I know that there is a larger poppet swap that is already hosted by Nezbutt, but I was just wondering if anyone would be interested in participating in a poppet swap, where as opposed to sending/ receiving one large item, one medium item, and 2-3 small items, participants just received one completed and clothed regular sized poppet from their partner (so one large item). From my Craftster research, I don't think that there has been a poppet mini swap before, but please, correct me if I am wrong.
Not only would just sending/ receiving one poppet be easier time wise, but it would also be easier if you already have all of the poppet supplies you need, it would be more inexpensive as opposed to a 8+ point swap, and just overall easier (in my opinion) than sending an much larger package. Also, I think that lately there has been an even larger surge of new poppeters in the world of Craftster who were not able to participate in the last larger poppet swap, so newcomers would definently be welcome.
If there is enough interest I think that we should go forward with this swap.
And if this swap were to occur, when would it be best time for everyone (ie. end of May, early June, etc.)?
EDIT: to fully clarify.
I know other swaps, for example the Twilight swap has a full 14 point swap and it is just called "The Twilight Swap", but it also has a smaller swap consisting of 5 points called "The Twilight Mini Swap", therefore I thought that this would be considered the mini swap version of the "I Love My Poppet Swap" SO... you make a normal sized poppet for your partner (unless otherwise decided between the two of you) and you do not have to send other supplies or so forth, like you do with the larger swap.
So I am obsessed... Like really, really obsessed. I think that I worked on poppets more than I studied for my final first year university exams... Oops. But alas, my obsession is about to dwindle (not if I can help it though) because tomorrow I start workng full time (at a chocolate store though both making and selling chocolate, therefore hopefully fulfilling my crafty need side).
Anyways, here is my latest little gal, again her outfit is made of felt and the same style of dresses I have been making lately (I suppose if I were a fashion designer- which I no way am- this would be my signature look ), the top of her dress is made from little sparkly butterflies and flowers and as I hot glued them I no longer have a finger print on my thumb from burning myself so much.
Her head isn't so tilt-y looking in real life as it looks in this picture (and there is a random curly piece of hair that isn't actually there).
And all of the little butterflies and flowers used on her dress (because they all came in a package, I used all of the whites, pinks and purples, so now I have to figure out what to do with all of the blues, yellows and greens)
So, it is true... I am obsessed with poppets. I have 3 done now and 4(?) on the go. Anyways, here are my 2 latest gals. Both are fairy-is, sprite-ish, mermaid-ish-ness (I also have an obsession with fantasy). I always seem to take their hair-do inspiration from whatever my little sister wears for the day .
Here is the mer-fairy, you may remember her just as a head from here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=302028.0 (she could not decide for the life of her if she wanted to be a mermaid or a fairy, so together we came up with her dress bottom which could either consist of leaves or scales. The bodice of her dress is made from this crazy pucnhed-out felt scrapbooking ribbon that I found (actually both of them are entirely clothed in felt). She has a tiny necklace and bracelet set.
Dress bodice close-up:
And this little missy is somewhat of a forest or wildflower sprite. Her skirt also consists of leaves and she is decked out in flowers.
And here are the two besties together:
I am finally feeling like I am making progress with my poppet technique. I am doing better with sewing their heads on (I got a curved needle to help me) and I think that the darker head is the best I have made to date.
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.
I have always been in awe of stained glass and last year in my final year of high school I decided to try my hand at stained glass making. For the entire year I picked the theme of the green man, and therefore that is what my glass piece is. I had so much fun making this, it is one of my favourite pieces ever, though I cut my hands so much making it and burnt myself quite a bit also...
After making it I noticed that the eye holes are unevenand there is something wonky with the mouth... but I still heart it...
Last year during my last year at high school I was enrolled in art and for the entire year I boycotted paint... I hated it so much, it would never work for me and well, I gave up on it. In November-ish my parents went to France and they brought me back oil paint, which I had never used before and was superbly intimidated to, but I couldn't not use it, so over the Christmas break I experimented with it, and this is my second favourite piece that I did (the first being my Volturi)... It is an oil painting og a Girl in a Hijab (creative name in the title, I know)...
Anyways, I had a lot of fun painting this and know I am nto so much afraid of oil painting...
Okay, so like millions out there I am a hufe Twilight fan and therefore I decided to express my love by making an oil painting of a member of the creepy Volturi clan.
For those of you who are not familiar with Twilight, the main characters of Twilight, the Cullens are 'vegetarians', they only consume the blood of animals, whereas a family known as the Volturi consume human blood. Both the Cullen and the Volturi families are kidna rare because they have so many vampires living amongst one another, and quite a few members of both families have special abilities. The Volturi are described as the vampire royal family living in Italy, in deep dark tunnels underground. They have red eyes, until the Cullens who have topaz eyes (due to their diet) and the Volturi wear black cloaks. I decided to change the colour of the cloak...
And anyways, here it is (with a weird camera glare in the picture):
PS. I really recommend Twilight to whoever hasn't read it.
So this is technically my first craft post here on Craftster, so I am pretty excited. I have been working on these little guys for almost one month. I have made 5 small clutches and 5 messenger bags, and one super large bag, and one Ipod/ blackberry case and I still have tons of fun fur (the pictures shown are of the small clutch and the messenger bag)!
I kinda broke my mom's sewing machine over the summer so I have been hand sewing everything.
Because these bags are very fun and whimsical, I wanted the inside of the bag to almost be fun, so I lined the bags in a cute purple and green brush cotton plaid pattern.