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« Reply #9680 on: July 30, 2009 03:50:31 PM »

Thanks. It was a hard dilemma to explain, but you fixed it. I just didn't know what parts of the head to sew together.  Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #9681 on: July 30, 2009 08:32:20 PM »

Glad to be of service!  Grin
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« Reply #9682 on: July 30, 2009 09:27:38 PM »

So, dang it, I'm mad at poppeting.  The first few poppets I made turned out awesome, and I was happy with the one I made for the swap.  But now it just seems like I can't get it right.  I've even taken a break.  Either the head is a weird shape, or the body is lop-sided, or the seams on the head don't match up, or something comes out wrong.  And I'm trying to make some poppets for gifts, and I just can't bring myself to give these to people because I'm just not happy with them and they don't look so great.  Arg!

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« Reply #9683 on: July 30, 2009 10:16:33 PM »

might i suggest, calming down a bit, it seems to me you are too anxious for the decorating/ giving to the people that you rush the important part. i mean, you have to do it slowly and patiently otherwise you'll seriously mess up. big time. and why give someone a gift or present you wouldn't have yourself, if you're that upset and seriously won't even give those poppets to your worst enemy, then maybe try visualising the completed poppet, and take some gum or a hard candy so you can concentrate better

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« Reply #9684 on: July 30, 2009 10:52:55 PM »

Breathe. Stretch. Shake. Let it go. You've made beautiful poppets before, so you can def. do it again.
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« Reply #9685 on: July 31, 2009 04:19:05 AM »

Have you recently switched brands of stuffing?  I did, and I made awful, lumpy limbs.  I switched back immediately.
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« Reply #9686 on: July 31, 2009 05:39:19 AM »

Relax, slow down and you'll be fine.  Grin
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« Reply #9687 on: July 31, 2009 08:35:19 AM »

I'm going with the other ladies on relax, but I also agree with ghilie. I would try checking to see if anything has changed supply wise between those poppets that you loved and the current ones.

Other thing to keep in mind is that funky seams on the head gets covered up with hair.
Poor stuffing does not. Sometimes it's not our fault though it's totally the stuffing.

I would try waiting till I am refreshed, (aka sleep on it a day or two and work on something else quick and easy. Beads work great!) then take the head completely apart and try re-sewing it. I spend the most time on that step over all the others becasue I am so OCD about the seams lining up.

I'd make a cup of something to drink, coffee with cool whip?, cocoa, tea, whatever and then start work. Every so often sip the beverage and take a deep breath. And this may sound silly but sometimes saying "I think I can, I think I can" helps too. lol.
sometimes all I need is a break a pep talk and relaxing drink and I'm good to go!

you'll get it don't worry!
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« Reply #9688 on: July 31, 2009 09:18:27 AM »

Just relax and visualize the poppet you want to make. And Just have fun. I find the process of making them fun and watching them morph from what you thought they would look like to how they actually turn out.  

I am biding my time I am currently up to my eyeballs in costumes for a Murder Mystery I am in and making costumes for 4 of the 5 actors. Then I can make a new poppet for a friends birthday. She has been trying to order one for several months now. So I thought this might make a great present.

Also I told my dad who is playing a ring master in the show and requested a Red sequenced jacket like my ringmaster poppet he had to carry during the show. Just like a mini me or something.

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« Reply #9689 on: July 31, 2009 09:34:50 AM »

Thanks everyone.  The stupid thing is, I've been really taking my time with this particular poppet.  Like, over the course of a week or so.  *sigh*
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