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61  Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along in Craftalongs by Saint_Angel on: July 17, 2009 12:41:24 PM
I first just want to say, it has taken me weeks to read this whole thread!  And what a plethora of information, I'm so glad I read it all!  I learned so much!  Thank you to ALL of you who contribute!
Introducing my first poppet, the Pirate Poppet!

I made him for my 2 1/2 year old son who likes pirates.  He has his own thread here.


Thanks for looking and thanks for making this fun project possible!  I can't wait to make more!
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62  "But I don't wanna be a Pirate!" Poppet - Image Gordo in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Saint_Angel on: July 17, 2009 12:32:34 PM
So I finally jumped on the poppet band wagon and I have to say, I am LOVING LOVING LOVING it!
My first poppet is for my 2 1/2 year old son.  He's totally into pirates so I thought I'd make it a pirate.

I enlarged the pattern a tad so he stands about 20 inches.  Yes, he has no eyes.  My son requested purple eyes, and I ordered them, but I had already sewn the head on before they came and I don't really want to take the head off just to put on eyes.  I kind of like him with out them though.  His eyepatch already gives him personality.

A side few to so how thick his hair is.  I wefted the hair, I made too many though and it's super thick! 

The puffy shirt.  I wanted to make it like the one in that Seinfeld episode, but my DH had to lovingly inform me that it looks eerily like a certain lady part.  (Kind of like Georgia O'Keefe's floral paintings!)  Grin

A kick butt skull pin from my dad's things.  He recently passed away and it's going to be a long hard road, but I thought it would be nice for something from Grandpa to be incorporated into it somehow.  Ok, enough with the sad stuff, let's continue.

The belt.  I'm not super happy with it, I used a fabric that frays (obviously, as you can very well see) just over a ribbon, so I may change that later but at least it looks good for now.  I want to also give him a gold coin pouch to hang from his belt, but I'm waiting for the new belt first.

A profile view of his face and super pointy nose and cool hat.  (A side note, the hat and all the clothes and eyepatch are all my own patterns... trial and error!)

He thinks he's "King of the World"!  I want to make him some pleather boots too, but I just haven't felt like doing it yet.  I've had this guy done for a few weeks now, and if I wait any longer to post the pics, I wasn't ever going to do it.  I couldn't find any red striped fabric in my stash so I made the pants with a red marker on white, but after it dried, it looks a little pinkish.  Oh well.

And a last glance towards the sea, in search of the next booty!

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to read my novel!  Smiley
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63  Crazy Quilted Tote Bag of DOOOOM!!! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Saint_Angel on: January 27, 2009 03:02:26 PM
Hello fellow craft buddies!  I recently had a trip to Indiana, and needed a tote type bag for all my in route essentials.  I love crazy quilting (especially with batik fabrics) so I came up with this.  It's mega huge, but I was lazy and running out of time so I didn't add any pockets... what a mess inside!  I did however, add a piece of cardboard in between the lining and the outer fabric for some durability.

I now present to you,
The Tote Bag of Doom!

Close up of the batik fabrics.

Front view.  (back is the same, just with out the flap)  I made both types of handles, depending on my mood or the heaviness of the bag.

I also made matching wallet and checkbook cover.  (The checkbook cover didn't turn out as pretty as I would have like, but I rarely write checks, I just wanted it to match.)

And the backs of the two accessories.

I hope you enjoyed the pics, it's actually a very pretty bag, I love variegated thread on black!
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64  RE-PURPOSED Magnetic "Paper" Dolls *PICS ADDED* in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Saint_Angel on: December 17, 2008 04:30:26 PM
Sooo, first time poster (project wise), long time lurker here.  And I know, I'm going to disappoint y'all since I don't have pics posted yet, but I will post them this evening.  I am just so excited to share this new project I made with all you guys that I couldn't wait until I posted the pics!

I, like many of you I'm sure, have TONS of refrigerator magnets that are outdated or just taking of precious artwork space.  I also have a Sizzix die-cuttter for scrapbooking and one night, BOOM! went a light bulb!  I used the old magnets with the die-cutter and made "paper" dolls!  Now, I know that it's been done before with the printable magnets and such, but I just really liked how I god rid of all the old magnets on my fridge and didn't have to go and buy anything.  I just cut out the shapes of the magnets and of the paper to cover them, and then mod-podged them on!

One thing I did learn afterwards, is that I needed to peel off the old sticker on the magnet for it to have the best adhering power, so I wish I would have done that BEFORE I cut out all the shapes!  Oh well, lesson learned.

Then my hubby had a piece of scrap steel that we are cutting and framing so that the sweet girl that receives this kick-butt re-purposed gift can hang it on her wall.

Thanks for reading my novel, and I promise, pics in progress up TONIGHT!

(If this total idea has been done before, I apologize, I couldn't find anything.  Send me a link so I can check it out if you do know of another!)


In progress shot.  The cut-out magnets on the left, and the ones already mod-podged and papered on the right.

A close up of the ones just cut out.

A close up of the completed ones.

And I apologize for the shoddy pics, the morning sun was in my eyes nd reflecting weird of my screen.  I guess I should have checked them later in the day before I posted them.  Oh well!

Comments and criticisms welcomed!
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