subota, 12. siječnja 2013.

Divovska lignja / Giant Squid



giant squid
my 9,5 feet long squid / moja 290 cm duga lignja
Pomalo neobičan naslov, priznajem, senzacionalistički čak :). Ali, ova lignja je stvarno divovska :))
Sve je počelo vrlo slučajno, nabasala sam na jedan vrlo interesantan post, kojeg možete pogledati OVDJE . Ta je cura svom dragom napravila jako veliku lignju-jastuk za Božić. Sve to skupa ne bi meni bilo uopće toliko važno (osim što joj je ideja vrhunska) da moj muž nije strastveni lignjolovac već duuuugi niz godina. Toliko je u tome da sam ga ja davno već prozvala Lignja-Man (kao Superman, valjda :)  Za nas je normalan razgovor onaj koji uključuje skonsalice, štapove, lampe, ferale, dubine, finske mamce, japanske mamce, je li mjesečina, nije li, brodske motore, brzine, čvorove, panulavanje, vjetar ... i sl. I, tako sam odlučila napraviti nešto slično za njega, kao božićni poklon. Nešto što će ga 100% oboriti sa nogu.
A little bit of strange headline, I guess :)  But, this squid is really giantic :))
Everything started by chance, really. I came across this intersting post, that you can check out  HERE. That girl had made a 8 feet long squid pillow to her boyfriend as Christmas gift. But, that fact wouldn't be that important to me - if I hadn't have a husband who is  impassioned fisherman, specialized for squids! He is in that passion of his for sooo long, I nicknamed him Squidman (as Superman :) years ago. A normal conversation in our house includes debates about  fishing rods, lights, depths, finnish or japanese baits, is it moonlight, or not, marine engines, speeds, knots, winds...etc. That's why I decided make something similar for him this Christmas, something that will blow him away 100%!
Loligo Vulgaris
Ali, naravno, lignja je ipak trebala sličiti ovoj našoj, europskoj Loligo Vulgaris.
But, that squid should look alike our european squid Loligo Vulgaris. (I belive that more accurate term would be "calamary", but I will use "squid").
Ova naša lignjica je vrlo ukusna, to ne treba posebno pisati.
This squid that lives in Adriatic Sea is very tasteful, we use it a lot in our traditional diet.

Prvo sam krenula u potragu za odgovarajućim dezenom, trebalo mi je nešto na točkice, tako da oponaša kromatofore - pigmentirane stanice na tijelu lignje. Ovaj materijal mi je bio nekako najbliži onome što sam zamislila. Kad je to bilo rješeno, od papira sam napravila kroj. Nastojala sam da što više sliči našoj domaćoj lignji, pa se dosta razlikuje od onog kroja iz posta koji sam spomenula. Dimenzije možete vidjeti gore, a one su ispale takve slučajno; dala sam si malo umjetničke slobode :D . Dakle, za tijelo lignje potrebno je iskrojiti gornji i donji dio, jer to će biti jastuk na kraju.
First I went to find some material that I imagined, something with little dots to look alike chromatophores - pigmented cells on squid's body. This design was the most similar to that idea. So, when I sloved that issue, I made paper pattern. I tried to make pattern much more alike to european squid then the one in the post I mentioned earlier. Its dimensions are written above. They turned out like that by chance, I gave myself some artistic freedom :) . So, for squid's body I made 2 pieces, upper and bottom, it is supposed to be a pillow, after all.

Tada sam napravila bočna krilca / peraje, odmah ih napunila punilom za jastuke i prošila rubove.
Then I made this side wings / flippers, stuffed them with pillow stuffings and sew the edge.



Onda sam iskrojila i sašila pipke 6 manjih i 2 veća, te glavu lignje na koju sam aplicirala oči (izrezala krugove od materijala koji mi je ostao).
Ali, avaj, kod pipaka sam se malo prešla! Naime, lignja ima 8 malih pipaka i 2 velika! Sve ove puste godine koliko gledam (i čistim) lignje i nije mi na pamet palo pobrojiti ih! A pošto sam ih već bila napunila punilom i sašila glavu, ostavila sam ih u ovakvom broju, nadajući se da taj nedostatak neće nikom upasti u oči.
Then I tailored and sew 6 tentalces (arms) and 2 longer, squid's head with applique eyes that I cut out of the rest of the material.
But, I made a mistake with arms, yeeks! Squid has 8 shorter arms, not 6! All of these years that I look at the squids (and prepare them as well) - I didn't think of counting them at all! But, since I stuffed them already and head was already done, I left them so. I hope that nobody will notice :D

Tu sam već sašila pipke za glavu, te sašila jastučić za glavu. Hmmm, komplicirano zvuči... Ali nije!
At this point I sew squid's arms for its head, and made a head-pillow. Hmmm, sounds complicated. But it is not!
Kako je šivanje odmicalo, tako bi je bilo sve jasnije da će ovaj jastuk biti ogroman. Znači, i težak. I kako ću ga prati? Hmmm...
Odlučila sam ovu lignju iz jastuka pretvoriti u jastučnicu i jastuk. Sašila sam jastuk kojim ću napuniti glavu i jastuk koji će napuniti tijelo, istih dimenzija kao i orginalna glava, odnosno tijelo.
As my creating of this squid went further, I realised that it is going to be big. And heavy. And - how am I going to wash it? Hmmm...
That's why I turned this squid-pillow into squid-pillow case with pillows. I made one pillow that will fill squid's head and one to fill its body, same dimensions as originals.
Ovako to izgleda.
And it looks like this.

Kad iz lignje izvadim ta 2 jastuka, ostaje mi ovo - tijelo lignje - kojem su napunjena bočna krilca i pipci na glavi. Sama glava i tijelo lignje su prazni. E, ovo već može ići u mašinu bez problema!
When I take out those 2 pillow out of squid, this is what I have - squid's body - only stuffed parts are side wings and arms. Head itself and body are empty. Now, I can put this in a washer, no problem!

Tijelo sa strane ima patent, tako da se unutarnji jastuci mogu bez problema stavljati i vaditi, po potrebi.
Squid's body has a zipper at the side, so interior pillows can get in or out with no problem at all.
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Malo detalja:
Some details:

Bočna krilca, napunjena.
Side wings, stuffed.

Glava i pipci.
Head and arms.



Na "vrhu" glave se nalaze usta.
On the "top" of the head are squid's mouth.

Pipci. Sviđa mi se ovaj materijal.
Tentacles / arms. I belive this material design is right for it!

I tako je nastala lignja duga 290 cm, od dna tijela pa do vrha dugih pipaka. Nisam mislila da će biti ovako velika, ali... od viška glava ne boli! Kako lijepo svjetluca na jutarnjem suncu :)
And that's how this 9,5 feet long squid came to life, from the bottom of its body untill the top of its long arms. I didn't think that it is going to be so looong, but... And how lovely it glows on morning sun :)
Ovako to treba izgledati, lignja-jastuk- za valjanje!
This is how it is supposed to be - squid pillow - for our own enjoyment!

A ovako izgleda lignja u svom prirodnom ambijentu.
And this is how our squid looks like in its natural surroundings.

 Onda, što kažete na našeg novog kućnog ljubimca?
So, what you do think of our new pet?
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63 komentara:

  1. Majko moja, koliko posla..Oš` za slikanje svake faze, oš` za samu izradu..Svaka ti čast na detaljnom opisu faza izrade,slikama i samoj izradi:))) Ne bih se upuštala u takve gigantske pothvate..To je ipak previše za mene..Utoliko još više cijenim tvoj rad
    PS Ako si išla stavljati fotke preko Picase kako nemaš onu ikonicu što se na kraju mojih postova javlja? I kako to da priličan broj ljudi ima problema sa stavljanjem fotki (ovo više sebe pitam na glas)...Već mi to ide na živce što ne znamo uzrok!!!

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  2. ma, uopće nije problem, ustvari. plan mi je bio u glavi, malo sam se razigrala sa dimenzijama, najdulja faza mi je bila napuniti tijelo sa punilom. nisam kupila novo, iz dućana, nego sam uzela stare jastuke i prstima čupkala staro punilo i punila, punila, punila....dosta dugo :D
    ali, zato mi se efekt sviđa, svi se valjaju po njoj
    p.s. saznat ćemo uzrok, pa makar.... :DD

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  3. Svaka čast!!!
    Čitam ja lepo mere,ali sve do poslednje slike nije mi kliknulo u glavi kolika ja zapravo tvoja lignja:)))
    Obožavam ovakve tvoje postove i stalno im se vraćam!:)

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    1. diiiivooovskaaa haha! skoro 3 metra ;)
      sa mjerama sam se malo zaigrala, vidiš, moja je namjera bila napraviti malo veći jastuk u obliku lignje, a sad nemam dovoljno veliki krevet! zato je lignja sad na tepihu i djeca se valjaju po njoj :D

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  4. :D Divno i jedinstveno,svaka cast na izvedbi.
    Moja prva pomisao je bila prava ziva lignja,jer sam pre neki dan naletela na netu post o pravoj dzinovskoj lignji kod Japana i pribliznih su dimenzija obe.
    Odlican posao.

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    1. hvala ti. ipak, u realnosti, ne bih imala želju susrest se sa ovako velikom živom lignjom! više volim one male, sa krumpirima ;)

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  5. Ovo je super-lignja! Vrlo lijepo urađeno i objašnjeno.

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  6. Svaka ti čast,od ideje do izvedbe.Ova lignja obara sve,ne samo noge :)

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    1. hvala, Tatjana, bila je pun pogodak, što se mene tiče

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  7. Odličan posao si odradila, jedino nisi nam rekla kako je mužić reagirao na poklon :)

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    1. - prepao se! hahaha! otišao na WC dok je još bio mrak, upalio svjetlo i odskočio par pola metra u zrak! tako je lignja bila lipo namištena ispod bora da ga gleda svojim veelikim okicama!

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  8. Baš luda ideja! Ja volim lignje ali na tanjiru, a tu se ne razlikuju evropske od svetskih.

    Dobro si ovo uradila, kao i uvek.

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    1. srećom moj muž ne čita moj blog, inače bi se iznervirao haha - itekako ima razlike među lignjama, pogotovo što se okusa tiče. jadranskoj lignji nema premca, to ti svaki gurman može potvrditi, a i cijena je dokaz. nema ti druge, nego doći do mene na jedan vikend-seminar o ribama i glavonošcima, loviti ćemo i degustirati, pa ćeš i sama vidjeti :D

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  9. Fantasticna je,ova slika u pesku je bas originalna,cela ideja je genijalna i svaka ti cast.Trebalo je sve ovo osmisliti i napraviti:)))I ja bih se odusevila ovakvom poklonu a kako ce tek ljubitelj lignji:)))

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    1. strastveni lignjolovac / ljubitelj lignji je ovako rekao - "i ja sam dobio lutku!" dakle, nisu samo djeca dobila igračke ;)

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  10. Fabulous pet Ana!!! Love all photos, it's a great project!The fabric you choose is so pretty to this!
    Have a happy day!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, I also belive that this was a great choise of material, since these dots can actally represent how squid's skin looks like in nature

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  11. This is awesome. I have no idea what possessed you but yo go girl!

    Thanks for linking up :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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    1. haha, thanks, this was a real challenge for me

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  12. Hehehe, stvarno je super! Svaka čast, izgleda odlično :)

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    1. hvala ti, ali da vidim ovako veliku lignju u moru, ne bi mi bilo toliko drago :)

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  13. Holy cow that is huge! You've got sewing skills girl! Thanks for linking up! IT'S A PARTY @ Three Mango Seeds

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  14. Wow that is a giant squid! Great job! Was sqidman surprised??? It must have been a fun Christmas morning...

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    1. he got soooo scared when he saw it at first - it was Christmas morning, very early, actually still a night time, he went to the bathroom, swiched on the lights and saw this monster under the christmas tree looking at him with its big big eyes - he got sooooooo scared haha!

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  15. Ana, when you say giant, you mean giant :)))
    I love that the giant squid is so darling with the happy pattern (but not too childish) and I could squeeze it to death! Your husband can put it in the boat and take a comfortable nap :)

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    1. Meeha, it is long enough for all 5 of us to sleep at! I need a extra special bed for it! This pattern was the closest I had in my mind, I really wanted something with dots that looks like squid's chromatophores :)
      p.s. for now, squid stays inside, with kids. I belive my husband still didn't recover from Christmas morning ;)

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  16. Amei teu polvo, fizeste um lindo bicho de estimação. Teu blog é muito legal e cheio de inspiração.
    Tenha uma ótima semana.

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    1. Obrigado mucho! muito estou feliz que você gostou!

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  17. Ovo je, zaista, sjajno. Davno nisam videla nešto ovako simpatično i šašavo. Moram da priznam da mi deluje prilično komplikovano za šivenje i slutim da ti je oduzelo dosta vremena. Izbor materijala je odličan, sve se savršeno složilo.

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    1. nije baš puno vremena mi oduzelo, da sam kupila novo pakiranje punjenja za jastuke išlo bi ekspresno, ali ja sam iskoristila 2 stara, već potpuno ravna jastuka koja su imala sintetičko punjenje. dok sam to iščupkala,aaaa....

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  18. Svi mi kreativci bloggeri pravimo kojesta, ali tvoje kreacije su uvek tako orginalne, gotovo ispred svih...

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  19. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-html

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  20. Ovo je totalno sasavo! Svidja mi se! Pratim te!

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  21. Svaka cast, izgleda fenomenalno!:-)

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  22. What a great project, and I love all the great photos. You did an amazing job. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! I hope you are having a great week. :)

    Hugs
    Kathy

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  23. Squid-man is lucky to have such a talented woman. Thanks for sharing this on Fluster's Muster Party.

    Hugs & Smiles,

    Robin
    http://www.flusterbuster.com

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  24. super ideja i super prikladan poklon :D

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  25. Wow! That is incredible! What a unique and personal gift. Does it fit on the bed?

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  26. That is amazing! Every fisherman needs a squid body pillow! I just hope it doesn't take up your side of the bed!:) Thanks for linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday:)

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  27. I didn't realize how big your squid was until that last picture! Wow! I bet your husband loved it! I'm so happy that you visited and linked up at One Creative Weekend at OneCreativeMommy.com. The next party starts tonight at 8:00 PM MST. I hope you'll be back.

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  28. So whimsical! I love it! Really love the size of it too!

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  29. Veoma kreativna lignja :D
    Imaš blog nagradu kod mene

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  30. Love it! My son went through a squid phase, he would have loved one of these!

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  31. Wow, ovo je definitivno preeeekul! Vidjela sam tvoj blog kod sashkonele i drago mi je da sam svratila na ovaj post :)

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    1. i meni je drago što si svratila, dođi još koji put ;)

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  32. i love this soooo much. I want one. I might have to get my sewing machine out.

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  34. Ma ova lignja je genijalna,sama ideja i izvedba,zbilja svaka čast,jako mi se sviđa:)

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  35. This is amazing!! Fantastic work. My kids (and husband too) would love something like this. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

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  36. Blago mužu za ovakvu ženu!Dakle,samo mogu još da vas zamislim onako skupno, sa sve decom,kako ste se svi opružili po podu sa glavama na lignjoslavu;)Mnogo mi se dopada ovaj tvoj rad(i mnogo mi se jedu lignje:)

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  37. oh how wonderful! what a whimsical project. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  38. ha! I love it! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations. Just wanted to let you know that you will be featured at this weeks party. Can't wait to see what you will link up this week!
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com/

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  39. This is ADORABLE! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for stopping by my place!

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  40. Your squid is amazing! My boyfriend also loves squid, so I am thinking I might try and make one for him too. I knitted him a shark once, but that was a LOT smaller than your fantastic squid...

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  41. Wow! You are so talented, Ana! Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week!

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  42. Wow, ostala sam oduševljena veličinom, a i mekoćom, čak i preko slika mi se čini tako mekan... <3

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  43. This is crazy! I love it! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim

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  44. I am featuring you tomorrow on Made in a Day! See ya there!
    Kim

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  45. I love this! I was a Biology major in college and wanted to be the first to document a live Giant Squid since at the time, the only ones that had been found were dead. But someone beat me to it!!

    I'm off to pin this now, maybe one day I'll give this a try :)

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  46. heheheh... odlična je lignja :)
    hvala na linkanju :)

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  47. Oh goodness how adorable. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.

    xoxo
    Denyse

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