June 15, 2009

My Iron Chef Battle Velcro piece- finished! Phew!

I'm calling my creation: "Ravioli con Tentacoli di Polpo" or: Ravioli with Octopus Tentacles. (It's much more fun to say "polpo"- don't you think? :D)

My secret ingredient was tough to figure out what to do with. I brainstormed for weeks off and on trying to decide what could work. I wanted to make a food item directly out of the velcro itself as well as adding a plush element to my dish.

The ravioli are 2" velcro pieces cut, stuffed, and sewn. I used my pinking shears to cut the edges into a fluted pattern.
I came up with the idea of octopus tentacles when I was brainstorming food sources that were sticky. The "suckers" on the tentacles are also velcro- with orange felt accents to make them look like the suction cups.
For the tentacles, it was my first attempt at sewing dimensionally- which resulted in lots of swearing (and prototypes) saturday as I tried to figure it out. :D

I couldn't find a plate in the mediterranean blue that I wanted, so I ended up sewing one.

Check out the Plush Team blog to see all the creative entries and different ingredient battles.


Jeff Harter said...

I love this idea! Good stuff Leanna!

Leeanna Butcher said...

thanks Jeff! :D

Feltmistress said...

Love these. I was suppose to make tentacles for this character but been avoiding it http://jonathan-e.blogspot.com/2007/07/octobus-stop.html You've done a superb job. Also thanks for the link. xx

Leeanna Butcher said...

Thanks Feltmistress! Holy tentacles batman! There are A LOT of tentacles on that guy- what a challenge. I had a hard enough time making three. :) It's a fun design- I wish you luck, but know you'll do an amazing job as always!!