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« on: December 14, 2009 05:10:33 AM »

For my BF's birthday (in January) I decided to make him a felt robot because robots are amazing. I started by making a tiny pink pet robot for the big robot. It had to be pink because 'our' album is Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips. The big robot took about 16 hours to complete and has about 1,650 hand stitches. On the night I met my BF, it was an early halloween party and I was dressed as the Queen of Hearts with red felt hearts stitched onto my tutu (and a pig's heart in a box but that is probably another Craftster post), the last of these felt hearts is stitched on to the chest of my robot. He has a coin slot in his back (complete with chocolate coin), his arms and legs are elasticated and his mouth and tongue and position-able Wink

So here he his, as yet nameless Bert (short for Ro-Bert) on location in the meter cupboard:  

And here with his little pink robot pet:

And one for luck:

Hope you like him. We are going to go off today and do a shoot around London so I will try and post more pictures after that. I am thinking maybe he needs a scarf too and as yet he has no name so any suggestions are welcome.

Malinki xx

Edited to add: Today I took him on the London Underground... He loved it...

Waiting for the tube:

On the tube (which gives you a better idea of scale):


I added a made with love tag to the back of his hand... It is attached with a surgical staple as once due to over-excitement I accidently surgically stapled the back of my hand Smiley It is held on with red ribbon which the BF used to tie something special. Awww!

And this is his coin slot (complete with chocolate coin) which pays homage to a whole slightly crazy afternoon spent listening to Dresden Dolls we once had.  


Edited to add an update:

Thanks everyone for all the really sweet comments. I gave him to my amazing BF about a month ago now and he absolutely loved him. It has become a bit of a habit to take Bert everywhere with us. Including to our friends' Harry Potter theme costume party - being slightly random we decided to make him a costume too. Our friends have now decided that we have to bring him dressed up to all future parties.

Presenting Dumblebert!

He is settling in to life at my BF's place really well and has developed some new hobbies:

He has become an expert in cheese and wine:

And taken up yoga:

And chillaxing with the BF:

Any for anyone who is interested, here is my BF with Bert. I love how you can see how much he loves him in this picture:

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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2009 06:03:57 AM »

awww he is super cute! Alas I am awful with naming things, I would end up naming him something like Odin or Cosmic Pi (the nerd in me comes out  Roll Eyes  Cheesy)

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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2009 06:44:49 AM »

That is the cutest thing ever. And I love that it has so much meaning. You did an awesome job.

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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2009 07:03:56 AM »

So cute. I've wanted to make a plush robot for ages, but haven't been sure of exactly what I want. I love the limbs and mouth. So very cute.

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2009 07:21:44 AM »

He is super duper adorable! 

« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2009 07:46:38 AM »

i love the story behind him and the pet robot Smiley so cute!

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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2009 07:50:27 AM »

Aww!  I love them both!

& props for the 'Lips - I love that album!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2009 08:28:03 AM »

& props for the 'Lips - I love that album!!

Me too!

They're both adorable. I love how you did the mouth on the bigger robot.

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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2009 08:45:03 AM »

OK this is too cute!  Love the tongue!
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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2009 11:58:16 AM »

They are the most adorable robots I've ever seen! I especially love that the big one has a pet:) Things with stories behind them always make stuff much cuter, and I love the meaning and story behind these guys. Everything about is post is so cute! Amazing job<3

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