So, it's my boyfriend's birthday on Sunday. Ever since we started sharing a bed, he's been calling me "badger" because of the "mwroooarrrr" sound I make waking up. When we went to my parents' house one weekend, I decided to show him "The gods must be crazy II", my mostest favoritest movie of all time (well, almost. Right behind Monty Python and the Holy Grail. But I digress).Anyway.
There is a major scene with a honey badger in it. And that was it. Apparently, I am the exactly same thing, a creature equal parts droll, aggressive, fixated, and affectionate. So he expanded my nickname to honey badger. I'm working on my thesis now and don't know how long we'll be in the same city, so I decided to make him a stuffed honey badger to cuddle with while I'm away. (He's using MY Stitch stuffed toy right now, for anyone who might think I'm turning him into a big old softie *g*). It's my first stuffed animal, no pattern used no nothing. Because the fur was relatively expensive, I'd originally thought to do a mockup first, but then winged it instead (probably because I know I wouldn't have the patience to do another one "for real" once the mockup was done). All I did was sketch out the silhouette and then construct the black fur around the longish white piece. The tongue is lopsided, and the eyes are a bit cross-eyed, but considering I did this in one afternoon and that the eyes are the only store-bought thing, he better like it. I sort of know what to do better next time, e.g. make claws and give a bit more form to his tail, but C&C greatly appreciated!