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« on: March 16, 2006 11:19:29 PM »


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreasee/113595191/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreasee/113595243/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreasee/113595258/

This is a toy I've made for my boyfriend's sister, who is coming to visit us in China in a fortnight. His name is Hans, named for Hans Fenger (who was the original School or Rock - yeah!). He asked me, when I was starting one of my crochet projects, if it was going to be a willy warmer. For that, he gets named after a cheeky monkey.

I had no idea how to make a monkey. I didn't even know I was going to make a monkey. It just seemed right when I got going. I really suck at doing faces, as you can see here. His bum, arms and legs are weighed down slightly with aquarium pebbles (I've not spotted a single bag of pellets in Xiamen, but maybe the art store might carry some).

Hans is really wee.



What do you lot think of Hans?

EDIT: Here is his friend Elton, a custom order for SunshynDzyn:



Another look.

I've even got an Art Recipe (check out the Flickr group, it's pretty cool).
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spring
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2006 05:23:45 AM »

I think he is adorable:)
Love the face!
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Ezri_B
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2006 05:42:34 AM »

Oh, Hans is so adorable!
What size thread and hook did you use?
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2006 09:17:59 AM »

He's really cute  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2006 09:45:18 PM »

He's adorable! I love him!!  Cheesy

Did you make up the pattern as you went along? That makes him even more special if so!  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2006 10:12:23 PM »

Spring, thank you. I think I need some help with embroidering faces, though!  Grin

Ezri_B, thanks too! I used a 1.60mm hook and... er, the yarn type is called 216 here. It's about as thick as DMC embroidery floss.

chiscrochetcrazy, thanks a lot! I hope the boyfriend's sister thinks so too.

Nashira, I am terrible for following patterns, so yeah, I made it up as I went along. I didn't write anything down, so he's 100% original.

(And I meant I named a cheeky monkey after Hans Fenger, not the other way around. Duh!!!)
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2006 10:38:39 AM »

I have trouble sewing faces on too  Roll Eyes You can use wiggle eyes or buttons and stuff but I like to sew the faces on in case a little one gets it. Really if the face isn't perfect it gives them character. I think you did a great job on the face.
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2006 11:54:58 PM »

I have trouble sewing faces on too  Roll Eyes You can use wiggle eyes or buttons and stuff but I like to sew the faces on in case a little one gets it. Really if the face isn't perfect it gives them character. I think you did a great job on the face.

I have little beads I use sometimes, but this time I thought embroidering the face would be better. We'll see if the recipient likes it!
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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2006 12:05:11 AM »

omg I'm completely in love with him! Monkeys are my favorite animals and he is just so adorable. And the face is my favorite part actually. Smiley  Oh please, please, please tell me there might be a Hans or a relative of his for sale on your Etsy site.
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2006 07:09:44 AM »

He's very cute - I like the color you chose.  We have a teeny beany baby monkey this color and he's one of our favorites!

I didn't realize he was so small until I saw him in the cup - that's some tiny work you do  Smiley
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