Thursday, June 4, 2009

Finished For Friday: Remember Weepuls?

Lately, every time I see something cute to make, I add it to the list I have going in my head of things to keep me busy while I'm recovering from foot surgery (it's finally going to happen next Thursday). I just added the Bunny Stitch-A-Long to the list. It's an embroidery project with a super cute pattern from Polka Dot Bunny.

The other day I had planned to link to the Weepuls tutorial from Zakka Life, and also wanted to include a photo of the Weepuls that I've had for years. Well, I totally forgot to snap a picture of them so I held off on adding the link. So, today, in honor of Finished for Friday, I am completing my task by linking to the Weepuls tutorial and showing you mine.


I don't remember these little fuzzballs having a name. Thank you to Zakka Life for tracking it down. Wikipedia says Weepuls or Wuppies or Wuppets were invented in 1979 and became extremely popular in 1981. I don't know how long I've had mine but the whites of their googly eyes have yellowed over time so I think it's been awhile. Sadly, I don't have the supplies to make a Weepul tonight but I can always play with my old ones.

Be sure to check Lit and Laundry to see who else is joining in for Finished for Friday.

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17 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Hey! I'm having my eye surgery on Tuesday!
The kids get weepuls as prizes when we do school fund raisers. I had one stuck to my alarm clock for 14 years! It moved back and forth through college, then to Houston twice and back again. Finally it dried up and I didn't notice and stepped on it and it got all gross. But he had a good, long life, better than a gold fish, that's for sure!

Miss 376 said...

I remember those, lol. The feet were always coming off. Hope all goes well next week with the surgery, will be thinking of you

marybt said...

Didn't the VFW or American Legion sell those at one point in the 80's? I remember my grandma always had one on her dashboard and it had a tag on it. I'll have to ask her.

Yes, those are great! I got some pom poms at Dollar Tree a couple weeks ago, maybe I'll make one this weekend.

Yay on getting your surgery scheduled!!! I mean it sucks that you have to have surgery but, since you need it, I'm glad you are finally getting to have it.

P.S. You should add a buttonlet to your list of stuff to make.

barncat said...

I remember those from high school, at one point we tried to make them our mascot (just what is a Crimson??) The higher-ups didn't like the idea though, I guess it didn't make one think of a super tough basketball or football team :)

Threeundertwo said...

Those used to be everywhere!

And I love the bunny stitch along - I think I need to do that one. It has a hedgehog!

Bea said...

Oh, yes, the Weepuls. Crazy little creatures.

Hope all goes well with your surgery and you get good results from it.

Julie said...

I remember those! I had several stuck all over my desk when I was a little girl! ;)

Busym1 said...

Good luck on your surgery! I remember those weepuls, but I was thinking they were more 70's not 80's! Guess not! The kids would love these, I will have to make some! Thanks! Michelle

Laura said...

I remember those little guys from school fundraisers from when I was in school! (Although I suppose that wasn't so long ago in the grand scheme of things.) Some of them had little outfits or hats, too. I wonder where all of mine ended up?

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Mary said...

I remember those things. I didn't realize they had names either. Are those your ones? They are in great shape. My remainders that didn't get stolen by cats gone by are in pretty rough shape. Probably why my current cat can't be bothered with them...lol.

Weeples...lol. I like the name. :-)

Rabid said...

I used to make those back in the day!

Protector of Vintage said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Oh my! I do remember those! They're cute...maybe they'll make a comeback??

Miri said...

Never knew they had a name...they sure were popular!

Good luck with your surgery and speedy recovery!

I think our computer woes are finally over...I was getting very tired of it to say the least! I just wrote my 100th post! and I'm having a mini-quilt/pillow give-away! I can't believe I've written 100 posts! :)

Kellie said...

OMG!!! We had so many of those things! I never knew they had a name!

kawaii crafter said...

They look in pretty good condition considering how long you've kept them.

Thanks for sharing a link to my site. Glad you liked the tutorial.

jessica