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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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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2012 08:28:47 AM »

That is just the cutest! I love that he fits in his own Lion Brand matchbox. Your daughter's going to love that!
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2012 07:33:26 PM »

i LOVE this little lion...he is my favorite challenge entry! (in fact, rather than just voting for myself, i wanna use my vote on the lion cuz i love him so much!) Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2012 09:17:17 PM »

i LOVE this little lion...he is my favorite challenge entry! (in fact, rather than just voting for myself, i wanna use my vote on the lion cuz i love him so much!) Smiley

Wow that is very kind of you.  I have to say I was blown away by your mask.  It is so original as well as beautiful.
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« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2012 06:01:24 AM »

Totally want. Love it!!!
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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2012 06:55:35 AM »

Like Belladune said, your eyesight must be great, and I'm sitting here thinking of the dexterity it must take to make such tiny stiches. This is wonderful.
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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2012 06:29:17 AM »

oh, wow! that is so incredibly cute!!
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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2012 08:10:25 AM »

Just perfect. Must have taken such a long time. Wonderfully cute Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2012 10:25:12 AM »

So adorable!
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« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2012 07:08:15 AM »

Wow he's so tiny!! And SOOOO adorable!

I actually really want one...
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« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2012 01:19:32 PM »

Aw, the lion looks so cozy in its matchbox home!

Beautiful work!
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« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2012 05:05:06 PM »

Amazing and adorable too! He's so cute and lovable!
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« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2012 08:06:38 AM »

This is very very cute!!!!!!!
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« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2012 07:05:24 AM »

 I am completely amazed by this! I hope your daughter loves him. What a surprise to find!!! I don't see how you parted with him. THIS ROCKS!
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« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2013 11:19:23 AM »

Thanks so much everyone.  Yes my daughter did love him.  Now she wants all of the big five   Huh  Maybe next Christmas.
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« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2013 12:35:19 AM »

i know, i know, bit late on the uptake here.. but that is INCREDIBLE. i love him!!
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