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Topic: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along  (Read 1409566 times)
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« Reply #1890 on: January 24, 2008 08:17:06 AM »

Here is my latest!!! Tulipan the Sprite

Here is her link...
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« Reply #1891 on: January 24, 2008 08:21:04 AM »

Using a woven fabric is fine. Add more seam allowance and zig zag to make sure the doll doesn't pop open when you stuff. Also be aware that the character of the doll will be different. With the knit fabrics, you end up with fat or thin cheeks or thin or fat bodies. The dimensions of the finished poppet will be slightly (not noticeably so) smaller.

Also if you're going to use muslin, use a tightly woven thicker variety, rather than the gauzy stuff, and it will take more abuse when stuffing. Still, you may end up with stitches popping open. I just sew it closed with a ladder stitch, when I'm done stuffing. Good luck!

OH this just reminded me I have this stretchy knit white fabric I should try to make my next poppet with. Once I mail that fabric to MK for our personal swap and get my eyes. Smiley So excited! Now I just need some grey fabric....

 Your eyes should be there by tomorrow or Saturday!

MK, I'm definantly leaching inspiration from Fifi's skunk tail for the racoon!

 Oh totally leach away! I used A LOT of wire and it goes inside her body that way it can stick strait up and have armature.

Malibukasey your skunk is beautiful!
I especially love her nose, I wouldnt be able to put her down! x

 Thanks! I just made her nose really long and unrealistically pointy... Then I took the point and folded the nose over itself, stitched it in place and painted it! It gave it an animal nose and I was pretty pleased with the experiment!

 Thanks everyone! <3
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« Reply #1892 on: January 24, 2008 08:22:30 AM »

 No way! Irasema! She is beautiful and I LOVE her color and everything about her!!!
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« Reply #1893 on: January 24, 2008 08:35:28 AM »

Irasema- those eyelashes are awesome!!
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« Reply #1894 on: January 24, 2008 08:49:38 AM »

How charming is she! i love it!

Using a woven fabric is fine. Add more seam allowance and zig zag to make sure the doll doesn't pop open when you stuff. Also be aware that the character of the doll will be different. With the knit fabrics, you end up with fat or thin cheeks or thin or fat bodies. The dimensions of the finished poppet will be slightly (not noticeably so) smaller.

Also if you're going to use muslin, use a tightly woven thicker variety, rather than the gauzy stuff, and it will take more abuse when stuffing. Still, you may end up with stitches popping open. I just sew it closed with a ladder stitch, when I'm done stuffing. Good luck!
OH this just reminded me I have this stretchy knit white fabric I should try to make my next poppet with. Once I mail that fabric to MK for our personal swap and get my eyes. Smiley So excited! Now I just need some grey fabric....
Your eyes should be there by tomorrow or Saturday!
*dances around office* I hope to post yours tomorrow. It's my day off so I have no excuse not to go to the post office. Smiley
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« Reply #1895 on: January 24, 2008 09:45:14 AM »

Okay I can't stop poppeting!  Grin
I've got 2 mini's in the works and now I'm debating on starting the geshia. Plus I got this really cool fleece and it will make a super snuggly poppet, possibly a bunny.
Yikes I'm gonna run out of eyes and buttons, then I'll be going nuts!!
Okay back to the mini now!
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« Reply #1896 on: January 24, 2008 09:52:37 AM »

About the wiring of tails and fingers and things...


How do you get the wire in there, but keep it from poking around and acting funny? Do you just PACK it with stuffing so it can't move? Craftewoman, you made the one with the wired digits, didn't you? You wrap a wire in the tail the same way as fingers; just loads of layers to pad it and keep the pokey parts from messing stuff up?

Every time I've tried to wire something, it comes out wacky and the wire gets jammed somewhere where you can totally see it or rips through the fabric all together.
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« Reply #1897 on: January 24, 2008 10:15:11 AM »

irasema she is super goregous! I think maybe one of favorites!!!
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« Reply #1898 on: January 24, 2008 10:20:04 AM »

For the wiring of fingers, I found it is best to use fluffly chenille stems.  You fold them in half and stuff 'em in the fingers, with the non pokey part down in the end of the fingers, of course.  Once you got 5 stems in each finger, you fold the pokey ends in the forearm down on themselves, about an inch down.  Take some thread and wind all around it, setting it in place and keeping the pokey ends toward the middle of the "bundle".  Lightly stuff around the stems for a realistic look - such as putting a little stuffing in the palm, softening up the forearm, etc.  For this kind of work, a flathead screwdriver makes a wonderful stuffing tool.  Stuff all the rest of the arm as usual.

I hope this made sense...
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« Reply #1899 on: January 24, 2008 11:30:43 AM »

I made a new poppet!


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