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« on: February 28, 2011 10:00:28 AM »

Here are a few projects I've finished recently.

I made this creature for FinRaziel in the Tiny Stuffie swap. She just fits within the 5" size guidelines, and is made with mohair-type yarns that are brushed. As a Thistledown Spirit she's soft and gentle, but she's also tough, fits in anywhere and can be a little prickly at times.







I've been needing a wrist pincushion for ages, particularly useful when I'm sewing the parts of my amis together. So I made this little guy over the weekend. He's a Moss-heggle; a bit like a tiny hedgehog, he hides among moss and has spines to stop him being eaten by toads. He's very helpful - I can even store my hook and scissors underneath him.



For my sister-in-law's birthday recently I made a variant on my usual Yoda pattern. He's based on Yoda in the prequels, with a hooded robe - not easy to make at that scale (he's only 2.5" tall).



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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011 10:13:48 AM »

OMG they all are so cute!!! I especially love Yoda!!!
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011 10:23:53 AM »

They are all precious, but Yoda is too much!
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011 10:27:00 AM »

I love your amis they/you are amazing.
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2011 10:37:45 AM »

Your amis are always really sweet, Angry Angel. I love all the little spirits and your terribly famous sci-fi figures[ (I live in Britain so I saw your 4th Doctor and dalek on Have I Got News For You! I seem to remember them making some sort of "exermi-knit!" style jokes after showing it and shouting 'but it's crochet! at the tv screen at the time. Was faintly starstruck when I found out through your blog a) that it was made by a craftster member and b) that it was made the craftster member who makes all those cute fluffy woods-spirits with the mini-mythologies attached to them.) I've not commented on any before because I never have anything original to say about them but I've seen a lot of your work here on Craftster and it's always been really lovely, so I thought I'd drop you a catch-all sort of comment anyway!  Grin

I've got to admit though, the wrist pincushion heggle is adorable in a rather unconventional way - he looks to be quite the masochist!  Shocked
And I love Yoda's little hood so much...
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2011 11:07:37 AM »

WOW. These are beyond awesome! That Yoda is just tooooo sweet!
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2011 11:27:00 AM »

Thanks for all the lovely comments!

Mostly Harmless - I'm blushing now! I was really chuffed to have my amis appear on HIGNFY. I know they couldn't tell they were crocheted, but at least they weren't rude about them.
Making pincushions look like creatures is always difficult, or it does look a bit cruel. That's why I made a kind of hedgehog-y creature, who can apparently grow prickles at will!
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2011 11:29:46 AM »

Oh I want the hedgehog! I have a strange obssesion with them, Ive even got 2 tattooed on my leg. And the yoda is to freaking cute.
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2011 11:58:07 AM »

Mostly Harmless - I'm blushing now! I was really chuffed to have my amis appear on HIGNFY. I know they couldn't tell they were crocheted, but at least they weren't rude about them.

I imagine I would have forgiven them in person  Wink
Naw. I generally enjoy HIGNFY and I try to cut non-craft(s)ters some slack with the knit/crochet thing (I usually end up correcting people, because I'm silly that way) and this seemed to be a case of unfamiliarity more than anything else. They were all perfectly polite (especially considering the sorts of things they say about some of the photos they use on the show!) about it, I haven't re-watched that episode in a while but I seem to recall they were quietly impressed. Think Mr Baker was probably quite flattered!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2011 01:00:25 PM »

Love that thistle, but the mini Yoda with hooded robe is waaay cute! I love the details you put into him. I love his toe nails, and his ears! I squealed when I saw him. Can ya tell I'm one of those Star War nerds? Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2011 02:59:10 PM »

I loved the thistledown spirit when I saw him in the swap, possible one of the coolest knit creatures I've ever seen.  The hedgehog and yoda are adorbs too!
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2011 05:41:08 PM »

Everything is wonderful as always!  We love our little Angry Angel collection and think of you when we see them!  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2011 09:56:14 PM »

Your patterns are too cute.
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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2011 11:07:21 PM »

The Yoda is wonderfully smushable, but the Thistledown Spirit tugs at my soft spot -- really sweet.
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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2011 01:00:53 AM »

Oh my gosh I loooooove the Thistledown Spirit, she is adorable!!! Wish I had mad skills like you so I could make one for myself. I love your style, those guys are all adorable!
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« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2011 01:07:08 AM »

Thanks guys! I really appreciate all the kind comments.

atsuko - it's nice to think of some of my amis having a happy home with you!
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« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2011 01:18:56 AM »

Is there a chance for a pattern for the Thistledown Spirit? She's just incredible!
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« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2011 05:35:00 AM »

All are wonderful, but the Yoda made me squee!
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« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2011 07:35:58 AM »

Oh I want the hedgehog! I have a strange obssesion with them, Ive even got 2 tattooed on my leg. And the yoda is to freaking cute.

Whoa - any chance you'd mind sharing photos??!  I have a pet hedgie, and have been thinking about getting a tat but couldn't find any nice designs...

And I love love love the Thistledown spirit and the pincushion - tears in my eyes sort of love.  Seriously.
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« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2011 10:14:13 AM »

I love the hedgehog cushion (I am a bit obsessed.)
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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2011 12:32:22 AM »

I love your thistledown spirit! He's so cute!  Yoda is awesome too!  I think I'd stab myself if I had a wrist pincushion, but the hedgehog is adorable as well. Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2011 02:44:42 AM »

Thanks!

I did stab myself yesterday - I forgot I had it on!
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« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2011 01:37:19 PM »

I love all your creations, but the Yoda in the robe has to be the cutest thing I've ever seen!
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« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2011 05:33:53 AM »

I love the thistle too. You seriously get some of the most beautiful yarns!
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« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2011 01:57:23 AM »

Thanks! I stockpiled as much as I could of my favourites when I found out they weren't being made any more (Wendy Allegra alpaca blend and Paton's Spirit).
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« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2011 12:19:28 PM »

Aw, why haven't I seen them before! They're so cute! I once crocheted a Yoda robe for a finger puppet, I feel your pain, this is not the ideal scale to crochet something that's supposed to have some drape (now I know why most people make his robe from felt). Yours looks great, and eeeep, Yoda's ears are so cute!
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« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2012 07:03:14 AM »

What is a Thistledown from?
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« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2012 10:55:27 AM »

Thanks Ruby, honestly I was surprised that the robe worked at all!

eesnow - the Thistledown Spirit is entirely from my imagination, I was just playing with shapes and nice textures of yarn.
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« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2012 05:03:13 PM »

I want one. The little Spirit. Having a bad bad day and he would cheer me up. Great job.
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« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2012 08:37:30 AM »

Thank you vixen72!
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« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2012 03:12:29 PM »

I love the moss heggle! soo cute!
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« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2012 01:47:13 PM »

Aaaw, Yoda is SO cute ^^
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Thank you!
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