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Buddy: Dinosaur Train Amigurumi by bandotaku
Buddy: Dinosaur Train Amigurumi
***He's for sale!***
You can buy him here!

So I'm a college student, studying to be an elementary teacher, and one of our assignments was to find some current events to share in class. And recently there was news about Spinosaurus actually being mainly aquatic instead of living on land. Of course I'm going to share dinosaur news! When I shared this with my class, one girl says, "Wait... that's not new news. I already knew that from watching Dinosaur Train!" Before you judge her, she has two young children, so she's forced to watch many preschool shows.

I, however, have no children and yet I have no shame in saying that I watched two hours of PBS's amazing educational dinosaur cartoon, Dinosaur Train. It's really a great show. They use all of the proper dinosaur names, many of them I had never heard of, and the dinosaurs travel to and from the different time zones via train to meet different dinos that live in that area. There's also a few minutes between each show where a real paleontologist talks about some of the topics discussed in the episode. And the main character, Buddy, is a little T-Rex who was adopted by a Pterosaur family!

I'm telling you. PBS does good work.

So after geeking out about the authenticity of this children's show, I had to make this little cutie. He's hand-crocheted with acrylic yarn and his belly is painted with permanent fabric paint. He's a great size, about 10" tall and has wire in his arms for posing. His diamonds are all glued on and his mouth is stitched.

Edit: Pattern is up!

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Hi everyone!

If you want 15% off any of my crochet patterns, use the discount code "HappyHalloween14" on Ravelry!

Or I suppose you could use the same coupon code on Etsy if you so wish, though Ravelry has less fees for me to pay. ;)

Happy Halloween Happy October!!!  :pumpkin   
Fauns 2013 and 2014 Comparison by bandotaku
Fauns 2013 and 2014 Comparison
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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Faun Amigurumi 2014 by bandotaku
Faun Amigurumi 2014
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:


:bulletpink::bulletgreen: Buy the pattern on Ravelry or on Etsy!
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Hi everyone!

If you want 15% off any of my crochet patterns, use the discount code "HappyHalloween14" on Ravelry!

Or I suppose you could use the same coupon code on Etsy if you so wish, though Ravelry has less fees for me to pay. ;)

Happy Halloween Happy October!!!  :pumpkin   

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Kristel
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Hey there! Thanks for visiting my deviantArt page. I suppose that means you're somewhat interested in my silly doodles or crochetted nonsense. Feel free to comment on any of my works or just say hello. Who doesn't love comments?

I'm currently a college student, majoring in things not art-related. My art is just a hobby, though I'm flattered that people suggest things greater.

I kind of take commissions randomly, but I always seem to have some pre-made plushes in my shop, so please check them out! If there's something you really want and are willing to pay for, just message me! I may not always have time, but there's no harm in asking. :)

Thanks for visiting!
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TigaCub Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fav :)
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NechoCatNoodle Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All of your amigurumi dolls are so cute! Heart 
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you so much! :hug:
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NechoCatNoodle Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. (*^ ^*)

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Crochetfrog Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey wow! thanks so much for watching me :3 xxxx
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