Knittynudo Curiosity of the Week!
The featured item of this week just had to be the duck billed platypus. One of nature’s true weirdos. But oh-so-adorable.
Everyone always tend to talk about how odd the platypus is as a creature, but it wasn’t until I truly started to research the creature in order to sculpt one that I realised how odd they are! They have such cute little duck faces but quite often in photographs their body appears to stretch and distort into all sorts of different shapes! Very odd.
Needless to say, I felt like such a strange oddity definitely belongs in Knittynudo. You can check out my puple platypus here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/106167959/needle-felted-platypus-plush-miniature
Why purple? It just seemed right for some reason. I felt like giving this little oddball a royal majestic colour to balance out his diminuative size. The result was a popular and prominant platypus. Almost as soon as he appeared on Etsy he was featured in this here curated collection of seriously cute platypuses: http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTIwMTg0MDV8MjcyMzE3MTc4Ng/platypus?index=0
Vote Platypus! 🙂