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« on: June 13, 2009 10:03:42 AM »

Here's a couple of creatures I've made recently.
I've been thinking about making a Chinese-style dragon for ages, and this is what I came up with:



I pretty much came up with him as I went along, although I knew I wanted him to have a long neck. I also wanted him to be sitting up, so he seems thoughtful and curious.



I tried out the fluffy yarn as a ruff and really liked the way it looked. There are a few more photos of him on my blog.

I also made a variation on the Treep I made before (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=305223.msg3495134#msg3495134), with fluffier green hair this time, as a custom order.





I'm really pleased with his 'big hair' and also pleased that I could follow my notes well enough to make another one!
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2009 10:10:30 AM »

These are so awesome!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2009 10:17:07 AM »

Awesome is all I can say.
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2009 10:23:56 AM »

I like them both. Wink The dragon is cute. I see the thoughtful and curious. I really like the little crocheted rings around the eyes. I can't ever seem to get my stitches tight enough to make that work!
Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2009 10:27:17 AM »

So cute. I would love one of those guys lurking out on my patio!
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2009 10:31:32 AM »

They're cool! I love the first one; it reminds me of some of Tove Jansson's cute and unique creatures...
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2009 10:51:46 AM »

These are both amazing, but I LOVE the dragon!
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2009 10:59:40 AM »

Thank you! marmota-b, that's a real compliment about Tove Jansson - I read Finn Family Moomintroll when I was young, and I think a lot of the creatures got stuck somewhere in the back of my head. I've read a few more book recently, and I love her illustrations and her complex characters.
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2009 11:03:08 AM »

I love both of these but especially the treep!! Nice job
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2009 12:13:16 PM »

Wow!!!
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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2009 12:26:16 PM »

reminds me of the dark crystal if u dont know that that means look it up

ps. happy happy joy joy
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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2009 01:32:09 PM »

They look like they're right out of a movie! 
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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2009 02:55:04 PM »

Thank you! marmota-b, that's a real compliment about Tove Jansson - I read Finn Family Moomintroll when I was young, and I think a lot of the creatures got stuck somewhere in the back of my head. I've read a few more book recently, and I love her illustrations and her complex characters.

That's the first one I've read as well, and still my favourite. Smiley Although I love the rest as well, this one has a special place in my heart, because it was the first one, where I learned all about the Hattifatteners and such. Cheesy
And yes, her characters are great... you got it right, they're complex! Which is not usual with children's stories. Actually, some of them are much more for adults... I'm thinking of Moominpappa at Sea.
Anyway, it's great to see them reflected in your work! I did not manage that...
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2009 12:26:10 PM »

I simply love your cuties!
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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2009 08:03:00 PM »

i've never hit this rocks before... until now.
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« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2009 09:45:38 PM »

i've never hit this rocks before... until now.

Thanks for reminding me I wanted to do it, and was so into the creatures that I forgot to. Grin
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« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2009 12:15:27 AM »

Aww, you're all too sweet! I really wasn't sure the dragon would work while I was making it, and although I was happy with it when it was finished, I wasn't sure other people would agree.
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« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2009 12:02:10 PM »

They look like they're right out of a movie! 
Yes!  That's what I was thinking.  I think these are really awesome critters.
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« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2009 12:11:05 PM »

Both very cute! The dragon is awesome, the hair is amazing.
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« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2009 08:51:25 AM »

Both of these are just soooo cute.  I just love the chinese dragon. 
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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2009 12:23:44 PM »

Ah!  Love!  The fluffy yarn ruff is adorable! :3  I just want to pat these creatures and capture them.  Great work.
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« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2009 11:12:24 AM »

Second reminds one me of a lemming. Love your work! Grin
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« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2009 02:09:09 AM »

They look really great. You've done a nice job! Such creativity!
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« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2009 09:01:16 PM »

These are FABULOUS!  I love all of your little guys.  They are remarkably "real".  I read a lot  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2009 07:29:27 PM »

Wow... I checked out your blog, all your creatures are so great and unique... love them!
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« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2010 08:38:30 PM »

Ooh they're adorable! I love the dragon in particular though. I agree with the person who said it reminded them of Tove Jansson's characters. Cheesy So awesome!
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« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2010 12:18:52 PM »

please post a pattern for da dragon!!!!
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« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2010 01:09:51 PM »

Love it!
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« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2010 03:14:52 PM »

Thanks guys! I'm working on various patterns at the moment, but I think I will have to revisit my Dandelion Dragon and write up the pattern sometime in the future.
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