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Puffin Amigurumi by SadDaysCrochet Puffin Amigurumi by SadDaysCrochet
I made a puffin! It is huge and fluffy and adorable. The website gallery is still under construction (along with the rest of the website), but more pictures are on Tumblr ([link]) or Facebook ([link]).

This piece doubles as my entry and a prize for the :iconnationalyarnographic: Valentines contest! (I can't win because I'm judging, but I can still enter.) If you want to win this puffin, enter the contest! There are still a few days left.

Puffin facts! Did you know that puffins only grow their iconic brightly colored beaks for mating season? It's true! After mating season they shed their bright beaks to reveal totally boring beaks underneath. And their bright whites and blacks go kinda brown and dull. They become so boring that I COULD NOT FIND A PICTURE OF THEM. Anywhere. Apparently they are too boring to photograph. But both male and female puffins do the same thing! That's super crazy! Also, baby puffins are called "pufflings". Yes. You are welcome for that adorable fact.

All my puffin facts I learnt from QI. Everyone should watch QI.

It's fluffy! I have never fluffed an amigurumi piece before, and I am so thrilled with the results! I just brushed out the yarn with a wire pet brush (thank you :iconpickleweasel360: for sharing your amazing techniques!), and now it's adorable. I will be inventing excuses to fluff everything now.
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the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Pufflings? Fluff yarn? What could possibly be wrong with this project. Ah, yes....IT'S NOT IN MY HANDS RIGHT NOW TO SQUEEZE AND LOVE.
-ahem-
Nice work!!!
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hahaha- thank you. It is so much cuter and more cuddly in person... The internet needs to create a way I can share that.
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the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Tangibility waves? Touch-feel rays? Let's make this happen.
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KnitLizzy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww! So adorable :3 IT'S SO FLUFFY IMMA GONNA DIE!!! xD
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Did you know that fluffiness is responsible for 43% or all cuteness related deaths? It's true. :giggle:
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KnitLizzy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, I believe you xD
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Chelliusbee Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is soooooo adorable!!
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you thank you thank you! I wasn't sure it would be cute, but it was, and I am thrilled. :aww:
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Creativity-Squared Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Adorable! :D
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:giggle: thank you!
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