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1  Re: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along in Craftalongs by puamelia on: September 24, 2014 04:15:24 PM
If you joint high, it will be hip-py. If you joint lower it will not be as much... but don't go too low or clothes won't fit.

Also, legs are weight bearing, and the doll is top heavy. Everything should be stuffed evenly and firm, not overstuffed, not soft and squishy.  Like making sausages. Your first pic - stuffing looks ok, jointing looks loose. Also, I "cover" my button with batting, then safety-pin my button in the leg before stuffing then I stuff a little more on the outside of the leg and not too much on the inside. The safety-pin being in the way helps remind me not to stuff too much. So you could reduce the stuffing as Sharalee said.

Joint tightly, so when it's standing the body and head won't swing loosely backward and forward.  I notice your first pic there is a big space between the legs, the bottom of your body seems wide, and jointing seems loose. I believe someone once squished it under their knee in order to joint tight enough. Wink I used to do that until I realized if everything is stuffed tight and feet are relatively flat, you just need to be snug.

In this pic, this one stands but it could've been done a little higher. I try to pick a spot on the body, put the leg up to it and swivel it around as if attached, to see if it looks good.



Here is a sample of dry fitting.  Use pins to hold in place. This one needed to move more to the doll's back before it will stand. If you have a Barbie doll, take a look at placement.

Hope this helps. :-)

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2  Re: Poppet vs Ami Gallery in The Swap Gallery by puamelia on: September 13, 2014 06:56:24 PM
Thank you I'm SewSilly! Here is my most beautiful sea dragon:


Thank you again,  I love it,  and love that it is original.  It's amazing, my fav color combo!  I'm sorry you are still waiting,  I promise to send after my first nursing school exam on Tuesday.  Sad  thank you for your patience!
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3  Re: kids craft swap Round 7 in The Swap Gallery by puamelia on: September 13, 2014 06:40:07 PM
Sorry having issues. .. I post but it does not get posted.  I think I keep losing my signal.  Melia received from momof2!'s  daughter Anna and totally love love loved everything.  Thank you!

Best shirt ever,  wore it to school the next day



Takes this craft kit everywhere


Everything. Thanks again!
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4  Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Five in The Swap Gallery by puamelia on: June 06, 2013 08:27:18 AM
Here she is, quick pic before I run to work, another 13 hour . SO LOVE her, steampunk Mary had a little lamb.... Thank you lanikins, you are awesome! So glad I joined the swap.

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5  Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Fivedow in The Swap Gallery by puamelia on: June 05, 2013 01:54:57 PM
Quick visual on the chair....

Here is the box. The cover is the bottom of the chair. Behind you can kinda see the dowel where the top of the cloth covers, and the bottom runs under so it is a double layer.


bottom of chair:


back of chair, and better view of pincushion/footrest/ottoman:


full view of chair, including tiny pincushions. A pain to turn and stuff lol. held down by pin in center, nailed into dowel:


Excuse the mess the the dropcloth isn't covering lol. Hope this helps!
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6  Likhanā the Writer, a Junker Jane Style Doll in CHALLENGE 86 ENTRIES by puamelia on: May 04, 2013 07:36:43 PM
I was on Craftster for a couple of years before discovering my love of making dolls. I usually do Poppets, but have been trying to expand in the past year into other kinds. Originally I wanted to post a Poppet for this challenge but I they all have their own posts. I don't know how I missed posting this little gal but she definitely deserves a post of her own. She was a huge challenge for me, with no pattern and in a style so different from my usual stuff.

I joined the Junker Jane Style Doll Swap this past December. Our awesome organizers LeslieHappyHeart and Susanab picked Junker Jane as our theme. My inspirational partner was Noodle-bug. From her questionnaire my doll was influenced by: "I love how junker jane's dolls have really thoughtful and interesting expressions," a love of books, book characters, of vintagey and washed out colors, and elephants (among other things).

Noodle-bug has named the little Writer Doll Likhanā, which is the Hindi word for write. You can read more about her here, where Noodle-bug has done an excellent job photographing and explaining my swap package. I think her pics came out way better.

I've never entered a challenge before, so thanks for stopping to look! Aloha, ~Su

Here she is with her pet elephant and writer's satchel:


I made her a little pleather-bound book and an envelope full of quills to keep in her satchel. There's also a bottle for ink in there somewhere and a jar of whimsies for inspiration:


Here is her "announcement card":
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7  Re: One Little Pincushion swap gallery in The Swap Gallery by puamelia on: April 24, 2013 01:28:34 AM
This is what stefaniegk sent me. It's a beautiful cushion/notion holder/thread catcher. It can also double as a pillow/scissors + knitting & crochet needles organizer/yarn ball holder. The cushion is a dark red velvet!

I was so excited, I set it up in the car. It would look great on the passenger side of the dash. Now I'll need another one for the couch, because this one looks great in the car! Thank you so much!


Closer look at pockets and thread catcher
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8  Re: 2013 Stash-Busting Resolution Dotees GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by puamelia on: March 09, 2013 11:44:53 AM
And also, Threadoryarn received a few days back and so I'll post what I sent. Hopefully she will get a better pic some time later. This is a "Study Hard" dotee, who has a stack of books on her head, and a tail with a pencil and sharpener hanging from blue silk ribbon.
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9  Re: 2013 Stash-Busting Resolution Dotees GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by puamelia on: March 09, 2013 11:28:10 AM
AAHHH! I am so behind! Well, I just want to say what a fantabulous gallery this is shaping up to be. I ditto what everyone else has said, Bravo!

So now I "need" tie-dyed felt. Sigh.

On to what I got in the mail!

From Threadoryarn, "paint more". Love the real paints - my children keep trying to steal it!


From FoxyBlue, "Gaia" - Live off the earth and plant your own vegetable garden, and her back view! So beautiful! I LOVE carrots! Carrot juice is my fav! (we just bought a juicer!!!)


From Sharalee, "Reduce, reuse, recycle". Sorry for the dark pic, her face is actually quite pretty. She has a pocket made of "paper" made from plastic bags ironed together, but my camera died so I didn't get a pic. She also sent extras - Thank you , I am so spoiled!!

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10  Re: 13 in 2013 Hat-a-Long in Crochetalongs by puamelia on: February 13, 2013 06:17:11 AM
I love your beret, that1girl... I think that will be next.
Here is my baby divine, sans ribbing, per mommy's request. Can't remember if I did 5 or 7 dc's to ruffle the edge out more.
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