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Keep Up With Vox Mortuum

If you’d like to keep up with Vox Mortuum with regards to crochet in progress, other art projects, or just whatever happens to tickle her fancy; feel free to check out her Tumblr.

Vox Mortuum Designs Tumblr

Also you can go to her Ravelry page.

Vox Mortuum Designs on Ravelry

Bender – Futurama

Bender Bending Rodríguez, designated Bending Unit 22, is a fictional robot character in the animated television series Futurama. He was created by series creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen and is voiced by John DiMaggio. In the series, Bender plays the role of a comic anti-hero, and is described by Leela as an “alcoholic, whore-mongering, chain-smoking gambler”. He was built in Mexico and other characters refer to his “swarthy Latin charm”. He is, per his own testimony, prejudiced against non-robots, often expressing an urge to “kill all humans” except his best friend, Fry; however, he has also committed acts of kindness for humans and others, suggesting he is not truly as belligerent as he claims.

From Wikipedia

If you look close you’ll see this doll included a cigar, open bottle and closed bottle.

Chihuahua and Toys

The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is so named for the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. Chihuahuas come in a wide variety of sizes, head shapes, colors and coat lengths.

From Wikipedia

This particular little guy is here with his collar, leash, food bowl, water bowl, biscuit, chew toy, and bunny toy.

Hare

Hares and jackrabbits are leporids belonging to the genus Lepus. Hares less than one year old are called leverets. Four species commonly known as types of hare are classified outside of Lepus: the hispid hare (Caprolagus hispidus), and three species known as red rock hares (Pronolagus spp.).

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Skull/Sugar Skull

Sugar Skull Tradition – Sugar art was brought to the New World by Italian missionaries in the 17th century. The first Church mention of sugar art was from Palermo at Easter time when little sugar lambs and angels were made to adorn the side altars in the Catholic Church.

Mexico, abundant in sugar production and lacking money to buy fancy imported European church decorations at the time, learned quickly from the friars how to make sugar art for their religious festivals. Clay molded sugar figures of angels, sheep and sugar skulls go back to the Colonial Period 18th century. Sugar skulls represented a departed soul, had the name written on the forehead and was placed on the home ofrenda or gravestone to honor the return of a particular spirit. Sugar skull art reflects the folk art style of big happy smiles, colorful icing and sparkly tin and glittery adornments. Common ingredients for making sugar skulls include powdered sugar, egg white, corn syrup, vanilla, and corn starch. Typically, sugar skulls need to dry overnight or for several hours. Sugar skulls are labor intensive and made in very small batches in the homes of sugar skull makers. However, these artisans are disappearing as fabricated and imported candy skulls take their place.

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Big Barda – DC Comics

Big Barda is a fictional comic book superheroine appearing in books published by DC Comics. She first appeared in Mister Miracle #4 (October 1971), and was created by Jack Kirby.

In a reversal of the stereotype associated with female characters at the time of her creation, Barda is physically more powerful than her husband and very protective of him.

Jack Kirby based Barda’s physical appearance on Lainie Kazan, who had recently appeared topless in Playboy. Mark Evanier, Kirby’s assistant during the Fourth World comics, has stated, “Jack based some of his characters (not all) on ponies in his life or in the news… the characterization between Scott ‘Mister Miracle’ Free and Barda was based largely—though with tongue in cheek—on the interplay betwixt Jack and his wife Roz.”

From Wikipedia

K-9 – Doctor Who

K-9, or K9, is the name of several fictional robotic canines (the name being a pun on that word) in the long-running British science fiction television series, Doctor Who, first appearing in 1977. K-9 has also been in a central character in three of the series television spin-offs, the unsuccessful K-9 and Company (1981), The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–present) and K-9 (2009–present). Although not originally intended to be a recurring character in the series, K-9 was kept in the show following his first appearance because he was expected to be popular with younger audiences. There have been at least four separate K-9 units in the series, with the first two being companions of the Fourth Doctor. Voice actor John Leeson has provided the character’s voice in most of his appearances, except during Season 17 of Doctor Who, in which David Brierley temporarily provided the character’s voice. The character was created by Bob Baker, to whom rights to the character still belong; consequently, Baker’s spin-off series K-9, which is not BBC-produced, cannot directly reference events or characters from Doctor Who, though it attempts to be a part of that continuity.

–From Wikipedia

This doll is 22″ from tail to nose. The base is 11″ high, 11″ long, and 8.5″ high. The screen is even a small pocket.

Momiji Sohma – Rabbit Form – Fruits Basket

Momiji Sohma, aged 15, is the rabbit of the Chinese zodiac. His father, one of the richer members of the Sohma family, is Japanese, while his mother is German (they speak German and Japanese in the manga, but only Japanese in the anime). Momiji is depicted as a cute, cheerful, androgynous boy who hides a sad family life behind his sunny demeanor. In an author’s note, Takaya described him as “the most comfortable” of the Sohmas with his spirit possession, and “the most successful of the boys.” Momiji is older than he initially appears, and Tohru is surprised to learn he is only a year younger than she is. To Kyo’s horror, Momiji wears the girl’s version of their high school uniform with shorts instead of a skirt, until he has a growth spurt at the start of his second year and switches to the boy’s uniform. He lives alone inside the Sohma family compound, and was raised by servants. His mother learned about the zodiac curse when she first held him, just after he was born, and was repulsed; she later had Hatori erase her memory that Momiji is her son. Because of this, his younger sister, Momo, is unaware he is her older brother, even though she is interested in him. Despite his upbringing, Momiji is insightful about others and emotionally strong. Momiji takes to Tohru very quickly, even hugging her when they are formally introduced despite his curse. He sometimes helps Tohru at her evening job as an office cleaner in one of his father’s buildings, and once substitutes for her when she is sick with a cold. He is very fond of Tohru, and even defies Akito to protect her. He later warns Kyo that if he does not act on his feelings for Tohru, someone else, such as himself, might steal her away; in the final chapter, Momiji tells Hatsuharu and Rin that he hopes to find a girlfriend as wonderful as Tohru. He plays the violin. Takaya derived his name from the ninth month of the traditional Japanese calendar, momijitsuki or “autumn leaves month”; he was supposed to have been named after the third month, the month of the rabbit, but according to the author, she mixed up his and Kureno’s positions in the zodiac. Voiced by: Ayaka Saitō (Japanese), Kimberly Grant (English)

–From Wikipedia

This is Momiji’s rabbit form and is eminently snuggleable!

Momiji Sohma – Fruits Basket

Momiji Sohma, aged 15, is the rabbit of the Chinese zodiac. His father, one of the richer members of the Sohma family, is Japanese, while his mother is German (they speak German and Japanese in the manga, but only Japanese in the anime). Momiji is depicted as a cute, cheerful, androgynous boy who hides a sad family life behind his sunny demeanor. In an author’s note, Takaya described him as “the most comfortable” of the Sohmas with his spirit possession, and “the most successful of the boys.” Momiji is older than he initially appears, and Tohru is surprised to learn he is only a year younger than she is. To Kyo’s horror, Momiji wears the girl’s version of their high school uniform with shorts instead of a skirt, until he has a growth spurt at the start of his second year and switches to the boy’s uniform. He lives alone inside the Sohma family compound, and was raised by servants. His mother learned about the zodiac curse when she first held him, just after he was born, and was repulsed; she later had Hatori erase her memory that Momiji is her son. Because of this, his younger sister, Momo, is unaware he is her older brother, even though she is interested in him. Despite his upbringing, Momiji is insightful about others and emotionally strong. Momiji takes to Tohru very quickly, even hugging her when they are formally introduced despite his curse. He sometimes helps Tohru at her evening job as an office cleaner in one of his father’s buildings, and once substitutes for her when she is sick with a cold. He is very fond of Tohru, and even defies Akito to protect her. He later warns Kyo that if he does not act on his feelings for Tohru, someone else, such as himself, might steal her away; in the final chapter, Momiji tells Hatsuharu and Rin that he hopes to find a girlfriend as wonderful as Tohru. He plays the violin. Takaya derived his name from the ninth month of the traditional Japanese calendar, momijitsuki or “autumn leaves month”; he was supposed to have been named after the third month, the month of the rabbit, but according to the author, she mixed up his and Kureno’s positions in the zodiac. Voiced by: Ayaka Saitō (Japanese), Kimberly Grant (English)

–From Wikipedia

Haku – Spirited Away

This doll is of Haku from the movie Spirited Away by Studio Ghibli. This is his human form in the movie. He also has a dragon form which is in the works as well.