stitch love party // a baby kappa pattern to end the party
When you start seeing imaginary animals, it probably means that it's time to end a party right? Well, this particular creature has been a long time coming. This creature is a kappa.
Kappas are Japanese mythical creatures, and when I was working on the section of mythical, or perhaps...legendary animals in Stitch Love, I wanted something from Japan. But Japan has some seriously freaky creatures. Even the ones that are cute come with mean or even terrifying stories.
But I loved the kappa anyway and somewhere I have sketches that never became official patterns. I sort of forgot about it.
And then Heather suggested that the #StitchLoveParty needed a kappa, and I was once again all excited for this turtle-frog-duck-bird with a puddle of water on its head.
So often they are scary or ugly (although there are some kawaii cute ones too, including characters in Animal Crossing), and I wanted mine to be as cute as possible. And what could be cuter than a baby kappa? Nothing! (Except maybe a bunny sea slug.) Thanks, Heather!
If you suggested a pattern that I didn't make for the party, either a) the animal is already in the book (for example, a penguin!), b) I have a pattern for that animal in my shop (like the narwal!), or I just ran out of time (I still have sugar glider sketches waiting to become patterns!). But thank you to everyone who offered up ideas!
And now, it's time to end this party. Phew! It's late! Thanks for coming, and travel home safe, folks. And keep on stitching!