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Tiny Amigurumi Water Dragon
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Published: December 2, 2012
UPDATE: Thanks everyone for all the faves and support. ;w; I'm sorry I can't go thank you each (At the moment there's around 185 of you who faved), so I wanna say thanks here! :D Thanks so much and I hope you all stay tuned for more pieces from me!
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This is for sale individually per request for $50 (shipping is additional $12 USD if international and needed as registered parcel).

If you're interested in buying one, send me a note!

(Price is set due to a large amount of time it takes to make, time creating the original design, the materials, gas to get the materials, and at the suggestion of several friends and my fiance.)



I made this wee one a few weeks back, but hadn't gotten around to posting her. :3

She is going to be in a set of 4, with the other three elements. The other three aren't made yet, but I will most likely be done with them during the holidays this month. :3

I'm also a little disappointed in the picture since she looks SO much better in person. Those who saw the sneak peek of her during my livestream can attest to that. :3

She is around 3cm tall and has a wingspan of around 5cm. (slightly over 1 inch tall and has a 2 inch wingspan.)

Her design took me a day to finalize and creating her took another full day. (making the price actually very cheap if we're going for at least minimum wage @w@)

I used fingering yarn, recycled felt, and some fabri-tac for her wings and fins.

In any case, I hope you guys like her and stick around for some more pieces tomorrow. ^0^


~Altearithe


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Image size
3648x2736px 5.05 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
SONY
Model
DSC-W180
Shutter Speed
1/320 second
Aperture
F/3.1
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Nov 30, 2012, 10:31:34 PM
Software
Paint.NET v3.5.10
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katamariluv's avatar
katamariluvHobbyist General Artist
Eeeeeeeeps, so tiny and cute! :squee: Fangirl Scream Emote 
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altearitheProfessional Artisan Crafter
Aww, thanks! 
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yoshiga123Student General Artist
Is there a pattern for this?
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LPSlover722Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Totally Cray Cray Adorbs!" (LOL!)
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altearitheProfessional Artisan Crafter
Aww thanks~ <33
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the-nikaHobbyist
mimimi))) so nice!
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altearitheProfessional Artisan Crafter
^//w//^ Thanks~
TisaKyouki's avatar
TisaKyoukiHobbyist Traditional Artist
holly crap thats expensive
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altearitheProfessional Artisan Crafter
Well, considering that I normally take a whole day at least to make one little plush, around 12 hours normally, at mininum wage of $7.25 at least, this guy would actually be at $87. But, since I don't include the amount of time I take to rest my hands so I don't get Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, I end up with a total of 2.5 total work hours which at my personal wage for skilled labor would only be $50.
So I guess you could say it's expensive or I'm starving myself and should just go scoop ice cream at a food court instead so I can afford to live. XD
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TisaKyoukiHobbyist Traditional Artist
oh makes sense. they are darling its a shame they take so long. I always try to provide cheap stuff for people so i go for minimum wage. sorry, didn;t mean to sound rude. was just a little shocked that something so cute and tiny could be so spendy
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altearitheProfessional Artisan Crafter
They're actually taking less time now. Used to be they would take days or a week to create along with designing and trial and error processes. >.<;
So did I until I realized that demand was much too high, so a bit of simple economics helped lessen my load and turned away a lot of cheap shopping addicts or freebie fanatics.
It's all right. ^^ I understand why you were shocked, but once you think about it, these wee ones are one of a kind even if I make multiples and are handmade. Handmade creations have always been much more expensive than anything made in a factory and if an item is unique, the price increases again.
The process I use in designing and creating is similar enough to haute couture's process, but I make it a bit easier to afford them without the weird reverence that goes with couture fashion. XDD
I've also seen many other plushers charge in the hundreds for one piece. @.@
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TisaKyoukiHobbyist Traditional Artist
very true. I wish my hats would start selling.. maybe i should make my own amigurumi critters
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altearitheProfessional Artisan Crafter
Hm....well I like your hats. o.o Especially the Twilight one! :la: <-brony

But I think with the ones with faces you should either try sewing patches of felt for the faces or sewing the faces on with yarn. It will give it a clean and professional look that I know people would go grabby hands for.

Also, maybe either tighter stitches or smaller needles because some of them have too large of holes.
I'm not that great at knitting hats, but I think aesthetically most people will want to buy hats if they have even stitches with no gap unless that's the style or technique you use. Then again, this is what I've seen and talked about with other hat makers and potential customers. ^^
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TisaKyoukiHobbyist Traditional Artist
its kinda my style with how i make em. I double the yarn to decrease hole and make em larger to fit. most that im modeling are for people with smaller heads then me so i have to stretch the hat to fit me. and I personally hate felt so i guess the sewn on using my yarn for the faces is my style to. ill try harder at doing the say pattern sewing though for professionalism. and my sis said shed help me with the photography. i just choose a bad time to start my bushiness.... should have waited for winter
I might just focus on baby hats cause their quick, cute and desirable.
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altearitheProfessional Artisan Crafter
So you use two strands? O.o <-confused
If you will sew them on, I recommend practicing cross-stitching techniques. I personally use them when I need to sew on facial features and they definitely come in handy.

Nah, you can make spring hats. :3 Make them lace-like so that it won't be too hot to wear.
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Eri-Cha-anHobbyist Traditional Artist
AHH!! I think this is my favorite one out of your dragon collection :heart: CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!
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altearitheProfessional Artisan Crafter
Awww thanks~ >w<
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Eri-Cha-anHobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome, and sorry for spamming you with comments ^^"
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altearitheProfessional Artisan Crafter
Aww that's perfectly fine. X3 I'll get to answering them all eventually. XD I just take a break from work every now and then to answer one. :3
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marwa15Hobbyist General Artist
hey dear i also feature ur lovely water dragon here [link] :iconslipperyhugplz:
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altearitheProfessional Artisan Crafter
;w; Awwwwww thanks~ <333 :huggle:
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marwa15Hobbyist General Artist
np ur most welcome dear :huggle::heart:
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