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1  Penguin Stuffie FREE PATTERN LINK! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by artoo1121 on: April 05, 2009 04:52:04 PM
Hello everyone!  My sister and I made this little plush penguin and I thought I would share.  I wanted a little plush penguin for my story I am writing about the penguin explorer Drake Cook, and my sister helped me make this little guy.  She said I could share the pattern with everyone, so I wanted to share it with you guys!  Let me know what you guys think!

There is a free pattern for these little guys over at my blog, Portrait of a Penguin.  If anyone ends up making one, be sure to share the pictures!  I would love to know that someone out there is making these cute little guys!
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2  Penguin Monk Embroidery! in Needlework: Completed Projects by artoo1121 on: March 21, 2009 04:25:16 PM
Hey everyone!  I thought I would share my latest creation, my penguin monk embroidery.  I'm really proud of him, this was my first real embroidery project! 

I think the tree is my absolute favorite part.  I love the way the little root curls around the hillside. 

Do you think I need to fill in the black parts on the penguin?  I kind of like the openness of the way it looks now, but it's still kind of nagging me.

Also, I have the pattern for this up on my blog, if anyone is interested.  My boyfriend graciously put the pattern into photoshop and made it all nice and pretty.  Let me know what you guys think!
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3  Firefly amigurumi! (pic heavy, as always) in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by artoo1121 on: June 03, 2008 08:01:55 PM
Hey everyone!  I know I've been talking about these Firefly people forever, and they're finally done!  Here is the whole crew:

Aren't they cute?  We arranged them all so that they looked like the cover of the DVD set.  (So if you don't have the DVD set, go out and buy it!  Right now!)  Anyway, I liked this project because I got to watch a lot of Firefly while doing it.  I will only post a couple of photos here of some of my favorite dudes.

It's Jayne with his hat!  Of course I wouldn't make Jayne without it.  He also has Vera, a knife, some grenades and he is ready to go kick some butt.

I really like Zoe, I think she is one of my favorites.  I used doll hair from Hobby Lobby (instead of embroidery floss like I usually do) and it was really hard to work with, but it turned out looking really great.

And Wash!  He has his little floral shirt on.  My boyfriend painted the shirt, it's pretty crazy looking.  Not many accessories for him, except for his dinosaurs of course.

And we couldn't make Kaylee without her strawberry!  She has a jacket too, you can see the detail here .  I used a crazy yarn for her arms, I think it turned out really cool looking.

And I have a lot more pictures over at my flickr page and more info on the characters over at my blog.  Let me know what you guys think!

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4  Jack Sparrow, Boba Fett, Roy Mustang! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by artoo1121 on: May 14, 2008 07:32:31 PM
Alright guys, I've been a little quiet here lately, so here are some pics of my newest creations!
Here's our newest creation, Captain Jack Sparrow!  I think he has the most accessories on him out of any of the characters we've made so far.  He's pretty crazy looking with so much stuff, but I think he looks perfect!

I think his hair is my favorite part.  It has so many beads and baubles and stuff in there.  His hat and jacket can both come off too--I wouldn't recommend taking the bandanna off, I hear Jack doesn't shampoo his hair very often.

And here's another guy we finished a while back, Boba Fett!

He's almost completely sculpey-based, with just his body being amigurumi and his belt being felt.  The boyfriend, as always, did the sculpey work, and I think it's amazing.  The helmet can come off too.  Here's a detail on one side of his body:

And lastly, Roy Mustang, from Fullmetal Alchemist!  I wasn't sure that an anime character would turn out very well (because Leela was such a mess), but I think he's adorable!  I'm so happy with how he turned out.  We're working on an Ed Elric right now, I can't wait until he's finished!

Edit: Oh yeah, I forgot!  I have a free pattern on my blog for a spice weasel lip balm cozy (it's not as confusing as I make it seem, I swear).   Here's the link:  http://geekcentralstation.blogspot.com/2008/04/spice-weasel-pattern.html
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5  Futurama and Lord of the Rings Amigurumi (pic heavy) in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by artoo1121 on: April 26, 2008 06:45:59 PM
Alright guys, my next installment of amigurumi dudes:  Futurama!

First off, Zoidberg!  He has a little head mirror and stethoscope.  I found this color in my local yarn store and I just knew that it would be perfect for him.  I think he's so cute!  I love his little face tentacle thingies.  He also has claws, even though you can't see them really well in this pic.

And Kif!  I think his uniform turned out really well.  He was pretty easy to make, I just modified my human patterns a little bit.  He's just sugar 'n cream yarn, I like the electric green color.

And now, some custom orders that we just finished--I think these guys are super awesome.

Here is the Witch King of Angmar!  He has a little tattered coat (well, 3 coats actually) and a really cool sculpey head armor thingy that my boyfriend made.  He also, of course, comes with accessories.

He has his sword AND his mace.  You know, he needs all the help he can get wreaking havoc on humanity.

And then we have King Aragorn:

This version is from the end of "The Return of the King" when Aragorn rides up to the black gates.  My boyfriend painted the tree of Gondor on his coat (and all of the stuff on his coat, actually) and I crocheted the chain mail around his arms.  I think he turned out super cute. 

Anyway, let me know what you guys think!  As always, I have a TON more pictures over at my flickr if you guys want to see more. 

I also posted a short hair tutorial over at my blog, if anyone is interested.  It just shows how I made the hair for characters like Indy, Han, Luke, and anybody like that.

Be sure and let me know what you guys think!  I'm really proud of these guys, and I'm grateful I can show them off here!
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6  More Amigurumi--Indiana Jones! (sooo pic heavy) in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by artoo1121 on: April 15, 2008 10:27:27 AM
Hey everyone!  I know you're probably pretty tired of seeing these little guys, but I can't stop making them!  It's addicting.  Anyway, I just wanted to show you guys what we've been doing.

You can see his whip, his bag, the magic stones, the holy grail, and the little golden idol in this pic.  And of course his hat, which I thought was going to be really hard, but it turned out to be pretty easy.

My sister is making a tiny muslin shirt for him, but I couldn't wait for her to finish with it and I made a felt one instead.  I think muslin will look better, though.  The felt wasn't giving the open, flapping feeling that I want--although I do think what we ended up with is pretty cute.  My boyfriend actually made all of the sculpey pieces before I had even finished making Indy!

Okay, and here's more Star Wars:

Finally, Luke!

But wait!

His hand comes off!  He he, I thought that was so cool.  I pretty much giggled about it to myself for a whole day.  It's a magnet.  And of course, his awesome lightsaber is made, once again, by the boy.

And here's a custom order we did:

It's Boushh, the bounty hunter that Leia dresses up as when she goes to rescue Han from Jabba the Hutt.  Her helmet is removable too!  And more magnets (I love putting magnets in stuff): the thermal detonator can magnetically attach to her hand.  So cool!

She was pretty complicated, but I think she turned out great.

Let me know what you guys think!
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7  Star Wars Amigurumi! pic heavy in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by artoo1121 on: April 06, 2008 01:09:25 PM
Hello everyone!
Now that I've finished my Lord of the Rings characters, I decided it was time for Star Wars!  They aren't as detailed as the Lord of the Rings people, but Star Wars costumes tend to be more utilitarian and militaristic and lack the complexity that the LotR costumes have, but I still think that they turned out awesomely.  At least, you can still tell who is who. Without further ado, here are Ackbar, Princess Leia, Chewie, Han and Yoda :

These are the original guys we started off with.  Boyfriend was on sculpey duty again.  Here are some more (very sculpey intensive) guys that we completed later:

Aren't they crazy?  I am totally in awe of his work.  Darth Vader's lightsaber is removable (it clips on the belt) and his helmet comes off.

We're still working on some more guys, Boba Fett is coming, Luke is coming, so I will definitely post them here when they are finished!  As always, more pics are on my flickr if anyone is interested.  I hope you guys like them!  They were a lot of fun to make.
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8  Re: The Fellowship of the Ring, amigurumi style! (image heavy) in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by artoo1121 on: March 20, 2008 08:24:41 AM
Well, I'll show a picture of one of the dudes without any clothes on-

to show you guys what they look like without hair and costumes and stuff.  As far as the patterns go, I don't really have anything concrete, because every time I write something down and try to follow it, they turn out looking wonky.  I have to improvise on each person, because of the different kinds of yarn I use and for other reasons I'm sure I can't fathom (maybe my aversion to stitch markers? lol)

I can say that I always have 5 straight rows in the body after the color change and always 3 straight rows in the head, but everything else I make up and change as needed.

As for tips, well, I'm probably not the most accomplished crocheter in the world, but amigurumi are pretty simple.  I make these dudes from the bottom up to the top, and all you need to know is single crochet and how to increase and decrease.  It is way easier than you think--if anyone is nervous about trying to make one, just go for it!  I have ripped out more people that were too fat, too skinny, or WAY to huge to count, but they are small enough that it's not a big deal.  Even after making this whole set (and a couple of other sets, too) I still make people that are the wrong size or have a wonky shape.

Also, when you stuff these guys, a multitude of sins are covered, so don't be worried about their shape until you stuff them!  Sorry I wasn't able to be more helpful.
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9  The Fellowship of the Ring, amigurumi style! EDIT: PATTERN LINK! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by artoo1121 on: March 18, 2008 05:26:24 PM
Alright!  Last time I posted my amigurumis here, I only had the four hobbits done.  Well, they got a complete makeover, and I finished the rest of the set!  My boyfriend helped with these (he is a surprisingly good pattern maker, and he did any and all painting/sculpey work...I guess I really didn't do that much work after all).  But it was my idea!  That counts, right?  I sewed all of the clothes and did all of the crochet work, and that took a lot of time.

All of them are amigurumis with felt clothes.  My boyfriend painted some of the felt to simulate the embroidery, I think it turned out great.  All of the accessories they have are sculpey.  Stuff like Gimli's helmet, Legolas' quiver and bow, and Boromir's horn are crazy.  I have no idea how my boyfriend made those, but I am glad that he is as obsessed with the Lord of the Rings as I am.

Anyway, these guys all have stands, but I have since found that weighing them down is better (duh, of course after I finish the whole set).  I won't bog down this thread with a thousand pics, but there is at least one pic of everyone on my flickr thingy, in case anyone is interested.  Here are some of my favorites, please tell me what you think!

Okay, I made Gandalf's staff, (the only sculpey thing I made) and I am so proud of it.  His pipe fits inside of the staff!  If you squint, you can see it.

Okay, well, that was more than I was planning on doing, sorry for the overload everyone!  Hoped you enjoyed it!

*~*~*~*Crochet pattern is available on my blog- http://geekcentralstation.blogspot.com/2008/03/free-pattern-hobbits-and-gimli.html  Let me know what you think!*~*~*~*
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10  Link and Zelda amigurumi! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by artoo1121 on: November 20, 2007 07:26:28 PM
Hey everyone!  I just wanted to show you the latest creation. 

Link and Zelda!  Zelda has a little crown and shoulder armor (which was a MAJOR pain) and Link has a little sword and shield that my boyfriend made out of sculpy and painted.

And here's some more closeups:

Hope you guys like them!
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