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amparo1981
« on: January 28, 2010 10:34:27 AM »



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).

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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!









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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010 12:03:53 PM »

Oh awesome!  He turned out great!

And thanks...now I have that badger badger badger song stuck in my head.   Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010 12:11:06 PM »

oh my gosh, it's too cute!  I love how big and snuggly it looks, I'm sure your man will adore it :3  Also, that's pretty impressive that you did it all in one afternoon, I procrastinate far too much to be able to make something that large that quickly!  nice!
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2010 12:33:44 PM »

oh goodness thats so adorable! Im sure he will love it.  for winging it you did an awesome job i love the little tongue!
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010 12:42:53 PM »

That is so cute, and I love the story behind it.  But sorry, every who sees it is going to call it a skunk!  Its really cute though and you did a good job, people are just ignorant!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2010 01:04:45 PM »

That is so cute and so much fun. Does your boyfriend have to pour out beer to get up?
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2010 02:52:11 PM »

I just had to tell you that your honey badger is awesome. I love how big it is! Big stuffies rock!
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amparo1981
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2010 12:09:40 AM »

Thank you so much for all the comments! Yeah, to the uninitiated Wink it does look like a skunk - even though skunks have 2 stripes.... ah well. I'll just have to live with it.

Oh, and @roccstarr: Almost! *grin* I'm very easily bribed with freshly made hot chocolate...as long as he doesn't pour it on the floor and mix it with ostrich egg
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2010 05:59:22 AM »

I love this - badgers are so awesome, and it looks very cuddly as well Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2010 01:05:32 PM »

Oh my dog!!!  I LOVE your badger!!!  Have you considered selling your pattern?  I would buy a copy!!!  My husband is just like a badger  Wink  I would love to make him one of your badgers!!  I don't think he looks like a skunk at all. 
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