So I have been stalking poppets for quite a long time. I wanted one for soooo long, so I was so excited when Silverwing claimed me for one in the OWS43, and sent me the most gorgeous poppet ever (still my favourite). So I just knew that I had to hop on the poppet bandwagon, so a couple of weeks ago I went out and bought a sewing machine (I had been handsewing everything for a relly long time). So I had the poppet pattern (thanks ghillie!) and the sewing machine sitting around for a couple of weeks without any action... until I bought some weird cheap fabric made of unknown contents to test my skill, and let me tell you I felt like a serial killer with a box full of different poppet body parts, just sitting there. So I took the initiative to go out and get some real fabric but would you believe that I was unable to find alova suede anywhere?!? I got lots of weird looks at all of the fabric stores I went to, so I was stuck with velour, with I was kinda mad about, but now with working with it, I love it. And would you believe that I could not ind safety eyes anywhere in Canada either? Thank goodness for Hobby Lobby and my dad travelling to the States a couple of times a week for business... Anyways, I made a bunch of good poppet bodies, without any heads, but today I thought that I should take the initiative to make the gals some heads before I started anymore bodies. I have some difficulties sewing the head by machine, so I handsew the front part and back part together. Anyways, enough rambling... Here are my poppets (some still in parts... until tomorrow that is).
In a dress I whipped together less than a hour ago...
They all turn out a lot taller than I expected, just more to love I suppose
A more detailed picture of her hair texture (sorry it is blurry):
And here is the next poppet that I am working on (she just needs a body). She can't decide if she wants to be a fairy or a mermaid (that is why she looks kinda sad), so for now she is a fermaid or a mer-ry.
And here are the next couple of bodies/ poppets I am working on...
I find that I like making the bodies, sewing them, stuffing them and jointing them more than I like to clothe them and give them hair and eyes and such... I dunno why... Also, I personally sometimes find that I like mine more without hair, but some members in my family think that it creepy. And luckily I think that I have enough fabric to get at least 10 more poppets... which is good since I just finished my first year of university (yesterday!) and have nothing to do, so I suppose you can expect a lot more poppets (plus without any distraction but TV I can crank out 2 (nude ones without any clothes or hair) a day.
And here is the link to the Poppet Along: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.0