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About MeHi! I'm Melissa. I'm a twenty-something at-home mom with four boys nine and under - and a girl on the way! I'm LDS, I homeschool, and I knit, crochet, sew, cook, draw, write, and generally hold down the fort while my husband pursues dreams filled with motorcycles. We're either genuinely insane or the sanest people you'll ever meet. Stick around and find out which it is!
I’ll bet that you thought that after the Perry-colored balloons, and the Agent P party games, and finally the Perry the Platypus cake, that there couldn’t possibly be any more platypus type party things for me to blog about.
You would be wrong.
This incredibly adorable platypus was my super-top-secret handmade by Mom birthday surprise for Max. I had to crochet it late at night after he had gone to sleep and early in the wee hours of the morning before he woke up. Seven year olds are no joke, you guys, and he’s getting sharp. I knew that if he saw so much as a scrap of aqua yarn that the jig would be up. Also, because of all the other things I was doing, I didn’t start it until about three days before his party. I was majorly sleep deprived – I think I stayed up until 2 am the night before to get it done.
It was so worth it.
He loves that platypus. He has slept with his platypus every night, and hugs it often through the day (making the little “grr-grr-grr” platypus noise). Perry has made his way up to the table, onto the sofa during movie time, and during the day Max takes him down off of his bed so Perry can hang out with the other stuffed animals. It’s too cute, you guys.
Oh, also? I totally wrote up the pattern. Go over there, get a copy, and get crocheting.
After all, Perry can’t help you. He’s just a platypus. They don’t do much.