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1  Re: Puppy Poppet - pic obese in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by jolliebell on: October 27, 2008 06:19:08 PM
Thanks so much for the love, everyone! I'm so tickled that he's been so highly appreciated!

Luvelycritter had requested the modified pattern pieces, and I thought that others might like to take a peek at them as well. Unfortunately, the best I could do was take a digital picture of the actual pattern pieces I used. I hope someone can make use of them, regardless.



Just to give you an idea, the leg is the same shape/ size as the original poppet leg. I just enlarged the foot. The ear, of course, is a different shape, and is shown rightside up. The tail -- the shield shape in the middle -- is a cut and fold jobby. When it's all sew up, the fold goes up (curvy side down)... and don't be a space cadet like me: Place the tail low. Our poor little puppy's tail is halfway up his back.

Enjoy!
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2  Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along in Craftalongs by jolliebell on: September 26, 2008 05:54:29 PM
Dessadoll - Can't wait to see pictures of your Earth Goddess! Don't forget to take the pictures before taking her to her new home.  Cheesy

Shelichan - The fabric you have sounds really interesting. I can't wait to see how she turns out!

Gwendles - Welcome to the Poppet-a-Long! Beware: they're bewitching!

First, my puppy is all done and posted in his own post here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=270692.0

I have to admit, the fleece took me by surprise. It was perfectly right for his look, but because I cut it with the stretch "long," once he was stuffed his limbs were long and lanky. I also had made his feet bigger than usual on purpose, but again, with the stretch, they turned out hyoooge. He is cute though. And all his quirks do add to his overall individuality for sure. And my husband is kind of smitten. Hee.



And for a few shots not included in his thread:
A good look at his cute widdle face


And full frontal (the toddler friendly kind)


I already have Poppet #3 begging to be made, but I'm waiting for eyes to arrive. I'm going to attempt Craftewoman's Elinore pattern in order to make Yoruichi from Bleach. Heeee.

Speaking of Bleach, wasn't there rumors of an Ichigo in the works at one point? Whatever happened with that?

And Howl? The teasers had me squealing (love the painted eyes). Is he finished? Clothed?
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3  Puppy Poppet - pic obese in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by jolliebell on: September 26, 2008 05:34:35 PM
Poppet number two took a small detour from the original pattern, but I had a pretty clear idea of what I wanted going in, particularly because he was meant to be birthday present for my two-year-old.

"Hello!" he says. He likes meeting new people, not unlike a real puppy!


Because he's stuffed so stiffly, he's quite posable, which led to much enjoyment on my husband's end as he took pictures.




How did Little One respond?
There was a moment when he first saw the puppy when his face lit up. Priceless.


And then he moved on. Quickly. Broke Puppy's heart.


"Love Me!"


Aw, it's ok. Daddy loves you.


"See you later!"
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4  Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along in Craftalongs by jolliebell on: September 22, 2008 08:17:23 AM
Yay, Bronwyn has gone public!

Here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=270035.0

And here:

I'm not sure what her skin is made of -- just some flesh colored fabric I picked up months ago at Walmart with dolls on the  brain-- but it really worked out perfectly. Very little stretch, nice and sturdy. Her hair was some sparkly, kinky yarn I picked up also with dolls on the  brain, but I honestly don't know what I was thinking. It worked out really well in the end, but while I was working with it, I questioned my sanity. It has little clumps worked into the yarn at random lengths, very unhair-like. Still, it added to Bronwyn's personality, I think.

And in the true spirit of Poppet-making, I'm already halfway through my second! Mind a sneak peek to WIP? I'm super excited...



and ...

I used blanket binding for his inner ear -- satiny!-- and a covered safety eye for his nose, but it ended up way off-center, because I couldn't bring myself to snip that center seam to poke the nose through. Oh well. It's going to be a birthday gift for my nearly-two-year-old, so perfection isn't a necessity. Just sturdiness.  Roll Eyes
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5  Bronwyn, my first poppet in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by jolliebell on: September 22, 2008 08:02:19 AM
I'm lagging way behind the fad, but that's fine with my Poppet. Meet Bronwyn!



I stuck to the original pattern as closely as possible -- minus girly sculpting -- and she turned out so very well. It's funny how she really does have a personality and everything. The Poppeteers Who Came Before weren't kidding. Bronwyn specifically is just zen, very cool. She doesn't care about pleasing the people or keeping up with trends or being cool, which is, of course, what makes her cool. We did have a tiny tiff to begin with as she told me her real name and immediately made me promise not to tell the world. Fairy superstition and everything. So we picked "Bronwyn" together, and I think we're both satisfied.

It took me a couple days to cobble together clothes and, wow, they're rough, but they cover her nekkidness, and introduced me to the crafting-drug that is/ will be doll clothes.



Halter top and "boxers" and headband (probably can't see it that well) made from a flannel sheet that says "Boys Are Smelly."



A pair of boy shorts made from an old Tshirt of my husband's. It's my favorite piece, and I can't wait to make more little teeny underpants!

Thanks to Ghilie for her generosity in sharing her pattern! And to the awesome Poppeteers in the Poppet Craft-a-long!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.00;


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6  Yet another Totoro hat... for Baby! in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by jolliebell on: September 28, 2007 02:23:52 PM
A hearty thanks to tamagotchi for her non-knit tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=72078.0

For whatever reason (there rarely is a logical reason) I felt that my September baby needed a fleecy Totoro hat for his birthday. It turned out really adorable!



I have measuring/ cutting issues, so despite following the directions for finding the dimensions for the hat, I still had to add the wide band along the bottom to make it fit correctly, and then I had to adjust the ear flaps because I'm a dunce, apparently. Instead of ties, I opted for a little chin strap to velcro on the opposite ear flap.

The hat itself is blue fleece. The eyes, pupils and nose are craft felt. The leaf is a printed cotton that I had horded away because I'm a fabric junkie, and the whiskers and mouth are fabric-painted on.

And because Daddy couldn't resist the allure of the Totoro hat...



Also, celebrate this momentous occasion with me: My first craft post! I love perusing and replying to others' posts, but am only just now getting around to posting mine!
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