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cranberrry2001
« on: June 19, 2012 07:31:28 PM »

This flamingo was requested by a co-worker of mine who loves flamingos. She has an assortment of flamingos adorning her desk, from fluffy flamingos, to furry flamingos, to a metal flamingo that is a lawn ornament. Yes, this is on her desk Smiley. At any rate, this flamingos color scheme matches that of the lawn ornament she has on her desk. I consider this, the "mini me" version.

Initially when I was working her up I had started at what is now the bum thinking I would use it as the head.  I later realized that the body would need to be much bigger in comparison, and since I was trying to keep this little one at 4 - 6 inches tall I decided the head shall be a bum! Smiley lol She does measure in at 6 inches! Smiley

She has movable legs and wings as well as a movable neck. A plastic coated wire was inserted inside the length of the neck to sturdy it for a more realistic look and to add a posing options.






All in all I'm pretty excited about how she turned out. I've been able to pass along the pattern as well and you can see variations of her here if you belong to ravelry.

If you'd like to read more about the work up of the flamingo you can see pictures and comments here and here.

hope you like her! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012 07:42:02 PM »

Awesome job!! I love her beak Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012 07:47:47 PM »

Awesome job!! I love her beak Smiley


Allison! Thank you so much for your comment!

I just checked out your blog and saw your work - I'm all the more flattered by your comment now Wink. Your work is awesome too! Smiley I aspire! Smiley Thanks again for taking the time to comment .
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2012 06:35:13 AM »

She is adorable!
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2012 06:42:21 AM »

This is so very cute. You did a great job, and the story of her bum being her head was so funny.

I love her and soo added her to the "I need to make this one day list."

Thank you for sharing the pattern.
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2012 06:55:44 AM »

Thank you RhymeswOrange & Mloopy! You both made my day! Smiley

Mloopy I love hearing that she made your list of things to make! Smiley I'm more than happy to be sharing the pattern . Seeing the different versions of her come to life makes me smile - so I'd love to see yours when you get to her Smiley

Happy Crafting! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2012 06:59:43 AM »

Ooh, she's lovely!
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2012 10:19:27 AM »

oh my, bookmarking this, its so adorable i had a little lump in my throat no joke!! (maybe a little tired and emotional today tho hehe)

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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2012 10:35:24 AM »

So cute! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2012 11:43:31 AM »

Thank you all so much Smiley

oh my, bookmarking this, its so adorable i had a little lump in my throat no joke!! (maybe a little tired and emotional today tho hehe)

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Awe - I really appreciate your comment Smiley I like making items that are endearing... cute, kinda pretty and call for an emotional response - a bit of swooning the viewer Wink so even if you may be having an emotional day I'll take all the credit in that my flamingo moved you Wink lol Smiley thank you (!)Cheesy
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