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Topic: "But I don't wanna be a Pirate!" Poppet - Image Gordo  (Read 3897 times)
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« on: July 17, 2009 12:32:34 PM »

So I finally jumped on the poppet band wagon and I have to say, I am LOVING LOVING LOVING it!
My first poppet is for my 2 1/2 year old son.  He's totally into pirates so I thought I'd make it a pirate.

I enlarged the pattern a tad so he stands about 20 inches.  Yes, he has no eyes.  My son requested purple eyes, and I ordered them, but I had already sewn the head on before they came and I don't really want to take the head off just to put on eyes.  I kind of like him with out them though.  His eyepatch already gives him personality.

A side few to so how thick his hair is.  I wefted the hair, I made too many though and it's super thick! 

The puffy shirt.  I wanted to make it like the one in that Seinfeld episode, but my DH had to lovingly inform me that it looks eerily like a certain lady part.  (Kind of like Georgia O'Keefe's floral paintings!)  Grin

A kick butt skull pin from my dad's things.  He recently passed away and it's going to be a long hard road, but I thought it would be nice for something from Grandpa to be incorporated into it somehow.  Ok, enough with the sad stuff, let's continue.

The belt.  I'm not super happy with it, I used a fabric that frays (obviously, as you can very well see) just over a ribbon, so I may change that later but at least it looks good for now.  I want to also give him a gold coin pouch to hang from his belt, but I'm waiting for the new belt first.

A profile view of his face and super pointy nose and cool hat.  (A side note, the hat and all the clothes and eyepatch are all my own patterns... trial and error!)

He thinks he's "King of the World"!  I want to make him some pleather boots too, but I just haven't felt like doing it yet.  I've had this guy done for a few weeks now, and if I wait any longer to post the pics, I wasn't ever going to do it.  I couldn't find any red striped fabric in my stash so I made the pants with a red marker on white, but after it dried, it looks a little pinkish.  Oh well.

And a last glance towards the sea, in search of the next booty!

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to read my novel!  Smiley

« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2009 12:47:13 PM »

I love him!! He looks awesome.

I like him without the eye & the patch is perfect.

Maybe if you have to re-do the belt buckle you could use felt?

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009 12:48:40 PM »

I like him. His shirt turned out really good, as did his hat. The skull pin makes him so special. Your Son will love him, I'm sure.
You can apply fray check to the belt buckle, if you want to leave it. Joann Fabrics has little doll sized buckles in heir buttons section.

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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009 12:50:16 PM »

First- I think he's awesome, and second- I don't think his pants look pinkish at all.

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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2009 01:05:00 PM »

Very very cool first poppet! Love the piratey-ness!!! Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2009 01:08:36 PM »

His pants aren't pink, they're just faded from all the salt and sun Cheesy


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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2009 01:25:45 PM »

He's very cool. I love the hat!

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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2009 02:13:20 PM »

awesome! my dh would love it for sure!

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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2009 02:57:16 PM »

he turned out fantastic! i love all the little details. i don't think the pants look bad at all. the faded look of them just adds that much more to his over all look. great job!

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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2009 03:32:33 PM »

wonderful! also love all the details, very lovingly put together. would kill for the hat pattern i must say, absolutely perfect!

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