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« on: July 09, 2009 12:01:02 PM »

I am back after a longish break.   Smiley

I was moderately inspired by the white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland.  I had this irridescent, shiney-ish, white material that I bought for an ice queen costume and found that it had streaks and pulls in nearer to the selvage edges.  The middle was okay, so I made a white rabbit. 

She has a removable wig and her dress is made of a fat quarter that I couldn't live without.  I tried to leave it in the store but it taunted me!  "You'll regret not buying me," it said.  I'm glad I listened.







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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009 12:37:08 PM »

Oh my goodness, she is just lovely.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009 01:04:26 PM »

She's stunning ghilie. So bright, perfect for summertime.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2009 01:12:00 PM »

She's stunning ghilie. So bright, perfect for summertime.

And she's MINE, ALL MINE Smiley Yes, and more stunning in real life. I wouldn't mind even calling her Alice, Ghilie if you don't mind.
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009 01:36:35 PM »

Sure, I don't mind if you call her Alice.   Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2009 01:51:27 PM »

Another pretty poppet. I'm not surprised that fabric called to you. It's so pretty.
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2009 06:46:18 PM »

aww so pretty!
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2009 11:07:04 AM »

Lovely!  You are lucky to get her lovesclutter!!
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2009 12:39:37 PM »

So pretty! I love the expression on her face and (for reasons even I cannot fully explain) I am drawn to the black ribbon in her hair. Gorgeous bunny!
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2009 10:19:52 PM »

Very pretty.  I can't believe the smooth effect people get when sewing poppets.  What stitch do you use when sewing?  Is it a stretch stitch?  What tension?

I think there must be something wrong with my brain.  My immediate thought upon reading her back story and seeing the white rabbit ears was that she looked more like the offspring of Alice and the white rabbit than Alice herself.

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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2009 03:45:29 AM »

well you already know what i think ghillie lol she super cute and i love her  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2009 04:14:36 AM »

Most of us try to use the shortest stitch we can. I can't get these results either. Ghilie is the master (bows down).
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2009 07:14:44 AM »

White rabbit? Allice? hmmmm kinda reminds me of a song? Wink
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2009 07:43:26 AM »

I adore her ghille.

I wish my poppets came out looking like that.

She's gorgeous!

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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2009 07:58:41 AM »

Very pretty.  I can't believe the smooth effect people get when sewing poppets.  What stitch do you use when sewing?  Is it a stretch stitch?  What tension?

I think there must be something wrong with my brain.  My immediate thought upon reading her back story and seeing the white rabbit ears was that she looked more like the offspring of Alice and the white rabbit than Alice herself.



The stitch isn't anything special, just a normal old straight stitch that is fairly small.  But, the trick, I think, is the stuffing.  I put AT LEAST half a 16 oz bag in each poppet.  I stuff them with so much stuffing you might think the seams would burst.  Instead of my finger, I use a flathead screwdriver to stuff it, so I can fit even more in and have more control over where the stuffing goes.  These things feel like bricks instead of stuffies by the time I am done with them.

I thought she reminded me of the white rabbit's sister, who was never late for anything, and was already at the queen's party when her n'er do well brother finally showed up.
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« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2009 08:16:07 AM »

The stitch isn't anything special, just a normal old straight stitch that is fairly small.  But, the trick, I think, is the stuffing.  I put AT LEAST half a 16 oz bag in each poppet.  I stuff them with so much stuffing you might think the seams would burst.  Instead of my finger, I use a flathead screwdriver to stuff it, so I can fit even more in and have more control over where the stuffing goes.  These things feel like bricks instead of stuffies by the time I am done with them.

I think that's the problem with my poppets. My seams DO burst before I get the buggers overstuffed. When I got the steampunk girl from nezbutt I was amazed how solid she was and how perfect all the seams are.

Maybe I should use a smaller stitch.

Anyways, she's really beautiful!!!

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« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2009 02:13:26 PM »

She is so adorable.
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« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2009 03:26:30 PM »

A most coveted ghilie poppet Smiley  I hope you make more soon!  She is really beautiful.
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« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2009 05:01:42 PM »

A most coveted ghilie poppet Smiley  I hope you make more soon!  She is really beautiful.

and coveted, in the poppet shrine.
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« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2010 03:02:17 PM »

I love this SSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOO OOOOOO much. It is so amazing. Can you e-mail me the pattern. My niece's birthday is coming up and she loves bunnies. alloparaso@yahoo.com
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« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2010 11:01:46 AM »

I'm not a big fan of poppets but this looks like it's really well made and beautiful fabric- good choice.
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« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2010 03:28:42 PM »

As my DD would say ... SAWEET! 

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