The Platypus Distracted Me

I’m not quite sure how I feel about spring break. On the one hand, I love being able to sleep in and not hurry down to make breakfast, pack lunches and coax children out the door in time to catch the bus. On the other hand, having kids around really disrupts my work rhythm! I even signed my boys up for a track and field camp that takes care of 3 hours each day. But I have to bring them to my work space for a little bit before camp. Which is where the platypus comes in.

Tate was settled at my conference table catching up on a missed episode of the Biggest Loser (he’s totally addicted) and Owen was confident that the sole reason for being at my studio was to make him a stuffed platypus.

You see, the boys really enjoy the Disney tv show Phineas & Ferb which features a platypus named Perry who is an undercover agent. For those of you following my posts for any length of time, you know that Owen can be VERY persistent when he wants something created. You may remember the kangaroo project:

This was my first attempt at a 3D plush toy.

Then, last summer, Calvin & Hobbes hit full force and I was persuaded to make Hobbes:

Hobbes has stayed together pretty well. Owen drew the face and all his stripes.

And finally, today, we created Perry the Platypus:

He really is supposed to be boxy. I created him according to Owen’s drawings.
I put Owen to work stuffing the little feet.

Hobbes & Perry just met. So far so good.
In other news, I’m wrapping up some cool projects for a client and putting the finishing touches on some Summerland Style products. I’ll be participating in an upcoming show in Anacortes, WA Saturday April 16th called Island Chicks. If you’re nearby come say hi.

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4 thoughts on “The Platypus Distracted Me

  1. Good Time Charlie says:

    I am so not showing this post to my son who loves Phineas and Ferb. That is one great Platypus. Ugh, having just survived balancing two weeks of a break, torrential rains and trying to get a little work in, in my garage! I feel your pain. All in all, we had a lot of fun, but not much got done in the way of work. Speaking of work…..

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