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« Reply #7400 on: September 22, 2008 04:54:28 AM »

ppfftt! as IF! after all that work more like $80 and i think that's CHEAP! way more for extra stuff/customized. see, this is why i don't craft for cash. people are so cheaply unappreciative of the effort and skill... swapping with other crafters is so much more balanced and Worth it!

I totally agree!
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« Reply #7401 on: September 22, 2008 07:48:42 AM »

I also agree about swapping as opposed to selling. Other crafters are much more appreciative. My Grama wants me to make up some to sell at her business, but I just don't think I could part with them for any less than $50. Even then that is cheap.
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« Reply #7402 on: September 22, 2008 08:17:23 AM »

Yay, Bronwyn has gone public!

Here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=270035.0

And here:

I'm not sure what her skin is made of -- just some flesh colored fabric I picked up months ago at Walmart with dolls on the  brain-- but it really worked out perfectly. Very little stretch, nice and sturdy. Her hair was some sparkly, kinky yarn I picked up also with dolls on the  brain, but I honestly don't know what I was thinking. It worked out really well in the end, but while I was working with it, I questioned my sanity. It has little clumps worked into the yarn at random lengths, very unhair-like. Still, it added to Bronwyn's personality, I think.

And in the true spirit of Poppet-making, I'm already halfway through my second! Mind a sneak peek to WIP? I'm super excited...



and ...

I used blanket binding for his inner ear -- satiny!-- and a covered safety eye for his nose, but it ended up way off-center, because I couldn't bring myself to snip that center seam to poke the nose through. Oh well. It's going to be a birthday gift for my nearly-two-year-old, so perfection isn't a necessity. Just sturdiness.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7403 on: September 22, 2008 08:35:45 AM »

Oh, that is cute.  Bronwen and the pup.
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« Reply #7404 on: September 22, 2008 09:28:58 AM »

jolliebell - Both very cute. You babe is gonna love the pup cause it is amazingly cute. Love Bronwyn outfit and her hair.

Soooo, two more questions (I'm all about the questions lately, lol) --
Second question. ...Nevermind, I forgot the second question. *lol*

The answer is 42. I watched "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" this weekend for the first time.
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« Reply #7405 on: September 22, 2008 10:34:50 AM »

I love the pup! Great work.
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« Reply #7406 on: September 22, 2008 12:14:03 PM »

Hello, I'm a long time lurker of craftster, finally got the courage to sign up and post something!! I'd love to (try) and make one for my neice for christmas. I've just finished a huge frog soft toy..which actually turned into a huge frog pillow, for my nephew, though this looks a little harder so it will probably turn out horrendous and end up sitting on my shelf for years lol.. I can try though!!

 Do I need to do anything else or just pm Ghilie my email address, forgive me if thats an obvious question but its been a very looong day lol.
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« Reply #7407 on: September 22, 2008 01:16:14 PM »

Soooo, two more questions (I'm all about the questions lately, lol) --

First, I'm sorry if this has been asked already, but what would be a proper reply for someone who sees your Poppets and asks "How much would you charge to make me one?" Obviously, this is not my pattern, but if this person isn't a sewer I can't just say "Make it yourself!" and as much as I'd love to be charitable... I just don't know. Is it okay to "sell" them at cost? What about at cost plus a little extra for labor? I'm not talking opening an Etsy shop or anything, just personal one-to-one requests like that. I don't even know how interested the person was, but I want to know what would be the right thing to do there.

Second question. ...Nevermind, I forgot the second question. *lol*

I don't mind if a craftster who makes one sells one or two or ten.  After all, I'm not gonna do it, LOL.  No one wants to really pay a fair price for all the time I put into one.  I was offered $25 once....

I think we discussed this in another poppet thread once. I felt like 45 was fine for me, but I enjoy making them and felt like if I charged more it would take the fun out of it for me. Smiley I don't know though. You really need to at least ask for cost and make it that you get to keep any leftover supplies. Have the person pay half up front and half on finishing. Other than that it's up to you!
I really prefer swapping myself to be honest. I just am honest about how much times it takes me to finish them and what effort goes into each one. To me a poppet is a large item. that's with 1 easy peasy dress.

I love the little dog WIP. He's so cute! and I'm going to go look at your other poppets thread momentarily.

Oh just wanted to say I started using a curved needle to sew poppet hair on with and it is soo much easier and faster! I bought a package of heavy duty needles at walmart and they had 2 sizes of them in the package. So worth it and I don;'t have to wear a thimble to sew the hair on anymore! and my fingers were just barely sore when I was done, as opposed to huge red marks for holding the straight needle funny! I also didn't prick myself once!
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« Reply #7408 on: September 22, 2008 01:34:46 PM »

I also use a curved needle to sew the hair on and the head to the body. Makes things much easier.
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« Reply #7409 on: September 22, 2008 06:57:29 PM »

Hello, I'm a long time lurker of craftster, finally got the courage to sign up and post something!! I'd love to (try) and make one for my neice for christmas. I've just finished a huge frog soft toy..which actually turned into a huge frog pillow, for my nephew, though this looks a little harder so it will probably turn out horrendous and end up sitting on my shelf for years lol.. I can try though!!

 Do I need to do anything else or just pm Ghilie my email address, forgive me if thats an obvious question but its been a very looong day lol.

PM ghilie with your email addy for the patterns and instructions. Then go back and read her first post while you wait for her to respond. She's usually quite fast but give her at least a day in case she is busy. This is the perfect time to go shopping for fabs for it because the fabric stores have lots of Alova Suedes in stock. Buy a yard so you can redo arms or legs as necessary and so you can make one for yourself.

Welcome to the club.
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