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« Reply #8470 on: April 06, 2009 10:29:12 AM »

The fire poppet's face just looks weird to me.  Maybe I'm just too critical of my own work.


I think she's cute. You did a great job on her head! You definitely avoided a few first-timer mistakes - she's symmetrical, properly stuffed, with an adorable little nose...and a beautiful color!
I agree with inez on all points. Smiley I find the poppets that are red just seem to look more "off" than the others. I will probably only use red once for this reason. I'm not sure why they look this way though.
Perhaps eye color or ear placement? I'm not really sure. *shrugs* Maybe you'll like her better when you get her some wings? Weren't you trying to make some? *trys to remember*

edited to add: Hey when you make them for your cousins make sure the back is on the eyeball really tight. I was looking over the pictures on your red  poppet and there is a gap between the fabric and the back of the eyeball. You might be able to squeeze it tighter from the outside since she's assembled but with future ones make sure it's REALLY tight against the fabric. Wouldn't want the eyes to come off in the wash!
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« Reply #8471 on: April 06, 2009 11:32:38 AM »

I'm not too happy with those eyes.  The backings that came with them didn't even fit over the post so I had to use some other ones from different eyes.  I'll make sure to use the tried-and-true eyes I've been using for my other poppets when I make my cousins' dolls.
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« Reply #8472 on: April 06, 2009 12:31:40 PM »

i love her little neckless  Grin its so cute
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« Reply #8473 on: April 06, 2009 12:35:14 PM »

The backs on some safty eyes are really tight. I like to take a lighter and slightly melt the hole area before I snap it on. Helps to soften the plastic and helps it fit better.
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« Reply #8474 on: April 06, 2009 01:47:11 PM »

The backs on some safty eyes are really tight. I like to take a lighter and slightly melt the hole area before I snap it on. Helps to soften the plastic and helps it fit better.

Oh yes, I have started doing this since some ingenious crafter (I think it was malibukasey) suggested it...it works so well!
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« Reply #8475 on: April 06, 2009 02:14:04 PM »

The backs on some safty eyes are really tight. I like to take a lighter and slightly melt the hole area before I snap it on. Helps to soften the plastic and helps it fit better.

Oh yes, I have started doing this since some ingenious crafter (I think it was malibukasey) suggested it...it works so well!
I've had to do it occasionally too. I don't know why they are so next to impossible to get on sometimes. Makes no sense. I mean snug makes sense but nearly impossible does not.
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« Reply #8476 on: April 06, 2009 02:23:10 PM »

Thanks, Littlezo.

Melting the backs is a great idea!  It seems like its hit and miss with these eyes.  For the most part, the brand from hobby lobby has been awesome except for those yellow cat eyes.
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« Reply #8477 on: April 06, 2009 05:48:33 PM »

I use the hair dryer since I can never find the lighters around here. At least the hair dryer doesn't wander the house at night in the company of  pixies. lol!
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« Reply #8478 on: April 06, 2009 06:35:29 PM »

I'd be worried if the lighter wanders around in the company of pixies. Pixies are notorious firebugs.
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« Reply #8479 on: April 06, 2009 06:41:36 PM »

A little firebug pixie Poppet would be neat...
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