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I've been waiting for an excuse to update my faun design like I did for my centaurs and the Woodland Creatures challenge hosted by :iconamigurumi-challenge: was just the excuse I needed!

Being the mythology enthusiast I am, after reading that fantasy woodland creatures were accepted, I couldn't wait to get started on a new faun design. My first faun I made in 2013 had two-part legs that were rather clumsy to put together and still didn't achieve the desired look I was hoping for: I dimply didn't know how to do it. After playing around for a while with different stitch combos, I finally got the legs I wanted! Goat legs! With all of the awesome angles that goat legs have. So ultimately, I am extremely happy with this little guy's design.

Did you know that fauns weren't always the cute little woodland creatures we think of in todays popular culture? Sometimes they kind of pervy. And sometimes they get confused with their close cousins, the satyrs, who were good buddies with Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and awesome parties. So naturally, sometimes they are good creatures, sometimes quite naughty. But ultimately, fauns are nice woodland folk; sons of Pan, the Greek god of shepherds and the wilderness. They love music and dancing. 

While making this little faun, I had my favorite faun, Mr. Tumnus, in mind. His name is Gilleon and he loves big, strong oak trees. He likes to collect the acorns and plant them throughout the forest, helping them grow from tiny, fragile saplings into mighty trees. Like many fauns, he is pretty shy and knows how to move silently through the forest to avoid being seen. 

I just really love mythological creatures. Also, I wish my backyard looked more "forest-y." :XD:


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I love trying new things, so here he is- Walter White from Breaking Bad! All decked out in his hazmat suit of course. Now I'm not past season 4 so please no spoilers! ^^;
This guy is actually a gift, so I decided to try some new things- wire glasses, and string-jointed arms, plus a hood. Mostly the string jointing though- it's a teddy-bear thing, usually, but I might try making some bigger, string-jointed amigurumi in the future! 

Used size 10 crochet thread and a size 2 steel crochet hook plus polyfil stuffing and really thin wire taken from some 'wired edge ribbon' I had sitting around
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Here is my latest crochet doll, based on the design of Teddy Honeypots from the Lalaloopsy dolls. I really love how she came out although she was a looooot of work. This time I decided to not add buttons to the eyes, I think it looks cuter when they are only made of felt.

My base pattern is almost finished, I only need to fix some torso problems.

I hope you like her!
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#005 Charmeleon, the Flame Pokémon. 

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I made the smaller faun on the right in April 2013, and the updated, taller design was made September of 2014. Wow, what a difference a year-and-a-half makes!

I was looking forward to updating my faun design for a woodland creature contest, but mostly for myself. I had learned so much about shaping after working on my centaur design and I just needed an excuse to fix up my faun.

The 2013 design had legs made in two parts, one for the leg part and another for the thighs/haunches that you would attach in the center. Not only was that a little difficult to do, but it never quite captured the look I had wanted to achieve. At the time, I just didn't know any other way to approach it! Well, after a year-and-a-half I have learned more about shaping and I've finally got a leg design that I am really happy with. Much more goat-like and easier to put together.

I also have worked out a new set of ears which I love so much better than the old ones. And the face obviously has some changes for the better. Just wanted to share how much a person's skill can change over time. With just about all things, practice definitely makes progress. :)


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all family   :)  :)  :)
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Legolas from behind.  His fishtail braid was heaps of fun to do, as were the tiny plaits.
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