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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2010 08:11:36 AM »

averyg!  Great job!!  He's super cute. Smiley   This looks like a pretty fun pattern.  You did a really nice job on this guy and you should be super proud.  I wish I could figure out needle sculpting Undecided

Well thanks a bunch! I find it so crazy that he is only about 4 inches shorter than my gigantic poppet, he seems so much smaller than her, but I think it really just has to do with this pattern's legs and body being much leaner than the regular poppet pattern. And needlesculpting isn't bad at all, I think I watched a 3 minute video on Youtube about it about a year ago, and I did find it kinda helped (or at least what I can remember of it Wink ). I know some people mark with one of those invisible pens where they want to sculpt, but I just went at it, I just wanted him to have defined cheeks and whatnot (however, from some angles, the side of his face does look like a potato Tongue).
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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2010 08:39:45 AM »

He's amazing!  I clicked *this rocks*!
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« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2010 01:27:24 AM »

As always I am amazed and inspired by the creative creatures you come up with... Bravo!
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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2010 06:27:51 AM »

And as he is so well mannered and loves to clean, cook, etc., he is quite the ladies man [/quote]

I should think any man who loves to clean and cook should be a ladies man. So cute great job. I am afraid of needle sculpting I just dont get it. But you did a wonderful job.
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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2010 02:24:23 PM »

He's great! What a fun character!
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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2010 09:21:10 PM »

He has so much character! I've never even heard of needle sculpting, but it has a wonderful effect.
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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2010 03:17:11 PM »

Thanks everyone for all of the nice comments!
I really appreciate it Cheesy
And I do highly recommend attempting needle-sculpting. I figure you don't know how good (or not good) you are at it until you give it a try.
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« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2010 10:20:23 AM »

When I was cleaning out my computer's history the other day, I came across a pattern that I had bookmarked a few years ago, hoping that one day I could make use out of it, lootsvele's elf pattern: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whymsicallotus/719865607/in/set-72157600417995081/. I also love all of her various characters, including her finished elf: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whymsicallotus/758017888/in/set-72157600417995481/, her fairy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whymsicallotus/580522851/in/set-72157600417995481/ and her hobbit-like creature: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whymsicallotus/812052341/in/set-72157600417995481/.

As I have been making poppets for about a year now, I thought that I would give her elf pattern a go, as the patterns are quite similar. However, I was somewhat intimidated as I believed that the elf's face was very, very expressive in lootsvele's use of needlesculpting, something I had never attempted before (and had very little knowledge of)... But being a Craftster-er, I decided to give it a chance- trial and error right? Wink

This is how Ebert the House Elf was born... I constructed him out of a superbly stretchy faux suede that I picked up the other day (which I happen to really, really love and hope to make poppets out of in the future). He is about 22 inches tall, I enlarged the pattern by 150%. As I was needlescuplting his face, I joking placed some brushed out yarn around his head, making him look like Cyrus from Gossip Girl (http://static.episode39.it/character/2283.jpg). My mom and I thought it was hilarious, and therefore his monk hairstyle stuck Cheesy...  He is my favourite doll I have ever made before (even though my little sister may think he is creepy Wink ).

Ebert is a very well-mannered house-elf that I treat very well (no dirty dish towels for him!). He has an adorable British accent and he is always so excited to take a guest's jacket for them:

Is there a tutorial somewhere? It looks great!
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« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2010 08:10:43 PM »

He's absolutely wonderful!!!!
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« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2010 02:50:55 PM »

When I was cleaning out my computer's history the other day, I came across a pattern that I had bookmarked a few years ago, hoping that one day I could make use out of it, lootsvele's elf pattern: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whymsicallotus/719865607/in/set-72157600417995081/. I also love all of her various characters, including her finished elf: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whymsicallotus/758017888/in/set-72157600417995481/, her fairy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whymsicallotus/580522851/in/set-72157600417995481/ and her hobbit-like creature: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whymsicallotus/812052341/in/set-72157600417995481/.

As I have been making poppets for about a year now, I thought that I would give her elf pattern a go, as the patterns are quite similar. However, I was somewhat intimidated as I believed that the elf's face was very, very expressive in lootsvele's use of needlesculpting, something I had never attempted before (and had very little knowledge of)... But being a Craftster-er, I decided to give it a chance- trial and error right? Wink

This is how Ebert the House Elf was born... I constructed him out of a superbly stretchy faux suede that I picked up the other day (which I happen to really, really love and hope to make poppets out of in the future). He is about 22 inches tall, I enlarged the pattern by 150%. As I was needlescuplting his face, I joking placed some brushed out yarn around his head, making him look like Cyrus from Gossip Girl (http://static.episode39.it/character/2283.jpg). My mom and I thought it was hilarious, and therefore his monk hairstyle stuck Cheesy...  He is my favourite doll I have ever made before (even though my little sister may think he is creepy Wink ).

Ebert is a very well-mannered house-elf that I treat very well (no dirty dish towels for him!). He has an adorable British accent and he is always so excited to take a guest's jacket for them:

Is there a tutorial somewhere? It looks great!

There isn't a tutorial for this specific pattern, however if you get the poppet pattern from ghilie (you can http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=99532) you will find that you assemble him the exact same way you would assemble a poppet (ie. button joints, dental floss and whatnot).

He's absolutely wonderful!!!!

Well thanks a lot! I really appreciate it!
Cheesy
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