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« on: December 04, 2012 09:47:49 AM »

Some months ago I made a little lion out of DMC coton perle  no. 5.  I tried to articulate him but the method I used was unsatisfactory and he turned out extremely floppy.  So I decided to make another lion using the same pattern.



But this time I wanted a lion that would actually fit inside the Lion matchbox - that  I had used in the pictures just to give an idea of scale.

This little chap is made from single strands of Clarks/Coats  Anchor embroidery floss; shade  no. 0302 for the body and 0309 for the mane etc. 
The crochet hook  is the smallest I own.  I do not know what system it is but on the shaft  it says it is Made in England and the size is given as 6   + 25 - whatever that means.
For his neck joint I used two buttons as before only I made these by using a paper punch to cut two small discs out of a plastic ice-cream tub lid.



To articulate his legs  I followed Nerdigurumi's excellent tutorial using electrical wire.    Many thanks to Gramma Joe for pointing me in that direction.

I'm quite happy with how he turned out and especially how posable he is, although he took a lot longer than my first one and the stitches were so small I could only work in broad daylight.  So once he was done I rather vowed "never again",  but I keep thinking of ways I could improve him so maybe I will make another one someday.



He is going in my daughter's Christmas stocking.
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012 10:01:28 AM »

Incredible, it's so tiny, and posable and adorable...
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012 10:11:30 AM »

so adorable!  great job.
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012 10:16:03 AM »

This is insane....I have never seen such tiny stitches before. I am in awe!
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012 10:35:48 AM »

Aww I love it! It's so tiny.
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2012 11:06:05 AM »

Adorable! I love it!
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2012 11:16:13 AM »

Congratulations for even completing something so tiny and detailed, but to make him so sweet and detailed! I really love the fact that he fits in the matchbox.
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2012 12:33:01 PM »

he's so cute.  I love that he fits in the matchbox.
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2012 04:15:40 PM »

You must have amazing eye sight.  That is the tiniest Lion I've ever seen.  Soo cute!
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2012 09:39:41 PM »

Thanks everyone. It was indeed hard on the eyes.  I couldn't work in artificial light. It had to be broad daylight and one of the reasons it took me so long was that I also couldn't work on it for too long at one time without a break to rest my eyes.
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