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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Poppet vs Ami Gallery on: October 21, 2014 08:14:37 PM
Don't worry T, considering your track record, I'm sure it will be wonderful.
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Poppet vs Ami Gallery on: October 19, 2014 10:26:34 AM
Aw thank you, I'm glad you like it, and I am honored at the name lol! Sorry I couldn't post for you, the pics I took were all bigger than the craftster limit because I don't know how to change the settings on my phone. I'm trying to get my husband to fix them. BTW, those are first ever fingers for me, and I'm glad I did that because a seamstress needs good working hands. I'm so happy at how they turned out. Enjoy! Oh, and let us know where you post that otter project!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Malma Mirrors and Scrapbook Paper on: October 12, 2014 10:57:11 PM
Ooh cute I love it.  So sad we have no ikea here. 
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: Diaper Cakes for a Triple Baby Shower on: October 12, 2014 09:03:25 PM
Omg absolutely too cute!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: kids craft swap Round 7 on: September 24, 2014 04:23:05 PM
Waiting for Maile to get home to get pics of her angel package. Thanks Helena Puck! You and your boys made a great package, I know she will love it!
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: kids craft swap Round 7 (Signups 5/27-6-/11/14, Sendouts July 30, 2014) on: September 24, 2014 04:20:53 PM
Yay Maile got her angel package, will wait for her to come home. Thank You Helena Puck!
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along 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. :-)

8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along on: September 24, 2014 03:39:53 PM
Also, you really have to pull tight when you joint. Part of what I think makes mine stand (aside from the bottom of the feet not being too curvy) is that after dry-fitting and making sure you are in the right place, make the jointing is super tight so the legs go straight not in. I'll try and find a pic.
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Poppet vs Amigurumi Swap Round 2 Signups July 13 - July 27; Sendouts Aug 31 on: September 24, 2014 03:16:05 PM
Sent today. Sorry for the hold up. She kept trying to sew herself while I was away at school and work. Her needle wasn't very sharp. Hope you like it I'mSewSilly!
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Poppet vs Ami Gallery on: September 24, 2014 02:42:16 PM
Amazing job everyone! Thanks mama24boyz for letting me be part of this swap. I'm sorry I was such a pain.

Ami's amaze me because I can only crochet simple things, mostly flat. It's incredible that my sea dragon was freehand! Which btw the kids keep stealing. And all the little parts in the 2 ami dolls - amazing. You know I want an owl now. And gotgrey, can't believe that was your first poppet! Tenitsu, so cute that you & Mama24boys traded Frozen characters! Don't show my kids. And Sharilee, love how you are "improv"-ing off the poppet pattern.

Well, my poppet finally escaped the kids and jumped into the box with all her stuff. I gave her a ride to the postoffice today. She should be landing on Saturday. Hope you and your daughter like her I'm Sew Silly!
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