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Midna by aphid777 Midna by aphid777
Finally done!!!! One more item off my list of things to make! :dummy:

I don't even.. this took me so long to finish :faint:  I was losing my mind a little, needle felting all the blue lines and the grey details on the helmet @_@  She's pretty big.. about as tall as Skull Kid with the helmet on, maybe even a little taller (~18 inches).  She has wire running through her body for stability and for some poseability.  Her hair is made of yarn that has been brushed out, and the details are all needle felted directly onto the crocheted surfaces.  Her arms are also completely needle felted because I didn't think I could crochet thin arms and shape them the way I wanted.  AND SHE HAS FINGERS.  Always my least favorite part to work on.  I drew blood a couple of times stabbing myself while working on the fingers -_-  As I mentioned before, this was probably the most extensive needle felting I've ever done.  Many needles gave their lives for Midna to be completed >_>  (I think I broke like.. 6 needles.. ^^;).

Midna turned out larger than I was planning, which might make things complicated when I work on Wolf Link ^^;  I have already bought the yarn for him, though I probably won't start on him right away.  I have too many school-related things coming up :stare:  Anyway, hope you guys like her!

I'm also entering her into :iconknitting-and-crochet:'s current contest: Zelda! :la:

WIP 1: fav.me/d75msf3
WIP 2: fav.me/d762ssr
WIP 3: fav.me/d77j3tk
WIP 4: fav.me/d78vzqh

Multi-views:
Midna Multi-View without Helmet by aphid777 Midna Multi-View with Helmet by aphid777 

Other works:
Skull Kid Multi-Views by aphid777 Small-ish Haku by aphid777 Four Musketeers by aphid777
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:iconmermaidsnlattes:
MermaidsNLattes Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
She's so amazing. I love it!
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!! :)
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AnyaZoe Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm not sure who the character is but, this is fantastic! Absolutely beautiful!!
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :)  She's one of my favorite characters in the Legend of Zelda series! ^_^
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kittythorns Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional Photographer
oh wow! she looks amazing! i didn't know you finished her. great job!! i absolutely love her. you make me aspire towards more with my crochet. you are such an inspiration. :hug:
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!  And yes, she took a long time to finish, but she is done! :meow:
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kittythorns Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional Photographer
please tell me you keep all the things you make. i can't imagine putting that kind of time and effort and frogging into something just to give it away. (something special - okay that makes sense) what do you do with all of your plushies?
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, I hoard most of what I make ^^;  People are always telling me I should sell my work, but I can't bear to part with them after the time I've put in :XD:  I give away some things to close friends/family :)
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kittythorns Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional Photographer
thats good. :thumbsup: i can't imagine selling that stuff. its way too time consuming. 
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gabrinc Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
<font><font>Cao Aphid, come sempre fai delle vere opere d'arte, è possibile avere il pattern di Midna? GRazie!!</font></font>
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry, I don't have a pattern for this! :(
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Miliquinne Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Oh my god, I'm dying with how perfect this is. Your patience deserves a place in some sort of hall of fame. I can't even grasp all the details and everything... it's so amazing. Words are failing me.
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:iconaphid777:
aphid777 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!  She was probably the most challenging thing I've worked on so far.  I appreciate the comment! :)
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sagethethird Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
This has to be my favorite. 
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good choice :D  She was probably the most difficult of all my works so far ^^;
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sagethethird Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
definitely. The craftsmanship shows! :)
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PequeCol Featured By Owner May 28, 2014   General Artist
OOOOMFG!!!! :O It's, it's... absolutely awesome!! Great, marvelous!!! :D  I don't have words to say what I want... I looooove Midna... THIS Midna!!! ^^
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!  I really appreciate it! :hug:
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PequeCol Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014   General Artist
You're very welcome!! :D And please, sorry for my english... xD
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your English is fine! :)
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Swedish-Freak Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG! So awesome!!!
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aphid777 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! ^^
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Scaly-heart Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is really good! It looks just like her! your work is really amazing! I hope I can be this good some day! keep up the good work Heart!
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aphid777 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!  I really appreciate it :)  It just takes practice!
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Scaly-heart Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. 
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epicsapphirecheese Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
I NEED OH MY GOD THIS IS TOO AMAZING FOR WORDS
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aphid777 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! :)
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epicsapphirecheese Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Please tell me you'll make more of these, I would buy all of them! (as soon as I have money)
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aphid777 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry, I'm not really planning on it!  Took way too long to make just one! ^^;
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epicsapphirecheese Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Too bad! You could really make a career out of your designs!
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:iconaphid777:
aphid777 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Flattered that you think so ^^
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epicsapphirecheese Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
No problem! Just speaking the truth! :)
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Aguileralonso Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Precioso! Una obra de arte!
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:hug:
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autumnewind Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Wow! How awesome! :)
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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MCalhen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
THAT HELM.

I am so sorry I'm late on commenting on this or even having a proper look (I saw it in thumbnail in my messages but didn't want to click on it or take it out until I was sure I could get a good look and comment - me on DA always. ._.) but ahhh I love how she turned out! <3

The needlfelting work on this is incredible. But worth the broken needles? (Not the broken skin/drawing blood, though. OW.) I think that would get tedious indeed, but the results are splendid, and I can tell by the comments/favourites on this, WELL WORTH the hours of going, "Is this ever going to end?" I'm sure you spent. xD;

Just how tall is she? Ahaha, she looks quite big. And I still can't get over the awesome shape of her helmet! Just...wow. I feel like too stunned to give you any proper commentary, but I do think you did an amazing, accurate job of capturing Midna in amigurumi form! \o/
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha there's no need to apologize :XD:  Thanks very much for the compliments! :hug: "Is this ever going to end" pops into my head quite often, but after a good night's rest, I (usually) manage to re-motivate myself to keep going :D

I think she's about 18 inches tall.. more or less since I haven't officially measured her.  She's a teeny bit taller than Skull Kid with the headpiece.  I've gotta take pictures of my stuff together one day for size comparison.  I always want to include current projects I'm working on though, so the photo just never seems to happen :XD:
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Yeguis Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Hey :) This is amazing! I've got a few questions for you, if you don't mind.
Where did you learn to work the felt like that? I'm starting to work it myself but I can't find good tutorials. Specially as regards hair. Do you recomend any?
Do you dye the felt yourself? If so, how do you do it?
Why do you iron it?

Thanks :)
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the comment!

I just watched a few YouTube videos on needle felting and then just played around with it.  It took me a while to start getting the hang of it (and I'm still learning!).  I buy my wool at craft stores and on Amazon.

The hair is not needle felted though; I just brushed out yarn and ironed it to straighten it out :)  Hope that helps!
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Yeguis Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Thanks! You're so nice ^^
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LilyJames4ever Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is there anyway I can buy one?
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry, I don't think I could part with her! :(
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Toshiko-paws Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow that perfection ; a;!!! im amazed, you did an awesome and bad ass job<3~
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! :D much appreciated!
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WRavenStorm Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Superb as always!
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! :)
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TheClaim23 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
This is breath-taking. I really admire your work!! <3
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!!  Really appreciate it ^^
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Tofe-lai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow :o very beautiful!!I love this character <3
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