Awhile ago a good friend asked me to make a softie for his little nephew. He was really REALLY specific about his request, he wanted a dodo (he's completely dodo mad) with a little added extra...
He wanted a dodo with a bum hole that you could reach inside and take out an egg... with the baby's name on it... I was stunned, not so much with the idea, I've come to expect nothing less from Mr. Micklee but, with the challenge ahead. My work tends to be more bi-dimensional so, creating something like this really had me thinking, and after many a trial and error this (not so) little creature suddenly appeared at my desk, looking at me with its slight vacant eyes, all cute, cuddly and with a feat of modern engineering (ie. a paper scaled model): a actual "functional" bum hole :D
The dodo is made of acrylic and wool felt, cotton fabric and fleece
Here's some egg laying action!
the famous egg!
The B felt very malicious as he was holding the dodo, he looks almost like he's hatching a cunning plan. Beware Mr. Bond!!