tiny, tiny narwhal

A few weeks ago, I received an intriguing email. A pair of college students has plans to travel the world someday, and they want their own travel buddy, a “travelocity gnome” of sorts, that they can photograph in all sorts of exotic locations.

A narwhal would be awesome, they thought, but could it be made smaller?

How much smaller? I asked.

They decided they wanted it highly portable and pocket-sized… the rest was up to my discretion.

baby narwhal - click for larger

So pocket-sized it was.

pocket-sized baby narwhal

baby narwhal

baby narwhal

It was really hard to let this little guy go out in the mail. He was really fun, although challenging, to make, and he was just so cute.

baby narwhal made friends with ninja bear

He even made friends with ninja bear!

baby narwhal on the huge couch

And of course I had fun taking pictures of him everywhere.

But, alas, he is meant to travel the world. I can’t keep him away from his dreams!

So thank you, Beth and Tommy, for giving me such a fun project! I’m so glad you like your tiny narwhal friend. Have fun on your adventures!

18 Responses

  1. Ericka says:

    Love this! :) Narwhal chillin on the couch – priceless.

  2. silverpistola says:

    That is such a cute story! Aw, I bet he has a lot of fun.

  3. Aunt Jeanie says:

    I love the couch picture too.Have fun narwhal!!!

  4. erin says:

    Those are so darling!

  5. Michelle says:

    He’s so cute! That’s pretty cool that he’ll get to travel around the world!

  6. Buttz says:

    NARWHALS NARWHALS SWIMMING IN THE OCEAN! CAUSING A COMMOTION ‘CAUSE THEY ARE SO AWESOME! NARWHALS NARWHALS PRETTY BIG AND PRETTY WHITE THEY’D BEAT A POLAR BEAR IN A FIGHT! they’re like an underwater unicorn. they’ve got a kick ass facial horn. they’re the jedi of the sea. they stop Cthulu eating ye. NARWHALS! THEY ARE NARWHALS! NARWHALS! just don’t let them touch your balls. NARWHALS! THEY ARE NARWHALS! INVENTORS OF THE SHISH KABOB!

  7. autumn says:

    this is very darling, i want to hold it ?

  8. What a great travel buddy…love your design!

  9. Allie says:

    Ahh! This is adorable! I’m going to have make my own Narwhal. Perhaps some buddies for him too! :) hahaha

  10. Abigail says:

    Just wondering… I just came across the page, and I’ve noticed all the whales and narwhals, and I have two boys who would love one. Do you have a tutorial anywhere for how to make them? I’d love to do it. But I haven’t found seen a tutorial yet.

    • Sam says:

      I don’t have a tutorial for the whales or narwhals because they are available for purchase in my shop, Fluffyland.com. You are, of course, welcome to use my pictures/ideas as inspiration for your own aquatic creatures, but there is no tutorial. :)

  11. Berlyn says:

    I have a friend, for whom this would make a perfect gift! How can I get one for her?!?!

  12. Kim says:

    What a great idea. The narwhal is too cute and its like you get to travel with them. Make sure they e-mail you pictures as well. I found you thru Stumble Upon by the way. A nice surprise.


  13. nacho says:

    narvales para todoooos!!

  14. nacho says:

    narvales para todos

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