Friday, March 5, 2010

Platypus Arturo

Platypus Arturo
Platypus Arturo was handmade in felt as a present for my Beloved ♥

My fiance likes pudgy platypus to the point it's his staff-member character on the M.U.D., a multi-user real-time virtual world described entirely in text (aka text-based role-playing) so I made him a related plush using felt & polyfil with rice as stuffing.
Special thanks for RainbowProject for the eyes.

No, a platypus is NOT a make-believe creature.
In case some of you don't know, a Platypus is a semi-aquatic mammal living in eastern Australia.
A simple search on Google or Wikipedia will provide you with more info & images of this very original creature who baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it.

Our computer room is filled with plushes but fortunately they're characters my fiance likes so I don't feel too bad giving them to him. He especially likes the ones I make (*blush*).
I realize his opinion may be biased but his enthusiasm and positive feedback spur me into creating more :)

After today we are officially on Spring Break and it seems the weather is agreeing!
I don't know about you but I always feel so much better and crafty when it's sunny!
Hopefully we'll be able to paint the living room walls next week & convince our bitchy cat Sakura the outdoors are better for all of us, Spring is nearly here and spurs us into action!

I want to give a Special Welcome To my new follower Diana!
JD with Arturo


  1. Ooh, that is one cute platypus! :D

  2. questa talpa è veramente splendida!!! diventi sempre piu' brava!! ciao laura

  3. Maestra Laura, questa NON e' una talpa (mole) ma un ornitorinco.
    Cmq ti ringrazio dei compliment :)

  4. L'avevo visto su fb! Lo adoro ahahah bellissimo!

  5. oh scusa!!!!! io e l'inglese non andiamo molto d'accordo!!! comunque è bellissimo lo stesso!!!!