Stuffing For Brains

Painguin is a special sort of amigurumi. It was the most detailed and challenging amigurumi I'd made by this point. I was really excited about it when my friend/co-worker requested this particular guy. Painguin is his comic hero that he made up one day and draws all the time at work. Here is the execution along with the design he gave me:
I absolutely winged this pattern. I used elements from other patterns that looked similar to what I wanted. For example, the feet were made from a pattern for a lion main. A lot of things I also made up. This was the most embroidery I'd done to date, as well. I'm hapyp with everything on him, with the exception of how low the nose is. I was annoyed once he was finished with that the nose was so low, especially in consideration of how high it is in the picture. But it happened because it was the first thing I put on, before the eyes and tummy. My co-worker, however, was absolutely thrilled with the way he came out, so I guess that it's all good. ^__^

I think the blue yarn used in this is Caron Simply Soft Brites, Berry Blue, but it might also be Bernat Satin, Cobalt. I'm really not sure, as I didn't keep record of the yarns I used at this point. I don't know about the rest of the yarn.

Painguin was made in January of 2009.
...But he doesn't.

A friend of mine has this series of drawings she does called Squishies. One of my favorites is the comic with Mike and No. No is the one blushing and Mike, obviously, is the one with the bomb. Anyway, I had no idea what I was doing, but I just winged this as I made it: The gift package bomb.
I don't think I can even tell what yarn I used for this, it was just whatever I had around. My two favorite parts of it, though, are the bit "flame" at the end of the fuse and the yellow "tape" that holds the "gift wrap" together. It's kind of hard to see in the image, but it's right there under the bow on the bottom left picture.

The artwork featured in the corner is the actual image my friend made. You can see her other work here.

This bomb was made in January of 2009.