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« on: April 21, 2009 05:53:14 PM »

So I have been stalking poppets for quite a long time. I wanted one for soooo long, so I was so excited when Silverwing claimed me for one in the OWS43, and sent me the most gorgeous poppet ever (still my favourite). So I just knew that I had to hop on the poppet bandwagon, so a couple of weeks ago I went out and bought a sewing machine (I had been handsewing everything for a relly long time). So I had the poppet pattern (thanks ghillie!) and the sewing machine sitting around for a couple of weeks without any action... until I bought some weird cheap fabric made of unknown contents to test my skill, and let me tell you I felt like a serial killer with a box full of different poppet body parts, just sitting there. So I took the initiative to go out and get some real fabric but would you believe that I was unable to find alova suede anywhere?!? I got lots of weird looks at all of the fabric stores I went to, so I was stuck with velour, with I was kinda mad about, but now with working with it, I love it. And would you believe that I could not ind safety eyes anywhere in Canada either? Thank goodness for Hobby Lobby and my dad travelling to the States a couple of times a week for business... Anyways, I made a bunch of good poppet bodies, without any heads, but today I thought that I should take the initiative to make the gals some heads before I started anymore bodies. I have some difficulties sewing the head by machine, so I handsew the front part and back part together. Anyways, enough rambling... Here are my poppets (some still in parts... until tomorrow that is).

In a dress I whipped together less than a hour ago...


They all turn out a lot taller than I expected, just more to love I suppose Smiley


A more detailed picture of her hair texture (sorry it is blurry):


And here is the next poppet that I am working on (she just needs a body). She can't decide if she wants to be a fairy or a mermaid (that is why she looks kinda sad), so for now she is a fermaid or a mer-ry.


And here are the next couple of bodies/ poppets I am working on...


I find that I like making the bodies, sewing them, stuffing them and jointing them more than I like to clothe them and give them hair and eyes and such... I dunno why... Also, I personally sometimes find that I like mine more without hair, but some members in my family think that it creepy. And luckily I think that I have enough fabric to get at least 10 more poppets... which is good since I just finished my first year of university (yesterday!) and have nothing to do, so I suppose you can expect a lot more poppets (plus without any distraction but TV I can crank out 2 (nude ones without any clothes or hair) a day.

And here is the link to the Poppet Along: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.0
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2009 06:11:15 PM »

Oh wow, you weren't kidding, you have a lot of poppets in the making. I love their faces they look so sad and dreamy. I don't like to make clothes either, probably because it's more painstaking (to me anyway) than making the poppet itself!
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009 06:15:46 PM »

I don't like to make clothes either, probably because it's more painstaking (to me anyway) than making the poppet itself!
No it is completely true though... I think that maybe I will just make a gigantic nudist colony of poppets... or make my mom or sister decorate them.

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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009 06:47:58 PM »

Very cute - I love the velour - I might have to try one with velour! And I'm kinda the opposite, I don't like putting the body together (the jointing). But I like planning and making the clothes!
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009 08:00:41 PM »

This makes me want to find where I stuffed mine away and get it finished before my new baby is born in Sept. Smiley You did a great job.
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2009 09:09:08 PM »

I find that my LEAST fave part of Poppeting IS the stuffing, sewing the little seams shut and sewing on the head... I find it time consuming... I used to make Poppets all the time... and this alone is what makes me dread doing it....
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2009 09:21:09 PM »

They are wonderful! I love the mer-fairy's hair.
As a fellow Canadian, I buy all of my alova online (syfabrics on eBay), as well as my safety eyes (various sources).  I received the same strange looks from the ladies at Fabricland when I asked about the elusive Alova.

I have to agree with MalibuKasey and playswithneedles on this one - I HATE the stuffing, jointing and "wound closure" parts.  I LOVE sewing the body pattern pieces, doing the face and making the clothes.  That is the part that gives each fuzzy friend a personality and, to me, is so much fun.  I am working on my 10th (?) poppet now, and I always dread the stuff & joint.  It is always worth it in the end though Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2009 09:25:18 PM »

I just love how you did the ear inserts it is so cute. How did you do that? 
Great job and I dont think she is sad she is just thoughtful.

I find that I can machine sew everthing for a poppet during my daughters nap. Then stuff the next 2 days off and on and then the hair takes another day or two. But I love the whole process I think my favorite is the stuffing and completing the face and sewing on the ears. That is when they really come to life.
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2009 07:08:56 AM »

I just love how you did the ear inserts it is so cute. How did you do that? 

I just sewed the ear pattern piece as normal, turned it right side out, cut out a piece of felt and placed in on the ear and sewed. That is probably one of the easiest parts that I consider decorating them.

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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2009 10:13:54 AM »

Do you hand sew the felt on or do you machine sew it on. I just love how it looks.
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