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Blueberry is a plucky and adventurous character with a passion for gardening. I met him in the vegetable patch while I was planting a row of peas, actually. I spotted him out of the corner of my eye watching me like a curious robin and after I finished the row he came right up to where I was kneeling. I watched in amazement as he stuck his head in the seed packet, took out a pea, dug a small hole and very carefully placed the pea in it, then looked up at me. Every day I was in the garden after that and Blueberry would be there helping out.

After a while he started coming into the house and became a part of the family. He listens in to our conversations and as a result he's picked up a few choice words. One of his favourite treats is freshly baked raisin biscuits. He likes to pick the raisins out then eat the biscuit, and gets very excited about doing it. There's no mistaking his shrill cry of "BICCIES!!" when the oven timer goes off and he knows they're done!

Recently he's been spending a lot of time pouring over maps. He pads all over them, pointing to particular villages and mountains and looking at me, indicating he wants the name read out. He then repeats it very carefully, then moves on to the next interesting word. We struggle with Welsh place names but he's getting the hang of Scottish gaelic.

I bought him an atlas as a gift not long ago and originally he was surprised to find out there was more to the world than Britain. Now he spends almost his entire day turning pages and reading out countries and their major cities. His love of the globe makes me wonder if he'd like to travel and SEE different places, and after asking what he thought of the idea he got very excited.

If you'd like to offer your home up to my adventurous and very colourful friend then I'm sure he'd be most grateful! He's very well behaved most of the time and says he promises to clean up any crumbs he spills when you give him biscuits. I'll be sad to see him go, but it's what he wants, so please promise you'll be as kind as you can to him and treat him gently.

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Blueberry is a handmade and unique art doll. He has a wire armature and polymer clay head and paws. His ears are machine stitched minky and have wire in them so they can be posed. His tail, mane and tufts are purple faux fur. He is predominantly hand sewn, with tufts attached securely with glue. The polymer clay has been painted with acrylics and sealed with a matt varnish. His whiskers are painted fishing wire.

He is very small, measuring 32cm (12") from nose to tail tip, 12cm (5") from toes to top of his head (17cm/6 3/4" including ears) and 5cm (2") from shoulder to shoulder. His paws are very small and should be treated gently when posing them as they are delicate as a result of their size.
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:icontheultimatevera:
theultimatevera Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
NOO IM TRAPPED IN THE ADORABLE PARTS OF DEVIANTART AGAIN! 
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey it's a good place to be! Have a bunny :aww:
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:iconladytemeraire:
LadyTemeraire Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What a cutie! :)
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
He was really sweet
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Treekami Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what a fluffy tail XD
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DragonTygress Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable! I love his simple, yet charming design, and bright colors. It's also really cool how his head is sculpted and painted to match the fur on his body almost perfectly.
The story included is also cute! It's very sweet and makes him special.
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much :) I tried hard with the story, I think I should do it for other ooaks to give them more personality ^_^
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DragonTygress Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! And your work has certainly paid off. I think it's an excellent idea to continue. :D
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MisoSweetNSpicy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Very original, love the colors and the pose:) Fantastic!!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Carlsbergensis Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice pose in a nice setting.
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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GaiaWolfess Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*warning, inside joke heavy content*

OMG so cute!!!
Id offer him to come stay in Australia but I have a terrible feeling Rei would be constantly trying to nom on him.... ;D

Well, that is if he wasn't so lazy these day... :3
Poor sleepy Rei ^.^
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Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hahaha oh jeez it breaks my heart, I haven't forgotten, Rei mark 2 is still a WIP!!

I can see Blueberry and Rei being total besties but occasionally falling out over head noms haha
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GaiaWolfess Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahaha XD
Epic!

No rush with the not so sleepy rei ^.^
Lol
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vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love those stories behind dolls characters. I am not good at creating them!! XD
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's really hard to write them and make a character everyone will like! Guess it just takes practice though... ^_^
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:iconvonborowsky:
vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sure! But it add something to the sculpture itself somehow!
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Sarawr-kun Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ugh, so beautiful! I'd love to buy one of your lil' guys so i can have him sitting around to inspire me cause your stuff is so amazing!

I do have 1 or 2 questions if thats not too annoying TT_TT (LEARNIN' FROM DA PROOOOOOz)
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sure, send me a note! :)
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SeeSamSketch Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Aaaah he and his backstory are so preciouuusss!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you, I'm glad you think so :aww:
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LisaToms Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love this one so much!! *o* :heart:
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love:
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:iconlyrak:
Lyrak Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the little stories behind your critters. <3
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't write them often in this much detail! But Blueberry is such a character.. it had to be told :aww:
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LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very sweet! And i love the story, that goes along with him :meow:
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I've been making more of an effort to write a nice story to go with my unique dolls as it really enhances their personality :aww:
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LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
It was definitely worth, finding a good story. It gives the picture a different direction and just makes it feel familiar - like you just got introduced to a new friend. Good job! :meow:
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Trishamonstah Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol Biccies! I want him! XD Oh gosh how cute!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Thanks!
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:iconrachelisaacs:
RachelIsaacs Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That tail! And those ears! Gah, just too adorable!!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:aww: Thanks!
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AmaterasuShiranui Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Awwwwh. THIS TAIL! *__* -snuggle- >3<
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe it is very fluffy!!
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:icontamarakane:
TamaraKane Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I LOVE it!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you!
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Those EARS! Those WHISKERS! :iconlaplz:
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha! Posable ears! TEENY WHISKERS!
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*wants to add whiskers to things now*
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SparrowWrightheart Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dawwww :D
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Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love:
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DragonForge311088 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awwwww so cute! :D
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: He's sitting next to my keyboard just now looking totally adorable..
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DragonForge311088 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'll bet, I'm sure he will find a loving home soon! ;)
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