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Topic: My First Poppet...a merman swimming off to rural Tennessee tomorrow  (Read 1368 times)
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« on: June 22, 2009 05:33:24 PM »

My modified creepy merpoppet:




Complete Flickr set of images here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/purlgurl/sets/72157620169250821/

Homespun yarn makes for most excellent dreads/hair/beard!!!
Strung up shell beads to add to the head of hair.
Eyes from a vintage/antique defunct doll.
Penned in tatt of an anchor.

Now Fathom is heading to Tennessee to my swap partner.

For more info on making your own poppet, check out this thread:
The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.0
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009 05:45:50 PM »

I love his eyes,
and his eyes!
He is so unique...
Good job, especially for being your first!
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2009 06:25:15 PM »

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2009 07:34:51 PM »

I love the beard and the mouth! Looks like the tail came out perfect too! Great work!
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2009 05:07:04 AM »

you guys remember those sculptures picasso made where the bicycle handlebars and seat became a bull?  and the car became a gorilla?  well, this has some of that.  

and also like maybe the merman swam into a river with a lot of flotsams in it and some became part of him.

these are the stories i feel when i see this doll...

[ETA: is the metal nose protector actually the eyemech?]
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2009 07:08:12 AM »

Please warn him it isn't safe to swim in the Tennessee River. LOL
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2009 10:58:29 AM »

you guys remember those sculptures picasso made where the bicycle handlebars and seat became a bull?  and the car became a gorilla?  well, this has some of that.  

and also like maybe the merman swam into a river with a lot of flotsams in it and some became part of him.

these are the stories i feel when i see this doll...

[ETA: is the metal nose protector actually the eyemech?]

Yes, the nose was part of the eye mechanism. It came from one of those toy dolls that when you moved it so it's body and head were horizontal, the weights (which were originally attached to the metal nose part/eyes, but I cut it off) would pivot inside the head of the doll and the eyes would close, simulating sleep. I preferred to position them on the outside of this doll. Gives him that road warrior / "9" look. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2009 01:04:24 PM »

it definitely gives him a bad-@$$ look ... like he could take all the other mermen.
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2009 09:16:56 AM »

Whoa! He's totally intense! I like his mouth and his little beard especially
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