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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Steam Punk Spider Jewelry on: July 09, 2011 04:04:10 PM
I have a huge love of those earrings!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Fused plastic grocery bag vest on: December 30, 2010 11:10:21 PM
dramatic and beautiful... and plastic! I love it
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: tardis quilt on: December 01, 2010 08:34:13 PM
Absolutely stunning. I am so jealous of your swap partner!
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Another demotivational cross stitch! on: November 12, 2010 09:05:37 AM
I should have made this for my sister when my nephew was born. It took him two years to get remotely cute. Nice job!
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Badger from Firefly/Serenity! (Poppet) (pic heavy) on: September 21, 2010 07:58:16 AM
loos so much like his character. Did the hair seem to stay well? Becasue the reason I've been hesitant on needle felting is that the wool typically locks together but since poppet skin isn't wool I was afraid it would pull out to easily.
I'd love to know how you felt about it.

It stays pretty well, actually. I think it's felted more with the stuffing inside than with his skin, but if it's felted securely enough, it seems to work.

What I did was first felted an overall cap of wool, so it looked like a dred-buzzcut, lol. Then I took a wide, even patch of wool and felted it on in layers, working from the bottom to the top (and at the top of his head, from the front to the back), all ending up at the crown. I used scissors like any stylist would. You can see why I'm not a stylist. XD Longer hair could be done this way, I think, but I certainly wouldn't give it to a child.
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along on: September 20, 2010 07:20:23 PM
I needlefelted his hair in layering rows. I'll do another poppet someday and make a tutorial, but probably not anytime soon (school, work, life, etc)
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along on: September 20, 2010 05:20:30 PM
Badger is all done and ready to be shipped out in a box!



Here's his thread: Badger from Firefly/Serenity
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Badger from Firefly/Serenity! (Poppet) (pic heavy) on: September 20, 2010 05:15:40 PM
I'm in a Firefly swap on another board, and my partner's favorite character is Badger!

So here he is!



One of my reference photos:




His hat has a papier-mach base. Everything else is hand-sewn. His jacket has a pocket for his handkerchief. I did actually fold back fabric for his lapels, but it doesn't show well in the photos above.



His hair is wool roving needle-felted into his scalp. It's better than a wig!




sans clothes...



9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Abraham Lincoln Poppet Style on: September 02, 2010 11:11:18 AM
Honest Abe! I love him. You did a great job! I have inspiration to finish my poppet's clothes now! ^_^
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along on: August 26, 2010 07:47:41 AM
Thanks all for advice on swapping/not swapping out poppet heads -- but luckily I haven't done anything yet, because I decided to outright ask my partner who she would want, and she decided on Badger after all. Huzzah, I don't have to go to Joanns again XD

I have a pants pattern that I made that I would like to share. I don't have a scanner, though. Is there a way to make a pattern in the computer based on what's in in my hands?
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