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« on: April 09, 2009 02:17:26 PM »

This is the outcome of my long-term art crochet project (I bought the yarn in Aug 2007 and started working on it in Apr 2008!)...



A realistic, life-size crocheted baby orang utan. He was sooo much work because I put a lot of hidden detail into him that help to make him look more realistic. You can see how poseable he is:



His hands and feet are wired with a pipe cleaner frame that I crocheted over. His body and limbs use a plastic poseable doll armature (skeleton). I had to customize the skeleton a lot to go from doll proportions to orang utan proportions (dolls don't usually have arms down to their knees!). I then sewed quilted fabric over the skeleton so he wouldn't feel too 'bony' from the outside, and to keep the backbone at the back! And I improvised a wire frame (floral wire) to go inside the head so it would be supported and wouldn't flop about.

Here's a little nod to the fellow Discworld fans (OOK!)



Um... what else can I tell you... I'm not sure! If you have any questions, please ask and I'd be happy to answer them Smiley

He was a lot of work, but I think it was time well spent because I love him! I hope you'll like him too.

UPDATED: Answered your questions so far at reply #55 (p6) Click here to jump to my answers!
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2009 02:23:52 PM »

That is just amazing!  But then again, so is all of your stuff!!  But he is something else!
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2009 02:28:26 PM »

oh my goodness, this might just be the cutest crocheted thing i've EVER seen!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2009 02:30:42 PM »

Holy cow is he a cute lil bugger.
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2009 02:31:39 PM »

Ah!  He's completely adorable!  I just want to hug him and kiss him and love him forever!  You did an amazing job, the effort you put into it really paid off!
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2009 02:41:11 PM »

awww! he's adorable!!! i think he is definitely worth all your time and effort! i want to cuddle him!

i just got a Terry Pratchett book delivered this morning 'Making Money' i decide i needed couple of new books to read in the sunshine as the weather has been pretty nice... but of course now i hve the book, it is overcast and showery! haha!
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2009 02:46:13 PM »

I love him!
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2009 02:55:48 PM »

awe - he's cute! I love how you made his expression and his hands and feet curve in - very life like indeed :0) Great job! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2009 02:56:47 PM »

This guy is just too cute.  Awesome work.
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2009 03:06:43 PM »

This is too awesome! I love it, I'd snuggle him!
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