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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: poppet #2 on: June 09, 2010 06:21:31 PM
 thanks everybody!

You already have another one done?! WOW!

hah, I tend to get obssessive when I pick up something new...until I get bored of it Cheesy 
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / poppet #2 on: June 09, 2010 12:55:12 PM
After making many mistakes on my first poppet, I tried again, with rather different results.  I stuffed this one a thousand times firmer (I'm not really sure I like the super-firm stuffing, I like my stuffies to be a little...slumpy.)  She's also got a bamboo skewer spine, her hair is heavy!  Its a handspun yarn, and it is a lot redder in person, with bits of super red and some blue.  I kind of forgot to sew her ears into the head seams, so her ears are sewed on in a C shape to the sides of the head using a ladder stitch.  Her dress is the easy peasy dress, the only difference is that I lined both the skirt and bodice, the shiny fabric was too slippery to work with on a small scale. (though I managed to break my first needle ever sewing the bodice to the skirt!)

She has no name because she's going off to michigan to live with a good friend of mine, and I'm going to let my friend name her.

Also, I dont think I'll needle sculpt the fingers and toes...I kind of like how she looks without sculpting.

enough talk, more pictures!


her ear:
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: My first poppet! on: June 09, 2010 12:41:37 PM
thanks!

Hopefully someday I'll be able to make one myself instead of looking at all the cute photos here on Craftster.
I've wanted to try poppets for a long time but I haven't the nerve yet.

just do it!  If i can make one, anyone can Cheesy   ghilie's instructions are really clear, and anything you dont understand is explained in the poppet-along thread!
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Ongoing Poppet-Along on: June 07, 2010 06:32:04 PM
hm.  interesting!

I did stuff the body and head almost to the point of ridiculousness...I guess I'll just leave the limbs lighter then.

thanks!

5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: My first poppet! on: June 07, 2010 02:31:56 PM
Thanks everybody!!

She's told me her name is Fen..thanks for all the suggestions!

May I ask how it is you sewed on her hair? It looks like there's a lot of it, where on her head did you sew it on? Thanks!

I wefted the hair, using the tutorials from the on-going poppet along thread, and then I sewed on one long weft in a circle around the head, and two shorter ones on either side of the center seam on the back of her head (this will let you have a center part for pigtails).  there is also a small weft in front of her ears for her bangs.  It probably looks like there is more hair than there actually is, she has quite a bit of scalp showing if her hair doesn't sit right.  Hope that helps, if it doesn't make sense...let me know and I'll take some photos.
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Ongoing Poppet-Along on: June 07, 2010 01:48:54 PM
I'm working on my 2nd poppet already...but I have a question!

how tight do you all stuff the arms and legs?  If I stuff my legs as tight as I did the body, the leg gets all long and shapeless...but leaving it stuffed looser feels odd, like the legs dont belong on the body because they are so much lighter.
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: My first poppet! on: June 02, 2010 01:29:40 PM
Thanks everybody!  I think her name is Fen, it just keeps popping up when I look at her. Cheesy
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: My first poppet! on: June 01, 2010 11:08:49 AM
well, that's just adorable.  love the hair.

*blush*

She's so pretty!!!!!!!!  I love how you did her ears!  I hope my poppet comes out just as beautifuly as yours.  She's darn near perfect!

hah, she's so not near perfect, but thanks!  hair and clothes hide multitudes of sins... I also hope your poppet comes out beautifully, I'll be on the lookout for her!
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Ongoing Poppet-Along on: June 01, 2010 09:37:31 AM
I just finished my first poppet!

her link is here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=349281.0

I'm so hooked on these little dolls... I need more little girls in my life to make them for!

I've already got #2 worked out, but I need to find cream-colored alova suede and green eyes!

Thanks ghilie for the awesome pattern!!!!
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My first poppet! on: June 01, 2010 09:29:48 AM
I've attempted stuffed toys before with varying degrees of success...but never tried a human-oid type doll before.  I've admired poppets for a really long time...and with my birthday money I bought supplies to make one!  I am hooked!

She's made of alova suede (I think, I've had the fabric for quite some time.)  Her hair is wefted out of some green yarn I spun when I was first learning to spin, its very uneven, and there wasnt enough of it to knit with, so it made perfect hair!  her eyes are a little far apart for my liking, but she's still cute.  Her dress is made out of a green polka-dot, with ghile's easy peasy dress pattern.

She has no name yet, so any suggestions will be accepted!


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