Saturday, March 31, 2012

Cthulhu Dreamin' (Ooooh the cute lil' octopus?!)

I have this strange fascination with H.P Lovecraft's character Cthulhu...
Before I decided to make my own Cthulhu items I would sit online searching the web for anything Cthulhu I could find. The one thing about Cthulhu items, since they are usually quite intricate and usually some kind of sculpture or art piece, I found most things Cthulhu were quite pricey.

For any of you that have no idea what I'm talking about, or have never heard the word Cthulhu before, I will give you a quick lesson.

Cthulhu is no children's character.
He is a scaly beastly creature, trapped in the sea and is part octopus, dragon and human combined.
He has long tentacles and wings and he is massively huge!

There is quite the following surrounding this creature and Cthulhu items are not easy to come across.
Soooo, I decided to make my very own Cthulhu pillow.
When I posted the finished pillow on to Tumblestone's Facebook page, I got a swarm of people wanting their very own Cthulhu pillows and one guy has even asked if I can make him a Cthulhu couch cover!

The pillows that I have done are just of Cthulhu's head, his body is massive and has huge wings, so I thought to just stick with his head for now. With that being said, A LOT of people that have no idea who nasty, creepy, scary Cthulhu is would ask me,
"I would like one of your cute little octopus pillows please! We just love octopus'!"

How can I argue with  that?!
I say what he is but on my pillows he does kinda look like an octopus doesnt he?

He does look like Cthulhu too! Cthulhus are one of my more popular pillow styles
(besides the moustaches of course!)
I want to make a nice Cthulhu throw blanket next, with a massive monster on it! That would be awesome!
At this moment in time I only have one more custom order to finish and I'm set!
So possibly soon :)

Enjoy the rest of your day all! Back to sewing it is for me!


  1. I could not believe I actually saw a link for a Cthulhu pillow! My son is a huge Cthulhu fan - he paints him quite often in big garish bloody colors on 16 x 20 boards. You two would get along so well :) This is great. I will be showing him your blog.

  2. Oh my goodness! Lol, that's so funny!
    I wasn't sure if anyone would know what it was or not :P
    Most people just think octopus, but there is quite the Cthulhu following out there!
    Thanks for having a look! My husband is a HUGE Cthulhu fan as well, he wants a tattoo of it..... On his back with the tentacles going down his arms! I don't know if he will ever do it though!

  3. Thanks for sharing this on Creative Mondays :)

  4. love this!!! I think everybody would!!
    i am your newest follower from the hop..pls follow bcd if you can.
    happy April!

  5. Thank you!
    I am now following you as well, wow, 8 children! now that's a family!!

  6. Wow, that is definitely a very unique pillow! Thanks for linking it up to Cutesy Monday!


  7. That is SO cute! I love it! Thanks for linking up to our Artistic Tuesday!