A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Need help? Click the HELP link at the top of the screen to read the docs or ask at the Help Desk.
Total Members: 297,064
Currently Running With Scissors:
385 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Teal and Purple Mermaid Poppet.  (Read 2096 times)
Tags for this thread: mermaid , poppet  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
meleriffic
Global Moderator
Clothing Moderator
Toys, Dolls, & Playthings Moderator

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 5516
Joined: 05-Jan-2009

Avatar by Cris Ortega


View Profile WWW
« on: May 27, 2011 10:40:45 AM »

I made this mermaid for puamelia in the Mini Poppet swap.


AlwaysInspired gave me some great information on how to go about making a mermaid. For the shape of her tail I actually took the leg pattern that inez used and then shared for her contortionist poppet Gloria. I just widened it at parts and added a fin instead of a foot at the bottom.

Her hair is Yarn Bee's Infatuation in the Ocean colorway and is amazingly soft. You could sit and stroke it all day. It does shed a little though.


When I had finished her body I thought she needed a little something, so I added seed beads to the bottom of her tail.


Her top is just a rectangle that I scrunched in the middle and then sewed over to keep it gathered in. In the back it is done up corset style.


And how could she not have a necklace?  Also you can see a closer shot of her top from the front.


She was pretty much done when I thought she was looking a little plain in the belly area so I added a belt. (It's non-removable.)


I love how she turned out and was so sad to see her go, as was my four year old daughter. She has consoled herself, however, by telling me I can just make her a pink one instead!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Craftster has gone mobile!  Read the big news here!
sweatereyes
Offline Offline

Posts: 270
Joined: 05-Dec-2009

We are but lovers.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011 10:44:20 AM »

I love the tiny details!! Especially the octopus necklace.. and I really like the texture of her hair, its very mermaid-like I think.  Great job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Ill weave your names into my ribcage; lock your hearts inside my chest.
Regain the passion I once carried; do away with all the rest.
I tore the sickness from your bodies; smashed its head against the bricks.
I made a castle from its bones that you may always dwell in it.
puamelia
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1494
Joined: 05-Jun-2007

A NEW day, a NEW doll... another poppet!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2011 11:34:59 AM »

She is awesome, and all of us girls here on the receiving end think so. Thank you so much Mele! I can attest to her hair - I love the feel, the smell, and I don't even mind the shedding. The kids do tho, so I got her back!  She is amazing, and thank you for sharing how you went about doing the tail. <3
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Yay for summer break = swapping fun!

* * * * * * *
Poppet vs Ami - crafting
Kids Craft and Swap Round 7, x2 - sent! 1 received, 1 waiting
squire_inaria
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2011 11:53:33 AM »

I adore her!! I'm completely in love with her hair and belt Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I swap, you swap, we all swap! I love personal swaps (and I make poppets!) Smiley

Wist-y goodness

Check out my new shop; Ivy Moon Emporium[url]!
beth8144
It is just so stinkin' addictive!
Offline Offline

Posts: 2013
Joined: 24-Feb-2009

CRAFTING KEEPS ME FROM GOING CRAZY!!!!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2011 12:31:56 PM »

She is so fantastic, Great job.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

So many ideas so little time. Will I ever get them all done?
http://wists.com/beth8144
http://pinterest.com/beth8144/
NyteFyre
Offline Offline

Posts: 270
Joined: 07-Sep-2009

I am a GrandMa to a Poppet


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2011 02:12:57 PM »

She is totally adorable.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

***  Friendship Is The Pot Of Gold At The End Of Your Rainbow  ***
meleriffic
Global Moderator
Clothing Moderator
Toys, Dolls, & Playthings Moderator

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 5516
Joined: 05-Jan-2009

Avatar by Cris Ortega


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011 03:36:46 PM »

Thanks everyone. I've been informed I have to make a pink one now.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Craftster has gone mobile!  Read the big news here!
spikefan
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3688
Joined: 13-Aug-2007


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2011 04:22:04 PM »

She is so pretty!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Kittymom13
Right @ Home on Craftster:
Offline Offline

Posts: 2049
Joined: 19-Mar-2010

Meow...


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2011 08:05:34 AM »

she's adorable meleriffic...=]  Great work on a small scale...must explore this poppet crafting further!  I love to see the details that make them each so unique!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
DawnsTrees
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2011 03:15:59 PM »

Love it! Such great detail!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Wists: http://www.wists.com/TinasDawn
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dawnstrees

50 in 2011:My List. 50/50
50 in 2012:My List. 65/50
50 in 2013:My List. 21/50
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe
FullyRaw Fruit Popsicle Recipe
How to Make a Gluten Free Chocolate Mousse
No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
Lemon-Ginger-Mint Cookies Recipe
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Decoupaged Table Top
August 20, 2014 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Faux Cross Stitch Sweatshirt

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.