Introducing....Geezer the House Elf
There are more pics on my blog here: http://mieljolie.blogspot.com/2009/01/geezer-house-elf-poppet.html
(Still working on the wings for the pixie. Will post very soon!)
Roxie Pixie & Geezer the House Elf (90% finished)
We also have Frankie Pixie:
My mom and I are big "Hogwart's fans" (yes, Hogwarts, not Harry Potter) and were trying out the Poppet pattern that Ghilie was so gracious to share with us in the Poppet-Along
). As you can see, we have so far attempted 2 cornish pixies and a house elf with 2 more pixies and another house elf in the works!
This all started for us after my swap partner in the Harry Potter Holiday swap (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=280152.0
) made me the most adorable House elf from the same pattern. My niece saw the pics of it and flipped. She wanted one really bad, so my mom offered to give it a try. But, first, we thought it might be cool to make some smaller cornish pixies to practice. Her first pixie, Frankie, turned out way different because my mom thought she was too good to READ instructions (Haha). Then, we tried some following the instructions. That was SOOO much easier to do! They are really great instructions and a wonderfully designed pattern.
We've been experimenting with different fabrics. Frankie is made with some blue metallic fabric mom found in the remnant bins. Roxie is made with blue faux suede and some of the same metallic pieces. Geezer is made with polar fleece. (That's why he is so tall and undefined.)
We would've had these done a long time ago, but we had to wait on the eyes. Darn eyes! Couldn't find any anywhere around here. Ordered them online before Christmas, but didn't arrive 'til about a week ago. Arrrrgh. Anyway, we bought clear ones and painted them ourselves. Geezer was going to be "Dobby", but my eye experiment went amok when mom sewed the face together before I had a chance to add them. Hehe. So, he now has squinty old man eyes. Oh well.
Roxie and Frankie will have some irridescent wings when they are finished. I just need to get the wire. I will update when I get them completly finished or when the new members of the family are done.
NOTE: Please forgive my impatience for posting before my projects are 100% complete, but I never know when I will ever finish them and I get overly excited to show them off.