pillow, he will sometimes let you use him as one—provided you ask politely.

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Thanks Octavio! And good night, Octavio.

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Now, for some BONUS *~*MaKiNg PiCs*~*

the pattern (internal lines were for measuring in Illustrator):

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tracing on our stretchy velvet…

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all cut out…

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pinned…

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and stitching is underway!

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not shown: some soldering, tedious insertion of LED wires and stuffing into eight separate legs and a plastic orb. But now, the finishing stitches…

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et voila!

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