Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cuttlefish Are Just So... Cuddly

As I said yesterday finding a project(s) for the first month’s “Families, Create” theme, “Cuddle Up,” almost too easy. At Christmas time a friend asked me to make her a cuttlefish for her. Um well, to be honest I had never heard of a cuttlefish let alone seen one. So I did a quick google and found all the information and pictures I needed. A Cuttlefish is such a beautiful Cephalopoda. Well after researching and thinking how I would go about making one, my friend decided she was going to wait. So I put the project to the side to finish up my holiday presents, but I just could not get this little one out of my head. Well once I have something in my head I have to do it or I just obsess about it daily.... And obsessing was what I began to do. I would find myself in a meeting drawing cuddle fish. He is just so cute and I HAD to make him. So when this months theme was cuddle up my project was a no brainer... I had to get this guy out of my brain and into my hands. So I would like to introduce you to Curtis The Cuddle fish, enjoy!

Visit Code Name: Mama and Living Peacefully with Children to find out how you can participate in the next Families, Create! Carnival.

Our February theme is "Heroes and Heroines" - what can your family create this month to celebrate the heroes and heroines in your lives?

Please take time to read the submissions by the other carnival participants:

  • What's the perfect way to snuggle up on a cold winter night? Acacia at Fingerpaint & Superheroes knows the answer: make the perfect soup!

  • The ArtsyMama teaches us how to create a no sew fleece throw inspired by your favorite snuggle time book.

  • Movies made from books are often pretty poor representations, but this family-made movie from Dionna at Code Name: Mama is monster-ific!

  • Aunalise at My Sweet Potatoes created a cozy for her Kindle, to protect it from little hands that think they need to cuddle with it.

  • What better way to cuddle and get cozy than in new jammies made by Mama G @ Z everyday things?

  • Inspired by her family's love of the Harry Potter series, Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children decided to make a series of ornaments based on the theme.

  • Laura at Nestled Under Rainbows shared a reflection on and a celebration of snuggies, lovies, cuddlies and specials.

  • Little Hedgehog got a wonderful idea when his red hat from Father Christmas didn't fit, and Megan at Purple Dancing Dahlias got a wonderful idea to knit a sweet hedgehog!

  • Monster-inspired artwork by a monster-clad kid. Despite the growling, he really is cuddly! Monster love courtesy of Dionna at Code Name: Mama.

  • Arpita at Up, Down & Natural shares a quick tutorial on how to make your very own Pippalily inspire pouch sling, with zippered pocket & key ring, and a matching nursing cover to boot!

  • Amy at Anktangle finally completed something cuddly and warm for her son Daniel: his very own afghan, crocheted with love by Momma.

  • Who'd want to cuddle with a cuttlefish? Aunalise at My Sweet Potatoes thinks you might want to cuddle up with this sweet plush cuttlefish!

Join us in February to create something with (or for) your own family. Visit Code Name: Mama and Living Peacefully with Children to find out more about February's "Heroes and Heroines" theme.


  1. LOL This is rich - I'd love to hear about *why* she wanted a cuttle fish to begin with!

  2. Cute! That would makw a great shirt.

  3. I think I'd like to know why too lol! It's very sweet and I'd dare say much more cuddly than a real-life one :-)

  4. Really adorable. this is so very creative and looks like a "cuddlefish" that Little Man would enjoy playing with.

  5. I'd love to see the pattern for this. I, like the other commenters am very curious about why your friend wanted a cuttlefish. Sounds like it might make a good story!

  6. Wow, did you make your own pattern? It looks great!

  7. Thanks for all the comments. This is my own pattern and when I have time I will try to post it up here to share. I have never done a tutorial so this maybe a fun challenge for me. :)