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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along on: January 30, 2014 08:57:35 AM
The Fluttershy poppet is great!  Love the eyes and the color.  Ditto on the flannel, though Tongue  Fraying, pilling, tearing mess.  I made an elf out of some once and never again.  She didn't even technically survive even finishing the doll.  Now she's 'battle-scarred', I guess Cheesy

YARNE IS CUTE!  heh.  Looks so cuddly squeezable.
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / How to make big SD chibi feet? on: September 29, 2013 08:26:05 AM
NOTE: This is NOT my doll.  It is just a great example image that I found.  All credits to the13thrabbit.

What would the pattern look like to make big super-deformed chibi-style feet such as this doll has?
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along on: September 20, 2013 06:13:45 PM
Approaching the finish line on a doll for my sister-in-law.  I promised I'd make her one back in February and got around to actually working on it a couple months ago.  This morning I finished sewing up the pants.  She's 99% ready to go, just need to add snaps to the clothing and attach the wig. 

4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along on: September 09, 2013 07:12:17 PM
I've been goofing around with this Siamese for months now.  Her halter dress is too small for her in certain key areas, so I'll end up remaking it.

Also, I got my hands on some ugly porcelain dolls and I peeled their wigs off by heating the glue up with a blow dryer.  Kitty likes her blonde pigtails  Cheesy  Shoes are from Walmart's new doll line and fit perfectly!

5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Steampunk Softies - Minerva Dupine on: August 14, 2013 06:40:38 AM
I just picked up this book and was Googling around to see what other people have done.  She's fantastic!
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along on: July 13, 2013 05:00:19 PM
Oh, goodness, it's been too long since I last posted!

Working on a new poppet; she'll be Red Riding Hood and I'm planning a larger Big Bad Wolf to go with her.




I need to work on her entire outfit.  The dress is stolen from my elf and the corset is made of some horrible ex-drapery that is fraying to death even as we speak.

I hate tiny fingers!  She had to have a second set of arms made because I could not ever get two of the fingers to turn in the first arm I made and the second one somehow got magically stained with a big splot of blue, and I ripped through one of the fingers, too.  These fingers are gently wired with 15mm pipe cleaners (the extra fluff makes great stuffing).  I haven't decided if she's going to get 5 fingers or not.  Probably not, even though she has five cute little toesies...

Her hair is exactly the color of Kraft macaroni & cheese and I really like it Cheesy  I crocheted a little wig cap/hat thing and spent more time looping the hair onto it than I did hand-sewing the actual doll.
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along on: January 16, 2013 11:06:00 AM
I've spread the Poppet love Smiley  My mother borrowed my patterns (Poppet and Elenore) and is working on a blue fairy.  *I* can't wait to see it because I know it can only be gorgeous!

I've let myself get talked into making Poppets for... everyone!  At least it seems that way, I now have at least 8 lined up, in a multitude of themes...  A handful for little girls with lace and frills, a Doctor Who (#4, if you wanna know), an S&M fairy (this will be fun, I'll be learning how to braid for a cat o'nine tails!  Shocked ), Xena...

With all of this lined up, I've taken a brief break from sewing, though (I've been continuously making dolls since November) and am learning to crochet by making a pair of baby Converse shoes for my newest-to-be baby boy cousin (coming this May).
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: My first poppet and her pet-baby-dragon (now with dragon pattern) on: January 14, 2013 08:20:00 AM
Lovely, both of them!
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along on: January 09, 2013 11:27:44 AM
Sharalee, I put her in a big t-shirt and tied up the neck and bottom.  I think that's what hurt her neck; the two knots tangled and made the doll curve to the side.  If I'd put her in without protection, her arms and legs would probably have ripped off  Shocked.  They're on tight, but not that tight Cheesy  One day, I may try out actual doll joints.  The things my dolls go though BEFORE completion is rough, let alone after (I have 3 boys, the oldest is only 6)...


A peep at the Siamese Poppet.  I've begun working on her outfit, which has been requested to be 'gothy'.  She's made from this soft white fabric that I picked up at a discount fabric store.  I have no idea what it is, and they only had a little over a yard of the white.  Her ears are brown alova and purple fabric from that same discount store (50 cents for a fat quarter!).  I want to make a giant version of her and hug her all day, she's so cuddly!
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along on: January 07, 2013 07:16:37 AM
Did she wash well? I've not tried washing one before.

She washed fairly well.  I hadn't made her wig or attached the eyelids, yet.  The flannel got very pilly and linty, but I got out a new razor and literally shaved her from head to toe and that fixed that problem.  The most trouble was aggravated by my own sewing.  I don't allow enough seam allowance (which I'm working on - I hand sew and don't realize how narrow I leave things) and it let some seams tear.  Mostly along her neck (which I had to restuff because it got floppy and took the time to reinforce with a chopped bit of a wooden skewer) and down the back of one leg.  Better seams and machine sewing (and not so frayable flannel) and I think she would have washed very well.

On a related note: I got to do my own in-person Poppet Along yesterday!   Grin  I went to a friend's with my doll-making supplies (which I've amassed a TON of in the couple months I've been making dolls) and taught her how to make a Poppet (talk about the blind leading the blind, lol...  I made her make a Cupcake by herself the day before for practice).  There will be pics of that little Siamese kitty when she's ready!
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