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Topic: Little Folk - fairy, imp, sprite, brownie and Dobby  (Read 8374 times)
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« on: November 13, 2011 09:40:35 AM »

Having made a Dobby amigurumi for my son (after the trauma that was the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part I), I played with the pattern to make a variety of the 'little folk', friendly or mischievous creatures from folklore.



First I worked on this Fire Imp, altering the basic pattern so he had fingers and toes, and giving him brushed mohair for hair, along with a tail.



Then I wanted to make a Brownie. Brownies were considered to be helpful little folk who might do chores for you if you were lucky. Sometimes it was considered good to give them gifts, such as milk and other food; sometimes leaving them clothes was considered an insult and they would leave. I thought he should have brown skin and curly hair, and be a bit reminiscent of a Hobbit. I made him so he looks like he is wearing trousers and a shirt, and he has a separate waistcoat and little scarf.

 

In the past I made a Tree Sprite with a very similar pattern to this one, so with a few variations I made an Autumn Tree Sprite, with hair made from eyelash yarn and a scarf to keep him warm.

 

I decided I wanted to make one creature with long hair, and I thought a dryad-like creature would be interesting. Since she is small, she is actually a Forest Fairy, with antlers and a dress made from leaves.



I'd love to hear what you think of all my Little Folk!
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2011 10:52:52 AM »

I love them all but Dobby is my favourite and it makes me want to crochet one but i`ve tried and tried .Well done  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2011 11:19:15 AM »

They're all fantastic, but I really love the Sprite. So cute!
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2011 11:30:11 AM »

Wonderful!! I love them all Smiley would love the pattern if you are willing to share, my son and nephew would love a Dobby not to mention me and my Dad  Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2011 02:28:06 PM »

I can't read a pattern to save my non-yarny butt but I ordered these patterns from your Etsy store and am going to give it a try anyhow. They are just Wonderful! The brownie is my absolute favourite, he'll be the one I find impossible to give away.

My son saw your Ewok and really wants one, I noticed you've got a pattern for that posted here on Craftster, it's getting bookmarked for sure Wink.
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2011 10:40:35 PM »

Your wee lil creatures are adorable as always.
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2011 01:37:27 AM »

Thank you for all the nice comments!
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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2011 11:10:25 AM »

Oh WOW! I just love everything you make! You're so talented!!!!!! Wink Cheesy Grin
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I love them, I especially like Dobby and the wood fairy, her hair is most excellent!
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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2011 02:39:49 PM »

Thank you!

I love them, I especially like Dobby and the wood fairy, her hair is most excellent!

I nearly always make quite boyish toys, and I was never much of a one for dolls as a child, but I really enjoyed making her long hair and plaiting it!
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