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« Reply #8780 on: April 09, 2009 02:13:25 PM »

can we see a picture?
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« Reply #8781 on: April 09, 2009 02:17:59 PM »

Okay, so I am just about done with my first poppet - and pretty excited about it! I do have one question and I'm sure you lovely poppeteers will have creative answers. The thing is, her hair is a little too heavy for her little neck. I've already put a folded pipe-cleaner up there, but it doesn't seem to be enough. I was thinking of just putting another in there and seeing if that helps, but I was wondering if anyone has any better ideas?
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« Reply #8782 on: April 09, 2009 02:46:07 PM »

popsicle sticks have been used, i think.
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« Reply #8783 on: April 09, 2009 03:27:13 PM »

I finally broke down and tried a poppet. Punk Chick said it was idiot proof. NOT. I am wondering if they have a place for worst poppet on earth. I plan to keep it, because I learned by making a lot of mistakes, and I'm not defeated that easily. Everyone I have seen on here has been great.  Sad

Maybe "Worst First". LOL
  I'm another who would love to see it!  I'd bet (like others  Kiss) it's not as bad as you think....plus..I think the not so perfect ones are the most lovely..and have beautiful character... Wink
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« Reply #8784 on: April 09, 2009 03:55:00 PM »

I had the same problem with a floppy head. I pressed the head down more onto the neck and added another row of stitching. This seemed to help stablize her neck without any armiture.
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« Reply #8785 on: April 09, 2009 04:14:54 PM »

Almost all of my poppets have Popsicle Stick spines. I open a small hole in the back seam and use that to put it in if the doll is all ready finished. Otherwise I just do it after putting a little stuffing in the dolls body during the assembly stage.

My wefts are typically about 2 feet long and I make 2 of them. The yarn length is about a foot before the first fold. After I get it on the dolls head I trim it to the length I want. I save all the ends and plan to start stuffing my toys with them. I also save my fabric scraps now for the same reason.
I lay the weft across the head and clip it the length I need. Pin in the ends and center, Then stitch it on. I start at the base of the head just below the ears and work up. I also add one weft ion front of the ears, or I make one small weft with a center part. All my dolls have been played with and I haven't lost any hair yet. Smiley
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« Reply #8786 on: April 09, 2009 06:36:00 PM »

Eliea you have provided a lot of inspiration and helpful tips for getting around here on craftster, so I will be using your tips for wigging my next effort. You are a valued gem here.

I don't have a lot of materials, but do have popsicle sticks and could use that instead of wrapping tape around the neck area. You rock!

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« Reply #8787 on: April 09, 2009 06:44:05 PM »

Eliea you have provided a lot of inspiration and helpful tips for getting around here on craftster, so I will be using your tips for wigging my next effort. You are a valued gem here.

I don't have a lot of materials, but do have popsicle sticks and could use that instead of wrapping tape around the neck area. You rock!

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Yeah, she does!
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« Reply #8788 on: April 09, 2009 06:49:48 PM »

SO DO YOU GHILIE Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #8789 on: April 09, 2009 07:36:46 PM »

I would like to see a pic too. I think the most common problem of why most people feel that their poppets look "wonky" is that they didn't pack that stuffing in, my first one was like that. I think they're cute though, they look squishy Grin! Another problem that I know a couple of people had was cutting their pieces in the same direction, along the grain or against it. That could potentially cause some issues with the shape.

Don't be shy, I've never read one negative comment about a poppet in this thread, we love them all!
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