Monthly Archives: January 2015

Gus – The baby platypus

Gus – The baby platypus

Gus for listing photo

This is Gus. He’s an adorable little baby platypus that I made for a design contest. The contest was at and it was for a parent and a baby. That means there is a mommy platypus pattern that just needs to be typed up. I didn’t win the contest, but I really liked coming up with new features. The flippers are so cute, I now have ideas for ducks and flipper monsters.

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I originally tried to have him fuzzy.

I used a slicker brush that you use to groom dogs to give the yarn a fuzzy texture. I wasn’t positive that I like it. Thankfully, Mac, one of my new puppies, decided to steal it so I had to make it again. I like the non-fuzzy version better. Gus is available as a .pdf download in my available patterns and at my Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy shops.

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Thanks Mac!

Gus hanging out on a platter with his mom  Greta.

Gus hanging out on a platter with his mom Greta.


Free Pattern – Beetsy the adorable beet

Free Pattern – Beetsy the adorable beet

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I’ve been working in this very cold weather. What a better thing to do when it is ice cold than sit inside and make creatures. I got the idea for this while I was working on Mr. Sniffles. Meet Beetsy. She’s a quick little pattern that can be made in a variety of colors. As I was going for beet, I made her purple. Here’s a link to the free .pdf at Craftsy.

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