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1  Embroidery Floss Amigurumi in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by sna on: September 06, 2011 01:43:43 PM
I have been working on perfecting my embroidery floss crochet skills this summer, so here are the little creatures I have come up with! All of these creatures were made without patterns, just figuring out what to do next as I went along. The first few are made with standard embroidery floss, and the rest are made with a pack of cheap floss marketed to kids for friendship bracelets. The later floss was easier to work with because it was not meant to be separated like standard floss.

I created this dragon for a friend after making one for myself in purple.

This one is the biggest, measuring a bit over 5 inches from nose to tail.

I created this zombie octopus for my partner (faemystique) for round 6 of the One Tiny Stuffie Swap.

Next I tried to use some of my pink floss, making this pig.

I worked on this truly tiny angler fish while on family vacation.

See the thimble for reference in this and the next two photos.

For my partner (Makaylalee) in round 7 of the One Tiny Stuffie Swap, I made this pastel peacock.

I tried writing down what I did for this peacock to make a pattern. To text the pattern, I made another peacock for myself.

Unfortunately I learned that I have no future in pattern writing since I had to ditch the pattern halfway down the neck.

The biggest thing I want to change/work on is eyes. I have just embroidered eyes this far, but I would like to start using beads or plastic eyes of some sort. I just don't know where to find such tiny safety eyes.

Comments and suggestions would be appreciated!
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2  Re: One Tiny Stuffie Round 7 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by sna on: August 27, 2011 02:26:03 PM
I just opened my package from Makaylalee, and I am blown away by the stuffie she made in only a few short days. Can you believe she sent this out only 4 days after receiving partners?!?

Let me introduce you to the most amazing and thoughtful phoenix stuffie on the planet!

I was literally speechless when I unwrapped her. Look at her embroidery and beading!

Her beak and her feet are made of polymer clay, how cool is that?!?

I am going to find a place of honor to hang her once I move to my new home, I am blown away by her craftsmanship!

Her colors are so bright and vibrant! And all the little details! She's sewn felt, with embroidery on the wings, down her back, and on some of the tail feathers, she has little crystals on the tail feathers and as eyes, plus the polymer clay beak and feet!

To top it off, Makaylalee sent a little magnet friend for my new fridge! A bighorn sheep!

Thank you so much Makaylalee, I will treasure this phoenix forever! Your stuffie was done...until I had another idea that I had to include. I worked on it during my layover today, so hopefully I can get it all done and off to you soon!
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3  Re: One Tiny Stuffie Round 6 Gallery O' Goodness in The Swap Gallery by sna on: July 24, 2011 04:05:17 PM
Horray! I received!! Cheesy

I told faemystique that I am going to grad school in the fall to study plant genetics, so she made me the loveliest Miss Chloroplast!!!

I never knew a chloroplast could have such a wonderful smile!

Check out this detail! The green squiggles represent DNA and the blue squiggles represent protein. The beads are the glucose and the yellow stars are the ATP!

I'm not sure what faemystique intended the purple dots to be, but they look like ribosomes to me. Wink

Inside the two membranes are the thylakoids.

I am so pleased with this amazing stuffie! So creative while still being an accurate representation of my favorite cell part. I always see those mass-produced microbe stuffies and wonder why plant scientists are left out. Now I have my own chloroplast stuffie to keep me company!

Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU faemystique! I love her! Cheesy
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4  Mini Crochet Dragon in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by sna on: June 30, 2011 08:26:04 AM

This little lady came to life under my fingers over the past couple of days.

She began as a pile of embroidery floss with plans of becoming a hippo, but as I finished her eyes, she told me that she was a dragon.

Who was I to argue?

(Comments are appreciated)
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5  Crochet Giraffe Sculpture in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by sna on: June 03, 2011 01:22:19 PM
Ahh, summer! What a better time to craft and work on some of those projects that have been abandoned over the past  few years.

This little gal has been in my WIP bag for a while, and yesterday I finally finished her!

Then she went after the plants in the yard...

She's just over a foot tall, and her legs are strengthened with pencils (I didn't have any stiff wire), but her neck supports itself with the stitches and stuffing.

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6  Star Wars and the American Revolution Painting in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by sna on: May 29, 2011 07:35:22 AM
I guess this picture needs a little background... I was competing on a team in a radio competition back in March. I was leading the group for scavenger hunts, and there were three scavenger hunts during the 26 hours of the competition. One of the items for scavenger hunt #3 was a picture of Star Wars in the American Revolution. Since nobody on the 50-member team had one laying around, I had to produce it... in an hour. Here is my interpretation. The judges voted this painting the best of the 10 or so teams that created a picture for the occasion!

The picture is 8" x 8"

The inspiration for the "American Revolution" part:

Of course it's not perfect, it was completed in under an hour! It was fun to see everyone else's interpretations of that item as well Tongue
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7  Crochet Tree Pillow in Crochet: Completed Projects by sna on: May 28, 2011 08:50:35 PM
I made this pillow a while back and thought I would share since I'm really happy with how it turned out! The pattern is based off of this (http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/90360AD.html?noImages=) free Lion Brand pattern, but I adapted it to create a pillow rather than an afghan. For the front I did one repeat of the tree pattern, and for the back I repeated the divider motif from the pattern. I used close to the same border as well, with some minor adaptations.


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