I've just realized that I haven't posted a stuffie in a while...the truth is, I haven't been making as many of them as I used to, mostly because I'm running out of places to put them. New York apartments aren't exactly roomy, and stuffed toys (both purchased and handmade) have long ago taken over the place. So I've been trying to resist the urge to make toys left and right, and to try and focus on crafting items that have a bit more utility...like bags and clothing.
But sometimes, you see, I just can't resist. Behold.
Simon's a kabuto mushi, or horned beetle. Although the instructions are in Japanese, charts are included, so the pattern is very easy to follow. He's a bug, and for once, I'm not completely grossed out. Why, I'd even say that he's cute. But don't tell him that, because he'll get a big head.
I mean, look at him! Seeing him scuttling across the floor makes me squeal. Not in fear, mind you, but in delight.
But Simon's a macho guy. He'd like me to show you his big horns. So even though he may look sweet, the guy can put up a good fight. Or so he says.
Although he has incredibly good looks and a very manly phisique, overall, Simon's just a mellow, easy-going guy. He likes long walks, hanging out on wooden surfaces, and just chillin'. Any she-beetle's out there interested in a date? ... ... ... No? Didn't think so, but Simon insisted that I ask. After all, stuffed beetles can be extremely intimidating. Especially if they have horns.