Amy Long is a Phoenix MFA student who uses crocheted fibers and hand felted wool to create lovable alien-like figures. Unfortunately, since they're on exhibit (it's her thesis show), you can't touch, hug, or squeeze. But don't you wish you had a basketful of these soft cuddly tentacles instead of stupid teddy bears when you were a kid? More pics after the jump.

These are extraterrestrial sea anemones.

The show is in Tempe, Arizona until the end of the week. Images by Bekathwia

Amy Long's show on Flickr via Craftzine