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« on: May 02, 2012 08:30:51 PM »

A great big tarantula with fuzzy legs and a big heart.



He`s such a handful with 8 bendy legs and 6 shiny eyes.
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012 08:50:04 PM »

Boris!! He is awesome!

(but I now have The Who's 'Boris the Spider' stuck in my head! Wink)
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012 08:54:05 PM »

He's great!!!!!  I love his creepy cuteness!
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012 09:31:34 PM »

He is so big! Armature? Needle felted? Can you quantify his size for us? Specs, please!
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012 09:57:51 PM »

Thanks guys!  Smiley
He's needle felted on a wire frame and measures about 8" across with legs straightened out Smiley

I loved making him as I am afraid of spiders and was surprised to see such a cute sweet creature come out Cheesy ... I think I'm a little less scared now :-)
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2012 11:33:37 PM »

I'm not sure if I'm horrified or overcome by adorableness...

Either way, I'm impressed with your needle-felting Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2012 11:47:32 AM »

Creepily realistic. Good job though.
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2012 01:48:42 PM »

Very impressive. I forgot to say that last time. I like him a lot! He reminds me of a toy I used to wear on the shoulder of my uniform when I worked at Taco Bell in High School, but way cooler.
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2012 03:55:26 PM »

Eeeep! I'm terrified by spiders but I can't help but be very impressed with this. You did a great job.
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2012 11:32:35 PM »

Thank You all! <3
I must admit he`s the first spider I`ve ever wanted to cuddle with Cheesy-  no matter how fuzzy they are, they still freak me out Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2012 01:21:42 PM »

This is amazing! I work at the cincinnati zoo and have to take out taranchulas all of the time to show the public, and i have to saw this is pretty spot on. I think they are some of the coolest animals ever Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2012 04:47:02 PM »

Smiley thank You! <3
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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2012 06:05:41 PM »

Fantastic!!!  Love his beady eyes!   Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2012 09:26:58 PM »

That is so fantastic. I so wish I knew how to needle felt.

If you (or anyone else) wants to do more tarantulas, you should check out this flickr gallery of a friend of mine. He takes gorgeous photos of his gorgeous tarantulas. I never knew they were so colourful til I saw these.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/_papilio/6984874555/in/set-72157629226336162/
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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2012 10:14:32 PM »

<3 Thank You both!


And these photos are amazing- such detail and colors- he looks absolutely stunning!
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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2012 07:39:48 AM »

I LOVE BORIS! Great job! I also really like that photo link of the beautiful tarantulas.
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« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2012 01:50:56 PM »

He's cute, IF spiders can be considered cute  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2012 07:51:00 PM »

I love Boris too!!
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« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2012 10:32:17 PM »

Smiley thanks guys! He loves lounging on my desk Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2012 05:06:11 AM »

I never met a real spider that was cute Huh

but this defo is Grin
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« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2012 06:40:20 AM »

Beautiful job! My son would go nuts for this. He always wanted a pet spider but when I look at them I feel itchy all over.
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« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2012 09:21:23 AM »

Boris looks wonderful!  Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2012 12:09:56 PM »

Oh man Cheesy I saw the thumb nail and so thought it was real for a second lol. He is completely ADORABLE! I love his shinny little eyes Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2012 12:43:33 PM »

Wow!  Boris is gorgeous!  Boris is also a Brachypelma smithi, judging by the colors.  AKA Mexican red-knee tarantula. 
Check out www.giantspiders.com for more lovely tarantula photos!
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« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2012 01:56:12 PM »

Thank You all for the kind comments! <3

And Spiderlady- You`re correct! I find them to be the cutest Smiley - now looking for new 'victims' to be felted Cheesy (hank You for the linky!!!).
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« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2012 04:07:03 AM »

I hate spiders but I love Boris!
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« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2012 06:59:21 PM »

so cute! A friend of mine suggested I make a tarantula and this is a great inspiration! And I love Boris the Spider, but he's "black and hairy, very small," and this guy is black and hairy and big! Grin
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« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2013 08:18:02 PM »

This project still gives me the willies but there is no question that it is AWESOME!!! Congratulations!!
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« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2013 07:28:35 AM »

Oh my goodness!!!  Where has Boris been all my life!?
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« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2013 12:19:01 AM »

I didn't even see it before!
Omg -THANK YOU! Smiley

And I'm so scared of spiders in real life...but Boris has been one of my favorites Smiley

THANK YOU! Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2013 11:48:04 AM »

OMG this is sooo cute!! I especially like the eyes. <3 <3
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« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2013 05:47:41 PM »

Oh, I want Boris!
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« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2013 10:21:09 AM »

Hi, I really want to learn how to needle felt. I've been looking at everyone's creations. You needle felters do such amazing jobs! Smiley

I love Boris. You did an awesome job! His name reminds me of Boris The Animal in Men In Black.
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« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2013 01:22:51 PM »

Thanks! Smiley

And needle felting is fun! (also, be prepared to have poked fingers). It's really popular now and the kits are all over etsy and even michaels- def. worth to try! Good luck!
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« Reply #35 on: July 16, 2013 09:01:05 PM »

Thanks I definitely will give it a go one of these days. Smiley
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