Oh goodness--poppet explosion O_O
THCC--I'm sorry I didn't so more for your zombie T^T I planned to make some clay innards like brains and ears and stuff to decorate her with. Turns out---I'm not great with clay. Or rather BAKING the clay. They all burned. Grr. >.< But the eyes are hand painted and they turned out AWESOME (If I do say so myself) ^^I also gave her bangs. Pre-zombiefication she told me she had an Asian heritage
Becc99-- That little hair ornament with the fairy is supped to go on her forehead as kind of like a crown
I didn't make wings because well---I didn't know how xP Plus I don't think I could have fit them in the box. When I was making her I kept calling her "Eirandyill"
(Air-an-Deel) or "Eiran"
for short. Something light and ethereal. Her dress was my favorite to make.
Nina--I SO LOVED this poppet! Like calls to like
She also has hand painted eyes, my very first!! She kind of reminded me of an Amazon or like---a River woman whose tribe lived along the banks of a mighty river (hence the green river rocks). I kept thinking something strong and short for her. "Kasa
" which means "dressed in furs" in the Native American Hopi language.
Kbrison--My girls kept calling him "Tarzan" Maybe you can just call him "Zan"
I should have used black hair instead but he said he wanted brown so....as his mother I must obey ^^ And he looks intense but he has a heart of gold
He's also fiercely loyal.
ALWAYS---I use alova suede mostly for making poppets. It is a little stretchy but it only has a one-way stretch. I also sometimes use craft velour. The back side is silky and the front is like, fuzzy soft ^^ Admittedly, the poppets I made with white skin came out much sturdier and easier to stuff without lumps. The skin tone poppets were a little more difficult and their limbs became extra long somehow
The most important thing about tracing poppet patterns onto fabric is to pay attention to the grain of the fabric. If you go length wise, the poppet will be long and willowy (better for girl poppets). Horizontally, the poppet will be shorter and chunkier (better for male poppets).