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Because nothing says medieval weaponry like crochet!

My five year old son came to me recently and asked for a circle with teeth, took me a few hours after he asked for it finally to dawn on me what he was asking for and he sure is happy now!

EDIT2: I thought I'd elaborate on the story a little better. My son came to me and asked for teeth, naturally I was confused. I pointed to my teeth and said "teeth?" and he vehemently shook his head no and loudly replied TEETH. I have no idea what he wants but I like making him origami toys so I figure that's what he wants except I have no idea what teeth means. He spends the rest of the day asking me a few times an hour for teeth and I'm getting frustrated because I can't think of a way to help him tell me what he wants. Finally he comes back up to me and starts widely swinging his arm and says TEETH and I'm like omg sword! You want a sword!

So I make him an origami sword and hes very happy and promptly asks for a circle with teeth. In my head I'm like "oh boy, back to square one. Wtf is a circle with teeth?" I ask him to draw it and he draws a circle with lines coming out of it, like the way children draw the sun, so I ask him "You want the sun?" again, he shakes his head no and emphasizes he wants a circle with teeth. Two hours later while working it hits me, so I show him a picture and he goes apeshit happily screeching "YES, CIRCLE WITH TEETH!!." Everyday till I was done making it he asked me if it was done and every little bit of progress I made he'd jump up and down, congratulate me on my good work, and give me a hug. Hes the sweetest boy.

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EDIT: OMG THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I definitely never thought I'd get a DD! I'm so excited!
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Morning Star by *CreativeExcess ( Featured by maytel )
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larpwaffennet Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Very Nice!
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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chainedoombaby Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Dude. This totally beats the wooden swords my dad used to make me. Well, on the other hand though, I was able to hit my brother with the wooden swords. But this is truly awesome!
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
lol, you can hit people with it! It's just more like a pillow fight!
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Zousha Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You made this for your son?!  That, my friend, is truly an epic flail!  (Pun intended, but not insultingly, I wish MY parents had made things like that for me when I was five!)
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D thank you! Lol I don't think most parents think about crocheting medieval weaponry!
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NocturnalMoonWolf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow. I might get my mom to make me a circle with teeth! lol! I really enjoyed the story. Thanks for sharing it!
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! The pattern will be for sale early next year so you really can have your own!
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NocturnalMoonWolf Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Cool! I will certainly look forward to that! :D
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melibusla Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wooow amazing!! Can't wait for the pattern :D It goes well with the Skyrim helmet! your nickname is indeed accurate... so much creativity!
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! My son certainly likes it with the hat!
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013   Digital Artist
ooh no this is adorraaabllee! I have an obsession with violent things made out of harmless things, like a plushie rifle for example. THIS IS PERFECT! Love it ahhhh >w< i'm glad you have made it exist on this earth :D
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I to love violent things made plushie!

Eventually I'll get the pattern finished and then people all over the world can make them!
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GraceJediHeart Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's what I call thinking outside the box. Nobody I know would even think of making a plush or crochet flail. I like it. Cute story too. Ever notice how nobody on tv or movies says what it's called? Thats probably why your son wanted "A circle with teeth" instead of a mace or flail. 
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

He didn't know what it was because he'd never seen anything like it until I let him watch one of those lego movies. We don't have cable, only internet TV, and he has to ask me before he can watch anything new.
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GraceJediHeart Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I only have internet tv too at the moment. I was just thinking of all the midievil themed movies I've seen in my childhood. I've seen flails and maces on tv countless times and never once heard what they were called until I read the word in a book. 
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
The same could be said of a lot of things though, how often are couches identified in film? People just assume you know.
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GraceJediHeart Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True...
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Thatdudemaan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. I will strike my enemies with this glorious weapon!:D (Big Grin) 
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D And they'll probably look at you with mild annoyance!
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Thatdudemaan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Blood and wool in my hands!
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
lol, I'd like to see the headlines for the day you attack someone with yarn.
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Thatdudemaan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe iŽll make a video on YouTube.:D (Big Grin) 
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Try to bludgeon someone to death with this and I think you'll be standing there for a really long time :XD: Cute idea! :aww:
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
lol, well, at least you know they'd die eventually and then you'd feel vindicated.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I also read the story of the hilarious name your kid came up with for these things. But I can rival it, according to my older brother when we were both just kids ourselves, he called these weapons "Bombingknockers" And I spent a few years thinking they were called that :rofl:
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
lol, that... sounds like a nickname for breasts to me, or possibly a compliment like "hey, those are some bombing knockers you have there!"
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I never thought of that until now :rofl:
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lol I'm glad I could be the one to bring it to your attention!
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rina-battu Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
good 
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you
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rina-battu Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
you're welcome
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MoonlightThief Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LoL! Cute :)
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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rats-xp Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
COOL!!!!!!!!!!!! :love:
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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rats-xp Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :)
it is really good, nice craftsmanship :D
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Emanicas Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Perfect device to rob a bank with.
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
If only I could get away with that as a joke but I don't think anyone at the bank would think it was funny.
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AlexKadin Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
I love your circle with teeth. Keep it up!
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I will!
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AlexKadin Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
^^ I don't doubt it.
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Writer
Okay, so you probably have a heck of a lot of requests for a pattern, but I would love one, when available. I have the perfect person to make this for.

It's really, really awesome! :D
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D thank you! I'm in the process of writing the pattern now, it's been a little delayed because I hurt my hand but I assure you it will be done before the month is over.
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Writer
You're welcome.

Awesome! :) No hurries.
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I really want to get it done before Halloween so people have time to make it for costumes.
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ExquisitelyExplicit Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Writer
Ah, yeah. I understand.
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patathatapon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Words cannot describe how awesome that is. So I'll make one up. FLIGGENDOOLAPPEDYNESS!
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lol thank you! A truly magnificent word!
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