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« on: July 08, 2008 05:09:45 PM »

This is Nirmala.  I gave her large, rather elvish ears, and she is dressed in a simple Indian-style sari complete with matching petticoat and under-blouse.  Nirmala has a real bindi on her forehead, and a tiny pink crystal nose stud.  Oh, I named her after a person I know who is from India, but I also think it's a pretty name anyway.











I think her face turned out so sweet...she seems to have a kindly expression. ^_^
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2008 05:20:20 PM »

OMG I LOVE her!!!

What an adorable expression!!

Great work thingwraith!

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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2008 05:34:18 PM »

She is just beautiful, thingwraith!

Such a sweet face, and love the long smooth black hair!
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2008 07:00:33 PM »

Thanks so much guys!  I love her, too...she is my favourite of the dolls I have made so far! ^_^
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2008 07:03:32 PM »

thingwraith: OMG! I love her so. She's the most beautiful poppet I've ever seen. Does she look like her inspiration?
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2008 07:24:11 PM »

She is adorable!  I love all of the fine details like her nose ring and decorations in her hair.
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2008 07:29:35 PM »

Thank you everyone!  Nirmala is blushing at all of the compliments.  Cheesy

robynsteiner:  Thank you!  Well, the real Nirmala keeps her hair short, and I've never seen her in any traditional kind of dress, but they do have similar colouring, and a similar build, I guess (um, minus the elf ears, of course ^^;WinkCheesy
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2008 08:30:49 PM »

Shes gorgeous! Great job!
What did you use for her hair?
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2008 08:48:56 PM »

Thank you nezbuttSmiley
Her hair is made with thin crochet cord, I forget what it's actually called....the brand is Aunt Lydia's. ^^
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2008 10:52:07 PM »

ooh thank you! It looks absolutely wonderful! Grin
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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2008 08:28:10 AM »

Thank you nezbuttSmiley
Her hair is made with thin crochet cord, I forget what it's actually called....the brand is Aunt Lydia's. ^^
Oh crochet thread? What a clever idea. How did it work on the wefting part?
I love her ears they are great! and her face is so sweet and pretty! Great job!
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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2008 10:01:30 AM »

nezbutt, no problem!
If you make a poppet with "Aunt Lydia's" hair I'd love to see it.  Grin
It makes great hair IMHO, because you can even brush it with a large tooth comb and it doesn't split or tangle like the embroidery floss can.  It's also very cost effective...I didn't even need the entire spool to make Nirmala's hair.

Eliea:  Well, I'm not sure, because I don't do my hair with a weft.  I was totally going to with my first poppet, but I was in a hurry to give it to my daughter.  So I did the two bundles of hair method, and then I hand tacked a thin layer to the scalp so there aren't any bald spots or anything.  That is how Nirmala and Julie's hair were done, but Aka-san the Oni's hair was applied strand by strand with a needle and hand-tied in place (so I could get the classic "samurai" hairline).  I think that method would work well with the crochet cord, too.  It would just take a lot longer to get the same coverage as with the yarn. ^^;
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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2008 10:50:02 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2008 11:36:56 AM »

nezbutt, no problem!
If you make a poppet with "Aunt Lydia's" hair I'd love to see it.  Grin
It makes great hair IMHO, because you can even brush it with a large tooth comb and it doesn't split or tangle like the embroidery floss can.  It's also very cost effective...I didn't even need the entire spool to make Nirmala's hair.

Eliea:  Well, I'm not sure, because I don't do my hair with a weft.  I was totally going to with my first poppet, but I was in a hurry to give it to my daughter.  So I did the two bundles of hair method, and then I hand tacked a thin layer to the scalp so there aren't any bald spots or anything.  That is how Nirmala and Julie's hair were done, but Aka-san the Oni's hair was applied strand by strand with a needle and hand-tied in place (so I could get the classic "samurai" hairline).  I think that method would work well with the crochet cord, too.  It would just take a lot longer to get the same coverage as with the yarn. ^^;
Wow! that's impressive and quite time consuming. I've been considering trying to make poppet hair from embriodery thread and crochet thread but perhaps I'll just have to try it at some point and see. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2008 11:39:10 AM »

Thank you so much, teachingjonah!! ^__^

Eliea: you should try it!  If you don't like it, you can always go back to your original methods. ^_~
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« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2008 02:26:38 PM »

This is one of the cutest things ever!!!!
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« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2008 03:43:09 PM »

Thank you, Elphalba!  I got your pm and am in the process of replying. ^^
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