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Friday, March 26, 2010

Creamini and Banana Peel


Creamini is a mushroom aspiring to be in the next hot video game. He tries on all sorts of caps and even attempts to impersonate some of the more popular gaming icons. His biggest advisor is Banana Peel (BP), who is still basking in his 15 minutes of fame but BP hasn't had a stint for a while. Producers tend to steer clear from rotten icons, which BP often becomes.

Creamini's experience is analogous to the many caps each of us often have to try on in order to fit in. We sometimes dismiss that the best cap is the one we were born with. Trouble is, many of us have a hard time determining what we were truly born to do and we seek advice from the most rotten advisors.

Creamini and BP are crocheted from medium weight acrylic worsted yarn. Each of these characters is about 1.5-2 inches tall. Their faces are hand sewn using 4-ply acrylic yarn that has been split into a single strand. These characters and other Balatong creations are available at balatong.etsy.com

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