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Butterfree by TheSmall-Stuff Butterfree by TheSmall-Stuff
Yeah! :D
This is one of my favorites I've made to date- This doll, and the next part of the same commission-are
really pushing what I can do as a amigurumi-ist (amigurumist?) and I love it! There were 2 especially big
challenges with this doll- The eyes and the wings. The eyes, first- They're half hand-made! :la: This is the
first time that I've custom-made eyes for a doll, and I'm really glad I gave it a shot this time. Who wants
a butterfree with black eyes, or teeny red ones with pupils! Neither would have worked. Maybe the red
ones, but the doll would have had to be half the size. So, here's how I made the eyes:
Take red safety eyes that I have to many of,
Cover eye part with Sculpey
Sculpt into oval butterfree eye shape
Repeat with second eye
Obsessively change both until they're as near identical as possible
Bake, partially melting the back of the eyes (whoops...)
This made the eyes too big to push into a crochet head (I tested on a self work project)
Paint a few layers with acrylics and a few layers with gloss- allow to dry
While crocheting head, crochet them into the head, MAKE SURE THEY DON'T FALL OUT
Reach a good number of rows below the eyes but before decreasing, thanking the universe that the eyes were placed correctly
Hot glue them into the head, because the backings of the eyes no longer fit
Do not let the hot glue stringy things get on the outside of the head!!! /stress
Finish head, be happy.
*(Half hand-made because if the plastic eye in the middle d: )

and it was a great experience to try :D Hopefully I'll have an excuse to custom make eyes for another
project in the future. :meow:
The wings,too, geez. First of all, they're big. Second, they're funny shaped (not perfectly circular). And third,
I sort of didn't write down any notes of my pattern while making the shape of the first wing, so I'm surprised
they came out so similarly. ^^; And of course, fourth, dat embroidery. All of the lines inside of the wings
(not the black edges, those are crocheted) are embroidered, and it had to look good on both the front and the
back, since they're 1 layer. I admit they're not perfectly symmetrical, but the stitches can only be undone and
re-embroidered so many times before a poor girl goes mad, you know? d:

So uh, big thanks to the commissioner, and people who view, and people who read this whole comment! xD
Will be seeing you again soon, I have some big submissions lined up. :dummy:

Slight quick edit to brighten the image with greenery in the background c:
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:iconicefrosty:
icefrosty Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
overrrrrrrrniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!
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:iconforgottenmermaid:
ForgottenMermaid Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is awesome!
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:iconthesmall-stuff:
TheSmall-Stuff Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :happy: 
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:iconcraftyflareon:
CraftyFlareon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cute :)
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:iconmirthaamigurumis:
MirthaAmigurumis Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love it! <3
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:iconxxspiritualartistxx:
xXSpiritualArtistXx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amigurumist?
Nah, I think it should just be ami-guru.
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:iconthesmall-stuff:
TheSmall-Stuff Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hahah, i really like that! x) 
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:iconxxspiritualartistxx:
xXSpiritualArtistXx Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yay!

I also forgot to mention how much I love this Butterfree, along with the rest of your work! You are very talented!
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luvcat123 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Omg! I love butterfree but this 0u0 this just makes me love'em even more! I wish I had this ;^; lol nice job
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:iconthesmall-stuff:
TheSmall-Stuff Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :aww: I like butterfree too, its a classic, and purple :meow:
awkward late reply sorry
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:iconluvcat123:
luvcat123 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome :) and yes lol purple is awesome lol c: an its ok xD
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:iconpikamewfr:
PikaMewFR Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn! I really like this plush! It's so well done! =D
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:iconthesmall-stuff:
TheSmall-Stuff Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :meow:
awkward late reply sorry
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:iconpikamewfr:
PikaMewFR Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! ^^

No problem! Someone already took 6 months to answer me! X)
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:iconmilesofcrochet:
MilesofCrochet Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So very cute! I really LOVE the wings. The imperfections are only noticeable to you, I swear it! Plus, no butterfly is perfect, nor any Butterfree! I really love how small the stitches in the wings are, it makes it look nice and delicate. Fantastic job!
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:iconthesmall-stuff:
TheSmall-Stuff Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much!! That's very nice to hear/read c: 
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:iconmaegg10:
Maegg10 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Photographer
So totally awesome! As someone who just started crocheting, I hope to be able to do something like this one day. I love this so much. Thanks for sharing. :)
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:iconthesmall-stuff:
TheSmall-Stuff Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :) means a lot c:
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:iconlilfare:
Lilfare Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
so cool!
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:iconthesmall-stuff:
TheSmall-Stuff Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks! c: 
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:iconeternay:
Eternay Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's one of my favourites, it's so similar to the original and it's so well made... I especially like the wings, well done!!! :D
(and thank you for the fav, I'm really really happy you like my drummer! \m/ :hug:)
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:iconthesmall-stuff:
TheSmall-Stuff Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :) 
And you're welcome! c: My dad's a drummer, I wish I'd thought of making something like that for him. Instead I made him perry the platypus and a gargoyle, haha. 
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Eternay Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahah, I'm sure he liked them too!! XD I made the drummer (he should be Thomas Lang...) for my boyfriend who plays drums too! So your dad's really cool! 8D
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FuzzyAliens Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Butterfree looks adorable! All the details are amazing and I love your description of how to make the eyes.
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:iconminisunny:
MiniSunny Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just WOW! :squee: *faves*
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:iconthesmall-stuff:
TheSmall-Stuff Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you!! :happybounce:
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Those wings!  They look amazing and all the work you put in shows!  The eyes look great as well ^^
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:iconthesmall-stuff:
TheSmall-Stuff Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much, I'm glad! :) 
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:iconchibelin:
chibelin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013   General Artist
ooh! so cute!
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:iconthesmall-stuff:
TheSmall-Stuff Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you! :aww: 
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:iconlexissketches:
LexisSketches Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
How adorable!!!
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:iconthesmall-stuff:
TheSmall-Stuff Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :iconhappyblushplz:
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:iconnightowl86:
NightOwl86 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks amazing, i love butterfree :) It looks so real!
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:iconthesmall-stuff:
TheSmall-Stuff Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :aww: 
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:iconnightowl86:
NightOwl86 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^^ How are you by the way?
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:iconthesmall-stuff:
TheSmall-Stuff Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm good, thanks for asking c: You? 
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:iconnightowl86:
NightOwl86 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh you're welcome :) I'm pretty good, thank you too for asking! I just like to ask people how they're doing xD
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methuselah-alchemist Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
So cute!! The eyes turned out awesome, and they sound like they were a lot of work! XD Love his little fangs, too~
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:iconthesmall-stuff:
TheSmall-Stuff Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! c: They were, and I had no idea if my plan would work, I was worried the plastic eyes would end up in a plastic puddle or something on the tinfoil after baking xD 
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Maetessa Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Omg, you did an awesome job!!!!  REALLY great work!!  Those wings look awesome <3
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:iconthesmall-stuff:
TheSmall-Stuff Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :happybounce:
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HeroXeus12 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist
:iconawwwplz: It's adorable lol. Great work!
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:iconthesmall-stuff:
TheSmall-Stuff Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you!! :iconyaaayplz:
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:iconsplash-light:
splash-light Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
do you sort of know the pattern.
i'd like to make something similiar
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:iconthesmall-stuff:
TheSmall-Stuff Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi! Sorry, I didn't use a pattern to make him ^^;
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splash-light Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it's fine. they are very cool
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:iconthesmall-stuff:
TheSmall-Stuff Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks :meow: 
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splash-light Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
U welcome
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