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!)
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!