Thursday, January 24, 2013

Remember the sperm? (or gifts for all occasions)

I trawled my blog this morning, positive that I had done a post about sperm…apparently not, it must just be one of those posts I wrote in my head.sperm1
Last year (?) a friend went off for a vasectomy so I decided to make him a little specimen jar of happy spermies. I recall asking on twitter whether sperm were known for their happiness or whether they were snarly competitive types.
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I made a little label with his name and a ward number etc. on it for him (no photo for some reason) and thought it a rather grand and thoughtful gift.
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As is my wont  I then couldn’t stop thinking of sperm and whales and sperm whales. I Bookfaced this guy asking people whether I should scrap it or keep working on that damned tail.
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and I did (insert at least six more weird sperm /whale creations here) and I made a little whale pincushion
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and then I made another and so on and so on and so on. I so want to add a little joke here about all of this coming from one little sperm, but I'm guessing you guys are way ahead of me.

38 comments:

  1. The tails are perfect. I hope your friend appreciated his gift - love that it comes in a jar. *oh dear*

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  2. You're a hoot Jodie. Now I want a sperm whale pincushion. lol

    P.S. I just wanted to point out something. As is my wont... ;)

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    1. oops, I'll give myself a stern telling off.

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  3. Blue sperm whale tale is perfect - love that the pins are his spout!!

    And a happy vasectomy present - how very thoughtful!

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  4. This is so cute. I never use pincushions, like ever. I keep all my pins in a teacup next to my sewing machine, which I am sure one day to knock off onto the floor and then proceed to step on pins for the following 13 weeks. But, this little guy is so cute. With blue pins in his blowhole! Awesome (I also don't stock blue pins at my house. If they aren't pink they are dismissed. ;)

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  5. I LOL! Thanks so funny and yet cute and almost ewww, but not quite!

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  6. I just keep hearing "Every sperm is sacred" from Month Python's "The Meaning of Life". I think we have the same sort of sense of humour, because that is something I would seriously consider doing! I'll have to get the pattern off you Jodie. We know someone who is going in for the op at some time in the not-to-distant future. It's very hard to come up with a gift for a bloke who is suffering.
    Love the whales that were born from the idea. Sperm do really cause generation! Amazing! Who'd of thunk it!
    Love your work. XX

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  7. Yours is the coolest craft blog in the world.

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  8. I just keep on hearing from "Finding Nemo" just keep swimming....

    Thanks for the laugh

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  9. Too funny Jodie and Oh so very very cute!

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  10. Oh Jodie
    This post is too funny, I can't wait to see what sort of visitors you get form people searching for "sperm".

    Little whale is very cute.
    Debra

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  11. You're making me laugh! Love that.

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  12. Only you could give a jar of sperm to someone who has had a vasectomy. Could be why I get such a giggle out of you and your blog ..lol. Love the whale too. Super cute although I have to admit I am admiring that sperm too - in a completely not weird way.

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  13. Its very Nice..I am very much impressed with this

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  14. There should be a jar like that in every Urologists waiting room. I am sure it would put a smile on a lot of nervous men's faces.

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  15. Love this cute sperm whale - I will be making one.
    Any chance you could put out a pattern for the 'sperm'? I love them. I would give a jar full to my hubby with a note saying "Look what I found; I thought you told me you had gotten rid of these little buggars!"
    Thanks for the laugh.

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  16. The fecundity of your brain never ceases to amaze.

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  17. there you go with the Genteel Lady Librarian stuff again

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  18. I am intrigued to know what answers you got on Twitter!

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  19. You know the unwritten blog rule about not posting about dead cats or bodily fluids? Peh to that. Up with softie sperms. I am painting a banner I am.

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    1. There are rules ?????
      nobody told me there were rules....

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  21. Yeah, like we are going to call the numbers Anu left.
    Like as possible as whales in a jar.

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  22. OHMYGOSH! You ARE nuts! Now I KNOW I must go to market -- how could I miss you! Your little version of the whale is adorable. ADORABLE!!!!

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  23. Aha! The CHEEKY SPERM that you mentioned so long ago. I've been waiting.....and am not disappointed.
    BTW --- how's the passport coming along? Are you going to make it to Portland???

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  24. Thanks for my early morning giggle !

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  25. You are amazing, thank you for the giggles.

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  26. I am so happy for you in your job hobby success YAY!!! You said something like they were "cheeky." Since I have a teenager looking over my shoulder--you know what I am referencing. Nice of you to follow up on that. LOL! I like the Whale too.

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  27. love the sperm so much as well as your sense of humor! Made me laugh:) I too would love a whale pattern.Any plans on making one?

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