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« on: July 10, 2010 12:30:41 AM »

So here is the final product of my Sunflowersmiles-inspired mad hatter poppet. The original can be found here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=351153.0. His clothing and bow tie as well as his hat and shoes are not completely the right colour due to using off cuts but i'm hoping the shock of red hair will help identify him!

He was made with upholstery suede and took about a week of intensive work to complete. He has tapestry wool hair that i untwisted and made into pom-pom like tufts and sewed them on. His eyes are teddybear eyes and his nose has a popcorn kernel in it to help keep shape. His hat and shoes are felt while the clothing is off-cut silky type fabric. He is a gift for my boyfriend's birthday since after seeing the movie in 3D recently, i thought he loved it. Unfortunately i mistook his love for the movie for my own love of the movie and he mentioned (after the poppet as already finished!) that he actually didn't like the movie all that much. I am contemplating making another poppet for him but am hoping he likes the poppet for the character and work i put in rather than the movie itself.

Thanks to everyone's help on the poppet along! And especially to Ghillie for the pattern, Sunflowersmiles for the inspiration and Craftewoman who's jacket pattern helped tremendously.

The mad hatter cat

Edit: fixed the pictures, hopefully you can see better now!

« Last Edit: July 10, 2010 09:34:32 AM by Mishdafish » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2010 01:20:16 AM »

Well done on your first poppet! He looks great!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2010 06:57:52 AM »

I really like his outfit! Did you use a pattern for his shirt and pants?
And his hair is really great!
Awesome job on your first poppet!

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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2010 09:15:38 AM »

YAY!!  I love him!  Great job...his clothes are awesome Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2010 09:38:17 AM »

Thanks SunflowerSmiles, means a lot! Those clothes nearly added a member to the insane asylum!

Averyg, no pattern for the pants which turned out quite wonky and were elasticated, so i used Craftewoman's jacket pattern and modified it for the material and slightly for shape.

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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2010 02:20:52 PM »

This is so cute I love the hair and the bobbins around his chest Great job.

So many ideas so little time. Will I ever get them all done?
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2010 05:53:35 AM »

Thanks beth8144!
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