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Topic: My first FIVE Poppets! (Long and img chunky)  (Read 4117 times)
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« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2008 06:52:16 AM »

Thank you everyone! You are all so sweet! <3

Eliea -- I actually just used one separated-out strand of embroidery floss, doubled, and did a clumsy backstitch aimed in the general direction of the mouth. *lol* I'm not a big embroiderer (is that a word? lol) myself. I used the neat trick of doubling the thread, putting the END through the needle, and bringing the needle through the fabric and then the loop of floss, to start off. Then to finish off I knotted it next to the fabric and buried the end. Smiley

keeperrox -- it depends on your free time and how fast you sew! I'm slow,  but I think all told, with hair-wefting and everything, you could probably do it. If you read the directions carefully and used the same tutorials I did. And if you already have all the materials. Tips:
-sew the head first, so you can bake the nose while you do other things and have that ready to go.
-do the eyes early, too, so you can put them in when you're ready for them (unless you're embroidering or ironing them on).
-use the Poppet-along! The tutes in there are AWESOME.

I'd say you probably need a good 6-8 hours of free time to do one right. But it's hard to be sure, because I really did mine all at once, so each step took four times as long, you know?
thanks so much for the info! I'd never heard about that way of starting the embriodery it's really clever! thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2008 10:09:28 AM »

Sharing is fun! I think I first learned that tip from Craftewoman (which shouldn't be a surprise, lol). She's awesome.

Nostrum -- How long it took is impossible to say -- I did the small ones all at once, one step four times over. But I'm sure each step was faster the fifth time than the first time. Oh, and Skye's hair was pretty easy. There are so many good tutes out there for hair! But my basic method is to do one long weft in a ring around the head, from the forehead around to the back of the head as low as you want it to go. Sew that all on, then do smaller wefts for the rest. I do kind of U shapes for a couple of levels from the bottom up, then do the top in the general direction I want the hair to go. For Skye's I just made the "part" weft in the middle. I split the front weft to make the "bangs" and pulled the top layer back into the hairstyle. Made a braid on either side and tied it, then made the beginning of a braid behind THAT and tied it like ponytails. Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2008 04:40:58 PM »

I love these! It's so cool how they have been given names and personalities, and it shows how much care you took in creating them. Maydi is my personal favorite. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2008 06:47:02 PM »

They are fabulous firsts! I'm glad it was img chunky...
I have no fave, but I really like the green with pink floral cami'esque dress
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« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2008 05:59:24 AM »

Wow 5 poppets.  they are amazing.  I love Rosie.  The look she has is slightly dreamy as though the fairies have whisked her somewhere.

Still can't believe you made 5.  I'm only just attempting my 2nd.
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« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2008 08:17:47 AM »

LOL, honestly, I can't believe I made 5 either! I still feel like a Poppeting newbie!
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« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2009 01:43:45 AM »

theyre so cute! What a lucky family you have!

I love the hair, and the eyebrows,
im going to make a mental note,
embroidering eyebrows, nice and thin, is such a good idea!

I love scarlet and skye, :3
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How do you make such gorgeous eyelides? I tried eyelides and they turned out okay but not nearly as amazing as yours. What is your secret?
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