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Star man by lily-fox Star man by lily-fox
Yesterday (September 3) was Kit's birthday! Every year we try to make each other something really cool, and this year I made her a little star person. :)

Took me a few days. I didn't make a pattern or anything, but he wasn't too hard to put together. He's made with felt, polyfil and embroidery floss. I have all these great rainbow colors and I've always wanted to use them all together. If I'd thought about it, I would have weighted his feet with some beans or something.

He was hugely inspired by the incredibly talented Mr. and Mrs. Muju of Mujuworld and Lorena Alvarez's exquisite little felt dolls. I don't know how she gets her stitches so perfect, but I don't do a lot of embroidery, so maybe with some practice!

I love you, Kitteroo! At her birthday party, she asked me if, when I made this, it felt like a male or female. Our mom said, "It is a genderless being of universal love." I thought that was perfect. C:
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:iconedengheist:
edengheist Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student General Artist
that guy is so cute >_< Do you sell these? :-o
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Nope! I just made that one for my sister. Maybe I'll try to make more at some point. Glad you like him! :)
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:iconleopardbomb:
LeopardBomb Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student General Artist
He'd like to come and meet us but he thinks he'll blow our minds.
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
You know it.
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LeopardBomb Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Great Star man XD
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:iconraventhedoll:
raventhedoll Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wowoe
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:iconskrillgirl:
Skrillgirl Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cute >__<
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:iconcherryandcinnamon:
cherryandcinnamon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is a little cutie pie! Makes me think of Bjork for some reason
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:iconchudliegh:
chudliegh Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
I love this, love, love, loove....I want one, the details and colours are fantastic and the stitching is very neat <3<3
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:iconembla-chan:
embla-chan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Verry cute, i want one
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:iconvelvetkitten4:
velvetkitten4 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Would you consider giving out the pattern? My lil boy would love this
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
I didn't make a pattern, unfortunately, I just winged it. But you can't go wrong with a freeform monster!
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:iconraygirl:
raygirl Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Such lovely detail, I bought an owl pillow recently and the clarity and detail on this puts my cushion to shame XD
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Merfness Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is adorable
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SaraPadua Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
That's amazing, mind if I ask you about the embroidery on the back is your own or an existent pattern?
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
It's just something I made up as I did it. Glad you like it!
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:iconsarapadua:
SaraPadua Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
I loved it (but then again, I love most of your work)What's the name of the tree leafy stitch ?
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
There are a couple stitches that look leafy. Which color were you talking about specifically?
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:iconsarapadua:
SaraPadua Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
True that, orange ones.
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AerisAstrum Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
This is soooo beautiful! :D
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aunquenoestedemoda Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
I share birthday with your sister,could I get one too? Haha,like you hadn't heard that before!,really I just want to say how much I like it and that your gallery makes me feel trully inspired. I think this is the first comment I've made to you but not because I find your other posts dull or anything but because I think you might get tired of reading a thousand praising comments...and also because I turn everything I write into a rant :blushes::ashamed:
See you around :dummy:
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Artloverkitty Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
beautyfulllllllll~
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BadgersBakery Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
This is so cool :iconexcitedplz: must be one of the most unique plushies I've seen, and cute on top of that!
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surey-neko Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
I want this dude, he's so magical and full of color and wonder!!!!!
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looking-glass-pear Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Oh my gosh! I can't believe how neat and professional it looks! "It is a genderless being of universal love." *buddha pose* Hahaha, I love it! All of my toys don't have genders, they just ARE. I love all of the little details like the hand-stars. And the best thing is that we know it was made with LURVE :love: Also, I just HAVE to put my input into the whole only-child discussion. I have an older brother and I don't know what I would do without him! I was an accidental baby :giggle: (my mum thought she was just getting fat from too many almond croissants, and she didn't get how she only got fatter because she went to the gym everyday) but I hope I was a happy accident.
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
A baby fed on almond croissants is clearly destined for greatness. C:
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justlikesoup Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Oh wow, this is a lovely little doll. If I knew the first thing about embroidery, I'd want to try my hand at making something like this for myself. Kit is one lucky gal!
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
You know, I really don't know squat about embroidery, I just started doing fun stuff. Probably my technique is all screwy. You should try! You might come up with the coolest thing ever.
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justlikesoup Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Hmm, you know, I might just pick up some embroidery floss and give it a shot sometime. Even if I majorly screw things up, it should still be fun to play around with.
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Leoley Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
BEAUTIFUL XD
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TiaDuneMia Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
This is beyond cool. I adore the colourful pattern behind star man's cute teardrop-y head. There's nothing like handmade gifts for your birthday. If only my siblings were craftily inclined...
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little-shiny-thing Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
hello! i was wondering, how do you call that technique of sewing those type of stitches? is it embroidery or something else?
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
There are a lot of different stitch types employed here, so I don't know which one you mean, but mostly, yeah, it all falls under embroidery.
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little-shiny-thing Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
thank you! :)
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:iconskuldier:
Skuldier Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
This is so unbelievably cool.
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seussical-love Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
This reminds me of a really old Native American painting. Is that weird?
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Not at all... actually, I kind of felt the same thing!
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MonkeysUndles Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student Writer
WOW.
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:iconfolderol:
folderol Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
I think I actually like this more than the little felt Muju dolls - it has so much more character!
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tooiebird Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Simply stunning!
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ChirplyDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Just saw this on Craftzine! Such great colors and expression on the face!

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dorothee-maria Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Oh wow.....
I fell in love with this little guy a bit..
Awesome job!
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LadyMarieHunter Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
I saw this Star man posted on Craftzine [link]
It was so cute I almost couldn't stand it. I looks beautifully done.
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five50fivegirl Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student General Artist
This is beautiful! The simple yet intricate embroidery embellishments are incredibly gorgeous! Keep up the amazing work! :love:
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orientalbunny Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Oh my gawd, this is a whole lot of cute and beauty wrapped up in awesomeness! You're so talented hun and you and Kit are just the sweetest! I'm happy just looking at the little starman :D

(shoot, was gonna quote some Bowie but i think like 5 other people beat me to it, ha!)
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radtastical Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Awww, this is so cute! The embroidery you did on this guy is super pretty
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BitterApples Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Adorable design and absolutely gorgeous embroidery!
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