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« 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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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011 02:11:29 PM »

i just have to say, I LOVE the little peacocks! If you ever get a pattern made up I'd totally want to make some for one of my good friends (she collects peacock stuff)
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011 02:24:46 PM »

I have to admit, the peacocks are the best.  Hmmm, But I LOVE the dragon.
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2011 02:42:10 PM »

Excellent work!  I would recommend just using seed beads for eyes, since I'm not sure I have ever seen safety eyes on that scale.
As to using non-divisible thread, have you tried crochet thread?  Aunt Lydia's is decent quality and while it doesn't come in as many colors as pearl cotton (which is the higher end version of the "friendship bracelet" floss) it does not pill or fuzz or split, and is very strong.  I'd recommend size 10 thread for you.
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2011 02:54:11 PM »

Thanks for the comments! I will see about making patterns eventually, it just won't come any time soon.

My problem with seed beads for eyes is that they are often asymmetric. I recently came across some that are a bit bigger, so I will try those for my next project. I also got some crochet thread recently that I will start experimenting with. I like how cheap the embroidery floss is, but each pack comes with lots of colors in small quantities. Crochet thread does seem like a much better option.
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2011 04:05:01 PM »

omg how i truly want all of these! the dragon is my fav though i must say
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2011 04:11:23 PM »

I love the dragn!! So cute!!!
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2011 02:12:29 PM »

I love them all!
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2011 10:32:06 PM »

I love the peacock! I totally need to try and knit one now.
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2011 06:20:24 AM »

 Shocked I love the bright peacock! So tiny and so purdy.
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