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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Embroidery Floss Amigurumi 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!
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Mini Crochet Dragon 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)
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Crochet Giraffe Sculpture 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.

4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Star Wars and the American Revolution Painting 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
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crochet Tree Pillow 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.

Front:


Back:
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