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Title: The Ongoing Poppet and Punkin-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 01, 2007 05:17:30 AM
The Poppet and Punkin-Along

Okie dokies!  Post your desire to join the poppetalong here and the patterns are available at http://ghilie.wordpress.com/tutorials/ .  I am still working on it.  Well, working may be too strong a word.  But I definitely have plans to work on it (I'm kinda lazy).  There are several tutes all over craftster -the eyelid tute, the hair tute, a couple dress tutes...  I want to move them all here.  They are not included in the pattern but they are so dang good they will be when it is done.  There is really no timeline, this is an ongoing craft-a-long with open sign-ups.  And newcomers to this thread - yes you can still join. And if you just want to see a bunch of poppety goodness without going through the whole thing, just click on show images at the top of the thread.

When you are done, you can post your doll in Toys, Dolls and Playthings, but link back to this poppet-along.  And place a link in this thread to your poppet in Toys, Dolls and Playthings, so we can see all you have done.  (I say this because I think each poppet or punkin deserves it's own recognition.  It's a lot of work.)

BTW, the point of a craft-a-long is for everyone to work on the same thing at once, giving and getting support and inspiration from each other.  It's okay if you don't finish, don't post, or whatever.  It's not like a swap, where you are required to finish it.  Of course, we LIKE you to finish and post!   ;D

Craftewoman has been kind enough to share her Eleanor pattern and clothing patterns for Poppet.  And best of all, they are just online!  Follow the links:
Elenore: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=293603.msg3338612#msg3338612
Clothes: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=293606.msg3338629#msg3338629

Easy Peasy Poppet Dress: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=228402.msg2478720#msg2478720
Poppet Boot tute! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=230845.0

Tutorial for Eleanor Poppet (Boobie version!)  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=249055.0

Poppet Website http://www.thinkscience.org/Poppets/index.html

Help with hair wefting: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.msg2526353#msg2526353
                  and also: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.msg2495585#msg2495585
More hair help: a hair loom: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.msg3781636#msg3781636

Doll Jointing tute: http://mimikirchner.com/blog/archives/2007/03/hidden-button-movable-joint/
Fixing pointy toes: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.msg2535929#msg2535929
Get some doll eyes! http://clothdollsupply.com/supplies.html#Eyes
Get some doll fabric! http://www.dollmakersjourney.com/fabrics.html
   (I reccommend buck suede and craft velour for this doll.)

Original Poppet: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=189069.0
Original Punkin: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=354771.0
Boy Parts!: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=210276.0
Hair tute: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=195129.20
Make a wig out of yarn tute: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157606651877346/
Doll dress tute: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=189069.30
Doll dress tute: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=194870.0
    The above tute is for Blythe, but it is a basic tute that can be modified to fit poppets.
Pants tute: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211760.msg2272499#msg2272499
Crocheted boots and Mary Janes: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=208923.msg2236871;topicseen#msg2236871
Crochet bolero tute: http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g249/ktabako/bolero.jpg
Dress pattern that works for poppet with some modifications (take in the bust, lop an inch off the bottom of the bodice, increase the seam alllowances to 3/8): http://doll-candy.com/MSDdress.htm
Another dress pattern that works with some modifications (Again, take in the breast area of the bodice, and make the bodice wider.): http://denofangels.com/patterns/volksmsddress/
Poppet supplies: http://www.crscraft.com/Lobby.asp

Let the fun begin!  And don't forget to become a Friend of Craftster.  ;D  (Come on now, the pattern's FREE.  How many FREE patterns and tutes do you get off this site?  You know you want to join! https://www.craftster.org/subscribe.php)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: happyfrog on November 01, 2007 05:28:39 AM
ooh!  fun!!

i have 2 little boys who would love to have a little poppet to call their very own!  :)

i'll pm you the addy.  :)

this should be great fun!

bettyann
mommy to 3,1 year old


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 01, 2007 05:32:51 AM
I would LOVE to see boy poppets.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: kate8679 on November 01, 2007 06:44:04 AM
i'd love to join please! i'm a pretty slow craftster though so my dd may get it in time for her birthday in March  :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: mam on November 01, 2007 07:18:20 AM
i was on before, but was a lurker.   had to rejoin today to get in. 
After seeing your poppet today,  i had to join in.   would love to join in with making poppets.       you have  made a fantastic doll.    sure hope you will let me jump in and have some fun with you all.     Mam


    my grands will love these.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: NyteRayn on November 01, 2007 07:55:03 AM
My poppet is sitting in my craft area, in pieces, without a torso right now. She begged me to join the poppet along to motivate me to finish her. So here I am. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 01, 2007 09:11:41 AM
Oh Ghilie.... You already know I am SOOOOOOO in this one too!!!!!! *squeals* I will have a plethora of Poppets before too long!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ellasmama on November 01, 2007 09:15:25 AM
I'm definitely in!!  Ariel needs some friends to play with!  :)  Ooohh and boy poppets sound fun, too.  Maybe Ariel needs a dancing king!   ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 01, 2007 09:28:00 AM
HaHA or A John Travolta!!!! The whole Saturday Night Fever thing!!! Mine is going to be an emo. It is for my other daughter.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Milaja on November 01, 2007 09:57:10 AM
oooh this is lovely! I'd love to join :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: andy8715 on November 01, 2007 10:28:57 AM
Definitely in on this.  I'm already halfway through with my poppet.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Kirashii on November 01, 2007 12:19:17 PM
I think I wanna try and hop on, been admiring doll-type crafts for a long time, so why not? (I also love plushies, the kind you buy for WAY too much money of popular video game/anime characters) Poppets are the cutest dolly I've ever seen.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Odd Dotty on November 01, 2007 12:46:19 PM
Me too, me too! I already have the pattern and the fabric, now I just need to get moving!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: AniMei on November 01, 2007 01:00:03 PM
This is just in time, I need a new project!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: happyfrog on November 01, 2007 01:05:01 PM
I would LOVE to see boy poppets.

So would I!  *grin*

Let me know when you're at the pattern sharing phase.

While I'm eagerly waiting, what materials should I buy now to be ready for the big event - of poppet making?  :)

I want to make 2 poppets.  a blond haired one and a brownish haired one.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: happyfrog on November 01, 2007 01:30:37 PM
THANK YOU!! I just saw the email with pattern pieces.  The instructions seem clear enough.  :)  Never made a doll before (I did make a frog once for my ds when he turned 1yr and the concept seems similar).

I even have alova suedecloth in my diaper fabrics, so woo-hoo!!  If the kids go down tonight easily I'll cut out the pieces at least.  :)

I don't have freezer paper, though.  Is that crucial?  Can I just mark with tracing paper on the actual fabric so I know where to sew?  That seems to be the intent of the freezer paper - am I understanding that correctly?

BettyAnn
excited about making poppets for christmas gifts for the boys. . .and then I can make clothes!  *grin*


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Harvey on November 01, 2007 01:35:14 PM
I have the pattern, it is even cut out. :o I have been working on a swap and my sons Christmas stocking. I have finished my part of the swap and am slowly working my way through the stocking: now I can work on my poppet too. :D I may be slow though because I sew by hand. ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ellasmama on November 01, 2007 01:49:54 PM
I don't have freezer paper, though.  Is that crucial?  Can I just mark with tracing paper on the actual fabric so I know where to sew?  That seems to be the intent of the freezer paper - am I understanding that correctly?

I did not use freezer paper because I couldn't find it.  My material was light and thin enough to see the pattern through, so I traced it onto the fabric with a marking pencil.  I used a pink pencil, thinking it wouldn't show ~ I was wrong!  It's not that bad, but I won't do it again.  Fortunately, as I turned a corner at Wal-Mart last week, it was like a light came down from heaven right onto the freezer paper!!  I was so excited that I actually smiled my way through the rest of my time at Wal-Mart ~ it was a miracle!  :D  I will definitely be using it this time.  I hope that helps!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on November 01, 2007 02:37:37 PM
Well, I decided to scrap the running poppet. The material ran when I tried to stuff it. All that work down the drain bin. I bought some new material and have made a second poppet reusing everything except the material of course. I've made some changes to the pattern so that it's just a boy poppet and not a cat-girl anymore. His body is done, and I'm working on the hair. Ihave to stop now and take care of the real baby doll, sigh!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teapotdnky on November 01, 2007 03:23:39 PM
Ghilie, you're a genius!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: fayeven on November 01, 2007 04:16:37 PM
this sounds really fun!!  i've seen the ones you guys have done and they're amazing!!!
i'm in  ;D



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: melancholywings on November 01, 2007 04:22:37 PM
I couldn't find freezer paper either and used a drtiz mark-be-gone pen. I love it, and can't imagine not having one around when sewing.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ChristelH on November 01, 2007 04:24:04 PM
Yessss!
I'm definitely in! :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on November 01, 2007 04:39:05 PM
Most get cracking on my other ones so we can have an army of poppets to invade the earth!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 01, 2007 04:48:19 PM
I haven't made one since I made the original...  I forgot how cute they turned out and how much I just want to hug them. 

On an unrelated note... I had 14 pms today about poppets... I think that is a personal record for me.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: missmoo on November 01, 2007 05:27:23 PM
Can i join in?

This would make a awesome xmas present for my dolly mad 3yo and think all the outfits i could make it! Of course there would have to be a boy poppet too for my baby boy!



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MacesMeMe on November 01, 2007 06:00:10 PM
thanks Ghilie I am in! After thinking about it my not only would my daughter love this but I have a little sister whos 10 and she is still totally into dolls. thanks for the christmas to be present!
Now just gotta finish up my other projects tonite

PS what are the best fabrics you recommend? And where do you buy the joint & eye parts Joannes didnt have them, Michaels maybe?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lady4feet on November 01, 2007 06:29:23 PM
I'm so excitted! I just pm'd ghilie. Can't wait to get started :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on November 01, 2007 07:05:22 PM
I think these poppet dolls are sooo cute and I would LOVE to make one, but...my sewing skills aren't so great-how difficult is it to make one? I would hate to bug you for a pattern and not be able to do it!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftydame on November 01, 2007 07:25:12 PM
how did i miss poppets? they're so amazing!

i sooo want to do this - i'm determined to make a decent looking doll at some point in my life, maybe actually following the pattern will do the trick!  :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: jenser1981 on November 01, 2007 07:51:07 PM
I just came across the poppet tonight and am so in love!  I MUST make one for myself and my kiddos!!! 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ellasmama on November 01, 2007 08:20:30 PM
I think these poppet dolls are sooo cute and I would LOVE to make one, but...my sewing skills aren't so great-how difficult is it to make one? I would hate to bug you for a pattern and not be able to do it!

I found the poppet pattern to be very easy to work with and I consider myself to be on an intermediate sewing level.  And, the poppet was my first doll.  It took me about a week, but I only worked on it maybe 1-2 hours a night.  You will learn alot just by making this doll, so I say go for it!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 01, 2007 08:25:08 PM
WHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!


Ok now that I got THAT outta my system I can calmly say that now that I have joined I drove 45 minutes to Jo-Anns and bought Alova suede in 5 (yes 5) different colors...And I have a suprise that I think I might just do for my Poppet...... I am so excited I am squealing!



 FYI!!! Right now Jo-Anns is having a fab sale on fabrics! All the Alova suedes are 50% off!!!!! Whooooo!!!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 01, 2007 08:26:11 PM
Stock up, because you won't see em till next fall.  Spring time dolly making always drives me crazy looking for fabric.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Spoox on November 02, 2007 01:59:58 AM
Oh Joy!
You should have seen my expression when I thought my poppet- making chances were gone. My boyfriend saw it and immediately declared I needed a hug.
You have no idea how unbelievably in I am.

I second... maybe third the queries of good fabrics to make pretty poppets out of. ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: qazicat on November 02, 2007 02:10:40 AM
Yay,  I have my poppet pattern.  Looking forward to getting started.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: happyfrog on November 02, 2007 03:36:25 AM
Thought I'd encourage enabling.  :)

http://www.hobbylobby.com/site3/weekly/coupon.cfm

The above is the weekly link to hobby lobby.  I plan on printing out a few of those coupons and going in and buying each item on the doll list at 40% off.  :)

Another source for alova suedecloth is Walmart - I bought my suedecloth there last year and the stuff holds up WELL!!  I used it as inners for my diapers for my kids, so you know it gets heavy usage and  it still looks brand new a year or so later!

I am especially glad I bought a 'tan' ish color (I bought several yards at the time) as that's what my baby boy poppets will be made out of.

The boys had a rough night last night so I didn't get any 'me' time.  Hoping sometime this weekend to get the pieces cut out!  :)

BettyAnn
excited about little boy poppets!  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Jinkies on November 02, 2007 05:01:16 AM
I'm in!  I'm planning on making one for each of my DD's!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: satinflower on November 02, 2007 05:57:04 AM
As you can see by my join date I am new here. I just couldn't resist the pull of the poppet. I'm looking forward to getting this super cute pattern.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: cindibee on November 02, 2007 06:05:36 AM
Oh I'm definitely joining this, since I'll be starting my second poppet pretty soon. I finally got the first one done for the Halloween craft-along. (It's on page 19 here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=195129.180 )

I shall get working on my second poppet very soon! I have some really fantastic ideas!


Title: dr Who Poppet
Post by: craftewoman on November 02, 2007 10:36:37 AM
Here he is finally finished!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205592.0


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teapotdnky on November 02, 2007 10:40:29 AM
I adore what all you ladies are doing with the poppets! I wish my printer wasn't on the fritz!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: straw_holder on November 02, 2007 10:44:17 AM
Yay!  I'm sending you the info now!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: hannah7laura7 on November 02, 2007 10:53:39 AM
I would love to join this, I cant wait  :) ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Lothruin on November 02, 2007 11:08:11 AM
I'm in.  It'll be my first doll, but I think I have suitable fabric left over from my daughter's halloween costume, and I KNOW she'll love this doll!  She loves my Blythe, but I don't let her play with it except to change the eyes every now and then.  Having a dolly like this one will be great.  I just hope it isn't beyond my skills.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: kategirl on November 02, 2007 07:18:21 PM
I really want to give this a try!  I've been loving all the dolls people have been making lately, so I don't think I could do it without a pattern.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 02, 2007 07:59:20 PM
Wow Ghilie!!! Look at how many mods are into this!!!!!! Pat on the back much? Oh you need one!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sune42 on November 04, 2007 12:19:34 AM
Ok, I am not sure if you are letting low posters in on this, but I have to try. I have never made a doll before, but I love this one. So I throw my hat into the ring.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: mam on November 04, 2007 04:30:45 AM
I want to say thank you for the pattern,  printed it out and bought some material yesterday

be sure to check out your JoAnns  red tag material department.  had some great swede at mine and on the 11th all red tag goes on sale for half off.   I got 1/2 yard for 2.50. a yard.   on the 11th it will be 1.25.  then i will stock up on all the different colors they have.   sure glad the sales clerk told me about the sale.   

forgot to look for the eyes but i will stop over and grab them beginning of the week.   or else in Pittsburgh when i run up for glasses next week.

    now to get started on my poppet.   hard to find the time right now unless i do it at the hospital,  my moms been in there for 37 days   i was staying with her when she was in pitt.  but now she is closer to home and doing a little better.  so i can stay in my own little house.   my cats are happy to have me home.   

      ok  i know shut up and get crafting.   lol       mam


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: iamdatura on November 04, 2007 05:37:11 AM
I'm down for the poppet-along.  I'm going to order my materials today!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 04, 2007 07:51:41 AM
Woooo Hoooo! I have the body parts all sewn and flipped right sides out! Now it is time to assemble and stuff!!! The lengthy part is her hair!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 04, 2007 07:52:47 AM
Nah, it's the clothes.  I spent all day coming up with the outfit for the one I showed you.  And my craft room looks like a bomb hit it.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: yorkielover8 on November 04, 2007 12:38:17 PM
Can I join? I would love to try making one of your sucessful dollies!  :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 04, 2007 02:49:19 PM
Sure, everyone can play!  But you might want to spend some time getting to know your sewing machine, Yorkie.  I can guarantee you need to change your sewing machine needle!   :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: yorkielover8 on November 04, 2007 03:43:55 PM
That might be a problem... I don't even know how to do that, I just recently started using my sewing machine around September. Should I wait before I try to make a Poppet?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: yorkielover8 on November 04, 2007 03:53:06 PM
Another thing, it wouldn't let me download the instructions, it's fine but it'll take me some time to figure it out, you don't have to tell me, i'm the type of person that troubles and confuses people. It'll just take me some time to figure it out, i'm not use to sewing yet, besides, my sewing machine is being a jerk, everytime I use it it'll make big clumps of strings everywhere and make a big, ugly mess for me and I end up throwing the project out. I have no idea how to fix it cause I just about tried everything. :( I'm thinking about getting a new machine but I know my mom wouldn't let me.  :P I'll try my best!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 04, 2007 04:00:34 PM
the sewing machine instructions or the poppet instructions?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on November 04, 2007 06:23:29 PM
ellasmama - thanks for the encouragement. I guess I'll never know if I don't give it a try! (o:

I sent my PM. I'm really excited now!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 04, 2007 06:58:27 PM
It could be your tension. You maybe need to adjust it to your stitch length and type of fabric you are using.... Usually your sewing machine should have a guide as to the tension setting you should have for the type of fabric you use.... Also something as simple as threading your bobbin wrong may contribute to the "thread clumps" you are experiancing...
Another thing, it wouldn't let me download the instructions, it's fine but it'll take me some time to figure it out, you don't have to tell me, i'm the type of person that troubles and confuses people. It'll just take me some time to figure it out, i'm not use to sewing yet, besides, my sewing machine is being a jerk, everytime I use it it'll make big clumps of strings everywhere and make a big, ugly mess for me and I end up throwing the project out. I have no idea how to fix it cause I just about tried everything. :( I'm thinking about getting a new machine but I know my mom wouldn't let me.  :P I'll try my best!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on November 04, 2007 09:09:08 PM
It could be your tension. You maybe need to adjust it to your stitch length and type of fabric you are using.... Usually your sewing machine should have a guide as to the tension setting you should have for the type of fabric you use.... Also something as simple as threading your bobbin wrong may contribute to the "thread clumps" you are experiancing...
Quote from: yorkielover8 on November 04, 2007 06:53:06 PM
Another thing, it wouldn't let me download the instructions, it's fine but it'll take me some time to figure it out, you don't have to tell me, i'm the type of person that troubles and confuses people. It'll just take me some time to figure it out, i'm not use to sewing yet, besides, my sewing machine is being a jerk, everytime I use it it'll make big clumps of strings everywhere and make a big, ugly mess for me and I end up throwing the project out. I have no idea how to fix it cause I just about tried everything. Sad I'm thinking about getting a new machine but I know my mom wouldn't let me.  Tongue I'll try my best!

Hmmm. Could be tension, but could also be the needle. Sometimes you can't see that your needle is bent when it is, and it will make your bottom threads all clumped. When is the last time you oiled the machine, or cleaned the bobbin casing? Sometimes this is the problem. Also if you have your machine threaded wrong, that will contribute to the mess.
As for changing the needle, there's usually a screw or a knob that you can use a screwdriver or hand loosen or tighten to change your needle, loosen the knob, pull the needle down out of the slot, and put in a new one and tighten the knob.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sune42 on November 04, 2007 09:11:55 PM
Just wanted to give a heads up. I was at Jo-Anns today. Fabric 50% off, the suede stuff needed for these, but even better. Halloween costume fabric was 70% off, I found beautiful blue and red suede cloth, ended up being only 2.99/yrd, and in the remnants section they had more of the suede cloth for 4/yrd so I got some neutral in that. Yea for deals.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: M_Hatter on November 05, 2007 03:01:04 AM
ghilie mailed me the pattern (thanks! :D) and I must say, it seems quite difficult for a beginner like me. But I'll try! I'm a little busy with school right now, but I think we (mom and me ;)) will start in a week or two.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: iamdatura on November 05, 2007 05:07:45 AM
I'm going to hop by the store today to pick up my fabric.  i just hope that I can find the colors that I want.  Everyone's look absolutely beautiful.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 05, 2007 05:08:43 AM
I found some over there that looks like freckled skin.   :D  Time to make a redhead!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 05, 2007 07:14:46 AM
OOOOOOOOHHH!!! I hope you do that one!!! I would love to see a redhead!!! I cant wait til you see what I have started!!! The fabric I am using is very close to Alova suede....but, completely experimental!!!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MacesMeMe on November 05, 2007 01:21:42 PM
Yorkielover8, I agree with the needle or it could use some oiling. When mine makes a mess with the bottom thread its usually one of those, OR your bobbin thread may not have wound tight enough too. Plus give it a good blow down where the bobbin is sometimes that helps too.... ;D with all the fuzz build up

Ok all my pieces are cut and ironed. The baby is still napping so I can start some sewing, he's teething so I will not be getting anything done while he is awake, thats for sure!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on November 05, 2007 01:44:05 PM
OK, maybe I'm blind, but the only things I was unable to find were the doll jointing needle and the doll sculpting needle-the only ones I could find labeled doll needle were 3 inches (I went to JoAnns and Michaels).

I'm going to get started with the pattern when I get back from class tonight!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: NyteRayn on November 05, 2007 01:53:40 PM
I believe that I just picked up something called "Doll Needles" or "Dollmaking Needles" or some sort of needle with the word "Doll" on it. And they worked fine.

As far as I can tell, the point of the doll needles are to be long enough and thick enough to travel through the hips and shoulders of the dolls in order to secure the arms & legs on. As long as they serve that purpose- you should be good.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 05, 2007 02:20:50 PM
I got an 8 inch one at an upholstery store.  Of course, it didn't say doll needle, but it works well for the purpose.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: cinnabat on November 05, 2007 02:31:24 PM
Is it too late to join?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 05, 2007 05:22:15 PM
Is it too late to join?

nope


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 05, 2007 05:25:31 PM
Here's a good question:
Quote
On the ears is one side supposed to be turned out, something on the directions maybe just the wording is making me wonder, or are the ears both right side of fabric out like the rest of the body? And is the head the same way, right side out like the rest of the body?

The ear- can be done so many ways.  The instructions say to have a slightly lighter in color or pinkish tone scrap of fabric (shoot, try a printed cotton even, that could look wild) for the ear front.  You take that ear front piece and slap it together with some body fabric, fuzzy (right) sides together and turn it.  Or just forget that, use fuzzy body fabric for both sides and chalk in a pink tone down the middle of the ear.  It's open to interpretation and creativity.

As for whether or not the head is smooth side out or fuzzy side out:

It depends on the type of eye.  Alova suede has a fuzzy side and a smooth side.  If you are choosing to paint your eye, it is easier to paint on the smooth side, so for the two front face pieces, the smooth side is the right side.  If you do a post eye, it is better to have the fuzzy side that matches the rest of the body as the right side. 

 



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MacesMeMe on November 05, 2007 07:48:11 PM
I am so in love already, my dear little daughter needs to make her own....JK. I am finished with sewing all the pieces which was pretty easy and only 1 question to Ghilie....Now I just need to get to the store to get the doll making parts so I can finish her up and start another one!! But here she is so far. This was the only nice color walmart had, but I saw Joannes has it on sale.........lots colors there!!


I can't wait to get her finished it's going to drive me nuts now!!  :P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 05, 2007 07:54:10 PM
lookin good!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 05, 2007 08:38:27 PM
I'm going to try to try to poppet along. I didn't get to make it with the Halloween craft-a-long.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on November 05, 2007 08:39:48 PM
Thanks for the tips on the needles everyone!

I went to my Joannes today and got grey fabric, because it was super cheap. If I find that I can do good at this-I'll get better colors.  ;)

Looks so cute already MacesMeMe!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 06, 2007 04:50:48 AM
You can also dye the fabric, if you find it in white.  Since the fabric is sythetic, it doesn't take dye really well, you have to use two boxes.  But you can get some lovely light colors by dying.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on November 06, 2007 07:21:20 AM
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=206371.0
My newest doll using Ghile's pattern.
Her name is Martha Jones from the Dr Who series.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: yorkielover8 on November 06, 2007 11:09:18 AM
the sewing machine instructions or the poppet instructions?

The Poppet instructions.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 06, 2007 11:43:00 AM
I'll resend them to you Yorkie.  They are kinda important.  ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: yorkielover8 on November 06, 2007 04:44:52 PM
It still doesn't work, it's the file. My computer is dumb, that's all.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 06, 2007 04:55:09 PM
If you have a PC, right click on it and try opening it with Wordpad.  If you have a mac, I don't know what to do.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MacesMeMe on November 07, 2007 10:30:32 AM
Yorkielover8 also make sure you have PDF reader--Adobe Acrobat installed, you can go to their website and get it for free
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
to the right you see the box that says continue.......click that and go from there


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: yorkielover8 on November 07, 2007 11:02:59 AM
My dad dosn't let me download anything, yesterday he had a spaz at me cause he thaught I did. But I don't remember downloading anything.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Artisan82 on November 07, 2007 04:56:46 PM
 ;D Can I Poppet-Along too? I have the pattern already - now that I'm finished my wedding thank-you cards, I'm alowed to craft again! How do the craft-alongs work?  Is there a deadline for completion?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 07, 2007 05:02:57 PM
no deadline, no pressure!  Sure, you can poppet along.  Craftalongs are mainly a bunch of people that do the same kind of craft at the same time, whether it be a theme - like halloween - or a pattern, like the poppet pattern.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Artisan82 on November 07, 2007 05:04:24 PM
Nice! I love Craftster!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 07, 2007 05:06:04 PM
Me too!  And congrats on the wedding!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 07, 2007 08:34:04 PM
I was out today getting a lot of things done I needed to do. I went to 2 JoAnn's stores and still need to go to another tomorrow. They are out of the size 30 half ball cover buttons.

I got the off white fabric along with green and orange. I thought they would be fun colors to use.

I was wondering what size are the eyes for those that used the plastic colored eyes?

Is the dental floss, non-flavored and non-waxed?  I think there is also waxed non-flavored floss.

How many rows of hair did you sew on?


Title: Re: dr Who Poppet
Post by: eridun on November 07, 2007 08:42:17 PM
wicked!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 08, 2007 04:43:55 AM
Quote
Is the dental floss, non-flavored and non-waxed?  I think there is also waxed non-flavored floss.


Just get non flavored, flavoring makes it sticky.  Waxed is fine.  You can even use flavored, it's just a pain in the butt.

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I was wondering what size are the eyes for those that used the plastic colored eyes?


Your choice.  A lot of people use size 20.  If you use plastic eyes, bake the clay in the nose prior to putting the eyes on, or use air dry clay.

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How many rows of hair did you sew on?
 
However much you like in order to have her not look bald.  I'm a gluer, though so it goes much faster for me.  ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: kimbledawn on November 08, 2007 02:01:21 PM
I would love to join. Your poppets are beautiful and I love seeing all of the variations.

Dawn


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on November 08, 2007 03:34:13 PM
I was in Joanne's last night and the Alova suede was on sale for $2.99 a yard...so I bought 4 yards.

I can't wait to start making one of these! I'm just worried about the face...I don't have the skill to paint a decent one, and I'm just re-learning embroidery. Any suggestions?

Also, where can I find a doll-making needle?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 08, 2007 03:45:04 PM
The large doll stringing needle is from an upholstery store, and the doll sculpting needles were from joanns.  You basically need a needle long enough to go through her midsection without struggling.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on November 08, 2007 04:03:33 PM
Thanks! Joanne's has a 10% off your entire order coupon for this weekend, and when I was buying fabric (already on sale), I "shopped" for everything else I wanted to get. Now I'll add the doll sculpting needles and  buttons. There is a curtain/home dec store around the corner, but I don't know if they do upholstery. I'll have to take a stroll down there...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on November 08, 2007 04:19:04 PM
Every time I come to Craftster there is a new post (which is several times a day!) here! I wish I had some progress to share, but so far all I've done is cut out the patterns. I've been so busy with two tests and two papers this week-craziness!! I'm hoping that this weekend I can get down to business and make my Poppet!!!

Where can you get this Joannes coupon-online or do you get an ad in the paper-I need to head back there for the doll needles (and probably more fabric and maybe some eyeballs if they have them).


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Spoox on November 08, 2007 05:20:14 PM
Ack! Finding the fabric to make a Poppet out of in the Australian spring is uber-difficult! Fabric finding seems to be my major drawback for all crafty endeavors at the moment...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on November 08, 2007 06:13:45 PM

Where can you get this Joannes coupon-online or do you get an ad in the paper-I need to head back there for the doll needles (and probably more fabric and maybe some eyeballs if they have them).

I've signed up for their mailing list- snail mail and e-mail- and I get the coupons sent to me. I get sales flyers (with coupons) in the regular mail, and e-mail announcements and coupons. You might be able to snag a sales flyer at the store...might be able to grab a coupon that way!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: pixidance on November 08, 2007 08:49:45 PM
I'd love to join.  This will be my first attempt at making a doll, but this pattern is just too cute :)  Normally dolls don't do much for me...

I'm excited to see everyone's ideas for finished products :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: qazicat on November 08, 2007 11:30:45 PM
I found some suede fabric in my stash.  My first poppet is going to be red.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Artisan82 on November 09, 2007 06:19:55 AM
So... started my poppet last night - got all the limbs sewed and stuffed. He/she is a lot smaller than I thought she/he would be.  I think I'm going to scale-up the pattern on the photocopier at work and make one about 3 times as big.  I'm hoping that sewing around the corners will be a little easier on a bigger pattern - I'm not a pro at sewing.
It snowed here last night! Yippi!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lady4feet on November 09, 2007 06:27:19 AM
I found some suede fabric in my stash.  My first poppet is going to be red.

ahh I wanted to use red but Walmart didn't have any :( Anyways Alova suede for $2.74 a yard which is where I found mine Hobby Lobby didn't have any at all go figure.

Has anyone been able to find plastic eyes at the big chain craft stores?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on November 09, 2007 06:49:21 AM
There is time for me to join?
I'll love to try to make that beautiful poppet!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: parallax on November 09, 2007 07:56:31 AM
"Has anyone been able to find plastic eyes at the big chain craft stores?"

I found plastic eyes at AC Moore.  But only in brown.  I had a roommate who worked at JoAnns and about a yeaer ago she bought these great cat eyes - multi color, different sizes, perfect for this project.  But I can't find them now :(


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 09, 2007 08:23:05 AM
Quote from: lady4feet
Has anyone been able to find plastic eyes at the big chain craft stores?

I have only found the brown ones at JoAnn's. They also had large green cat eyes. 

I was going to try Hobby Lobby this weekend, but it does not sound like they have them either?

It's an hour away so that would be a long drive to get there and then they don't have them anyway.

Someone made one with blue eyes I think, maybe she can tell us where she bought them?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 09, 2007 08:54:58 AM
Okay so I was sewing up the open seam in the back of one of the legs.... I was having a tough time pushing my needle back up through the seam so I can tie it off... I don't have a thimble so I used my thumbnail..the inside part (it was hard enough to push the needle through since my thumb itself isnt) When all of a sudden the needle slips and the back end of it (eye and all) slams itself between my real nail and skin.... Yes, looking at my thumbnail I could see a wedged needle in there where it shouldnt be...about 1/4 of an inch in there... I cussed and even made up my own cusswords, since the ones I already know weren't working too well... Is this the first documented Poppet injury? Oh it was swollen and my thumb was runnin a fever. Needless to say I bought a thimble.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on November 09, 2007 10:46:07 AM
Aww poor m.k. I hate finger injuries! I hurt my pinky 2 weeks ago by dd slaming it in the door and I am still having a hard time using it. Dang!

I have seen blue at JoAnn's I think! I have seen them online for really cheap too. But then that means waiting for shipping. But they come in clear and then you could paint them whatever color you like!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 09, 2007 10:48:20 AM
Ouch Malibukasey!! :'(

Maybe I should get a thimble too. Does not sound like something I want to try.

I have my arms and legs done.  I'll work on the body and tail bit later tonight.

I really want to find pretty eyes!! I've checked 3 JoAnn's, all they have is the brown and large green cat eyes in this area. I think those are much to large for the poppet.

Maybe I should just remove the color and repaint the brown ones for this doll and order some for the next one...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: kate8679 on November 09, 2007 12:24:34 PM
that sounds painful!!!  :o

on a side note does anyone know what the British name for the suede fabric could be? i couldnt find any at my local store and they cant order it cos they havent heard of it! ::)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 09, 2007 12:27:42 PM
It's a polyester knit with a fuzzy side and a smooth side.  It has a slight stretch, not too much!  Maybe you could describe it to someone in a fabric store, and they would know....


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Harvey on November 09, 2007 01:13:13 PM
Ack! Finding the fabric to make a Poppet out of in the Australian spring is uber-difficult!
I found a light type of suede at Lincraft. If you can't find any in the normal fabrics they usually have some in the in with the furnishing materials.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: qazicat on November 09, 2007 01:46:16 PM
that sounds painful!!!  :o

on a side note does anyone know what the British name for the suede fabric could be? i couldnt find any at my local store and they cant order it cos they havent heard of it! ::)

I have heard it called micro suede, ultra suede, savoy suede and another name that I can't think of at the moment. You could try an upholstery  shop if you can't find it in the dress fabrics. But the suede you use will need a slight stretch, so check before you buy.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: kate8679 on November 09, 2007 01:58:03 PM
it sounds a bit like velour - although looking at the pictures the poppets fabric seems stiffer. Over here we use velour for drapey things. Its quite cheap though so it could be worth a go  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 09, 2007 02:24:46 PM
Kate8679 on JoAnn.com they have it described as...

Alova Suedecloth
A soft and luscious fabric, with all the beauty of suede, but the easy care of polyester.  100% Polyester


Maybe you can ask for suede like polyester?


I have all the pieces stuffed except for the head. I'm off to look for eyes.  I bought some Halloween fabric for 70% off that I've had my eye on for a while to make a dress out of. It's black with white spider webs and glitter red spiders.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Artisan82 on November 09, 2007 05:32:12 PM
I got going on my jumbo-sized poppet tonight.  He has bunny ears.  The first photo is a comparison between Ghilie's normal-sized pattern (blue leg) and the enlarged version I blew-up on the photocopier.  The second pic is a summary of tonight's progress. (I'm going to make him silky pyjamas in the red printed fabric on the inside of his ears).
Ghilie, this pattern is really great.  Generally my sewing experiments are disasters - but I'm so happy with how this is turning out. (I'm having a much easier time sewing the bigger body parts - beginners out there may want to try enlarging the pattern.)

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc225/Crafty_Canadian/Poppet001.jpg[/img]] (http://[img width=500 height=375)

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc225/Crafty_Canadian/Poppet002.jpg[/img]] (http://[img width=500 height=666)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 09, 2007 06:00:46 PM
The bunny is going to be really cute. I like the fabric in the ears with the grey.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: andy8715 on November 09, 2007 07:21:29 PM
aww bunny poppet is going to be cute. Where did you get the bright blue fabric? that's exactly the color i've been looking for.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 09, 2007 07:33:28 PM
Help!!!

I found blue eyes at Hobby Lobby, but I have no idea how to get them on the doll?

Is there a tool I should have bought?  I can't get the two pieces together.  :'(


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 09, 2007 07:39:50 PM
They're post eyes, right?  They should come with the backs, you just snip a little hole in the head where they go and push them through.  Make sure you mark where you want them to go tho, it wouldn't do to snip incorrectly.

eh, Monkeythumb, you beat me to it.

I usually make the dh push the eyes together for me.  I am glad I am not the only one with this problem.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 09, 2007 07:44:49 PM
OK, I just was not sure if that is what I should do or if I did not see a tool for it.

Off to give it another try.

**Update**
I got the eyes on and she is done!!! Yippie!! I still have to add her hair and make an outfit. But she is in one piece.  ;D

I'll take pictures of her tomorrow. The light is bad right now.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tattooedcrafter on November 09, 2007 07:48:27 PM
I must have one or 10 these are too cute


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 10, 2007 01:19:27 AM
Squeeeeeee! I have but the head and an outfit to do!! I have had so many opportunities to post some "progress pics" but, it is rather a suprise.... Can't unfoil it now!!! I am so elated however! Ghilie, here's to you , kid!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on November 10, 2007 01:48:45 AM
Got my pattern yesterday! next week I'll go hunting for eyes, yarn, and fabrics. Is like a tresure hunt, I'm wishing to start making her
Many thanks Ghilie  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 10, 2007 08:39:11 AM
Here's a picture of my poppet with the yarn I am going to use for her hair and the fabric I am going to make a dress out of.

The yarn is shades of red with a bit of purple in there too.



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 10, 2007 08:45:19 AM
What a lovely job you did on her!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on November 10, 2007 09:58:42 AM
Ohh she is so pretty! I really like the hair too!

Can't wait to see yours M.K.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: bridgetbegins on November 10, 2007 04:20:13 PM
Oh, I'd love to do this!

Sending along my email...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on November 10, 2007 06:36:10 PM
I've finally got all of my supplies and I'm going to go get started....right now!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 10, 2007 06:58:01 PM
Here's an FYI for all of our poppet loving craftsters.

I went to JoAnn's tonight to pick up a little more of the natural color Alova Suede.  The lady said all the bright colors were in for Halloween. They usually only carry the neutral colors.

So if you saw a bright color you thought about, get them before they're gone.  ;) ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 10, 2007 11:04:37 PM
Hair!!!

I made a long strip of hair. But I can't decide how to place the rows or if I should put the fold in the front or back of the rows.

Help??



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: bethr on November 11, 2007 12:11:05 PM
Hi, are there any others in the UK doing this?  I am having trouble sourcing some suitable fabric.  I have some jersey fabric, but I think this is maybe too stretchy.  Ca anyone tell me what would be suitable UK equivalents to the fabric suggested?
Liz


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 11, 2007 12:37:12 PM
Have you seen suedette in stores?  I'm thinking that is what it is called in the UK, but I am not sure.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 11, 2007 12:40:29 PM
Hi bethr,
I'm not in the UK.

In one of the poppet threads, someone said they used felt. I'm not sure if they ever posted a picture of the felt poppet. But you could give it a try.

I would go into a fabric store and ask what type of fabric do people make dolls out of?  Then pick one and try it. I think it would be okay.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 11, 2007 02:06:45 PM
Here she is with hair. I gave her a side ponytail on top.



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on November 11, 2007 02:33:15 PM
She is so cute! I love her hair how did you apply it to her head? In rows or around in a circle?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 11, 2007 03:09:06 PM
Thanks.

I did one row in front of the ears and 3 behind the ears.

I'll try to draw a picture in a bit and I'll add it to this post.

I am still wondering how other people added the hair too?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Here's the pic's. I can't draw well, so keep that in mind.  ;) I would love to see a drawing of how others did this too.

Here's the placement.



In the front I stitched the first row with the hair falling to the front, then I opened it at the seam to cut the bangs and pull back. I picked up a small amount of yarn from the second row and tied them together to hold the ponytail back in place.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on November 11, 2007 03:56:31 PM
Thanks for the pics on the hair placement! That was the one thing I was really nervous about!

Today, I picked up some eyes (since I can't paint them), but all they had was brown. I also found some long needles, so I think I'm all set to get started.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: happyfrog on November 11, 2007 04:14:36 PM
I've been wanting to get going on my poppet(s), but darn it I keep striking out on buying supplies!  Joann's etc in Columbus (taylor square) had NOTHING that I needed (I already have the suedecloth) and I stopped at walmart tonight, too and NOPE!  It's sooooo frustrating!

I am quite optimistic that Hobby Lobby will have what I need so I'm hoping to get a quick run in there tomorrow between medical appts.  I have to print the 40% off coupon yet, though.  *grin*

BettyAnn
getting excited about the poppets to be!  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 11, 2007 05:50:07 PM
I found that I had to go to a few JoAnn's to get everything I needed.
I even found the long doll needles. Everything was on the sewing notions wall.

At first I ask for doll making supplies. I was told they don't carry any. Then I went off to look for everything on my own and found what I was looking for. Only each store was out of this or that, so I  went on to the next store. I think I went to 3 stores just to get what I needed. It would have been much easier if one store would have had everything in stock.  ::)

I went to Hobby Lobby to get the eyes. I used 15 mm eyes.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: pixidance on November 11, 2007 06:13:27 PM
I'm so excited to get started on this project but I can't find the power supply to the sewing machine  ???
I borrowed it from my sister and she can't seem to locate it :(  I don't want to tackle doing this by hand because my hand stitched things are never as sturdy as machine sewn items.  Hopefully my sister can find the power supply :P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MacesMeMe on November 11, 2007 06:51:43 PM
I had the same problem at my Joannes. I asked the lady and she said they didn't carry any doll making stuff. When I looked online it showed all the stuff Ghilie had put in the directions. So back I went and looked myself, the joint pieces were mixed all up so luckily I am short and saw the sizes on the bottom of the packages behind some other ones. And the biggest needle they had was 5" so I got that and it worked just fine.  But to be honest the walmart here had a better selection of the suede than the Joannes I guess b/c this walmart still has a fairly good size fabric dept.

Ok off to finish my girls hair, she is nameless at this point, dd wants to call her Kitty but I think she needs a real name  ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 11, 2007 07:20:05 PM
That is really funny. I was thinking about the name Kitty because my husband said she looks like a cat.  I guess it's the ears. But I'm still not sure.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: qazicat on November 11, 2007 07:57:43 PM

i have to make a boy next. has anyone else had any ideas about how to make a poppet look more male? i think slightly smaller eyes, short hair of course, boy clothes... but what else? maybe bigger hands and feet? obviously no girly parts, ha ha. i wonder if i have to leave off the butt crack then?

You could still have the butt crack just don't bring the sculpting thread around to the front.  Does that make sense?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 11, 2007 08:16:52 PM
maybe he could be a bear instead of a cat.  Bears are more "he" while cats are "she"s.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on November 11, 2007 09:49:27 PM
Today I baked my head and stuffed the legs. I'm hoping to stuff the rest tomorrow (I waited to do all the stuffing at the end). I'm soooo happy with how it's turning out! I never imagined I would be be able to make one of these, but so far, it's coming along quite nicely. Thanks again ghilie for this wonderful pattern!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 12, 2007 08:16:32 AM
Body is all assembled...Now I need to work on the head and all the "extra's"..... Im so Jazzed! I have named her already.... 

  Le Tigre..... That is her name... It may be changed in the future when she is out of my hands but, So far this is what I feel like her name should be!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MacesMeMe on November 12, 2007 03:19:23 PM
BOY thought, what about giving him a mohawk seeing how they are back in style. Sew the mohawk yarn hair in when doing the head. humm maybe he will be my next one.

Well she is done and just named "Sushi" where DD got that from I don't know. check her out

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=207686.0


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on November 12, 2007 03:51:31 PM
I saw sushi and she is so cute! And I love the idea of a mowhawk! I want to make 2 boy poppets too!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: rhondalicious on November 12, 2007 06:04:20 PM
I totally want to join in and make a family of poppets! My kids would love them...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: andy8715 on November 12, 2007 06:59:28 PM


Well no arms and legs but at least she has hair and eyes.  I've finished the arms and one of the legs but haven't made much more progress. Hopefully soon though.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 12, 2007 07:06:05 PM
I really like her hairdo!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: andy8715 on November 12, 2007 07:07:22 PM
Thanks.  It's an oh so fashionable mullet like style. 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 12, 2007 07:46:19 PM
Aw, no it isn't!  If I recall, to have a mullet you must have shorter layers around the face.  That's just a gal with bangs!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 12, 2007 11:08:17 PM
She's done.  ;D

Just as I was getting her dressed she said I want to be called Scarlett.

Here she is...

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=207779.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=207779.0)
There's more pictures in her thread.



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftydiane on November 13, 2007 05:16:26 AM
LOVE YOUR POPPET!!!  Beautiful hair and eyes!  Now get those arms and legs going girl!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftydiane on November 13, 2007 05:17:57 AM
That last reply was for Ambo, my beautiful and talented daughter!!! ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: gatheredthreads on November 13, 2007 07:39:10 AM
I'm so excited that I finally have the time to join  ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 13, 2007 08:49:49 AM
I like the way her hair turned out Kim!!!! She is looking way cute!!

 And Ambo! Awesome job!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on November 13, 2007 09:01:21 AM
Both of your poppets look awesome!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: rainyfriday on November 13, 2007 12:13:31 PM
I'm pretty new to sewing, only having made some basic type stuff, but I would absolutely love to try and make one of these for each of my boys.  Do you think I'd need more experience than some jammies, curtains and costumes?  *fingers crossed*  Hehe  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 13, 2007 12:25:38 PM
That sounds experianced enough to me!!! Just PM Ghilie and she will send you the pattern!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sarantha on November 13, 2007 12:34:43 PM
I haven't found a good knitted doll fabric yet - I live in Germany. Does anybody happen to know where I could get some over here? I went into a craftstore for doll's fabric, but they just had some woven fabrics for dolls.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 13, 2007 12:50:12 PM
I haven't found a good knitted doll fabric yet - I live in Germany. Does anybody happen to know where I could get some over here? I went into a craftstore for doll's fabric, but they just had some woven fabrics for dolls.

In general, if you go into a craft/sewing store and ask for doll fabric they will show you cotton/muslin.  Ask for suedette, suede cloth, polyesther knits...  You can make it out of anything, really, but it's a lot easier if you use something that doesn't fray and doesn't stretch alot.  Only a little bit.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: iamdatura on November 13, 2007 01:04:51 PM
I also found that in the past, using a cotton or muslin is fine if it has been treated first.  I once made a doll from a $1/yard cotton mix that I coated with gesso before cutting it.  I changed the tension on my sewing machine to compensate for the thickness.  Another option is to use one of those no-frey products on your seams.  Sometimes, even clear nail polish works.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sarantha on November 13, 2007 01:08:26 PM
Mhmm, now that I've read the whole thread, I've got a clearer idea of what kind of fabric to get, and no, I wouldn't find that in the doll's fabrics section - but now I know what I'm looking for, I hope to get some soonish and get started. I love how the poppets have turned out so far, I really adore Scarlett and her cute dress !


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 13, 2007 02:03:36 PM
I like the way her hair turned out Kim!!!! She is looking way cute!!

 And Ambo! Awesome job!!!

Thanks you so much. She is all done now and posted in her own thread. :)

I can't wait to see your new one. I had a dream about it last night! gezzzz I must be going poppet crazy.

In my dream she was made out of some fabric I saw very near the alovesuede. Must have been the name you gave her and I had thought about buying the fabric that was in my dream, but didn't.



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 13, 2007 02:06:41 PM
Mhmm, now that I've read the whole thread, I've got a clearer idea of what kind of fabric to get, and no, I wouldn't find that in the doll's fabrics section - but now I know what I'm looking for, I hope to get some soonish and get started. I love how the poppets have turned out so far, I really adore Scarlett and her cute dress !

Thanks :D

Good luck on your fabric search. I'm sure you will find something, then just go for it.



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: TheFeltedOwl on November 14, 2007 05:14:49 AM
Heres my Poppet so far, she doesnt have clothes yet so dont mind her nakedness  ;D

Please excuse the wonkyness, this is my first EVER doll I have made!  I just got the pattern yesterday so I was up ALL NIGHT and day crafting away :o :o I also altered the pattern to make her bigger. It was sooo different for me and confusing but oh so worth it, I love her already. When I get her all done I will give her a post of her own.






Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 14, 2007 05:25:09 AM
I love, love what you have done with the ears, and also the size.  good job on your first doll.  It looks like you used doll joints instead of buttons, no?

My tip - you may want to consider stuffing her a bit more to straighten out her body.  The doll is meant to be stuffed very firmly. 

Where did you get confused? 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: kkusnier on November 14, 2007 05:29:55 AM
Very cute. Very nice. I agree with stuffing her a little bit more, but i think it was a good first try .. better than what i would be able to do.. What is the material you used?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: TheFeltedOwl on November 14, 2007 05:59:15 AM
I used a suede material. When I say confused, I mean just for me because I am such a new sewer. Just terms and stitches I wasnt used to but picked up fairly quickly. I felt the pattern was super detailed which was great for a newbie.

Oh and yes I used doll joints as I had some on hand that I had bought LONG ago for dreams of making a doll. Thanks for the stuffing tip, I may stuff her a bit more but I kinda like the floppy look too, haha.  ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: TheFeltedOwl on November 14, 2007 07:30:46 AM
Her hair is Homespun yarn.  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 14, 2007 08:22:19 AM
 She looks so snuggly adorable!!!! I love the fabric and eyes!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on November 14, 2007 09:15:53 AM
OK, this is probably going to be stupid question, but what is a granny knot? I've googled and looked at pictures, but I can't figure out what they are doing (besides all the websites say not to use them, use a reef knot instead). I'm not a knot person-I guess! Ha ha. I just don't want my limbs to fall off because I'm knot-illiterate.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 14, 2007 09:43:58 AM
I think it's also a square knot.  As kids we called it a granny knot.  I suppose I should change that...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 14, 2007 10:35:37 AM
Heres my Poppet so far, she doesnt have clothes yet so dont mind her nakedness  ;D

Please excuse the wonkyness, this is my first EVER doll I have made!  I just got the pattern yesterday so I was up ALL NIGHT and day crafting away :o :o I also altered the pattern to make her bigger. It was sooo different for me and confusing but oh so worth it, I love her already. When I get her all done I will give her a post of her own.

She is so cute. She looks like a little baby poppet.  ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on November 14, 2007 11:02:22 AM
She is so cute! I like her eyes and My next doll will have hair like that too but only in a different color! Does she have a name?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: straw_holder on November 14, 2007 11:21:21 AM
I have finally bought all of the materials for my poppet, but I'm afraid to start.  The thing that is scaring me?  The hair.  I bought some beautiful yarn to use as hair, but I have no clue how I would attach it so it would look nice.  Is there a tutorial somewhere for attaching hair?  I know there are different methods (sewing, gluing), but I can't even fathom how those would work with yarn?  Help!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Mrsblocko on November 14, 2007 01:17:48 PM
I'm slowly but surely making progress on my poppet.  I gave up on the eyelids.  I'd probably be done by now if I could READ DIRECTIONS!!!  Sheesh.  I don't know how many times I've sewn up where it shouldn't be.  The seam ripper is my friend.  And now I've got the head stuffed and attached to the body and I thought... hmmm. um shouldn't this have ears?  AAAAAAAh.   Going to just have to sew those babies on by hand.  Next time I'll remember.  sigh....

Everyones poppets look so awesome.  I can only hope mine looks 1/2 as good.  I'll try to post a pic once I get some hair on her.    Even though I'm making lots of mistakes, I'm still having fun.  Thank you again ghilie for this pattern!!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on November 14, 2007 03:13:43 PM
Thanks for the knot clarification. It took me a minute, but I finally figured it out! My legs and arms are all put together! I have a full poppet!! I'm soooo happy!! When I get home from class tonight I'm making the hair (and hopefully clothes) so I can post a completed picture!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on November 14, 2007 03:27:45 PM
I think it's also a square knot.  As kids we called it a granny knot.  I suppose I should change that...

We always referred to a granny knot as a square knot that went wrong... ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MacesMeMe on November 14, 2007 07:21:52 PM
Skapende I think she came out cute, love the hair.

THanks for the clarification on the granny knot........it took me forever after studying pics on google.....still not sure if I did it right but so far her legs are hanging on.

Poppet #1 down, Poppet #2 half done, HIS first head got non-enlarged so I had to go back and re do it , but thats ok b/c I also changed his hair at the last minutes, and I ordered the eyes from Ebay seeming how Joannes only has brown.......but HE is going to stink  ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 14, 2007 07:39:39 PM
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THanks for the clarification on the granny knot........it took me forever after studying pics on google.....still not sure if I did it right but so far her legs are hanging on.

To be honest, I don't think it matters all that much.  As long as the knot doesn't come out, you did it right.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on November 14, 2007 08:41:55 PM
Hey, guys....I hate to keep asking questions, but I have another one. I'm not understanding how to attach the hair. I used the tutorial and I have my strip of hair, but I'm not really getting how to attach it. I've laid it out a couple of times, but it seems backwards every way I do it.

Well, here's a naked, bald pic of my Poppet, so you can see I really have one!  ;)


Sorry about the blurry pic-my cam is on the fritz!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 14, 2007 09:00:38 PM
I posted a placement picture a few pages back. Maybe that will help?

I placed it several times and then stitched it on when I was happy with it.

I did three rows behind her ears, but I thought about adding one more.  I think if I were going to put all of it in a ponytail, I would want the last row lower. But with the hair hanging, it looks good with three.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: deceptive.fragileness on November 14, 2007 09:19:10 PM
So hopefully I make it to the store in the next couple days so I can join this!!! It'll be perfect.... everyone's using their machines, right? My machine and I have a love-hate relationship, so wish me luck!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftydame on November 14, 2007 11:14:32 PM
everyone's poppets look so amazing! i'm so impatient to start mine, i was really hoping i'd have started by now, but i'm leaving for holidays tomorrow, and swap packages were my priority... :-\

i finally finished them all, so i'd start on it now, but i should probably do laundry and pack instead! ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on November 15, 2007 06:41:19 AM
I posted a placement picture a few pages back. Maybe that will help?

I placed it several times and then stitched it on when I was happy with it.

I did three rows behind her ears, but I thought about adding one more.  I think if I were going to put all of it in a ponytail, I would want the last row lower. But with the hair hanging, it looks good with three.
My problem is the flat part that comes from sewing the yarn after you fold it in half-if I put it facing forward, you can see all my hair stitches, and then the flat part is still showing, but if I put it backwards, my hair doesn't fall right-does that make sense? Am I supposed to take the stitches out - in which case, I messed up b/c I made them really tight.
oh KD, her ears are so cute! love the pink leopard spots! awesome.
You're right! In the pic, they do look pink, but in real life, they are brown. I really need a better camera!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on November 15, 2007 07:20:21 AM
If I only had more time before Christmas becasue I have a cousin who would love a fairy poppet and I think they would make adorable fairies!
Oh well I"ll have to wait and make one later. I will be pm'ing at some point to request the pattern when I'm not so busy!
Till then you guys keep making them because they are adorable!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 15, 2007 08:51:15 AM
HA! I wanted to make fairy Poppets as well! I was trying to find Pastel pinks, purples and blues but, no luck... I found Baby blue Doe Suede but, that is an arm and a leg to purchase. But, great minds think alike!! I wanted to use giant gerber daisy silk floral I got at Hobby Lobby last spring for little TuTu skirts! We should do a Themed Poppet A-Long after this, even though mostly everyones Poppets already have a theme.... But, this doll has consumed me!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MacesMeMe on November 15, 2007 09:25:08 AM
KiwiDragons, I just hot glued the hair on, I did 2 layers, which made like a + then the one that would of been over her face I just separated to each side. I glued the first layer down really good to the head, then the second layer I glued to the first layer then partly each side of the head. My kids have swung her around by the hair and its still hanging on. I was thinking of doing 1-2 big stich around the whole hair just for extra security.

Now I got to go make pants, DD says she doesnt like looking at her butt! LOL

** Almost forgot KD, she looks great, Love the gray!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on November 15, 2007 09:51:14 AM
Great poppet! I love to see the colored ones!

Mine are fairy theme too. But I didn't make or buy fairy outfits yet. My first one is a water fairy cause she is blue. Just a note though I did buy some clothing and friends 2b, I just haven't bought the fairy outfits yet!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 15, 2007 11:42:18 AM
WOOOOOOO!!! friends2bmade is awesome arent they? My daughters discovered today that those clothes ALSO fit the large 2ft. tall Bratz dolls. Yes they make bratz that large. They sell them at wal-mart around x-mas and i got mine at the day after thanksgiving sale... $20 is all they are and now I will have to see if thier clothes fit the Poppets.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tiggeret86 on November 15, 2007 12:41:37 PM
this is my second time making a doll. the first one was about 9 years ago for a high school project.

this one is for my daughter's 5th birthda.

my daughter and i went to the fabric store to get the supplies. we had a very hard time finding the fabric for her body. my daughter had no
problems picking out the for the clothing. after about 45 min at the store i found this really awesome feeling suede fabric in the
back interior scraps sale table. it feels just like our hairless cat!

she wanted pink and green for her hair. so she got four shades of green and four of pink. the poppet kinda looks like a candy raver now.
lol

here she is



my daughter's best friend's birthday is in two weeks and i will be making a matching one with blue eyes for her.

thank you ghilie so much for this pattern!!!!! you rock!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: andy8715 on November 15, 2007 01:01:54 PM
her hair is definately awesome.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: pixidance on November 15, 2007 01:34:01 PM
Everyone's poppets are turning out great :)

After reading the directions several times, I'm still not understanding how to put all the parts together.  Something about buttons and shanks  :-[

It's probably because I've never done a doll before :P  If someone could clarify for me, I'd really appreciate it :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on November 15, 2007 01:37:05 PM
I love her hair!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: irasema on November 15, 2007 01:48:19 PM
they all look so cute!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: aquiverfull on November 15, 2007 02:22:46 PM
I'm pretty new here but I'd love to join in on this. :)
My 8 year old saw these and really wants one. I'm gonna try to get it done for her for Christmas.

Kelli


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 15, 2007 02:41:08 PM
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After reading the directions several times, I'm still not understanding how to put all the parts together.  Something about buttons and shanks 


There are two types of buttons - buttons with holes in them to put the thread through, and buttons with "shanks".  Shanks are those loops on the back of the button.  Here is a picture of the way the buttons are attached through the poppet.



There is a button in each leg, with the shank nestled up against the poppet skin.  You load your large needle with dental floss, and pull it through the shank of the button, through skin and everything.  Pull it through halfway, tie a knot, load all ends through the eye of the needle.

Pull the needle through the body -enter where you want the limb to go and exit on the other side.  (It's a good idea to mark these points before you go through with the needle.) 

Now, pull half of the strands out of the eye of the needle.  Insert the needle into the button shank of the other leg.  Pull the floss through and take off the needle.  Load the other strands and pull them through the shank in the opposite direction.  Now pull hard!  Tie it off.

And tiggeret, I love yours.  Quite Awesome.  Did you joint it differently?



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 15, 2007 03:01:49 PM
And here's my latest girl: 


My swap partner received so I can post it now. 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teapotdnky on November 15, 2007 03:03:06 PM
EEEEEEEE! Isn't she awesome?! And she's mine all mine! Mwahahaaaa!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 15, 2007 04:32:31 PM
My problem is the flat part that comes from sewing the yarn after you fold it in half-if I put it facing forward, you can see all my hair stitches, and then the flat part is still showing, but if I put it backwards, my hair doesn't fall right-does that make sense? Am I supposed to take the stitches out - in which case, I messed up b/c I made them really tight.

I know what you mean.  On the front row I placed it hanging forward so you can open the seam at the bangs and not see the stitches. Then the sides just hang down.  For the bangs I only cut 4 or 5 stands of yarn off to the side to that it would hang right from the other sides.

So you could cut the bottom few pieces of yarn for the bangs and pull the upper pieces of yarn back to make the open seam.

I hope that helps a bit. It's kind of hard to explain.  ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 15, 2007 04:39:43 PM
Everyone's poppets are turning out great :)

After reading the directions several times, I'm still not understanding how to put all the parts together.  Something about buttons and shanks  :-[

It's probably because I've never done a doll before :P  If someone could clarify for me, I'd really appreciate it :)


Maybe this site will help?

http://mimikirchner.com/blog/archives/2007/03/hidden-button-movable-joint/ (http://mimikirchner.com/blog/archives/2007/03/hidden-button-movable-joint/)


I love all the new poppets that have been posted. So cute.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MacesMeMe on November 15, 2007 04:42:28 PM
tiggeret86 & Ghilie those are both great!! I love the way both of your eyes came out. And the hair is awesome too.

Ghilie do you use the Blythe dress pattern? If so what % do you size it up, or do you just free hand it?    I used the dress pattern from Sock & Glove but it kinda reminds me more of a moo-moo dress.      Thanks


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 15, 2007 04:47:35 PM
I didn't use a pattern, I freehanded it.  The bodice is a rectangle with a slight upward curve and the dress part is just a gathered stip of cloth.  I sewed a bit of lace at the neck and tied it aroud.

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i. want. a. close. up. of. her. EYES! those lids, why are they so much better than mine?!
There's a better picture in her thread on Toys, Dolls and Playthings, but I can't take a close up.  She's in a new home now.

Good site, Kim's Cozy Kitchen! 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on November 15, 2007 05:53:44 PM
Wow! Everyone is making such adorable Poppets! And, I love the ones made with the colored fabrics. Makes me wish I hadn't bought so much off white ;)

Maybe I'll be more daring with the hair colors ;)

And, I haven't started yet, but all of the questions, answers and other tips are going to be a big help when I do!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 15, 2007 06:01:08 PM
You can dye all that off white, you know!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on November 15, 2007 06:04:25 PM
You can dye all that off white, you know!

Ooooh...I hadn't thought of that! But isn't the Alova suede just polyester? How well does it hold a dye? And what kind of dye should I use?

This could help me take things in a whole new direction ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 15, 2007 06:08:08 PM
I use Rit dye in the washer, and keep it in for longer and make the concentration high - like 2 boxes instead of one.  You can even mix dye colors, like tan and pink make peach.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 15, 2007 06:22:51 PM
[hijack]

I would like to hijack my own thread to pimp Friends of Craftster.  I know of many people who joined Craftster just to get the poppet pattern.  And that's okay!  Craftster is a wonderful community and it's full of advice and tutes and knowledge - all free for sharing!  But Leah doesn't have to keep craftster going, and she can only do it with our help.  So, I am asking everyone I gave a pattern to to join Friends of Craftster.  It's the best craft investment I have ever made.

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Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on November 15, 2007 06:25:49 PM
I use Rit dye in the washer, and keep it in for longer and make the concentration high - like 2 boxes instead of one.  You can even mix dye colors, like tan and pink make peach.

Thanks for the info! I'll try it with some of the fabric first, and see how it comes out...and, I just remembered that I have a piece of navy Alova suede leftover from another project. Not sure if it's enough for a Poppet, but it might be. I'd love to give her silver hair and a celestial themed dress...and call her Celeste, of course...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on November 15, 2007 07:46:29 PM
I want to be a friend of craftster but can't afford it. :( I keep hoping I'll be able to angel for a swap to get it but keep missing the ones I could do.  ::)

Perhaps after I get my next raise....  ;D

On another note: Thanks for the button joint tut both of you! I"ve been looking for one and couldn't find one!



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 15, 2007 07:52:09 PM
alright, i looked at the closeup of her eyes and i can't see any reason why they look so much better than mine. ghilie, mk, What am i doing wrong? seriously, i have no idea. i'm no novice, gimme the grit girls. i should be able to sew this no problem. dang it!

Oh, it took me 4 times to get it right.  But I think what it boils down to is:  Cut a circle out of freezer paper the size of your eye.

Take a scrap of fabric and hem the edge.

Fold the hemmed edge down, right sides together.  Iron on the circle on there to use as your guide, half on the hemmed, doubled fabric, and half on the single. 

Sew and cut out.  Flip right side out.  Shove the eye in there.

After you place the eye on the head, and make sure the eye is tight on there, take a toothpick or something and cram all the ugly edges under the eyeball.  That's how I did it.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 15, 2007 08:27:47 PM
I think becoming a Friend Of Craftster has been the greatest gift to myself and the whole craftster community to help keep this going. If you are like me, this is an outlet. A big outlet where I can let my mind go, learn much and share lots.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MacesMeMe on November 15, 2007 08:36:26 PM
I found this from biscuitbear's post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=192274.0, under her pic it says see blog for more info on hair .... for those having trouble here is some help perhaps
http://biscuitshouse.typepad.com/biscuits_house/amigurumi/index.html


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: jMi on November 15, 2007 09:45:32 PM
I can't wait to give this a shot! (A little late, I know! lol)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: deceptive.fragileness on November 15, 2007 09:54:58 PM
So I made it to the store! JoAnn's had a big sale going... :) I got almost everything I needed. except for the Dritz buttons. The guy thought I was crazy when I told him what I needed them for... but they didn't have the right size. He said he's never seen them in size 30? Anybody else have this problem? He said they get theirs from the same supplier as everyone else in this region... so I'm not sure what to do. But anyways... I took pics of the fabric, I'm so excited. :) I'd get started today but I'm at my inlaws...  sorry if they're huge.





Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Harvey on November 16, 2007 01:25:55 AM
Can anybody give me an idea what actual size the buttons are for the joints? I have seen some here in Oz, but they have measurements not numbers. :P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 16, 2007 03:27:18 AM
deceptive.fragileness,
I also had a very hard time finding the size 30 buttons. I found them about an hour from my house at one the older small Joann stores. Not an Joann etc.

Maybe you could try another fabric store.


Harvey
The button size for each is

size 45, 1 1/8", 2.9 cm
size 30, 3.4 ", 1.9 cm


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Harvey on November 16, 2007 03:31:34 AM
Thanks

Harvey
The button size for each is

size 45, 1 1/8", 2.9 cm
size 30, 3.4 ", 1.9 cm


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tiggeret86 on November 16, 2007 05:25:43 AM
i had forgotten to get the buttons. joanns is two cities away from us and i didnt want to drive out there just for buttons.  the rag shop that was like 100 feet from my house closed. :(

i got some washers and used a pipe cleaner to twist and make a loop on the washer. that is how my dolls limb are connected...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on November 16, 2007 09:30:54 AM
I just used a different sized button because they didn't have them here either. It doesn't matter what size they are really as long as they are big enough, you really don't even need to get that brand, You can use any button with a shank.

THose poppets are so awesome! I love them so much!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Mrsblocko on November 16, 2007 10:55:59 AM
Here's my first poppet, a gift for my 7yo neice.  This was the most complicated plush toy I've ever made.  I've formed a new bond with my seam ripper.  oh seam ripper, how do I love thee!!!




I think maybe she has too much hair, or i stuffed the head too full, or both.  Her head is soooo floppy.  I even removed and reattached the head so more of the neck stump was inside the head.  Any idea of what I could do on the next poppet to prevent said floppiness?





Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on November 16, 2007 10:58:01 AM
If her head is floppy that sounds like it isn't stuffed enough! I would try stuffing it more!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on November 16, 2007 11:15:25 AM
I love all your poppets so much that I am on my way to having my own... yeah, after walking around my city for 5 hours and checking NOBODY has suede or suede-alike fabric for less than (let me change euros into dollars...) about 80$/meter. I almost fainted at each shop when they took out beautiful fabric and then said the prices :P

I finally found at my favourite one something called "pirineo", which is similar to the stuff the polar blankets are made of :P in purple :P :P and then some other non-fraying something in creamy beige and far more more stretchy. I'm scared of what may come out with this stuff...

then I discovered that absolutely nobody knows about the existence of long needles. I discovered, rotting on a shop drawer, a curvy needle, maybe 4" long, but thicker than I wanted. so here it is with me

and then, last but not least, here there are no traces of puppet eyes other than the stupid googly ones :P so if anybody has suggestions on what could a poor spanish crafty girl living in a craftiless city do to place some lovely eyes on her poppet... *cries*

oh, and freezer paper... we only have plastic freezer bags :'( so I'll use some of my light  interfacing paper lightly ironed

that said, I am so excited about starting this project!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 16, 2007 11:38:13 AM
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oh, and freezer paper... we only have plastic freezer bags  so I'll use some of my light  interfacing paper lightly ironed

That should work as long as you can remove it.  The freezer paper is just a template.  Also useful is the paper that a ream of copy paper is packaged in.

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similar to the stuff the polar blankets are made of  in purple

I think with this fabric you ought to enlarge the pattern and make the poppet more huggable.

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a curvy needle, maybe 4" long
I don't think this will work for stringing the limbs on.  However, some people use doll joints, http://www.discojoints.on.ca/jointsystems.asp so the need for a huge needle is kinda moot.  The curved one will probably be fine for the toes though.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on November 16, 2007 11:45:07 AM
thank you very much ghillie, I take your suggestion for the purple fabric. I will leave it for a second one, and start with the original template and the the thinner one ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 16, 2007 11:56:19 AM
With the stretchy stretchy stuff, get some interfacing made for knits and iron it on.  That should tame the stretch.

And you can paint the face with acrylic paints.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Mrsblocko on November 16, 2007 12:35:41 PM
If her head is floppy that sounds like it isn't stuffed enough! I would try stuffing it more!

The head itself is stuffed as tight as I could get it.  The head flops backwards at the neck if it isn't propped up "just so".  When I was attaching the head to the neck stump, I had the needle skewered through the whole thing, there was no problem.  Once I took the needle out, the weight of the head seemed like it was too heavy for the neck to support it.  Maybe it's the neck that isnt stuffed enough?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: barbkang on November 16, 2007 12:40:44 PM
I absolutely want to join this poppet along...I have the pattern, now I just need to get the material. I'm so excited :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: deceptive.fragileness on November 16, 2007 03:01:08 PM
awesome, i'll just get 32" instead of 30". I called field's fabrics, and they  dont have that size either, so I might try Hobby Lobby when I get a chance. MrsBlocko, I had that problem too when I've made dolls in the past. I know the painted on eyes was kind of explained before, but is there any chance for a minitute for those of us that have no idea how to do those?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on November 16, 2007 03:44:34 PM
If her head is floppy that sounds like it isn't stuffed enough! I would try stuffing it more!

The head itself is stuffed as tight as I could get it.  The head flops backwards at the neck if it isn't propped up "just so".  When I was attaching the head to the neck stump, I had the needle skewered through the whole thing, there was no problem.  Once I took the needle out, the weight of the head seemed like it was too heavy for the neck to support it.  Maybe it's the neck that isnt stuffed enough?
Even though I'm not in this poppet along yet perhaps I can offer some help using my experience from the one doll I've made.

I'd either add some interfacing to that part of the patter and stuff firmly.
Or for current poppet take head off and add a pipe cleaner or two twisted together in neck and poke some into the head.

Or stuff the neck more firmly and see if that works. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 16, 2007 03:53:06 PM
You can stick a short length of wooden dowel in the neck and stuff around it.  That'll firm it up. 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 16, 2007 03:55:42 PM


and then, last but not least, here there are no traces of puppet eyes other than the stupid googly ones :P so if anybody has suggestions on what could a poor spanish crafty girl living in a craftiless city do to place some lovely eyes on her poppet... *cries*

Maybe you can embroider the eyes? I just embroidered a face on another type of doll I'm making now.

Here's a picture of the eyes. I hope it's ok to post this here, she is not a poppet, just a crazy idea I had.  You can make them any shape you want.  ;)



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 16, 2007 03:58:28 PM
If her head is floppy that sounds like it isn't stuffed enough! I would try stuffing it more!

The head itself is stuffed as tight as I could get it.  The head flops backwards at the neck if it isn't propped up "just so".  When I was attaching the head to the neck stump, I had the needle skewered through the whole thing, there was no problem.  Once I took the needle out, the weight of the head seemed like it was too heavy for the neck to support it.  Maybe it's the neck that isnt stuffed enough?

I think you're right, it sounds like the neck is not stuffed enough.

She is really cute, I love the purple hair.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on November 16, 2007 06:26:08 PM
I finished!

Poppet Maybell (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=208498.0)

I named her Maybell after one of my cats. Unfortunately, my camera is a P.O.S, so the pictures don't do her justice at all!!! I'm going to try and borrow my dad's this weekend and try and get better pics.

Anyway, I'm sooooo happy with how she turned out! Thanks so much for sharing this pattern ghilie!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on November 16, 2007 07:02:16 PM
kiwidragons, she is beautiful!

now I can say I will never again have stretchy fabric in my hands... I bought too little, so I necessarily had to cut some parts in the most stretchy direction, and some others opposite. I stuffed the legs and discovered this made her... uh... weird. so I decided to keep the buttons for the second one but tried to finish this poor one anyway. she's still bold and has pin mouth and eyes, which will of course be substituted with something better

as you can see, one leg fatter and shorter than the other, and same with arms. everything is just wrong on her. I even sew the ears wrong. my poor little frankensteingirl...



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tiggeret86 on November 16, 2007 07:05:57 PM
i think she is freakishly cool looking. maybe some super mod clothing or some punk goth would look great!

i like her!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 16, 2007 08:16:46 PM
Oh she is such a cute little misfit.  ;)

She will be great with hair and an outfit.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teapotdnky on November 16, 2007 10:32:54 PM
I'm making clothes for the poppet Ghilie gave me! I've made her a frilly mini dress and a scoodie so far!  ;D Pics in the morning!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 17, 2007 07:54:47 AM
OOOOOOOHHHH CAN'T WAIT!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teag on November 17, 2007 08:27:18 AM
For those you doing the poppet craftalong you really need to check out Ghilie's
doll Emma located here:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=189612.0


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teapotdnky on November 17, 2007 10:48:20 AM
The little frilly dress was hard to get pics of even inside. The black yarn just didn't want to show off the ruffles. The scoodie is the same yarn with a short section of feather boa attached.







Thank you again so much Ghilie for my wonderful poppet! I love her!  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on November 17, 2007 11:11:30 AM
tiggeret86, kimxcozykitchen, thank you for liking my poor crippled poppet ;)

she's now finished and has been named by a friend as Lucrecia, because he says the hair makes her look a singer and tv presenter called like that. of course, the real Lucrecia has perfectly equal legs and arms :P

so here she is, Lucrecia the Misfit Poppet!!



and she has been training the whole day a nice pose standing!



I love her, but I hope my second one will turn out much better and not being crippled. ghillie, I can't thank you enough for creating the pattern and sharing it will all of us :-*


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on November 17, 2007 12:08:04 PM
silverfisch, she's great and a reminder that nobody is perfect  ;) ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tiggeret86 on November 17, 2007 12:48:26 PM
oh i love the hair and dress!!! super cool. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 17, 2007 01:35:22 PM
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The little frilly dress was hard to get pics of even inside. The black yarn just didn't want to show off the ruffles. The scoodie is the same yarn with a short section of feather boa attached.


That is so cute, teapot!  Any chance you wrote down the dress instructions/pattern?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 17, 2007 02:27:23 PM
silverfisch,
I love her. She reminds me of the misfit toys from the Rudolph cartoon when I was little. I wanted them all. I always thought I would love them even if they were misfits. hahahahaaa.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on November 17, 2007 02:29:08 PM
silverfisch, she's great and a reminder that nobody is perfect  ;) ;D
My thoughts exactly!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teapotdnky on November 17, 2007 03:18:29 PM
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The little frilly dress was hard to get pics of even inside. The black yarn just didn't want to show off the ruffles. The scoodie is the same yarn with a short section of feather boa attached.


That is so cute, teapot!  Any chance you wrote down the dress instructions/pattern?

I just kind of winged it, but I'm sure I can look at it and figure it out.   :)

silverfisch,
I love her. She reminds me of the misfit toys from the Rudolph cartoon when I was little. I wanted them all. I always thought I would love them even if they were misfits. hahahahaaa.

I wanted the gun that squirted jam!  :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: jMi on November 17, 2007 09:17:59 PM
kiwidragons, she is beautiful!

now I can say I will never again have stretchy fabric in my hands... I bought too little, so I necessarily had to cut some parts in the most stretchy direction, and some others opposite. I stuffed the legs and discovered this made her... uh... weird. so I decided to keep the buttons for the second one but tried to finish this poor one anyway. she's still bold and has pin mouth and eyes, which will of course be substituted with something better

as you can see, one leg fatter and shorter than the other, and same with arms. everything is just wrong on her. I even sew the ears wrong. my poor little frankensteingirl...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/siruveru/IMG_7893.jpg

Awe I seriously love her! She really made me smile, I think you did a great job and definitely remember: no one is perfect!!! :D I love her!

Teapot, your dress is great!!


Ghilie, thank you so much for sending me the pattern! It'll probably be a week or so before I have the money to buy the materials to practice but I can't wait to join in! Until then, I will live through ya'll!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on November 18, 2007 12:51:19 AM
thanks!! I thought about discarding her when I saw the different legs, but I wanted a poppet so much I went on. I read her all your words and she's much more confident :D

I think we didn't get that Rudolph cartoon here, but I will google it, it sounds fun (gun squirting jam?? ;D )

and teapot, everybody is right: the dress is beautiful!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MacesMeMe on November 18, 2007 11:37:32 AM
Mrsblocko your poppet came out great. so cute. Yours too Silverfisch, you cant really tell she is a little wonky, mine too has her things....just stuff I learned for the next ones. And she looks super soft!



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lava on November 18, 2007 11:39:27 AM
Ooh I can't wait to get started!  *warms up charge card for a long day at the craft store*  

These are soooo cute I wanna make an army of them!  They kinda remind me of Gelflings to hehee..




Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 18, 2007 11:46:37 AM
HOLY GOD YES THEY DO!!!!! I am buggin out now!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 18, 2007 02:27:41 PM
Ooh I can't wait to get started!  *warms up charge card for a long day at the craft store*  

These are soooo cute I wanna make an army of them!  They kinda remind me of Gelflings to hehee..

YES!! That's it!! I've been trying to figure out what they remind me of. But I haven't seen that movie in years and could not place it.  I'm so glad you posted that picture.  :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on November 18, 2007 06:23:43 PM
Got the pattern! So grateful! In fact, I think I'll start now, even if I don't have everything! I'll wing it. fingers crossed.
I only hope mine is as cute as everyone else's!
ClonedBravo


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: qazicat on November 18, 2007 06:42:54 PM
I finally finished working on a doll for doll show.  Now I can finally get started on my Red Poppet.  I have been anxious to start but I couldn't until I finished this doll first.  I will start sewing when I get home from work.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teapotdnky on November 18, 2007 10:07:21 PM
I finally finished working on a doll for doll show.  Now I can finally get started on my Red Poppet.  I have been anxious to start but I couldn't until I finished this doll first.  I will start sewing when I get home from work.

I can't wait to see yours! I adore your dolls and love the one you made for me!  :-*  :-*


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on November 18, 2007 10:10:07 PM
[hijack]

I would like to hijack my own thread to pimp Friends of Craftster.  I know of many people who joined Craftster just to get the poppet pattern.  And that's okay!  Craftster is a wonderful community and it's full of advice and tutes and knowledge - all free for sharing!  But Leah doesn't have to keep craftster going, and she can only do it with our help.  So, I am asking everyone I gave a pattern to to join Friends of Craftster.  It's the best craft investment I have ever made.

[/hijack]
I really REALLY hope to do this soon. I've been here long enough that I should be, and I feel bad not being one, but....money sucks! However it was just my birthday and I think I am due for some cards with cash to arrive in the mail, so now that I have this totally awesome inspiration for crafting, I'm going to do what I can! Especially since I've started on my next two poppets already.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on November 18, 2007 10:15:48 PM
I really REALLY hope to do this soon.

I had also been thinking about doing it, and after reading that I finally made my decision :) living where I live, it just means 1 meter less of fabric each year :P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on November 19, 2007 07:23:49 AM
I really REALLY hope to do this soon.

I had also been thinking about doing it, and after reading that I finally made my decision :) living where I live, it just means 1 meter less of fabric each year :P
I decided "it's only money" and went ahead and became a Friend of Craftster. Yay!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 19, 2007 07:31:38 AM
Yay for FOC!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on November 19, 2007 08:17:06 AM
I'm still lurking this thread hope no one minds. :) That way when I'm done crafting for Christmas I can just jump in! Perhaps I can ask someone to donate me money so I can become a FOC. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: irasema on November 19, 2007 08:43:14 AM
i still havent found the fabric but i've only been to one place. they only had huge doll joints and no buttons. all your dolls look great i would love to make a couple for my little cousins for christmas.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: straw_holder on November 19, 2007 08:48:33 AM
Well, I finally have everything I need for this project except the eyes.  I had to go to two different Joann's to get the buttons and needles, but at least they are now in hand.

Does anybody know if Michaels has eyes?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on November 19, 2007 08:57:16 AM
I've always ordered my eyes from sunshine crafts (http://www.sunshinecrafts.com/). The shipping is flat rate so make sure to get your moneys worth!
But you can order a bunch at a time and have them on hand.

If you prefer not to order from sunshine crafts try "Wilson's 5cents-1.00 store" if you have one. The store has all kinds of stuff and their eyes are way better priced than at hobby lobby or Micheal's. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Mrsblocko on November 19, 2007 09:58:38 AM
The michaels by me didn't have any safety eyes, but the joann did.  Only they were all brown.  Someone, I think it was malibukasey, said they used nail polish remover to change the eye color.  I think she used nailpolish, but I didn't have any that would work for eye color.  Instead I used acrillic paint and then once that dried I put a clear nail polish over it. 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MacesMeMe on November 19, 2007 10:55:12 AM
The michaels by me didn't have any safety eyes, but the joann did.  Only they were all brown.  Someone, I think it was malibukasey, said they used nail polish remover to change the eye color.  I think she used nailpolish, but I didn't have any that would work for eye color.  Instead I used acrillic paint and then once that dried I put a clear nail polish over it. 

Oh man I wish I had known that, I just bought a bag of 36 eyes off of Ebay that didnt come with fastners, all the others ones said with fastners or washers so I just assumed....oh well I will know better next time to read! Hopefully hubby has time to stop before work and pick me up some fastners at Homedepot & I can finish these 2 other poppets. The Joannes here only had the little brown ones too.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 19, 2007 11:24:40 AM
Teapotdnky just put up a tute for cute crocheted boots for the poppets in the toys forum.  I will add it to the list at the beginning of the thread.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 19, 2007 11:58:54 AM
If you resize the pattern bigger, it will be easier, probably.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on November 19, 2007 12:19:24 PM
go for it, inhile8! once you stuff your first leg and check it does resemble a leg, you will feel SO proud and will just need to go on ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on November 19, 2007 01:31:03 PM
I had very limited experience with sewing 3-d items. So when I tried the poppet, it was surprisingly easy. However, she recommends reading the pattern and then re-reading it. This is a must!!! No problems that way hopefully! I am sure you can do it!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on November 19, 2007 01:44:40 PM
I agree with most here. It's a pretty easy pattern to follow. I had very limited sewing experience, and I've never made anything with movable parts, but I did it-and I'm working on my next two. I'm sure you'll be able to do it!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: DanielleSortor on November 19, 2007 06:27:21 PM
Can I please have the pattern? I have cousins that are young and would love this for Christmas!!! Hopefully I have time to make some and some cute clothes! I would love to make a boy one for my son too. Thank you. I am not sure how to do the email thing. I hope I can figure it out.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on November 19, 2007 07:56:14 PM
Here's my first submisson. I used a leftover thin fleece from walmart, 18mm solid black eyes from JoAnns, and yarn that surprisingly matched quite well.

I didn't have any shank buttons on hand, but my mom had given me upholstry needles, so it was easy enough to stitch the limbs to the torso.

Didn't have any clay for the nose either, so its just stuffed.
I think he's a him, and my lil boy wanted to play with it before the arms and legs were on!
    Did you know its not easy to stuff a doll when your 2 1/2 year old steals your poly fil to stuff inside his toys? Yeah.  Dig my really cool Star Wars curtain!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on November 19, 2007 08:36:13 PM
So cute! I love the color! At least your child isn't sticking it up their nose!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: straw_holder on November 19, 2007 09:13:07 PM
I couldn't find eyes at Michaels.  We don't have a Hobby Lobby.  And our Joann's was out.  I really don't want to buy them on-line b/c I only need just one pair.  I'd love a purple pair.  Any ideas?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: TheWorldFamous on November 19, 2007 09:35:17 PM
I've been eye-balling these for a while!  I'd love to get in on it


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: mommamoonbeam on November 20, 2007 05:50:24 AM
i'd love in on this...it'd be my first toy more complicated than the sock monkeys i'm making my boys for christmas, but i'm up to it these are awesome! ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: klum78 on November 20, 2007 09:01:19 AM
So I just found this topic and now I have to make one.  I am abandoning all other projects in hopes of being able to join this.  Is it too late?  


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ahoy_matey on November 20, 2007 11:08:35 AM
 :o
ooo
must..make...poppet!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teapotdnky on November 20, 2007 11:38:28 AM
I am really loving all the poppets coming out of this!!  :o


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on November 20, 2007 11:47:14 AM
that felt poppet looks great! i always hand stitch felt with the seams out, i've never tried sewing it seams in before. it looks way better than i thought it would.

I think she said she used fleece not felt. Fleece is like flannel but thicker and softer. One of my favorite materials in the entire world. :)
Flannel being my second favorite. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 20, 2007 11:48:54 AM
I couldn't find eyes at Michaels.  We don't have a Hobby Lobby.  And our Joann's was out.  I really don't want to buy them on-line b/c I only need just one pair.  I'd love a purple pair.  Any ideas?

I've seen several people here use buttons on dolls. Get black and a tiny bit smaller purple button and layer them. They look really neat that way.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 20, 2007 11:50:48 AM
. I used a leftover thin fleece from walmart, 18mm solid black eyes from JoAnns, and yarn that surprisingly matched quite well.

I love the fleece, that opens up a lot more colors.

He looks great!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lilymarcella on November 20, 2007 12:03:57 PM
I finished my Poppet in record time..for me. I really expected to botch this whole thing up, but at every stitch I kept thinking "whoa! I actually did it!" So, THANK YOU GHILIE!!!

She needs more accessories (and eyes!), I really like everyone's poppets that are decorated to the max. Here she is:




 
Here's a good picture of her phonkay feet...I just didn't get the feet. Anyone else have trouble on the feet?




Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: OrangeAngel23 on November 20, 2007 12:06:38 PM
These are incredibly cute!!  Is it fairly easy for beginner sewers?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 20, 2007 12:16:30 PM
They always look like that before you needle sculpt them.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: parallax on November 20, 2007 12:41:30 PM
My poppet's post is here, wasn't really done for this  a-long (the halloween one instead) but I figured I'd spam everyone cause I think these dolls are the bees knees.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=209088.0




Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 20, 2007 12:51:57 PM
Ok, I just sent a bunch of patterns.  If you asked for one, and didn't get it, then you didn't send me your email.   :P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Jane Doe on November 20, 2007 01:07:42 PM
Is it too late to join in the fun?
I've been browsing through all the fabulously made poppets and adore them!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on November 20, 2007 01:08:14 PM
Both of the poppets are so cute! I have an idea for a name Dorthia with the nickname Dottie. I love her clothing too!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: space.case.sara on November 20, 2007 01:23:06 PM
oooh! I just sent you my email! I'm so excited!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: irish_chicky on November 20, 2007 02:58:13 PM
oo I'm so in!!! sending email now!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tilda on November 20, 2007 03:09:52 PM
Hi
Thank you ghilie. I received the pattern and I´m absolutly crazy to joint this poppet along. I like the rabbit version very much, maybe I tried that one. But first I have to find all the stuff I need.

Greetings Tilda


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on November 20, 2007 03:22:28 PM
Heres my Poppet so far, she doesnt have clothes yet so dont mind her nakedness  ;D

Please excuse the wonkyness, this is my first EVER doll I have made!  I just got the pattern yesterday so I was up ALL NIGHT and day crafting away :o :o I also altered the pattern to make her bigger. It was sooo different for me and confusing but oh so worth it, I love her already. When I get her all done I will give her a post of her own.

I just wanted to let you know that I think your poppet turned out adorable. I love that she's a little different looking than the other poppets. She's a full figured gal. Her eyes are cool. Did you make her any clothes or a name?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lilymarcella on November 20, 2007 03:56:27 PM
I named her Penelope!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lilbandade on November 20, 2007 06:42:40 PM
Is it too late to join in the fun?
I've been browsing through all the fabulously made poppets and adore them!

i would like to second that.
i didnt know there was a poppet along and it all looks so fun.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: missdelish on November 20, 2007 06:56:46 PM
Hi!

I'm new here, and I've been too shy to say much, but your project has inspired me! I'd love to join in the fun. Beautiful!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: trashymeow on November 20, 2007 07:41:15 PM
I would love to join! Please send me the pattern at [email protected] Thanks!



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MacesMeMe on November 20, 2007 07:41:18 PM
Ok my boy is done, fresh off the sewing table. Mohawk and all!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=209190.0


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teapotdnky on November 20, 2007 07:42:56 PM
Awesome! doesn't ghilie rock the whole Craftster world?!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Syringe_Tide on November 20, 2007 08:59:20 PM
I would really like to join this poppet along. I hope it isn't too late. I'de love to make these to hand out as Christmas gifts. I'm going handmade for all major holidays from now on and I think these are just so damn cute! :) Can I join?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 20, 2007 09:42:51 PM
I'm trying to decide what color I want to make next. I have  orange, green, a bit of purple  and what I guess you would call leopard print.

I went back to get the leopard print after I had a dream about it!!  :P

Another poppet will be showing up soon.  ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: qazicat on November 21, 2007 03:09:00 AM
Here is a progress pic of my red poppet. 



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Lmcbride on November 21, 2007 04:31:06 AM
Can I join too?  All of these poppets I've been seeing here are utterly amazing!  If it's not closed or too late, how does one sign up for this and find the pattern?
Thank you, poppet people.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MacesMeMe on November 21, 2007 06:26:54 AM
[quote  I went back to get the leopard print after I had a dream about it!!  :P [/quote]

Holy cow you are not the only one!! It was something about getting the legs finished, which I do have to do, lol.

Since I am a scrap saver I was thinking of making one of all my scraps, that would be a bit funky!

Qazicat I love that red, how pretty!

For all the people looking to join, I think it is posted in the very first post of the thread about PMing Ghilie


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 21, 2007 06:31:38 AM
Quote
it got shifted down there during a mad-dash clean up before people came over


ha, I do that too.  We have a bedroom just for that, as we have no basement.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annacharlotte on November 21, 2007 08:21:15 AM
I am officially declaring my intention to join this a-long.  Realistically I may not get started on mine 'til after Christmas though.  We shall see.  I have an awful lot of pants to hem, and presents to make.  Bo-ring. 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: stafishtaylz on November 21, 2007 08:35:42 AM
What a really neat idea, I would love a pattern for this to make one for my niece. I'm new to craftster though..what does 'pm' you mean??? I would love to give you my email for this pattern...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 21, 2007 08:40:11 AM
What a really neat idea, I would love a pattern for this to make one for my niece. I'm new to craftster though..what does 'pm' you mean??? I would love to give you my email for this pattern...

Click on ghilie's user name. It will take you to her profile. At the top of her profile it will say send this user a "personal message" ~PM~ ;)

Don't forget to add your email address in the PM, but don't post it on the forum just to say safe.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Artisan82 on November 21, 2007 08:47:05 AM
Poppets are taking over the workd! Ghilie, I can't wait to see your next pattern design! (How will you ever top Poppet!)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 21, 2007 09:10:14 AM
Thank you for your patient answers, KimsCozyKitchen.

Poppets are taking over the workd! Ghilie, I can't wait to see your next pattern design! (How will you ever top Poppet!)

I can't wait to see my next pattern design as well.  The Poppet was a total fluke.  I think I am going to go in a simpler direction for beginners next...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on November 21, 2007 10:23:15 AM
I finally got my clothing for my poppets!! This is just one outfit! I bought 2 skirts and another shirt and pants for her sister! So to be made!






MalibuKasey were your poppets a little plump for the clothing too? Mine is!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tiggeret86 on November 21, 2007 10:34:35 AM
wow! you did a great job on the clothing! the pants look awesome! :) such detail.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on November 21, 2007 10:43:37 AM
Thank you I took a lot of time buying them from Friends 2b made ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on November 21, 2007 10:53:33 AM
Went to JoAnns today- no safe-ty eyes, but I did get 5inch doll needles!.
So, on to Hobby Lobby where I found these great cat's eyes in green, yellow, brown, orange and some cute animal noses.
I have a plan!

If anybody needs some doll needles or 15 mm eyes, I can try to get them for you, just drop me a PM.

Now, to make more poppets...so addictive.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Yarnisfun on November 21, 2007 03:42:12 PM
Wow! These are so cute. I can't believe I missed this. I would love to receive a copy of the pattern. I'll be sending you a pm later.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: irish_chicky on November 21, 2007 04:26:57 PM
Yay i received the pattern! Thank you ghilie! I have a few ideas on hoe to make mine different but we will see what happens :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on November 21, 2007 05:11:36 PM
Okay, I just re-read this entire thread and I have a question that I don't think has been asked and answered. I just need a little clarification on the seam allowance to the face. The directions say to add a seam allowance to half of the face. The pattern already has a seam allowance marked on one edge, so am I adding the seam allowance to the side of the face where the nose is? And, do I also add a seam allowance on the large curved edge of the back of the head (the part that has the opening for stuffing)?

Thanks!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 21, 2007 05:57:13 PM
You do NOT add a seam allowance along the front of the face.  The "marked" seam allowance is all that is needed, it's not really marked though, which is why I added that in the instructions.  Clear as mud huh?

Are you doing the freezer paper method, like it says in the instructions?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: pertelot on November 21, 2007 07:55:55 PM
the poppets all look so cute, i think id like to try one sometime!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lava on November 21, 2007 07:58:38 PM
So since i received my pattern I've completed two poppets (and many more to come!)  The first is Miette.  She was made from light neon green fleece with white yarn hair and brown safety eyes stolen from a teddy bear.  I didn't have any money to get new stuff so made her with what I had.  She's a little wonky and as soon as I find my husbands car keys I'll get pictures.  My second I had some money to get materiel!  She's made from some mystery fabric I found in the remnants bin at Walmart.  2 1/2 yards for only 2.25!  Yay!  i think it's suede.  Dunno for sure, its smooth on the back, fuzzy on the front kinda stretchy and tan and 100% what I was looking for.  As though the craft gods themselves were smiling on me!  She's a bit altered from the original pattern, no tail or ears and has lovely pink crimpy hair.  I call her Emily. But I was excited to share so that's my progress.  My son and I are making a boy poppet this weekend.  Oh yeah and for those without printers or ink, I came up with a work around.  i opened the pattern in Adobe and taped a piece of paper to the screen and traced it piece by piece.  What can I say, i was desperate to try one lol.  Ok no more rambling I'll return with pictures.  Thank you again Ghilie!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on November 21, 2007 08:30:27 PM
Ok, Here is my second ever poppet, this one has clothes! She's wearing black shorts and a corset.
She needed a mouth to smile at me. I think she likes the roses in her hair. Any suggestions on her name?

thanks ghilie!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: luvcraft on November 21, 2007 11:43:51 PM
Rose-a-lea    ;)   (or Rosalie)

you know because of the flowers in her hair (which you said she likes!)
She is adorable  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on November 22, 2007 05:48:00 AM
Thanks for your help, ghilie and MonkeyThumb!

You do NOT add a seam allowance along the front of the face.  The "marked" seam allowance is all that is needed, it's not really marked though, which is why I added that in the instructions.  Clear as mud huh?

Are you doing the freezer paper method, like it says in the instructions?

I will be doing the freezer paper method, but I just confused myself again...


as for the SA on the face, the line that's shown is the stitching line on the front, the SA is added to the other side (where the double line is). you don't "add" any SA because (if you're using the freezer paper method) you don't cut out closely around the head shape, you use a much bigger piece of fabric than the head so you have material to work with when you are sewing the detail. you trim it after you sew.

ok, now i feel like i'm clear as mud.

So, let me see if I get this:
-On the arms and legs and ear, I stitch right around the edge of the freezer paper pattern.
-On the face and head, I stitch right around the edge on the unmarked edges of the pattern, and down the line that is indicated on the marked edges of the pattern.

But now, I'm not sure what to do about the body pieces and tail. Do I:
A) Stitch right around the edge for all pieces
B) Draw a 1/4" seam allowance around all of the pieces and then stitch on that
C) Do something else?


My goodness! I've been sewing for almost 30 years and I can't believe I'm stuck on this! Sometimes, I tend to over-think things...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: syrlig on November 22, 2007 05:57:51 AM
Oh, it´s too cute, I have to make one! Nevermind exams coming up  ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 22, 2007 06:00:58 AM
On the face piece, stitch right around the front part.  then cut it out.  You don't sew the back part of the face piece yet.  The SA is for when you attach it to the back part of the head.  On the head back piece you sew around the non SA side, leaving a hole for the neck.  Then cut out, including SA, so that you can slap it together with the front piece.  Clear as dirty water now?  :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 22, 2007 06:27:56 AM
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!   :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teag on November 22, 2007 06:34:21 AM
Thanks Ghilie! Happy Thanksgiving to you!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: deceptive.fragileness on November 22, 2007 07:37:18 AM
Happy thanksgiving!  ;D Don't eat too much turkey.... lol.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on November 22, 2007 09:16:28 AM
Happy Thanksgiving! Get stuffed! ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Lothruin on November 22, 2007 09:31:22 AM
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  Say, did I miss this somewhere?  What size of eyes are people using, those of you who are using doll eyes instead of embroidery or iron on?  I love the eyes at Suncatcher Eyes, but if I'm gonna order eyes, I want to be sure I'm getting something that won't be too small or large for my dolly.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 22, 2007 10:02:09 AM
The eyes on the poppet I made for Teapot are 20mm.  But I like em big.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on November 22, 2007 11:03:12 AM
 :) Happy Thanksgiving!  :)

I used 12mm eyes, but I couldn't find anything bigger at the time that wasn't a frog eye. Of course, I have since found bigger eyes, but I need to use up my 12s first.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: stafishtaylz on November 22, 2007 12:46:46 PM
Has anyone had trouble finding doll needles, jointing supplies and fabric for skin in CT? I can't find them anywhere! Anyone have any reccomendations for online stores???


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 22, 2007 01:02:40 PM
Yeah, shopping for doll stuff is a pain.  Jointing needles can be found at the upholstery store.  Try Sisters and Daughters:  the doe suede is fabulous and you can't find it anywhere anymore.  http://sistersanddaughters.com/fabric.html


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 22, 2007 01:44:46 PM
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  Say, did I miss this somewhere?  What size of eyes are people using, those of you who are using doll eyes instead of embroidery or iron on?  I love the eyes at Suncatcher Eyes, but if I'm gonna order eyes, I want to be sure I'm getting something that won't be too small or large for my dolly.

I used 15 mm eyes. Look for Scarlett the poppet to see if you like the size.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 22, 2007 01:46:53 PM
Has anyone had trouble finding doll needles, jointing supplies and fabric for skin in CT? I can't find them anywhere! Anyone have any reccomendations for online stores???

I found everything on the sewing supply wall at Joann's Etc. I was not sure what I was looking for. I'll add a picture here in just a bit.  :D

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The first store I went to I ask for doll supplies. They said they don't carry them. So went looking around and found everything on the sewing wall. I was not sure what I was looking for so here's a picture to help.  I did have to go to a few stores to get everything.



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: straw_holder on November 22, 2007 02:14:26 PM
I got the same stuff from Joann's, but had to visit 2 different stores b/c neither had everything in stock.   ::) 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on November 22, 2007 04:11:00 PM
On the face piece, stitch right around the front part.  then cut it out.  You don't sew the back part of the face piece yet.  The SA is for when you attach it to the back part of the head.  On the head back piece you sew around the non SA side, leaving a hole for the neck.  Then cut out, including SA, so that you can slap it together with the front piece.  Clear as dirty water now?  :D

Okay, I get it, now! And silly me! If I had stitched along the seam allowance like I was thining, I would have made a very tiny head ;)

That's what I get for trying to think when I just wake up...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: fealt on November 22, 2007 05:05:27 PM
Yay yay yay!! Got my pattern today ;D
I think I sent the request PM twice because I didn't think the first went through, sorry about that.
But yay!!! I get to start sooooon.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on November 22, 2007 05:14:34 PM
 :(  I am so sad right now. I went to my machine to start sewing another poppet(with green eyes, for my sister) and my thrice cursed machine is broken. AGAIN. For only the third time this month.
sigh. Wonder if I can steal Gramma's?
        10 sets of eyes, plenty of fabric, broken machine. Boy does my luck suck.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 22, 2007 05:35:44 PM
What kind of machine is it?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on November 22, 2007 06:04:34 PM
A brother from Walmart I picked up 6 years ago. Theres a lil disk/gear behind the bobbin thats started to slip.(it's plastic) the needle stopped in the down position and moves an inch either way.  My husband fixed it 2x, but I've used it soooo hard! I used to work at JoAnn Fabrics, and bought and sewed so much!
  Just makes me mad, I was so looking forward to making more poppets for the holidays(and for me). My husband thinks they are the best doll I've made, and I must agree. The pattern was clear and the directions were easy to follow.

Guess I have to request a new machine.



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 22, 2007 06:19:32 PM
I have always had a singer, and I think that they are really easy to work with.  I was never able to thread a brother properly.  Singers are pretty idiot proof (me being the idiot)

Machines are on sale tomorrow at Joann's!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 22, 2007 07:10:30 PM
 :D HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL MY FELLOW POPPETEERS!!!  :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Lothruin on November 22, 2007 07:13:44 PM
I've found my Kenmores to be great investments.  The 1970's Kenmores have been described to me as "workhorses" and "unstoppable" and you can pick them up in desks with accessories and all for $20 at the goodwill.  Put $70 into servicing and making sure the timing and tension are right at your local sew and vac and you've still got a great deal, and you've got a great machine.  Sure, it isn't electronic, but that's one less thing to go wrong, in my opinion.  (Purely mechanical machines are so much easier to fix!!)  And if you get lucky, you can get one with cam attachments that let you do all sorts of fancy stitchery.  I sing the praises of older machines, because they're cute and need good homes.  I have three. :D  (And I just totally resisted buying a beautiful 1950's White with pink metallic finish just the other day.  Man, I do NOT need more sewing machines.  Of all the vintage things a person can collect, sewing machines are definitely one you'd need a bigger house for than the house I have!)

And also, thanks so much for the eye advice!  I like bigger eyes, too, so now I have to go look at that ebay store again to see if they have a cool 8-pair-lots-of-colors collection for the bigger sizes.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: deceptive.fragileness on November 22, 2007 07:18:05 PM
I have a kenmore too!! It's that puke green color, but once I got to know it... it's been my best friend. I went through a bunch of machines... And this one was free :D With all of the accessories except a zipper foot :( Which I'm sure if I really wanted to, I could find at a 2nd hand store.. I'm just scared of zippers... lol...

On topic though... I'm glad someone else asked about the freezer paper method thing... I was trying to cut out pattern pieces in anticipation of sewing tomorrow *hopefully* and I was all confused... I'm still slightly... but whatever. I'm sure it'll all come together once I start, right? Lol.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on November 22, 2007 07:22:59 PM
I use the "Hello Kitty" machine (by Janome I think it says). So far, so good for me. It doesn't do anything fancy, but that's ok with me, because I don't know how to do anything fancy. My boyfriend has a White with tons of dials and stuff, but that scares me!

About the stencils and putting it together-I was a little nervous at confused at first, but once I had the pieces cut and had them laid it out, it made a lot more sense to how they were supposed to fit together.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 22, 2007 07:29:33 PM
Well, you can certainly cut the pieces out of the freezer paper.

My first machine was a puke green hand me down singer from my step grandmother.  I was the only one of my family interested in it as a teen.  One day I got it down from the shelf at my parents house and tried to sew something.  I had threaded it wrong, and it got all bunched up, so I grabbed that thread and tried to yank it out.  I heard a SNAP.  Ooops.   :o  After that it wouldn't pick up the bobbin thread.  So I very quietly stuffed it back up in the closet and didn't ask about it again till I was 22 and worked in a fabric store.  My parents gave it to me (they had no idea it was me who broke it) and I had it fixed, cost me $80.  It is probably still working today.  About 5 years after, I got a Singer with an automatic buttonholer.  And two weeks ago I got a Singer Futura sewing/embroidery machine.  Sewing is like drug addiction.  You always need more and more for your fix.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: deceptive.fragileness on November 22, 2007 07:51:49 PM
Lol... that's reassuring, except I'm scared to cut them all out...  :P I happen to believe fabric is... expensive and scared and I am what some people call... cheap. So I hate to waste fabric. But I will just have to get over it lol.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 22, 2007 07:59:11 PM
Don't cut the fabric!  Cut the freezer paper.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on November 22, 2007 08:36:57 PM
ah machines!
Last year for christmas, my husband got me an embroidry machine, my mom got me a singer serger,  this summer I talked my gramma into buying me a $20 heavy singer with attached carrier at Goodwill ( so needs serviced) My husband has a sewing machine in a cabinet (actually got it before he even met me-we met at Joann Fabrics!)
His works better than mine!
I think Gramma has 5 machines, and my mom has 3.
I learned to sew at 4yrs old; At 6, I was cutting chunks from Mom's stash and making barbie clothes.  Mom has made some of the most beautiful dolls.
Im so sharing this pattern with her (Gasp! she has no computer!)

Long live sewers!                               can you believe I check this thread 4 times a day? can we say obsessed!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: straw_holder on November 22, 2007 08:37:55 PM
Can I ask a stupid question about the freezer paper?  I just want to make sure I have it clear before starting....

I'm going to cut out the pattern pieces out of freezer paper.  Then I'm going to iron the paper to the back of the fabric.  Then I'm going to sew around the very edge of the paper.  Then the paper is going to just pull right off somehow? 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on November 22, 2007 08:39:38 PM
Yeah, when you are done sewing, just pull it off. It doesn't leave a residue or anything. I had never done it before and was afraid of making a sticky mess, but it's super easy and clean! I wish I knew about freezer paper so much earlier!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: deceptive.fragileness on November 22, 2007 08:49:10 PM
Well right. because if you sew through the paper, it normally rips out your threads :P   :-\ But do you just cut out  big squares of fabric almost the right size for the pattern and sew them together, or fold it over? Do ya know what I mean?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 22, 2007 08:57:10 PM
Either way.  Your choice.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: straw_holder on November 22, 2007 09:44:50 PM
Thanks, KiwiDragons.  That part has me intimidated for some reason.

I was hoping to start tonight, but realized I bought parchment paper instead of freezer paper. ::)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Lilyzilla on November 23, 2007 03:45:25 AM
I'm a little slow on the uptake but I would most definitely love to join this! <3 I assume I still have to PM my email address so I'm gonna go do that~.. Have to find some decent fabric too!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on November 23, 2007 08:11:19 AM
I'm so doing this!
Got my pattern yesterday (thank you for sending it so quickly by the way!)
Just ordered my suede of ebay, printed out the pattern, need to buy freezer paper and a jointing needle, then I'm set. Yay! *is excited*


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Mrsblocko on November 23, 2007 09:02:55 AM
Well right. because if you sew through the paper, it normally rips out your threads

I've never had that problem with freezer paper.  As long as you keep your stitching set at 2.  The tiny stitches perforate the paper so it tears away nicely. 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lava on November 23, 2007 09:40:49 AM
So finally got my camera!  Yay!  Here are Miette and Emily, my poppets.
  First up is Miette.





And Emily



And even more pictures can be found at

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=209583.0

Yay!  Now to finish the rest of the family...lol



Lots of pictures so sorry if it takes awhile to load up folks. 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annacharlotte on November 23, 2007 12:39:08 PM
Oh, they're beautiful. 

I'm learning so much about doll-making just by reading all of everyone's trials and tribulations.  Of course there are special doll-jointing needles!  Now I see why I had such a wrestling match with my dolls trying to joint them with short little sewing needles, and their legs are all on crooked and/or falling off.  Brilliant. 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lava on November 23, 2007 02:30:10 PM
I know what you mean!  I was fighting my arms and legs to.  I went shopping today though, 4 upholstery needles ranging from 4 inches to 12 inches!  And doll joints and safety eyes for 99 cents!  I'm sooo excited. I know I have at least 3 more to make, but now I'm thinking..well I have these great neices in Texas that are turning 2 and 3 this year....lol.  I think it's safe to say I'm addicted.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Yarnisfun on November 23, 2007 04:45:32 PM
I received my pattern too. Thanks so much ghilie! I'll have to get started soon. I already got my fabric, now I just have to get everything else!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: irasema on November 23, 2007 08:55:55 PM
i am almost done!! i was having trouble with the joints but all clear now. i will post pictures maybe tomorrow!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: qazicat on November 24, 2007 03:00:40 AM
I finished stuffing my poppet today.  So here is another progress pic of my red poppet.

She is shy and didn't want photos of her girl bits on the internet so for the sake of propriety, she insisted that I respect her modesty and have a piece of fabric  draped over her lap.   LOL  :)




Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Brihene on November 24, 2007 06:03:01 AM
I wanna make one so bad! But I am the worst sewer ever and my sewing machine is a piece of junk :P
You guys are so talented!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: laminathegreat on November 24, 2007 11:22:31 AM
ok, I've been following this for a while. I may as well give in and join.
Because little girls can NEVER have enough dollies.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on November 24, 2007 08:34:01 PM
I have most of my supplies gathered and boy have I had poppets on the brain!!! :D

Someone mentioned earlier that a lot of fairies have developed. In general, poppets remind me a lot of the Gelflings from Dark Crystal. I have figured out that mine are two of an eventual four (or more) of Elementals, even though I haven't made them yet because I've already chosen their skin and hair; a beautiful plum color alova suede with a dark gorgeous navy blue chenille yarn for my daughter's poppet, who has already told me she's an air elemental named Sylphia, 'Sylphie' for short. The other is hunter green robe velour with copper chenille hair, and she must be a little shy since I haven't gotten her name yet. ;) However I can only assume that she's of the Gnome/Salamander class that represents earth! :D

This is so cool. It's fun to have an ongoing craft to keep me inspired, with so many people doing it, too!!! Ghilie is so great for having started this...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Ekioart on November 24, 2007 08:39:17 PM
These are so cute! I've made a few stuffies so I'm excited to try this. Hopefully JoAnns still has some fabric. If not, fleece may be the way to go for me. ^-^


Looks like so much fun!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 25, 2007 07:28:16 AM
Quote
Ghilie is so great for having started this...

Aw shucks... You'll make my head all big and swollen! :D

So I was at the discount store and they had groovy girl clothes, so I picked some up as an experiment.  The shirt fits (little tight)  and the pants WOULD have fit, but the rise was too low.  Poppet has a little too much junk in her trunk.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sajona on November 25, 2007 09:20:19 AM
I'm looking forward to my builders finally letting me get at my sewing machine and fabric stash..I'm thinking cotton velour for mine..


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Estrata on November 25, 2007 10:07:24 AM
I just got my pattern. Yay!

I have one question... any ideas/tips on making a pig snout instead of the nose? :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tazzsangel19 on November 25, 2007 12:45:13 PM
Wow these are so cute, I just got my pattern but the instructions arent showing up. I hope i can get it fixed so I can start soon.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 25, 2007 12:49:11 PM
They are done in Microsoft Word.  I'll try to put it in a .txt form.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tazzsangel19 on November 25, 2007 12:58:38 PM
I dont know whats wrong the pattern pieces show up just fine. Im computer illterate so I have no clue whats wrong  :-\


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 25, 2007 01:02:03 PM
do you have a mac?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tazzsangel19 on November 25, 2007 01:14:44 PM
no I have an HP with windows vista


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: straw_holder on November 25, 2007 01:40:07 PM
If you have a google account, you can open them in google documents.  Worked perfectly for me....


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tazzsangel19 on November 25, 2007 01:45:06 PM
thanks ill give that a try. It worked thank you so much for the help.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on November 25, 2007 05:01:54 PM
Woowoo I just tried something with my poppet plans and it worked perfectly!
I want my poppet to have real fingers that are poseable and life like (I love the paws, but I wanted hands  :))
So, because my fabric still hasn't turned up (damn ebay and its waiting time!) I dug out an old pillow case, traced my mutilated arm pattern onto it, cut, sewed and then spent about half an hour trying to get the teeny fingers turned out. Then I mangled a pipe cleaner inside and behold: a perfect blue arm with for poseable fingers and a bendy thumb. I'm really really really happy that this worked. I cannot wait for my fabric to get here now!
I think that it needs a little tweaking and I need to learn to control my sewing machine a little more, but this will happen woot!
I'll post pics tomorrow when I can be bothered to dig out the camera =]

Yay! *is excited*


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teapotdnky on November 25, 2007 10:00:48 PM
I'm intrigued!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: nikkibee on November 26, 2007 01:58:16 AM
Well, I've finished my first Poppet. She's called Lilly :)

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l7/pheonix_reborn_2006/DSC00639.jpg (http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l7/pheonix_reborn_2006/DSC00639.jpg)
A little make shift dress but she didn't want to be showing of naughty bits on the interweb :)

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l7/pheonix_reborn_2006/DSC00639.jpg (http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l7/pheonix_reborn_2006/DSC00639.jpg)
Naked Lilly

Now, when she had her lil' dress on my daddy asked if she was wearing any knickers and she got a bit embarressed (sp) so................

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l7/pheonix_reborn_2006/DSC00655.jpg (http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l7/pheonix_reborn_2006/DSC00655.jpg)I MADE HER SOME!!

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l7/pheonix_reborn_2006/DSC00656.jpg (http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l7/pheonix_reborn_2006/DSC00656.jpg)
Now she is very happy


Next on the agenda is a Poppet verison on Dick van Dyke for a friend's birthday :)

Although I got half way through and my sewing machine so last night I hand stitched his head. Time consuming but still cute as!!

Poppet Army is a go-go!!  ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 26, 2007 03:54:36 AM
nikkibee,
She is cute.

I can't wait to see the Dick Van Dyke based poppet.

He was always a favorite of mine.  ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Brihene on November 26, 2007 05:02:39 AM
Aww nikkibee, she is so cute!

Would it be alright if I joined this and TRIED to make a poppet, but my sewing machine would flip out again and not co-operate? As in, try to make one but fail? xD


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: miftik on November 26, 2007 05:07:04 AM
OK, I'm inspired. ghilie I am PMing you now.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 26, 2007 05:08:15 AM
Craftster is all about trying new things.  Go for it!  Since joining Craftster, I have learned to crochet and two days ago - to knit.  I have also tried decoupage and making things pattern free.  Thus inspired, I even bought a soap kit.  I only joined in June.  So go for it!  Make one!  And, BTW, you learn more from failure than you do from success, so it could be argued that it is more important to fail.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on November 26, 2007 05:18:09 AM
Ghilie, you are so right and you know, don't sell yourself short. The dedication you've shown to this thread I am sure has helped not only those of us who have already jumped in, but encouraged those of us unsure (like me) to give it a go. Since you're here to help and offer support, it makes it that much easier for us and I am sure we all really, REALLY appreciate it!!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Brihene on November 26, 2007 06:23:15 AM
Sent in my email :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: irasema on November 26, 2007 07:43:35 AM
Here are the pictures i promised.
Her name is Lola.


thank you so much for sending me the pattern i love it! My husband loves her and her wild hair. i am ready to make another one for my little sister.
THANK YOU!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Mrsblocko on November 26, 2007 08:40:51 AM
omg her hair is awesome!  Is she wearing sandals????


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teag on November 26, 2007 08:54:49 AM
OOh she's so pretty


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on November 26, 2007 09:16:12 AM
Irasema, I love your poppet. I think it's so funny that she looks a bit like you (assuming your aviatar is a pic of you)! All she needs is some glasses. I love her wild hair!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on November 26, 2007 09:27:13 AM
I just love the undies! too cute! Where are you guys getting the clothing? Like I know there are some patterns on the first page but some look store bought? Correct me if I'm wrong that's ok!
I just love the concept of being able to make one of these for someone and saying "and if they want more clothing _______ clothes fit and you can get them at the store." So as I don't get wrangled into making tons of clothes and never have time for my own future poppet. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: irasema on November 26, 2007 09:39:07 AM
Thank you guys!
get out, get OUT! you modified kasey's eye pattern to give her-all-around-the-eye liner didn't you? BRILLIANT!

this poppet evolution is tremendous. we just keep getting better and better ideas, wow.
yes i did. i made them out of felt and i glued them on.

omg her hair is awesome!  Is she wearing sandals????
yes they are just paper for the bottom and ribbon for the top. i outlined the feet, punched two little holes on each side and fed the ribbon though.

Irasema, I love your poppet. I think it's so funny that she looks a bit like you (assuming your aviatar is a pic of you)! All she needs is some glasses. I love her wild hair!
i think that's why my husband loves her bc her hair is like mine! i usually dont wear glasses just contacts but she might need glasses...

the clothes are just two ribbons and the are pinned i havent sewn them yet.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on November 26, 2007 09:54:06 AM
OMG irasema  your poppet rocks so much!! I totally love her! I love her hair!! So pretty!

You can buy clothing at Friends 2b made Eliea. Just beware if your poppet is on the plump side it might not fit her!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: halblingefrau on November 26, 2007 10:34:07 AM
Yay, I finished my first poppet (except for eyes and hair).  I can't show her yet because she is for a swap.  When my swap partner receives, I will post her here.  Ghilie, this is an AWESOME pattern.  I just loved making her, and now my mom wants one too.  The only weirdness I encountered while sewing was that, when I went to stitch the toe guide shape, it was much larger than the feet I had made.  Still, it was a quick fix.  I just love this doll, I can't say that enough.  I can't wait to make a whole army of them.  Reminds me of my childhood:  my mom bought cabbage patch kid heads and made them by the dozen.  I had a TON of them, along with matching dresses for myself.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tiggeret86 on November 26, 2007 11:38:55 AM
my son wanted a bunny one after he saw the one that ghilie made.

here is the boy bunny. he has a jellyfish on his shirt.



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: deceptive.fragileness on November 26, 2007 12:19:19 PM
I've never had that problem with freezer paper.  As long as you keep your stitching set at 2.  The tiny stitches perforate the paper so it tears away nicely. 

My sewing  machine doesn't have size 2.. unless you're using zigzag? *shrug* anyways... my first one is almost done! I'm sewing her hair on and then I'll post some pics. My baby girl keeps stealing her.... so it looks like I'll have to make a different one for her cousin. lol.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 26, 2007 01:19:57 PM
Well, maybe "size 2" is a misnomer.  What is meant by that is to keep the stitch length short, and the seams will be stronger and the paper will perforate enough to just tear off anyplace that you accidently stitched through the paper.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Brihene on November 26, 2007 02:08:29 PM
Got my pattern.... gonna finish up some swaps then try and make a Poppet!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on November 26, 2007 02:32:35 PM
I've been missing this place. I was out of town, and the hotel's internet was non-existent (even though they advertised it). All the new poppets are looking soooo great!

I think everything that is thinking about joining should just give it a try. You won't know if you can do it unless you start. (o: I never thought I'd be able to do it, but I love my poppet and I'm already working on more.

My sewing machine only has two speeds-fast and really fast, so I'm always sewing through the pattern pieces, but they seem to pull off ok for me. I'm using some thicker thread though, so maybe that's why it doesn't break? I TRY not to go through the edges, but it can't be helped sometimes.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on November 26, 2007 04:28:05 PM
Ok, as mentioned earlier, here are the pics of my test hand.
Please excuse the crappy phone pics, can't find the camera. Also, ignore the fabric, bad stitching, fact it isn't stuffed and that it's just an arm.
Mainly, focus on the fingers and how great they are!

The hand itself (this will be a lot neater when my fabric finally arrives)
http://photos-196.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v151/68/87/511484196/n511484196_184586_5078.jpg
Peace man!
http://photos-196.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v151/68/87/511484196/n511484196_184587_5643.jpg
Rock on, fingers!
http://photos-196.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v151/68/87/511484196/n511484196_184588_6169.jpg

Sorry about the links, I can't post pics yet

I'm really looking forward to my fabric getting here, I'm in love with the pattern completely, mainly because its so versatile and easy to alter.

Thanks ghilie!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on November 26, 2007 05:26:04 PM
great job on your poppet hands!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on November 26, 2007 06:32:25 PM
I actually find myself stitching in the paper on purpose.
Especially since I "liberated" a machine from my Gramma, and it sews on the left. Which is weird, since the needle position is supposed to be fixed. *Shrugs* I can compensate.
Showed my mom a poppet. She nearly mugged me for the pattern.
She's a doll maker from WAAAAYY back, so I don't think she'll have a problem.
I did make her promise to give me a picture so I can post it.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lava on November 26, 2007 09:00:28 PM
Ok ok I warned you all I was addicted to these right?

Here's Zeke! 





And click here for more pictures (Warning, doll crafted nudity!)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=210276.0


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 26, 2007 10:06:57 PM
Okay so I have been beating myself up about NOT posting Le Tigre a week ago. I have been so unimaginably busy with the holidays and with my hubby being home that I have been able to do diddly squat as far as crafting let alone taking pics of crafting goes! These aren't very good photos! I will have to take more when it is daylight... I think she is beautiful though! I am about to ship her off in a couple days so I am sad but, happy because she is going into a wonderful Poppet home!!!! So without further adieu......

Le Tigre

Her hair is in a Rock-A-Billy Pompador!! But, it is hard to tell with these photos!

Here you can kinda see her eye color... I removed the green and painted my own colors.... Gold and Blue

So here she is! Ta-Daaaaaa!



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: swimfinsmom on November 26, 2007 10:34:08 PM
 :o  Ooooooh Kasey, I love her, she's gorgeous -- how inventive to use the leopard fabric, and those eyes are wonderful.  You rock!

Catherine


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: andy8715 on November 26, 2007 10:50:25 PM
Le Tigre is awesome.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 27, 2007 02:29:02 AM
OMG!!!  MK, she is awesome!! Fabulous!! Gorgeous!!

I wish she was flying to my house.  I love her. I might have to make one for myself.  ;)

Next time you make eyelids, could you take pictures along the way?  I just don't get it.
But I love them. Not to make a tutorial, but just for reference. I guess I'm a visual learner.  ::)

What type of paint did you use on the eyes?

I ordered a bunch of clear eyes to paint myself, but I'm not sure what type of paint to use.  :-\

Here's a link to the site I ordered the eyes from. Someone posted this link earlier in the thread. Here it is again if anyone missed it.

http://www.sunshinecrafts.com/dept_view.php?DPath=DOLLS~DPPRT~DPPRT2&Page=2 (http://www.sunshinecrafts.com/dept_view.php?DPath=DOLLS~DPPRT~DPPRT2&Page=2)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 27, 2007 05:03:06 AM
She's beautiful, MK, I loooooove her eyes.  Is that a leather outfit? 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on November 27, 2007 06:27:04 AM
Le Tigre is indeed awesome...

what size eyes did you use? I haven't started a poppet yet and have different sizes: 12mm, 15mm, and 18mm. Before I order anymore I wanted to figure out what size you had used on Le Tigre for perspective.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: nikkibee on November 27, 2007 06:39:33 AM
If you're in the UK i recomend http://www.christiebears.co.uk/acatalog/Eyes.html (http://www.christiebears.co.uk/acatalog/Eyes.html) for eyes. I order some yesterday morning and they were here today! that's what i call service :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: TracyInNH on November 27, 2007 08:03:46 AM
Wow, I love the leopard print!  Such a rocker!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on November 27, 2007 08:49:31 AM
The boy poppets are too cute! and the leopard poppet is awesome! For those of you who have used fleece any tips? I'm thinking of using some for mine. Isn't this silly I haven't even requested the pattern since it's not after Christmas yet and I"m all ready planning!  (it's one of my favorite materials.)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sajona on November 27, 2007 09:18:26 AM
If you're in the UK i recomend http://www.christiebears.co.uk/acatalog/Eyes.html (http://www.christiebears.co.uk/acatalog/Eyes.html) for eyes. I order some yesterday morning and they were here today! that's what i call service :)
thanks for that link! they have joints too.(and some adorable teddy kits). The animal print on Le Tigre is gorgeous - I need to stash dive and work out fabric combos. I am so looking forward to getting my sewing machine back!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on November 27, 2007 10:03:34 AM
Malabukasey, she's gorgeous. Just when I think you've topped yourself, you surprise me with this one. I still can't get the last one you made out of my head! I love her eyes, and that she has a leopard print, and her dress...everything!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: 4elvesnapixie on November 27, 2007 10:52:31 AM
Thank you for the pattern! I cant wait to make one of these beautiful dolls for my daughter!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on November 27, 2007 12:46:53 PM
MK She is so goregous! I am impressed! How did you do the eye lashes? Did you sew on fake ones? I love her two toned skin!!!

BTW to make things easier I found this
http://www.quiltknit.com/notions/foundation_papers.htm
They have freezer paper for your printer to make things easier! My printer keeps jamming when I make my own printer paper from my roll. I will be getting some to continue the army!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Estrata on November 27, 2007 02:34:21 PM
I love Le Tigre's boots! Did you use a pattern?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on November 27, 2007 03:53:19 PM
Oh my goodness! You guys have been so busy! I love all of the recent Poppet additions. Love the boy, Le Tigre, the undies, the boots, the sandals, the hair choices...everything!!

I'm totally supposed to be working on a swap right now, but I had other details to attend to, so I'll be working for the next 3 nights on my swap. Then, this weekend, I might have some time to start my Poppet!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 27, 2007 07:30:25 PM
Le Tigre is indeed awesome...

what size eyes did you use? I haven't started a poppet yet and have different sizes: 12mm, 15mm, and 18mm. Before I order anymore I wanted to figure out what size you had used on Le Tigre for perspective.
I do believe they are 15mm. Also I just used acrylic enamels to paint the eyes.

Her dress is a faux leather and I really feel like more can be added to it. She was totally supposed to be rock-a-billy but, the season has had my brain elsewhere!!! Haven't been giving my craftroom much of my attendance :'(

Yes! Next doll I will make I will take pics of the eyelid process!! The eyelashes were halloween clearance lashes from Wal-Mart...made for humans of course... I used Ghilie's idea from her recent bunny Poppet.

Her boots are actually just socks for now.... I was trying to toy around with making my own set of shoes but, I couldn't seem to get it right! AAAAAARG! Well thanks for the compliments my fellow Poppeteers!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 27, 2007 07:35:11 PM
Quote
She was totally supposed to be rock-a-billy but, the season has had my brain elsewhere!!!


I think she looks a little like she needs to go to rehab but she won't go, go, go.  hee!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 27, 2007 11:50:34 PM
I just used acrylic enamels to paint the eyes.


Yes! Next doll I will make I will take pics of the eyelid process!! The eyelashes were halloween clearance lashes from Wal-Mart...made for humans of course... I used Ghilie's idea from her recent bunny Poppet.

Oh good to know you used the acrylic enamel paint for the eyes.

I went out this morning and bought a set of 32 colors. I hope they will stick well to the plastic and not peel off in the future.

I am going to try the eyelids again on my next poppet. I hope I have better luck, but I look forward to seeing the pictures of the process.

My daughter is going to make a few gifts for her boyfriends cousin for Christmas, I am going to make her a poppet with her favorite colors. Theme will be pink and orange. I have some others in mind, but I want to get this one done first.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 28, 2007 03:48:16 AM
We've had some good links posted in this thread. I thought I would try to bring them all together.  ;D

I'll add them here, as new ones are added to the thread.
I think I got them all. I thought I saw an etsy shop link for eyes, but did not see it. Maybe it was removed?

~~~~
Free Adobe to read the pattern.  ;D
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html (http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html)

Hobby Lobby Coupon
I'm not sure, but it looks like this updates??
First posted in about a month ago, it now has current dates.
http://www.hobbylobby.com/site3/weekly/coupon.cfm (http://www.hobbylobby.com/site3/weekly/coupon.cfm)

How to~button joints
http://mimikirchner.com/blog/archives/2007/03/hidden-button-movable-joint/ (http://mimikirchner.com/blog/archives/2007/03/hidden-button-movable-joint/)

How to~Hair~~ This works very well, I tried it.
http://biscuitshouse.typepad.com/biscuits_house/amigurumi/index.html (http://biscuitshouse.typepad.com/biscuits_house/amigurumi/index.html)

To order eyes look under dolls, then "eyes & noses"
They have clear eyes that you can paint any color you need.
http://www.sunshinecrafts.com/ (http://www.sunshinecrafts.com/)

Doll Fabric
http://sistersanddaughters.com/fabric.html (http://sistersanddaughters.com/fabric.html)

To order eyes in the UK
http://www.christiebears.co.uk/acatalog/Eyes.html (http://www.christiebears.co.uk/acatalog/Eyes.html)

Freezer Paper Sheets for your printer
http://www.quiltknit.com/notions/foundation_papers.htm (http://www.quiltknit.com/notions/foundation_papers.htm)


~~ Q'ing The eye size~~
As I have read here, most of us are using 15mm or 20mm.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 28, 2007 11:17:53 AM
AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh Thanks for the links!!!
I just used acrylic enamels to paint the eyes.


Yes! Next doll I will make I will take pics of the eyelid process!! The eyelashes were halloween clearance lashes from Wal-Mart...made for humans of course... I used Ghilie's idea from her recent bunny Poppet.

Oh good to know you used the acrylic enamel paint for the eyes.

I went out this morning and bought a set of 32 colors. I hope they will stick well to the plastic and not peel off in the future.

I am going to try the eyelids again on my next poppet. I hope I have better luck, but I look forward to seeing the pictures of the process.

My daughter is going to make a few gifts for her boyfriends cousin for Christmas, I am going to make her a poppet with her favorite colors. Theme will be pink and orange. I have some others in mind, but I want to get this one done first.

The enamels WILL stick... You can paint dishes and bake it and it is permanent! Or since you can't bake wait 21 days and it is permanant and it won't wash off.... At least mine are that way.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sajona on November 28, 2007 03:47:27 PM
I'm trying to work out what you mean by acrylic enamel paint - if you can give me a link to what you used I might be able to figure it - thanks! Is it something like plasti-kote or the little pots of paint you use for plastic airfix models?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Estrata on November 28, 2007 08:56:14 PM
I would like you all to meet Summer Twinkletrotters! ;D



Like most new poppets, she currently has no clothes. But as a hippy/nature chica, she’s groovy with that whole back to nature/nudity thing. Yet being the uptight suburban girl I am, I at least made her cover her shame with a nearby leaf.

Summer also has a curly pig tail, but I refuse to show her bum before it’s got something to cover it up! :P

I was surprised at how easy it was to joint a doll – this was a great learning experience. Thank you so much, ghilie, for such a beginner-friendly tutorial!!! :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 28, 2007 09:22:52 PM
The enamels WILL stick... You can paint dishes and bake it and it is permanent! Or since you can't bake wait 21 days and it is permanant and it won't wash off.... At least mine are that way.

I did get the bake or wait 21 days type.  ;D

Now, if the eye order would just get here!! lol


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 28, 2007 09:26:43 PM
Estrata,

Summer looks great. I love her sparkly hair and her face looks great.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 28, 2007 09:38:04 PM
I'm trying to work out what you mean by acrylic enamel paint - if you can give me a link to what you used I might be able to figure it - thanks! Is it something like plasti-kote or the little pots of paint you use for plastic airfix models?


Here's a link to the set I bought, they also have individual bottles.

set
http://www.plaidonline.com/productDetail.asp?itemID=4211&productName=FolkArt+%AE+Enamels%99+Paint+Sets&Cat1ID=&Cat2ID=&Cat3ID=&brandID=&keywords=&New=False&Closeout=False&HotDeal=False&page=1 (http://www.plaidonline.com/productDetail.asp?itemID=4211&productName=FolkArt+%AE+Enamels%99+Paint+Sets&Cat1ID=&Cat2ID=&Cat3ID=&brandID=&keywords=&New=False&Closeout=False&HotDeal=False&page=1)

this link has a picture of the small bottles
http://www.michaels.com/art/online/displayProductPage?productNum=cp0027 (http://www.michaels.com/art/online/displayProductPage?productNum=cp0027)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on November 28, 2007 10:51:22 PM
Summer is beautiful. I love her hair. How cute to make a porcine poppet!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sajona on November 29, 2007 03:37:49 AM
thanks for the link - i just found some on uk ebay :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 29, 2007 03:44:47 AM
thanks for the link - i just found some on uk ebay :)


I'm glad you found some.  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 29, 2007 05:08:08 AM
heh, I just use the cheap acrylic paints you can buy at walmart.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on November 29, 2007 05:48:00 AM
heh, I just use the cheap acrylic paints you can buy at walmart.

Will they become permanent after some time? I don't want the color to wash out if the doll gets wet.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MacesMeMe on November 29, 2007 06:02:09 AM
Oh these are all coming out great! I still have one in a bag left to stuff, she will be my lil' sisters (11) b-day present. I think it is so great to see everybodys version! I am thinking I am going to make a "calico" with all the left overs from the other ones....... :P

Thanks for the eye painting tip!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 29, 2007 06:55:47 AM
I've never gotten one wet before, but I will do a test tonight and see what happens.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Estrata on November 29, 2007 07:50:19 AM
oh, estrata, her face is GorGeous! i had another idea about a piggy nose when i was sorting through buttons yesterday. i have a few big pink ones with two holes that look just like piggy snouts.

Thank you!! I was planning to do a proper piggy snout with the beautiful lidded eyes everyone did, but I got all impatient before I had a chance to go shopping for eyes, so I just painted the whole thing on. Maybe next time! :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tattooedcrafter on November 29, 2007 08:09:15 AM
I started my first poppet yesterday, she just a tester but shes looking really great, I don't have eyes or hair and I still have to attach and sew up all the part but I'm hoping to have her, for the most part, done today


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 29, 2007 08:21:56 AM
oh, estrata, her face is GorGeous! i had another idea about a piggy nose when i was sorting through buttons yesterday. i have a few big pink ones with two holes that look just like piggy snouts.

Thank you!! I was planning to do a proper piggy snout with the beautiful lidded eyes everyone did, but I got all impatient before I had a chance to go shopping for eyes, so I just painted the whole thing on. Maybe next time! :)
What a beautiful painting job you did on her face.  It's lovely.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lariarocket on November 29, 2007 09:51:43 AM
I've been lurking and lurking on this thread- not I have time to join in the fun!

Everyone's poppets are so amazing.  ;D It kind of makes me nervous!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tattooedcrafter on November 29, 2007 10:44:19 AM
I finsished  ??? my first poppet, shes really just a tester, I didn't user anything on the joints there just I just sewed on her limbs but I can move her arms and legs, she has no eye or hair but i'll probably add all that stuff later. I'm also working on clothes  for her and all my future poppets, I can't wait to make more.
Here She is:




please ignore my messy mail pile


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: irasema on November 29, 2007 10:46:00 AM
what kind of fabric did you use?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tattooedcrafter on November 29, 2007 10:49:28 AM
what kind of fabric did you use?
Just a childs fleece blanket I had laying around and wasn't being used


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: catladysarah on November 29, 2007 10:50:09 AM
Poppetting right along!
I'll have all the materials by tonight.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on November 29, 2007 12:05:16 PM
cute poppets. I like the more previous poppets pretty sparkly hair. The second on here I love that face you embroidered in the background. You should do that face for you poppet!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tattooedcrafter on November 29, 2007 02:12:41 PM
i could tell it was fleece, i think that's awesome! i would use a flat surfaced fabric for the face and a contrasting colour inside the ears if i made a fleece one. i think the fuzziness makes for an extra cuddley poppet.

This was the only fabric I had so I thought that I would be lazy and just use it all over.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: irasema on November 29, 2007 02:44:13 PM
I love the fleece and making it child proof that way. how young of a child do you think this would be appropriate for?

i started another that i shrunk the pattern to be 70% it's original size. i just remember i have to get more fill! I am making this one for my little sister. I was telling my husband about this and he made it very clear the Lola was his and i was not to give her away  ;D 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on November 29, 2007 03:10:03 PM
Meet Raquel the raccoon.



Lots of stuck fingers and cursing under my breath while making this one. She's for my sister Rachel who was nicknamed a Raccoon when she was a baby, because she had to wear a sleep mask while under the ultraviolet lights for jaundice.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 29, 2007 03:22:28 PM
ooo, a racoon!  good idea.  I lover her dress, too.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 29, 2007 04:16:37 PM
so I painted a scrap of fabric to see about the paint.  I let it dry all of 10 minutes before I assaulted it with water and my fingernails.  It did scratch off and smear a little, but only with agitation, not just water.  We will see what happens when I let it dry overnight.

sharpies bleed, don't use them.

What about fabric paints?  They are cheap, supposed to be applied to fabric and are safe.



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tattooedcrafter on November 29, 2007 04:21:31 PM
I love the fleece and making it child proof that way. how young of a child do you think this would be appropriate for?

i started another that i shrunk the pattern to be 70% it's original size. i just remember i have to get more fill! I am making this one for my little sister. I was telling my husband about this and he made it very clear the Lola was his and i was not to give her away  ;D 

I am going to make one for each of my neices and my baby sister and my son, my sons almost 2, my neices are 4, 6, and 8 and my sisters 11 so I think it all depends on what you make it out of.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 29, 2007 04:25:31 PM
That's alot of poppets!  Boy, are you gonna be tired of poppets by January!   :P

P.S. - there are only 6 craftalongs more popular than this one, and they have been going on for way longer!   ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Estrata on November 29, 2007 04:54:35 PM
P.S. - there are only 6 craftalongs more popular than this one, and they have been going on for way longer!   ;D

Well Poppets were a freak'n good idea! It's funny, I was never into dolls when I was younger – I was always a Tonka trunk and dinosaur kinda gal – but now I’m all excited about making poppets and clothes for poppets and dressing them up... and I don’t even have the excuse of making them for kids! ;D

So I guess there is just something really fun about poppets, but I can't put my finger on it Horray poppets!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teapotdnky on November 29, 2007 06:12:40 PM
That's alot of poppets!  Boy, are you gonna be tired of poppets by January!   :P

P.S. - there are only 6 craftalongs more popular than this one, and they have been going on for way longer!   ;D

Congrats! The Poppet is the new Panta!  :D

I adore the "tester" poppet and the racoon one! AWESOME! I'd keep the tester as it is because I'd be proud to make something half that good!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 29, 2007 06:13:19 PM
I missed the Panta.  What is it?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tazzsangel19 on November 29, 2007 06:18:12 PM
Wow all these poppets are awsome, I cant wait to get mine done. I still need a couple of things but I have got all the peices ready to sew. I even raided my local walmarts remnent bin for the clothing fabrics. My mom liked the ones on here so much she wants me to make her one.   :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teapotdnky on November 29, 2007 06:18:12 PM
It's an awsomely gorgeous headband that was on here forever. There are still tons of variations being made like the calioremetry. A search will pull up about a million great ones.  ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 29, 2007 06:23:40 PM
I think I will do a search...Must see this Panta.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 29, 2007 07:09:32 PM
mmm, you forgot Alien!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Estrata on November 29, 2007 09:11:40 PM
There are no rodents in your list!

A mouse, a rat… how about a squirrel? It would be fun to make the tail.

Also a cow!

Also, I finished Summer’s clothes:



Plus she has a little photo… um, diary?... in the toys section.

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=210929 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=210929)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: irasema on November 29, 2007 09:12:35 PM
wow, raccoon! i'm telling you, we're going to have a whole zoo of poppets before long!

i think a fleece doll is terrific for a young one who still puts things into their mouths (for some kids that's right into the threes) or a kid who is hard on their stuff so it has to be durable and washable (boys, ha! ).

irasema, i'm laughing about your hubby. that's hillarious.

yeah i think my husband is cheating on me with my poppet  ;D

I love the racoon! i forgot to get more fill so now i have a headless mini poppet until saturday. didnt someone already made a mini one?
i was asking about the kids bc i have a couple of step cousins that are little but i dont think they'll get a poppet. too young to appreciate it. my sister is 13 and she loves everything i make her... or at least that's what she tells me!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Ekioart on November 30, 2007 06:45:46 AM
Got my pattern, searching for the right fabric for what I want to do. ^-^

I'm in love with all the poppets. Can't wait to make mine, just have to finish all my gift sewing first. 0-o....my fabric pile is huge for christmas crafts. Hopefully I can make my poppet before Jan!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: inle_rah on November 30, 2007 07:12:07 AM
I just got my pattern a few days ago, and am excited to get started, but am still trying to figure out what fabric I want to use.  I love seeing everyone's poppets and can't wait to have my own.  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tattooedcrafter on November 30, 2007 08:14:56 AM
That's alot of poppets!  Boy, are you gonna be tired of poppets by January!   :P

P.S. - there are only 6 craftalongs more popular than this one, and they have been going on for way longer!   ;D

Congrats! The Poppet is the new Panta!  :D

I adore the "tester" poppet and the racoon one! AWESOME! I'd keep the tester as it is because I'd be proud to make something half that good!


Thank you, I'm really proud of how great her face turned out, I thought I was defiantly going to mess it up.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 30, 2007 09:05:30 AM
nope, you did a great job!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teag on November 30, 2007 09:25:07 AM

[/quote] yeah i think my husband is cheating on me with my poppet  ;D

I love the racoon! i forgot to get more fill so now i have a headless mini poppet until saturday. didnt someone already made a mini one?
i was asking about the kids bc i have a couple of step cousins that are little but i dont think they'll get a poppet. too young to appreciate it. my sister is 13 and she loves everything i make her... or at least that's what she tells me!
[/quote]

Yes! I did for the Halloween craftalong: here she is with Crimson fate






Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: irasema on November 30, 2007 09:33:44 AM
i knew i had seen one! love it! did you paint the eyes??


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on November 30, 2007 02:45:06 PM
Ok, as mentioned earlier, here are the pics of my test hand.
Please excuse the crappy phone pics, can't find the camera. Also, ignore the fabric, bad stitching, fact it isn't stuffed and that it's just an arm.
Mainly, focus on the fingers and how great they are!

The hand itself (this will be a lot neater when my fabric finally arrives)
http://photos-196.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v151/68/87/511484196/n511484196_184586_5078.jpg
Peace man!
http://photos-196.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v151/68/87/511484196/n511484196_184587_5643.jpg
Rock on, fingers!
http://photos-196.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v151/68/87/511484196/n511484196_184588_6169.jpg

Sorry about the links, I can't post pics yet

I'm really looking forward to my fabric getting here, I'm in love with the pattern completely, mainly because its so versatile and easy to alter.

Thanks ghilie!

I've been looking at tutes on how to do this on the internet. Was it difficult. the one I saw said that you would need special tools to turn the fingers, How did you turn yours?
I know that Gilie has also done a doll with fingers, so if any of you knows please share!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: AlwaysInspired on November 30, 2007 03:38:45 PM
Hi, I have a little sister that would love a poppet! I've enjoyed looking at everyones creations and can't wait to create one myself I'll pm you my addy! Thanks in advance!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on November 30, 2007 03:45:33 PM
Quote
I've been looking at tutes on how to do this on the internet. Was it difficult. the one I saw said that you would need special tools to turn the fingers, How did you turn yours?
I know that Gilie has also done a doll with fingers, so if any of you knows please share!

Is this the tute you were looking at?
http://dollnetcampus.com/room/mini/hands-i.html

You don't really need special tools, just a pointy object and lots of patience, because you could bust a seam with that pointy object!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on November 30, 2007 06:46:52 PM
Introducing my newest poppet! She's a happy go lucky bellydancer that just loves to dance to exotic music.


At her ankle she has silver chimes.


While she doesn't yet have eyelids (giving her a very surprised expression), I've told her she will get some soon, even tho I must glue them on. She'll also have a bead sewn at her bellybutton(as every girl needs a belly jewel!)



Think I'll call her Jasmine. I really like her, and so does my gramma and sister.

She's intended to be a present for my bellydance teacher.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on November 30, 2007 06:53:29 PM
Ghilie...a few pages ago you posted something about painting on fabric... Get yourself a Textile Medium and you can blend it with your regular craft acrylic paints and paint them on fabric and wash them and everything!! I know Folk Art and Plaid make some and they are right next to all the other mediums (think crackle and floating mediums) and they should be located RIGHT NEXT to all the craft paints. Let me know how it goes...But, It should be what you're lookin for ( I think)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on November 30, 2007 08:08:11 PM
Hey all
I've finished my first poppet and I'm addicted, two more in the works already and many more to come after that methinks
Thank you so much for this pattern, I love it so much I could eat it!

Here's the link to my thread =]

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211186.msg2265786#msg2265786


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: deceptive.fragileness on November 30, 2007 08:58:24 PM
Nice boy Sammy! How'd you do the hands?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Brihene on December 01, 2007 05:48:57 AM
Got all my stuff last night!
I got some nice dark orange-y fabric for the skin, and some Harry Potter fabric for the clothes.
Gonna try and start today! Yay!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tazzsangel19 on December 01, 2007 07:05:43 AM
hes cute! I did one leg last night, but my machine tried to eat the toes. I saved it but the foot is just a little smaller than the pattern. It looks really good, I was surprised becouse I havent sewn in like 8 years.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teag on December 01, 2007 09:09:43 AM
i knew i had seen one! love it! did you paint the eyes??

Yes I did, I first drew, to scale several different eye styles and colored them with colored pencils, I then cut them out and pinned them to her head to make sure it was what and where  I wanted. Using a fabric pencil I traced around the eye shape and painted the entire shape white, two or three coats to give me a good base, when that was completely dry, using a regular pencil I lightly sketched in the rest of the eye and then painted each section allowing each section to dry thoroughly before going on to the next.

A lot of waiting, I know, I am an impatient one, But well worth it considering all the time I spent making my poppet I didn't want to ruin them but doing a sloppy job painting their faces


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 01, 2007 09:35:47 AM
Got all my stuff last night!
I got some nice dark orange-y fabric for the skin, and some Harry Potter fabric for the clothes.
Gonna try and start today! Yay!
Where did you get the HP fabric?? Did you have it in your stash! I can't wait to see more colored poppets. My next one is going to be a deep magenta!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on December 01, 2007 10:07:30 AM
Nice boy Sammy! How'd you do the hands?
I just printed out the pattern and then traced over the hands with my own design. It took a few attempts to get the right spacing and everything, plus one arm is a little bigger than the other thanks to my poor sewing skills. Originally he had four fingers and a thumb, but it was impossible to turn them inside out without ripping the seams so I had to go back to the drawing board and try again.
Then I just pushed pipe cleaners into the fingers and stuffed it. So now he has poseable hands that can grip onto things surprisingly well =]


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: deceptive.fragileness on December 01, 2007 12:08:57 PM
That's awesome Sammy. I'm totally trying that with my next one.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Brihene on December 01, 2007 02:33:47 PM
Got all my stuff last night!
I got some nice dark orange-y fabric for the skin, and some Harry Potter fabric for the clothes.
Gonna try and start today! Yay!
Where did you get the HP fabric?? Did you have it in your stash! I can't wait to see more colored poppets. My next one is going to be a deep magenta!

I got it at Fabricville! They had two different types of it so I got about 5 metres of both. *blushes*


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: faemystique on December 01, 2007 07:24:04 PM
I would love to join this!  PM'ing after this post!  Thanks


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: bethr on December 02, 2007 07:55:10 AM
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/pretty_poppet.jpg

I'm not allowed to post pictures becasue I haven't posted enough yet:( but that is the link.

Here is my poppet as far as she's got.  I didn't have any buttons with shanks but I did have doll joints so I used those.  I don't think I  put them in quite the right place.  However I think she looks OK.
If you are in the UK and having trouble finding the right fabric, this ebay fabric http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Sahara-Sand-Suede-Look-Fabric_W0QQitemZ200177296363QQihZ010QQcategoryZ83926QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
makes excellent doll fabric, it's a kind of synthetic suede.

Thanks a lot Ghillie for the pattern, it's a fantastic shape.
Liz


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 02, 2007 08:16:11 AM
nice job!  And good fabric find.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: aniraangel on December 02, 2007 09:33:12 PM
They all look wonderful :) I think I'll join, too. *goes to PM* :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 03, 2007 08:52:35 AM
I'm so addicted to this (shakes her head). Here's another of my creations.




He's named Leonardo, and I'm still trying to figure out how to dress him. Any suggestions?
I've had these suggestions/ideas so far:
jeans and a leather (fake of course) biker style jacket
school boy with shorts, white shirt and tie

Edit* He's made of a velvety apholstery fabric. It's really coo "in person" because it changes color from gold to brown. When I saw it I knew I had to make a lion.
His eyes are plain white buttons with shanks. the kind that sell for $.65-$1.00 for 4 to six. I've been using those for my joints too because they're cheaper than the covered button type. Anyway, I painted the eyes with acrylics and went over it with a glossy sealer.

Now with clothes here:https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211760.0


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on December 03, 2007 10:06:40 AM
I think the white shirt and tie sounds nice.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 03, 2007 10:07:05 AM
only 5 more presents to go then I'm making a poppet. I'll be pm-ing you for the pattern then ghilie!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Mrsblocko on December 03, 2007 10:37:00 AM
eep!  I love his mane/hair/beard!!!  He looks so fuzzy. Is he made of velvety stuff?  I like the jeans and jacket idea.  He looks so James-Dean-Rebel-ish-cool.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on December 03, 2007 10:38:35 AM
omg I love leonardo!!! he looks so cool with that beard!
for some reason, I pictured him dressed as leonardo da vinci :P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 03, 2007 10:40:44 AM
Oh, more adorable Poppets! I'll be getting to mine soon. Just a few more lingering obligations to get out of the way...like Christmas presents ;)

I love Leonardo! I think he should wear jeans and a leather jacket- he's way too cool looking for schoolboy shorts! BUT, I think he also needs a velvet robe and gold crown...he is the King of the Jungle, after all...

And I also love the daVinci idea!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 03, 2007 10:42:35 AM
Holy! I love the leonardo!! I think my male poppet must have hair like that!!! I am so impressed!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MTANDG on December 03, 2007 11:09:43 AM
That's alot of poppets!  Boy, are you gonna be tired of poppets by January!   :P

P.S. - there are only 6 craftalongs more popular than this one, and they have been going on for way longer!   ;D

What are the other 6 more popular craftalongs out of curiousity?  And I am almost done with my Starfox Poppets for my two daughters--Video game characters....they are halfway there but I got sidetracked by two swaps....


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 03, 2007 11:24:22 AM
totally forgot to comment on leonardo he looks great! I love the hair! Perhaps some rocking huge wide leg jeans? And a funky shirt?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: irish_chicky on December 03, 2007 12:05:58 PM
I can totally see him in a toga or a robe with a Shepard's staff! So cute I love all of them so far!!! Just need to free up some time and I'll be making mine!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: irasema on December 03, 2007 01:21:54 PM
Leo looks cool! i like his mane i dont know how to dress him...

i am going today to get more poly fill and maybe i'll finish my mini one today if Heroes doesnt get in my way!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 03, 2007 02:35:58 PM
Leo is obviously a pimp.  He does need some bits, tho.  But not underwear.  Pimps go commando. He needs a pimp hat (big and purple with a feather) and a pimp cane and a glass of crunk juice.  You gotta make him some ho's, too.  What good is a pimp without ho's?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Gnome on December 03, 2007 02:51:11 PM
Oh I am so thrilled to look at all the fine work in this thread! You all have inspired me to try and make my first "dollie"


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 03, 2007 02:52:50 PM
Leo is obviously a pimp.  He does need some bits, tho.  But not underwear.  Pimps go commando. He needs a pimp hat (big and purple with a feather) and a pimp cane and a glass of crunk juice.  You gotta make him some ho's, too.  What good is a pimp without ho's?
Ha ha ha, ho ho ho, he he he! He's a little rebellious, but certainly not a Pimp! I do not need any encouragement to make more. I've got the fabric for three more, including my own version of Le Tigre. I know it's not original anymore, but I love that poppet so much!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on December 03, 2007 03:06:47 PM
Ok, as mentioned earlier, here are the pics of my test hand.
Please excuse the crappy phone pics, can't find the camera. Also, ignore the fabric, bad stitching, fact it isn't stuffed and that it's just an arm.
Mainly, focus on the fingers and how great they are!

The hand itself (this will be a lot neater when my fabric finally arrives)
http://photos-196.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v151/68/87/511484196/n511484196_184586_5078.jpg
Peace man!
http://photos-196.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v151/68/87/511484196/n511484196_184587_5643.jpg
Rock on, fingers!
http://photos-196.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v151/68/87/511484196/n511484196_184588_6169.jpg

Sorry about the links, I can't post pics yet

I'm really looking forward to my fabric getting here, I'm in love with the pattern completely, mainly because its so versatile and easy to alter.

Thanks ghilie!

I've been looking at tutes on how to do this on the internet. Was it difficult. the one I saw said that you would need special tools to turn the fingers, How did you turn yours?
I know that Gilie has also done a doll with fingers, so if any of you knows please share!


Just noticed this, sorry for taking so long to reply!
It was quite difficult to turn the fingers inside out, it takes a lot of patience (and hand cramps) to do. My tool of choice was the blunt end of a bamboo skewer, one used for bbq's
Any long think stick type thing would do though


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 03, 2007 03:09:22 PM
Leo is obviously a pimp.  He does need some bits, tho.  But not underwear.  Pimps go commando. He needs a pimp hat (big and purple with a feather) and a pimp cane and a glass of crunk juice.  You gotta make him some ho's, too.  What good is a pimp without ho's?
Ha ha ha, ho ho ho, he he he! He's a little rebellious, but certainly not a Pimp! I do not need any encouragement to make more. I've got the fabric for three more, including my own version of Le Tigre. I know it's not original anymore, but I love that poppet so much!

Le Tigre is gorgeous, isn't she?  MalibuKasey does fine work.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 03, 2007 04:47:53 PM
Leo is obviously a pimp.  He does need some bits, tho.  But not underwear.  Pimps go commando. He needs a pimp hat (big and purple with a feather) and a pimp cane and a glass of crunk juice.  You gotta make him some ho's, too.  What good is a pimp without ho's?

Oh, I was so totally thinking this! That's why he needs a robe and a big pimp hat...and sunglasses...

And a bunch of ho's, of course ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 03, 2007 05:53:27 PM
Thank you Craftewoman and Ghilie!!! I got a lump in my throat because now she is gone!!! But, thank you for your kindness!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 03, 2007 06:05:10 PM

Thank you Craftewoman and Ghilie!!! I got a lump in my throat because now she is gone!!! But, thank you for your kindness!!!
(Bows and groveling) Not worthy, not worthy! :D
I know. I fall in love with each one I do, and I'm not sure whether they're going to go to a home where they're appreciated enough!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 03, 2007 06:17:28 PM
Oh she went to a very appreciated Poppet-friendly home. So, I am happy for her and her new family!!! I will just have to clone her and make her a twin!! I want to make a blue Krishna one and a Pink Radha one!!! I could even do an elephant Ganesh and OOOOOHHH a Shiva with 4 arms!!!! Dibsies!!! I am gonna get started soon!!!!! After X-mas anyway.... But, I am soooooooooo fanatically jazzed!!!!

I can't stand how excited I am at this moment!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 03, 2007 07:10:19 PM
MK, why didn't you post Le Tigre in her own thread?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 03, 2007 07:28:26 PM
MK, why didn't you post Le Tigre in her own thread?
Basically because I haven't had time the past couple of weeks to respond to craftster replies let alone sit and upload more photos... :-[ I didn't even find the time to take really good pics of Le Tigre Like I did with Felloni and Paisley... It bummed me out. You could post one if you would like to! The husband is only home for a month before he is back off to Iraq so I really only check my mail and CRAFTSTER at night when it is time to settle down. Once he leaves I will be back living vicariously through craftster.  ;)
oh dude, blue krishna popped into my head last night too! i have friends with a little boy my son's age who used to live in india. they have such a terrific import store but they don't carry anything as fab as a blue krishna poppet! i've been trying to think of a present to make him for a while but i have to actually check with his pops to make sure this idea isn't sacrilegious or anything  :-[ that would suck. kasey, pm me your email, i have the most amazing pics from here long ago of a krishna doll that rocks the house for inspiration.
I think I know what you are talking about.... I saw it like a year ago and she was actually posting dolls that her friend made?! I would still love to see it so I am going to PM you my addy! Great minds think alike!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: DragonRhapsody on December 03, 2007 09:41:52 PM
Wow! I am soooo impressed with all these poppets! I think I may have to join! Plus, I just read through 56 pages of poppets, how could I not get on this crazy after that?!?! XD

I love crocheting little dolls, but I just love the look of these guys too!

For painting eyes, I've heard that using nailpolish will eat away at the plastic, so I don't think it's suggested! I'd also like to see/hear what people use to get the original eyecolour off - if it's on - and how they painted it! XD


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 03, 2007 10:05:28 PM
I used acetone.... Thin applications of acetone and then neutralized it with rubbing alcohol... then water... Then voila. But, I am also a nail tech so I have these things handy and have the know how on how to handle them as well..... anyone can do it, but be very careful... Any bit of acetone on the lense can take away the lustre and glossiness... If that happens, get a 3 way buffer and buff it back to a shine just like you would an acrylic fingernail!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 04, 2007 04:49:21 AM
Oh, that's how you do it!  I threw out a whole pack of eyes cuz I got the acetone on the front and didn't know how to shine it up.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Mrsblocko on December 04, 2007 06:07:15 AM
oh wow! that is great to know about bringing the shine back.  Mine got dull in one spot, but I just hid it under the eyelid.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 04, 2007 07:18:27 AM
I finished gift number 5 so only 4 more to go before I can make poppets. There is not thread for me to post that sort of thing on so I'm posting here. (hope ya'll don't mind.)
I'm all ready trying to plan for the poppet! How did you guys pick fabrics? Do you have to use a specific kind? I have so many fun print type fabrics laying around that need some love.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 04, 2007 07:27:13 AM
It is much MUCH easier to make out of a polyester knit that doesn't fray.  Some have made fleece poppets. 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 04, 2007 07:33:02 AM
It is much MUCH easier to make out of a polyester knit that doesn't fray.  Some have made fleece poppets. 
Exactly why is that though? Is it becasue of all the small parts like fingers and such?
Just trying to get an idea. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teag on December 04, 2007 08:21:25 AM
It is much MUCH easier to make out of a polyester knit that doesn't fray.  Some have made fleece poppets. 
Exactly why is that though? Is it becasue of all the small parts like fingers and such?
Just trying to get an idea. :)

using a polyester knit is easier to stuff tightly without fear of your seams busting open, if you use a woven fabric, or a fabric that frays you will not be able to stuff your poppet as full with could result in a floppy poppet also using a polyester knit allows you to "sculpt" some of the poppet's cutest features, such as fingers and toes


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 04, 2007 08:55:22 AM
I've now used a heavy weight knit without a nap, a woven upholstery fabric with a velvety texture, a woven fabric with Lycra, a stretchy knit with a "furry feel to it, and  the reccomended poly knit fabric to make Poppets. If you use a woven fabric, I suggest that you make wider seam allowances and zig zag the seams after using the smallest seam possible so that you do not bust open the doll when stuffing it. With other fabrics with pile that have a tendency to creep, I had to pin the dickens out of it before sewing. If you stuff the doll tightly, you should not end up with a floppy doll.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 04, 2007 08:55:41 AM
It is much MUCH easier to make out of a polyester knit that doesn't fray.  Some have made fleece poppets. 
Exactly why is that though? Is it becasue of all the small parts like fingers and such?
Just trying to get an idea. :)

using a polyester knit is easier to stuff tightly without fear of your seams busting open, if you use a woven fabric, or a fabric that frays you will not be able to stuff your poppet as full with could result in a floppy poppet also using a polyester knit allows you to "sculpt" some of the poppet's cutest features, such as fingers and toes

I see.
you know, i think it's totally worth it to make an arm out of woven fabric so you can see how it behaves. the more experience you have with fabric, the easier it becomes to judge the right one for your projects. like, for this one i have some slightly stretchy brushed cotton in a chocolate brown that i am going to use. it's a woven fabric BUT i'll use very small stitches to keep the fraying down to a minimum and we'll see how it goes.

try it out, you may find that your technique allows for easy use of what fabric you have on hand.

I am pretty experienced with sewing many fabrics so that is probably what I will do just to see which I like better. :) I could also use some iron on interfacing on small parts and see how that works. Oh so many Experiments in my future!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 04, 2007 09:00:48 AM
I've now used a heavy weight knit without a nap, a woven upholstery fabric with a velvety texture, a woven fabric with Lycra, a stretchy knit with a "furry feel to it, and  the reccomended poly knit fabric to make Poppets. If you use a woven fabric, I suggest that you make wider seam allowances and zig zag the seams after using the smallest seam possible so that you do not bust open the doll when stuffing it. With other fabrics with pile that have a tendency to creep, I had to pin the dickens out of it before sewing. If you stuff the doll tightly, you should not end up with a floppy doll.
Sounds like more things to try! These guys seem so flexible it will be fun to play with and see what happens. Perhaps a franken poppet!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 04, 2007 09:35:04 AM
I just made a pants tutorial. It's found here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211760.msg2272499#msg2272499


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 04, 2007 10:27:11 AM
THanks for the tut!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 04, 2007 10:52:19 AM
Hey, Kasey, when you get the time (hahahah), could you do a corset tute? If I had one to look at I could figure it out, but I don't.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tazzsangel19 on December 04, 2007 11:11:06 AM
I just made a pants tutorial. It's found here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211760.msg2272499#msg2272499

cool, mines slowly comming along. Has anyone else had to redo parts? I keep messing up or my machine keeps eating my fabric. My legs look great though and ive even made shoes. I can tell its been 8 years since ive sewn lol.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 04, 2007 11:25:33 AM
I didn't do a pattern..... I just cut and sewed..... I will try and figure it out and then I can post a tut. I can try and make time to figure it out tonight. So please bare with me!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: kkusnier on December 04, 2007 01:34:13 PM
heh, you have some pretty nice lookin' legs there... :) for the poppet 
not bad for not having sewn in a while.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: klum78 on December 04, 2007 02:39:56 PM
I just made a pants tutorial. It's found here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211760.msg2272499#msg2272499

cool, mines slowly comming along. Has anyone else had to redo parts? I keep messing up or my machine keeps eating my fabric. My legs look great though and ive even made shoes. I can tell its been 8 years since ive sewn lol.
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/100_0852.jpg[img width=213 https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/100_0853.jpg

Oooh!  I love the shoes!  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tazzsangel19 on December 04, 2007 02:45:41 PM
heh, you have some pretty nice lookin' legs there... :) for the poppet 
not bad for not having sewn in a while.

thanks, I just wish i had better luck with the other parts. and thanks.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 04, 2007 02:57:20 PM
Quote
I keep messing up or my machine keeps eating my fabric. My legs look great though and ive even made shoes. I can tell its been 8 years since ive sewn lol.
Do you have a ball point or regular point needle in your machine?  Mine always screws up when I have a regular point needle and I am sewing on a knit.  If your machine messes up, I always recommend changing the needle.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 04, 2007 02:59:41 PM
I use a ball point needle when sewing on knits.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 04, 2007 03:01:00 PM
I didn't do a pattern..... I just cut and sewed..... I will try and figure it out and then I can post a tut. I can try and make time to figure it out tonight. So please bare with me!!!
That's what I do too.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 04, 2007 03:02:37 PM
I just made a pants tutorial. It's found here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211760.msg2272499#msg2272499

cool, mines slowly comming along. Has anyone else had to redo parts? I keep messing up or my machine keeps eating my fabric. My legs look great though and ive even made shoes. I can tell its been 8 years since ive sewn lol.
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/100_0852.jpg[/img]
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/100_0853.jpg[/img]

Could be your tension is too tight. Also if you can, you may want to losen the tension on your presser foot.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 04, 2007 03:03:11 PM
I didn't do a pattern..... I just cut and sewed..... I will try and figure it out and then I can post a tut. I can try and make time to figure it out tonight. So please bare with me!!!
That's what I do too.

That is a craftster mantra.  "Measure twice, cut once... eh, just start cutting."


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: gerrijo on December 04, 2007 03:55:56 PM
Okay, these cute little poppets are too hard to resist - off to email for the pattern now.  And it's perfect, I just got some beautiful yarn over the weekend that I didn't have a project for that will be perfect for the hair *rubs hands together devilishly* 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tazzsangel19 on December 04, 2007 04:09:00 PM
its a straight needle I believe. Its a new machine so I just have to fiddle with the tension a little. Thanks for the advice, I may change my needle if I still have problems.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 04, 2007 04:09:32 PM


hee!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Talen05 on December 04, 2007 11:13:39 PM
Hi, this is my first poppet, still has a lot of work to come, like the back of the eye posts (trying to decide to do or not to do  eyelids, more stuffing, sewing each body part closed, hair (as you can see we are trialling hair colour at the moment!  Oh and actually joining the limbs,body sculpting umm, clothes!  So much to do still!  Please let me know what you think!
Thank you Ghilie for the pattern, this has brought my daughter and I much pleasure!  Even hubby thought my poppet was cute! (He did liken it to one of those siamese cats - the shaved ones!)






Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ellemir on December 05, 2007 03:29:34 AM
I would love a copy of this to make for my little sister and niece so PM ing now.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 05, 2007 10:21:27 AM
I didn't do a pattern..... I just cut and sewed..... I will try and figure it out and then I can post a tut. I can try and make time to figure it out tonight. So please bare with me!!!

didn't you know that by now you should make tutes for everything you do different!! ;) ;) We love you stuff.

Leonardo looks great! Thanks for the tute!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 05, 2007 11:52:48 AM
She doesn't have a name yet because I have to give her away, and her new mommy will give her a name.





Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: irasema on December 05, 2007 12:13:53 PM
love her! is that just plain blush or a special paint?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 05, 2007 12:28:36 PM
love her! is that just plain blush or a special paint?
It's acrylic paint, dry brushed on. You take a little paint in the brush and take most of it off onto a paper towel, then using light strokes at first and then scrubbing it into the fabric.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on December 05, 2007 02:06:57 PM
I am totally loving the lions. First Leonardo, then no name beauty. I am going to have to try that out.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Mrsblocko on December 05, 2007 02:45:06 PM
oh i love her!  Especially the eyes and the mole!  I have similar fabric set aside for a poppet too.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 05, 2007 03:03:27 PM
After lurking in this thread for a few days. I just PMd Ghilie. I've never made a doll before. So wish me luck!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Jessicacm on December 05, 2007 05:03:59 PM
I just got the patterns, THANK YOU!!!  So many of these poppets are just adorable.  :)  I have a grandbaby and a daughter who would absolutely ADORE these.  Thank you.   :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 05, 2007 05:48:20 PM
I LOVE THE FEMALE LION CUTE!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 05, 2007 06:03:34 PM
GACK!!! She looks like the Blond twin to Le Tigre!!!! Mole, Eyelashes and ALL!!!! Awesome job!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tazzsangel19 on December 05, 2007 07:15:50 PM
Ok here she is, all I have left is a couple of finishing touches.





Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 05, 2007 07:36:29 PM
ooo, her hair is like a candy cane!  I love her polka dot dress and black ears.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 05, 2007 08:09:32 PM
She is so cute! Look at those chubby legs!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on December 05, 2007 08:41:28 PM
Maybe I'm dense, but I don't get how to do the eyelids. I've read and reread the tute, and I've been staring at the step by step pics that someone posted, but it's just not clicking in my head. I can't even figure out where to start. Can someone maybe...dumb down the instructions-please? Thanks!!


OK...well, I've just made something up...it sort of works. The eyelids are a little loose, but I think I'll just add a little glue to the back or something.  ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 05, 2007 09:00:29 PM
GACK!!! She looks like the Blond twin to Le Tigre!!!! Mole, Eyelashes and ALL!!!! Awesome job!!!
That's because Le Tigre was my inspiration. I didn't want to copy your exactly though!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 05, 2007 09:02:46 PM
I love that she turned out so chubby! Her hair is awesome. It reminds me of the girls who get stripes colored into their hair!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 05, 2007 09:06:06 PM


and then, last but not least, here there are no traces of puppet eyes other than the stupid googly ones :P so if anybody has suggestions on what could a poor spanish crafty girl living in a craftiless city do to place some lovely eyes on her poppet... *cries*

Maybe this is too late, but, I have been painting buttons and then covering them with varnish for the glossy look. It's a lot cheaper than doll's eyes.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tazzsangel19 on December 06, 2007 04:57:33 AM
She is so cute! Look at those chubby legs!
I love that she turned out so chubby! Her hair is awesome. It reminds me of the girls who get stripes colored into their hair!
hehe I know she bottome heavey but I kind of like it. Her hair was some sale yarn i found its got like 6 differnt colors in it. She for my daughters 2nd birthday so im not worried about her imperfections.
ooo, her hair is like a candy cane!  I love her polka dot dress and black ears.
thanks, the fabric was a great find. I needed something to hide her uneven hips and shoulders.  :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tazzsangel19 on December 06, 2007 06:31:23 AM
what imperfections? she's real. just like a real girl!

if nothing else, the poppet revolution has shown how gorgeous can take so Many forms, right?

true now she just needs a name.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: irasema on December 06, 2007 07:49:27 AM
Hi guys! I got a couple of pictures of the mini poppet. She is not done in this pictures but i did add her hair last night after i took these. Her name is Fianna.



One of her eyes is a little wonky and also one of her ears. I haven't sculpted her limbs yet i will get to that soon!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sewrayme on December 06, 2007 08:38:56 AM
I hope this is still open.  I pm'd  Ghilie so hopefully I can join in.  My girls saw these poppets while I was perusing the site and went absolutely bonkers over them.  I am hoping I'll be able to try to make these or I'll have three very disappointed daughters. (of course with my sewing skills, they might still be a little disappointed LOL ;) )


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tazzsangel19 on December 06, 2007 09:03:02 AM
OMG the little one is so cute!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 06, 2007 10:52:27 AM
ghilie, are you thinking of eventually closing this a-long or would you be willing to send out patterns forever? seems to me this is only going to get bigger and bigger my friend! :D

Why?  Do you think I should close it?  ;)  People will ask me for the pattern forever anyway regardless of whether it's open or closed.  But this way I get to see more poppets. 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 06, 2007 11:17:35 AM
oh no, i think it should go on forever and ever. or until you get sick of it  ;D

i just wondered because people keep posting that they hope they aren't too late to join.

I don't know why people say that.  ???  It says in the beginning post that this is an ongoing craftalong.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 06, 2007 11:33:36 AM
This is starting to  remind me of the Dove beauty campain that is going on. Beauty come in so many different forms.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 06, 2007 12:37:42 PM
oh no, i think it should go on forever and ever. or until you get sick of it  ;D

i just wondered because people keep posting that they hope they aren't too late to join.

I don't know why people say that.  ???  It says in the beginning post that this is an ongoing craftalong.

well. i get the feeling that sometimes people don't bother to really read much. there are quite a few pages here so i get that it's a bit much to read them all but you think they'd read the first page at least! seeing as how they are getting the most amazing doll pattern ever created for FREE! the info on that page is terrific anyhow, all the links and stuff.

oh well, by hook or by crook, poppets will abound!
I think people are asking about it being to late because that's how other forums work their craft alongs. Which is just strange to me. *shrugs* Because then you miss out on something sometimes.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 06, 2007 12:41:39 PM
Other forums have craftalongs?  Where??!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sewrayme on December 06, 2007 01:15:01 PM
Actually, I DID read the beginning and there are now over 63 pages.  I wasn't quite sure how long this was REALLY going to last.  Poor Ghilie I am sure is being inundated with emails and it's up to her WHEN this should close.  Yes, it does say it's ONGOING, but I thought perhaps it was ONGOING to those who signed up FIRST and have been actively involved in posting since the beginning.  I am sorry if I offended anyone by asking if I could still join in.  I don't know Ghilie and what her intentions were on keeping this open for ever, having a limit or cap on the amount of people who could join etc.  In other forums that I have been on that have craft-a-longs or something similar, even when they say it's open, it sometimes isn't (especially when there has been such immense interest in it).  Again, sorry if I made any of you upset. 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 06, 2007 01:47:40 PM
Ghilie is awesome!!!!I got my pattern Thank you!!!!, but I may have to wait until after Christmas to start. However, my mother in law is coming this weekend, and she will love the Poppet....She may just have to help me start this weekend!:)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 06, 2007 01:54:43 PM
Ack!  Sewrayme, don't get upset!  There was no offense taken or meant by the previous comments.  I try to answer all the questions people have about the poppet-along in the first post and update it with tutes as they are posted, so people can just read the first post and get the info they need. 
Quote
Yes, it does say it's ONGOING, but I thought perhaps it was ONGOING to those who signed up FIRST and have been actively involved in posting since the beginning.
How do you think that it could be written more clearly?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 06, 2007 04:07:24 PM
Other forums have craftalongs?  Where??!
One of the crochet forums I'm on has craft alongs for certain time periods only. :)


oh geez, i'm not mad! i just think it's funny as it gets asked quite a bit.

i wonder how it could be worded to be more clear. let's pool our enormous creativity and come up with something perfect.

how about ongoing open signups (until further notice) or something like that. maybe a brief paragraph in the intro?

Perhaps a breif description of what this craft-along means? Something like:
This craft-along is for people who have made or are interested in making poppet dolls designed by ghilie. Simply PM Ghilie for the pattern and start posting to join! There is currently no end date for this so pm at any time.
And perhaps a description of what a craft along is?
That's just me. :)
Craftalongs really confused me when I first joined craftster becasue I thought it was a commitment type thing and you HAD to do it and if you didn't but signed up you were bad. etc. lol. I didn't realize they're just for fun to help us finish a project. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ShaynaElise on December 06, 2007 05:45:25 PM
Wow this doll is amazing! I want to join!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 06, 2007 05:49:01 PM
I need an opinion!!! My ears a crooked and I am not sure if I should redo it or leave it. But I can't just un-sew it because I have fabric  that frays horribly. I know shame on me but I love the feel that it is worth using!! Here she is:


I am not sure if you can see it but her left (on the right side of pic) is pointing down some! I want to know what all the other poppetters think!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 06, 2007 05:50:50 PM
Also ghilie I have some advise for the pattern, if you would like it. But I found that if you put two sets of arms, legs and ears on one page it would save time if you are like me and just put freezer paper in the printer and print. Let me know what you think of that!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 06, 2007 07:09:15 PM
I think the crooked ears give the purple head character. Besides, if you add hair it won't really be noticable.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 06, 2007 07:13:10 PM
Sometimes when you stuff it, it looks better.  ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Mienna on December 06, 2007 07:24:52 PM
I like the ear like it is, gives it character. Maybe you can make her expression kind of questioning, like she's tilting her head to one side. Plus, I agree with ClonedBravo, I don't think it will be noticeable unless you want it to be.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 06, 2007 07:36:20 PM
Just have it become part of its personality...Make it have an emotional face. Like Brian Frouds Characters ears seem to go with its personality or moods... Take the ear and go from there. Even give it earrings and then totally play it up with the hair. That is what me'thinks!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 06, 2007 08:23:02 PM
Each poppet I do has something "wrong" with it. That's what makes them so much fun, and gives them personality. Go with it!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 06, 2007 08:25:13 PM
I guess the jury is in!! Go with it! I can't wait to start doing her face! It will be fantastic! She is going to be the sister to my other poppet Lavender YAY!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: wtpdesigns on December 07, 2007 04:49:25 AM
ok, strange request here... but i'm a big impatient weirdo and i sent my poppet to the little girls mom to wrap and put under her tree before i thought to make a tute for the kimono (and my cam died almost a year ago so i couldn't take pix either, but i PROMISE i will find one for the next poppet critter i make)... sooooooooo... if someone can give me the measurements (i need shoulder to bottom of feet, shoulder to fingertip, and body at it's widest point which should be the hip) i can tell you guys how to make a lil kimono for them... i made one out of a fat quarter and some bias tape... but i made it a shorty kimono so you may need a tad bit more for the full length kind but i'm not entirely sure since i made her out of a scrap "roughly" the size of a fat quarter lol... but if i can get the measurements i can give instructions and really crappy mspaint drawings lol and also tell you guys for sure how much fabric is needed for one...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 07, 2007 04:54:49 AM
Regarding the "different" purple poppet ear....I think it's perfect the way it is. My son has one "normal" ear and one ear that is turned over at the top. This make one ear noticibly different. I think it's just about the cutest thing in the world.....I like what monkey said. it's like a Dove commercial for Poppets:)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annacharlotte on December 07, 2007 06:53:56 AM
I just noticed that fabricmart.com has a bunch of stretch micro-suede for $7 a yard.  Dunno how much it costs in stores normally, but that seems like an all-right deal to me...  Look here: http://www.fabricmartfabrics.com/controller/catalog.php?cat_id=12 (http://www.fabricmartfabrics.com/controller/catalog.php?cat_id=12)  But beware!  They have some really cute stuff really cheap.  It is a danger zone.  Do not go there if you have not finished your holiday shopping, or you will, as I did, walk away with  $45 less to spend on gifts for your loved ones.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tattooedcrafter on December 07, 2007 08:04:54 AM
I need an opinion!!! My ears a crooked and I am not sure if I should redo it or leave it. But I can't just un-sew it because I have fabric  that frays horribly. I know shame on me but I love the feel that it is worth using!! Here she is:
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h10/annamhudson/100_1154.jpg

I am not sure if you can see it but her left (on the right side of pic) is pointing down some! I want to know what all the other poppetters think!!

I thinks its cute with crooked ear, the ears on mine are and think it adds to the cuteness


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 07, 2007 08:38:09 AM
Meet Cherry. She's the newest Poppet in my Poppet family. She's for my 10 month old daughter, who will love chewing on all that hair, yuck!
 Her eyes are green buttons that I painted the inside circle with acrylics.
Her sleeveless dress is lined in red satin. I have a similar cherry fabric for making a dress for my daughter. This was an experiment to see if i was confident enough to draft a pattern. It was originally supposed to have puffed sleeves, but I accidentally sewed up the arm holes when sewing in the lining. Oh well! I hate to rip out seams!




I also ran out of black thread, so, she's sewn entirely with navy blue.

If anyone wants, I can add a tute for the dress.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tazzsangel19 on December 07, 2007 08:50:39 AM
she is so cute, Id love a tute of the dress. Mine didnt come out exactly as planned I wanted more flow to it.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 07, 2007 08:52:02 AM
I've seen some threads where they've made links for all the tutorials dealing with that  subject on the first page. I admit that I love to click the images only on this one because then you can see all of the poppets all at once, but you miss a lot of important and helpful stuff that way.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tattooedcrafter on December 07, 2007 09:03:02 AM
shes adorable   ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 07, 2007 10:19:39 AM
ok, strange request here... but i'm a big impatient weirdo and i sent my poppet to the little girls mom to wrap and put under her tree before i thought to make a tute for the kimono (and my cam died almost a year ago so i couldn't take pix either, but i PROMISE i will find one for the next poppet critter i make)... sooooooooo... if someone can give me the measurements (i need shoulder to bottom of feet, shoulder to fingertip, and body at it's widest point which should be the hip) i can tell you guys how to make a lil kimono for them... i made one out of a fat quarter and some bias tape... but i made it a shorty kimono so you may need a tad bit more for the full length kind but i'm not entirely sure since i made her out of a scrap "roughly" the size of a fat quarter lol... but if i can get the measurements i can give instructions and really crappy mspaint drawings lol and also tell you guys for sure how much fabric is needed for one...

 Okay I just busted out the measuring tape because I would SOOOOOOO love a Kimono and I think it is awesome of you to want to share a tut. I have perfect Kimono fabric and I would love to make a Geisha Poppet!!!! Okay so here it be...

    Shoulder to bottom of feet: 10 & 1/2"
    Shoulder to Fingertip: 6"
    Widest Point (Hips): 3 & 1/4"

I think the doll varies as to which way they are made... Fat or Skinny.. But that is pretty true to the measurements of the dolls I have made... Maybe if anyone else wants to measure for comparison?

I've seen some threads where they've made links for all the tutorials dealing with that  subject on the first page. I admit that I love to click the images only on this one because then you can see all of the poppets all at once, but you miss a lot of important and helpful stuff that way.

 That and I also agree with Monkey... I am thrilled to have read this al the way. It has been entertaining, inspirational, and I have made some awesome Craftster pals from this. I think that if anyone joins and they have the Poppet in their heart, it is worth reading through ALL the pages.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on December 07, 2007 11:10:36 AM
This may be something to set your crafty brains on!
My friend wants me to make her a poppet that looks like her boyfriend (aw) so she can have a mini version when he's away (sad I know)
I'm fine with that, I've got my pattern, fabric, ideas for clothes, eyes blah blah; the only thing I can't think how to do is his hair. Being difficult, he has to have a really close shaved head, he's not quite bald but nearly there. I want (read, mr friend said he has to have) head stubble.
Basically, he needs to have really short, stubbly hair. I have a few idea's on how to do this but nothing I really want to try for fear of wrecking a poor poppet.
If you guys have any ideas or suggestions I would love to hear them!

Thank you!
p.s. this will be poppet number 3, pics to come soon =]


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: laminathegreat on December 07, 2007 01:21:41 PM
Being difficult, he has to have a really close shaved head, he's not quite bald but nearly there. I want (read, mr friend said he has to have) head stubble.
You could also needle felt small bits of yarn or fleece in.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 07, 2007 03:47:03 PM
I like the hair on the poppet using eyelash yarn. It would be wispy and you could cit it as short as you want. I don't remember whose it was. Let me see....
here he is.

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211186.0


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 07, 2007 03:49:08 PM
Kasey, I can't wait to see your geisha doll!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 07, 2007 05:24:31 PM
Kasey, I can't wait to see your geisha doll!

I know I totally cannot wait until WTPdesigns whips up a pattern for this!!! I have the perfect Kimono fabric and faceup ideas!!! I just learned how to make Kanzashis so I would have to do a miniature for Poppet scale! I also want to do the Hindu God series... Like Shiva, Ganesh, Radha and Krishna. I am excited for those ones more so than the Geisha...but, I am exstatic about the Geisha. I will name her Sayuri. Like the girl from (appropriately named) Memoirs of a Geisha. I would like to see someone do Spice Girls. Or even The Resevoir Dogs!!! OOOOOOH OOOOOH OOOOOH ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!! Now I am sooooooo excited!!! So many ideas!!! So little time... After christmas...... ITS ON PEOPLE!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 07, 2007 06:49:13 PM
Gee, I don't know which one to do, Rocky or Frank. I'll try to do... Frank N Furter!
Really, I'll try.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 07, 2007 06:55:02 PM
Runo has a kimono pattern on her site, if you resize it correctly, it will probably fit poppets.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 07, 2007 07:56:51 PM
I would be excited to do Magentas hair and Columbias sequined costume!! Although Brad and Janet would be cool.... a Humpback Poppet called Riff Raff would be interesting.... But Kudos to anyone who can do a wheelchair and put thigh highs on a Dr.Scott doll. tee hee.... Our next Poppet along should be themed!!! How fun!! Gold panties and a weight room would be interesting.... I would love to see what Zosomoto could do for Poppet costuming. She is very clever.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 07, 2007 10:40:26 PM
Tutorial for Cherry's dress.
*note* Pantaloons tute can be found in Leonardo's thread on making pants. Just make top and bottom longer, so that it can be gathered.




Lay your poppet on a piece of paper. Mark 1 inch above waist and 1 inch below where you want the first layer of skirt to fall. Cut out rectangle of paper, and mark on the side to place on fold.




Lay first paper onto second paper and add 1-2 inches along bottom (depending on how long you wan the second layer. Mark fold like and label piece.


Lay poppet on new piece of paper with base of neck even with top edge of paper. mark waistline and 1 inch on either side of waist. Make a rectangle, connecting lines. Cut out rectangle. Your rectangle should have the longer edges at the top and bottom.  Make a diagonal line to cut across the top left and right corners. If you wish you can fold your paper to make this symmetrical. Make a shallow curved line at top edge, and another for the armholes at the sides stopping approx 1/4 inch from the bottom edge of the paper to allow for seams. This is your back bodice piece.









Place folded back bodice piece onto new piece of paper. Trace around, adding 1/2 inch on straight edge. this allows for seams and overlap when dress is put on.













When assembling the dress, sew with right sides together, the bodice pieces, lining and shell, around the neck and armholes leaving bottom, underarm and shoulder pieces open. Turn and iron. Sew shoulder and underarm pieces with lining pieces facing each other.

Hem both skirt pieces. (I did a scalloped edge on my top skirt.)

Right sides together, sew sides of skirt pieces. Zig zag edges. Turn and iron. There will be a  small piece of the under skirt that will need to be cut across and turned the opposite direction as the overskirt and then tacked. This is difficult to explain. You'll know what I mean when you get there. Gather top of skirt. Sew to bodice with right sides together. Add a ribbon sash or not. Dress can be worn both ways. If you put the opening in the front, I suggest ironing the collar down so that the lining show.

So how was this tute? Clear as mud? Well, sorry I tried. Feel free to PM me with questions.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 08, 2007 06:22:05 AM
Ooooh! Thanks craftewoman! I loved Cherry's dress, so I was thrilled when you said you'd be making a tutorial! This is the dress my Poppet is getting after the holidays...when I have a chance to make her ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on December 08, 2007 06:49:07 AM
thanks for the dress tute, craftewoman! I must make one of those for my poppet. oh, and I must make the purple poppet I have already cut and pinned down :P need to stop procrastinating...

I found crochet patterns for a shirt/dress and pants for this doll named american girl. I guess they could work for our poppets with some changes to fit them?

crocheted pants (http://bellabambinaknits.blogspot.com/2007/10/american-girl-camo-top.html)

crocheted shirt/dress (http://bellabambinaknits.blogspot.com/2007/04/pants-for-american-girl-dolls.html)

I think our poppets need warm clothes for winter too ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 08, 2007 07:40:49 AM
We saw The Nutcracker Ballet last night. I'm going to make a Clara doll for my grandmother who loves dolls. I'm so excited! I'll make the nutcracker out of Sculpey because I don't think I can find a small enough nutcracker.  The only question is which costume to make, the party dress with the fun ruffled pantaloons, or the simpler nightgown. What do you think?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tattooedcrafter on December 08, 2007 07:50:23 AM
that dress it adorable I think my poppet needs one


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on December 08, 2007 07:53:08 AM
I like the hair on the poppet using eyelash yarn. It would be wispy and you could cit it as short as you want. I don't remember whose it was. Let me see....
here he is.

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211186.0


Hehehe, it was me that made that one, glad you like. I think I have come up with a way of doing it, it's something I'm going to try before I explain though, cos I have a feeling its going to be easier to do and then describe, than the other way round.
Thanks for your help everyone!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 08, 2007 07:57:37 AM
Oh! That is too funny! I didn't pay attention.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 08, 2007 07:59:57 AM
hey craftewoman, i have these mini old fashioned clothes pins that i was thinking of painting like nutcrackers, i can send you one if i can find them in my craft bin, i mean pile, i mean room!

those crocheted clothes were just super simple, i could make those no pattern, no problem. that's a terrific idea.
Yesss! Thanks! What a great idea. I've seen those before, and they're great. I'll PM you with my address.
 Okay, guys, enough craftster, for now. It's back to the sewing machine for me!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on December 08, 2007 08:35:44 AM
Finally I had time to finish Nebra ^^ She was only a test, but I like it anyway XD
Now I want to make another with the right fabric!
Here she is



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 08, 2007 08:38:24 AM
Wow! Her hair is amazing! What did you use?

And, her dress and the lighting make her look very sultry...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on December 08, 2007 08:42:36 AM
is an old doll wig (from a BJD of 56cm), I found that this wig could be used with the ears she have and i liked the look


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 08, 2007 08:48:06 AM
Wow! Her hair is amazing! What did you use?

And, her dress and the lighting make her look very sultry...

I know!  She is quite the sexy poppet.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on December 08, 2007 08:56:40 AM
Now I'm having images of her singing above a piano >.<


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 08, 2007 09:34:29 AM
I have two extra Pullip wigs! One from a Stica and one from a Cornice... If I boil curled the Cornice wig that would be almost perfect for a Magenta doll!!!! Nice idea Fosca!!! I think I may even have the patience to root Mohair into one of them!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 08, 2007 09:42:56 AM
MK, you know you're obsessed when you start robbing your expensive Pullips for extra parts!  lol


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 08, 2007 09:52:31 AM
Cute doll I agree she is quite sexy! I love the eyes. I tried doing eyeliner on my and it doesn't look quite as sexy :P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 08, 2007 10:03:01 AM
I have two extra Pullip wigs! One from a Stica and one from a Cornice... If I boil curled the Cornice wig that would be almost perfect for a Magenta doll!!!! Nice idea Fosca!!! I think I may even have the patience to root Mohair into one of them!!!

Boil curled, what? How is this done?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on December 08, 2007 10:11:22 AM
We saw The Nutcracker Ballet last night. I'm going to make a Clara doll for my grandmother who loves dolls. I'm so excited! I'll make the nutcracker out of Sculpey because I don't think I can find a small enough nutcracker.  The only question is which costume to make, the party dress with the fun ruffled pantaloons, or the simpler nightgown. What do you think?

Just a thought in case you don't have time to sculpey a nutcracker, they have nutcracker ornaments pretty much everywhere that would be the right size, and I also just saw paintable nutrcrackers at Michaels that might be a little big but would still work. Even the dollar store had plenty the right size. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on December 08, 2007 10:23:12 AM
MK, you know you're obsessed when you start robbing your expensive Pullips for extra parts!  lol
XDDDD I agree with that!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: DragonRhapsody on December 08, 2007 10:55:09 AM
Someone was saying a couple pages back that they wanted a Kimono for their poppet? Well, yesterday I found this great tutorial on how to make Kimono's, for dolls, and you can take the same principle and make it the size that would fit the poppet.

http://dollmaker.nunodoll.com/kimono/

Their website has a lot of Clothing making ideas and patterns!! <33


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on December 08, 2007 11:40:48 AM
The inspiration were my 2 BJD, Nívea my (Lishe) and Bru (Soo dark elf) XD


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lava on December 08, 2007 11:42:48 AM
Ok, so here is a few projects I've done so far!


Meatooth the Iskar Necormancer Poppet (Everquest)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=212744.0

And my baby!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=212746.0


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on December 08, 2007 11:48:03 AM
MonkeyThumb, I'll try to post one picture of the dolls I'm talking about for you to see ^^


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Narcissa on December 08, 2007 12:17:27 PM
I just requested to join this craftalong, and I'm so excited to start it!!!

Everyone has made such awesome and amazing Poppets!

I can't wait to try it myself!

 ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 08, 2007 02:34:55 PM
Some of my variations on the poppet pattern:


There's some other stuff in there too. Ignore that. It's made with sculpey.



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 08, 2007 02:52:57 PM
Are those Doctor who poppets? I love them they are great! WHat a great  pattern!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 08, 2007 05:13:00 PM
Are those Doctor who poppets? I love them they are great! WHat a great  pattern!
Yup!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 08, 2007 06:10:48 PM
The lady in red is fab! and the Dr.Who cast is great!

Here are my next nearly done poppets.

First up, in the spirit of the season, a Christmas elf!



He's got curls, pointy ears and freckles! I had to glue an eye on because the blasted post broke off. Still, he's darn sweet. But he still needs shoes. with bells!




Next up is Safire. Still working on her dress, but it was her dress that inspired her hair, and her name.



I'll post a better pic when she's done.



Anybody watch Tinman on SCIFI?
I'd love a poppet Glitch, zipperhead and all. :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 08, 2007 09:08:31 PM
I have tinman saved to watched. But I did see the previews. It looks good. BUt I have to say that I love me some Doctor!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 08, 2007 10:13:36 PM
I would love to swap!

The elf is fantastic! I love him!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on December 09, 2007 02:02:51 AM
That's a neat idea! (the swap)
I love the elf and his freckes!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on December 09, 2007 02:57:13 AM
MonkeyThumb, your idea is great! mainly for me, living in the craft desert...  :P but I'm 100% out of ideas of what I could do for my partner, hmm... we need to talk more about that idea!

*goes back to making her poppet a cute dress*


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tazzsangel19 on December 09, 2007 06:01:06 AM
Id love to do a swap, it sounds like alot of fun.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 09, 2007 06:32:14 AM
Clothes Swap does sound fun.

I'm glad you guys like his freckles. ( I'm terrible with the french knots!)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 09, 2007 08:07:43 AM
I think wish list type swaps are being banned in the new year.  We'd have to do a normal swap.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on December 09, 2007 08:51:21 AM
what sort of questions should be asked to give a good idea of what a partner might like? let's brainstorm...

maybe if you prefer items already done or supplies... what's your poppet's style... what does the poppet already have, or if she misses something...

maybe we could also expand this not just to clothes but to different stuff like (this has just come into my mind) a puff chair for the poppet so she can comfortably sit on your shelf, or a pet... or if the poppet belongs to a kid, some sort of poppet carrying bag or backpack...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 09, 2007 09:17:41 AM
We could use the "I love my blythe/pullip swap" as a guide.  People got all kinds of stuff for that swap, not just clothes.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: OriginalKat on December 09, 2007 09:56:44 AM
I would like to join.  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: standardite on December 09, 2007 10:18:24 AM
I'm super impressed with what everyone is doing with this pattern.  I can't wait to give it a try myself.  Everyone is doing such a fantastic job!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: nikkibee on December 09, 2007 10:36:44 AM
Gotta say this folks..............71 PAGES!!!

:)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 09, 2007 10:55:41 AM
 I definately think Poppet furniture and Carrying cases would be rad!! Hair accessories and stuffed animal pets? Those are awesome ideas too!!! I would be so all about the Poppet Swap! It should be an "I Love My Poppet" swap. I was in hobby lobby lastnight and picked up a wooden dresser that was unpainted.... Just for all of Paisleys clothes that I got from Friends 2B Made. There was also a vanity but I didn't get that.... I was supposed to be shopping for my girls...Not my girls DOLLS! he he. But we just go a new TV and the styrofoam that came with it was way too awesome to throw away so I saved it so I can construct furniture. I made a couch for my girls but it was Barbie scale... I am babbling... Lots of Coffee and lots more of excitement for the Poppet Swap. If this goes down, I would prefer after the holidays as I will be out of town.... I hope everyone agrees. Especially the sales that will be going on after Xmas.... That would help tremendously. But, I am stoked... I can definately see a Poppet Swap in the future with all of your enthuisiasm!!! This is awesome! THanks for reading my coffee babble. *twitches


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on December 09, 2007 11:26:33 AM
I absolutly lve the idea of the poppet swap! count me in!
Malibukasey pass some coffe here!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on December 09, 2007 11:41:52 AM
three times flaked!! :o

I'm signed up for the owl swap, the sendout date is by the end of january, and then there will be the cat swap in january too I guess... but I MUST find time for the poppet one ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Narcissa on December 09, 2007 11:51:50 AM
I just requested to join this craftalong yesterday, and I hope I get to join in on it because I adore all the beautiful (and handsome) Poppets that everyone has made!  :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Mienna on December 09, 2007 12:21:30 PM
I love all these too, I'm hoping to make one soon! I think I've found some orange fabric that is perfect ('cept for the color, but it was so cheap, it was irresistible!) for a Poppet.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on December 09, 2007 01:17:34 PM
I want to crochet a cute top for a friend's daughter and I though it would be a nice training to do a mini dress version for my poppet... and now I tell you you DON'T want to crochet a dress! why were 2mm crochet hooks invented?? I'm sure it was satan who created them... and still a few shell rounds to go... *cries*



well, I tried it on the poppet and seems to fit quite nicely, so it might be worth the effort :P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 09, 2007 01:49:00 PM
I would love to join the swap too!! I think the "I love my Poppet" would be great!! That sucks about being flaked on 3 times!! And you angeled twice!! What the heck!! Also after the holidays would be good for me too!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on December 09, 2007 02:08:09 PM
that christmas ornament is beautiful!! I would hang it, even though I don't put any christmas decoration ::) I imagine how long might have taken those sequins...

I hope this never happens to you again, and to nobody

ps. oh, and thanks for liking the neverending dress :P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: halblingefrau on December 09, 2007 02:59:21 PM
Well, She's a little wonky and her hair isn't the best job in the world, but Martina is finished.  She has a dress, jeans, and a tank top to wear.  I can't wait to post pics, but I have to wait till my swap partner receives.  I don't want to risk her seeing the poppet.  I'm so addicted to these now.  I can't wait to make more and perfect my skill, and maybe draft up some new patterns for clothes.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 09, 2007 03:09:18 PM
That dress is pretty, I don't think I have the patience to crochet a dress.

I love love love love that ornament. We are like the gnome family here. We all love gnomes. It is so cute!! I think I might copy it!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 09, 2007 03:13:40 PM
I've never participated in a swap before. I'm sooo excited about this one. I have been making so many of these things for everyone else, and everyone here is so talented, it would be great to have someone make something for me! So, when it's organized I will be in!

Love the dress! It's my favorite color.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: thefireninja on December 09, 2007 05:39:35 PM
when i get my poppet pattern, i will start the poppet along......i don't think i could do a swap though, i take way too long to do stuff.....absolutely no time! lol... but all these poppets look so cute i have to make time for one (or two)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: bperry042 on December 09, 2007 06:51:16 PM
I just discovered Poppet!! How cute is she!!  I would love to make one myself after the holidays.  I hope its not to late to join the Poppet-Along.  ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 09, 2007 07:06:53 PM
Ack.  I can't be organizer yet.  I don't have two swaps finished.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teapotdnky on December 09, 2007 07:21:49 PM
Please keep the conversation on the topic of the Poppet Along and accessories. There is a rant thread in the Craftster Itself area for venting about Craftster related problems. Please do not vent about flakers in this thread.
Also try opening up a Poppet Swap thread in the new swap theme ideas and talking about the swap perameters there and the Poppet Along goodness here.  ;D

/being a mean mod


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 09, 2007 08:02:00 PM
Done!  You big meanie!  :) ;D :P

The swap discussion: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=213009.0


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 09, 2007 09:27:07 PM
My newest Poppet. Fern, the woodland elf!

I love this doll. It was so hard to give her away. "Sniff."
I designed her clothing and modified the poppet pattern. She's wearing a satin peasant blouse under her dress, and I love the effect of the yarn for her hair!
Her face is hand painted in acrylics.







Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on December 10, 2007 12:25:35 AM
Omg, I love her, her face is soo sweet, very nice job!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tazzsangel19 on December 10, 2007 05:29:55 AM
wow she is beautiful.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 10, 2007 07:09:54 AM
OK. I'm asking for fabric for my poppet for Christmas. I'm pretty new to sewing in general, let alone dolls. Can anyone give some recommendations for fabric to use?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ragdoll193 on December 10, 2007 07:38:38 AM
everyone's poppets are so adorable! it seems like something that I would make and get requests for more.. though I still want to do it!

*goes off to think about PM'ing Ghilie*


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 10, 2007 09:04:12 AM
So close to finishing my gifts I can't decide waht kind of poppet to make.
I've been trying to plan it out a bit so when I start I can just dive in.
I'm debating a jedi poppet. the hair would just be so much fun!
And then it's the whole, boy/girl thing. Which do I want? lol
ghilie- do you care if someone requests the pattern before they are able to start? I'm thinking about trying to get my supplies together so I can make this the first thing after christmas. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: wtpdesigns on December 10, 2007 09:41:27 AM

sorry about the washed out colors... if any of you have any issues seeing them i'll try and go back in paint and refresh the stitch lines a bit... and maybe make the text bigger lol...

after cutting out your pieces, sew the two shoulder seams, fold and finger press the middle seam of each sleeve... then pin and sew about 3 inches of the sleeve to the shoulder, lining up your fold with the sewn shoulder seam (i've marked where you are sewing in purple for the left sides and lilac for the right) kimonos are not sewn completely around the arm hole like regular clothes... it's open under the arms, that's why you are only sewing the middle three or so inches... after you've sewn the sleeves on, you can sew the sides of the body, just sew on the straight edges, the curved parts will be left open and folded under and sewn to finish the edge in the last step... after you sew the sides you're going to sew the sleeves closed on the bottom (the seam lines where you sew them together are in yellow for the right side and black for the left) after you've finished sewing the sleeves closed you are going to sew the bias tape onto the body of the kimono from where the front starts to form a v (this would be a good time to fold the straight sides under and sew down and finish the tape off on the end, or you can just leave a small tail to fold under and sew down) all the way around to where you started on the opposite side... you can also start the tape from the very bottom instead of starting at the v, it's a matter of personal taste, the real size kimono patterns i have are varied, but most start it off at the v, (you'll need around 2 feet or so if you start it at the bottom instead) the last thing you do is finish all rough edges by turning them inside and sewing them down and hemming the bottom, you can also use the bias tape there if you want a little more contrast... as an extra feature you can take a piece of fabric (i HIGHLY suggest if your kimono is a print, you should keep your "fauxbi" {i'm not sure how real obis work so i call mine fauxbi instead} a solid and vice versa) at least double the circumference of your dolls waist and about 1.5-2 inches wide without seam allowances, if you want to you can just fold the edges under and iron, or you can sew two pieces of (satin blanket edging works especially well on this, and it looks pretty nifty) fabric together and make a double sided one so you can swap it out occasionally... and to attach the obi just use some embroidery floss or yarn to tie around her waist over the obi and tie a small bow in the front! if you're extra creative you can modify the sleeves to start off skinnier and bell out and sweep the ground... or just make the same sleeves longer, like a wedding kimono! i hope all this made sense lol if not, just mail me with what's confusing and i'll do my best to help solve the issue(s)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 10, 2007 11:00:51 AM
what a cute pattern!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: halblingefrau on December 10, 2007 11:28:59 AM
This might have been asked before, but how are y'all getting the light skin tone?  I have the ivory alova suede, but it kind of looks like a death pallor, lol.  It's cute, but I'd like to make a doll with a hint of beige skin tone and not so danged white.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Mienna on December 10, 2007 11:35:33 AM
Thanks for the pattern, wtpdesigns!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 10, 2007 11:45:57 AM
Daina- It seems most Poppeteers are using suede cloth. I've used suedecloth, lightweight fleece, and my in- progress one used to be a pink terrycloth shirt.

I think it's easier to use a fabric that has some stretch to it. More like stretch jeans as opposed to a swimsuit.

Hope your stocking is filled with great choices, and Happy Poppets!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 10, 2007 12:04:22 PM
For my people poppets, I've been using a beige, knit, poly fabric. A little thicker than t-shirt jersey. More like the stuff you'd make a skirt or a light jacket from.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 10, 2007 12:44:54 PM
This might have been asked before, but how are y'all getting the light skin tone?  I have the ivory alova suede, but it kind of looks like a death pallor, lol.  It's cute, but I'd like to make a doll with a hint of beige skin tone and not so danged white.

I think someone said they dye it with tea, correct me if I am wrong!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 10, 2007 12:45:24 PM
Cute pattern! It looks great! Thanks for the tute!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: thefireninja on December 10, 2007 01:34:52 PM
ok, so i just got my pattern (thanks ghilie!!!) and i was looking for cloth online.....but i found no alova (or any) suede on joann.com or hobbylobby.com, but i did find some cheap (and i mean like, 1/2 price) "crushed velvet" in assorted colors, and i was wondering if that would be ok to substitute for the suede.........thanks!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 10, 2007 01:38:11 PM
you can make this pattern with any fabric. It just needs a little strech. But even if it doesn't that hasn't stopped people from using something else. I would just go for it!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: thefireninja on December 10, 2007 01:44:05 PM
lol......thanks!  and just in case anyone wants it ('cuz it it just such and amazing price!!!) here is the link  http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat323844&PRODID=prd32173#select


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: thefireninja on December 10, 2007 01:45:42 PM
oh, and if the color you want is not on sale, there is a 50% coupon for online purcases(sp) today!  i feel so lucky today!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 10, 2007 02:27:54 PM
lol......thanks!  and just in case anyone wants it ('cuz it it just such and amazing price!!!) here is the link  http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat323844&PRODID=prd32173#select
Remember when you use panne it's going to stretch ALOT. You may want to make a tester arm or something to try it out first. And depending on which way the fabric stretches most, you will get either a really tall poppet or a fat one.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 10, 2007 02:33:19 PM
If you have a really stretchy fabric that you think is perfect, you can iron on some interfacing for knit fabrics before you sew/cut.  That calms the stretch down.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on December 10, 2007 03:04:10 PM
stretchy fabric!! *runs away screaming*

I used quite a stretchy fabric and ended up with the misfit poppet... be sure to cut all pieces in the same direction of the stretchiness as ghilie points out in the pattern!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: thefireninja on December 10, 2007 04:48:42 PM
hm....night just use it for clothes then.......it's too pretty (and cheap) to pass up....but might not be the best bet for a first time doll


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: nezbutt on December 10, 2007 06:52:19 PM
I have been lurking on this thread for forever and I cant help but leave my cave to show off my newest poppet.
Her name is PingPong and she was a birthday/christmas gift for a girlfriend of mine. Sorry about the links, I'm still a noob.



My first three can be found here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=201456.msg2143305#msg2143305
I love all the different poppets that everyone else has made! They are all so beautiful and creative and I cant wait to see more!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 10, 2007 08:02:29 PM
Okay!  No more LURKERS!  Come out of the woodwork, people!  Comment!  Post!  Share!   :P

And I love this doll of yours, she's so pretty.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 10, 2007 08:05:28 PM
she is so pretty!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 10, 2007 09:14:58 PM
She reminds me of Dianna Ross because of her wild black hair. You did a great job on the eyelids! Her hair ornament is great as is her dress. Very cute!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on December 11, 2007 02:55:39 AM
Very pretty! good work :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: wwrich on December 11, 2007 05:29:33 AM
I got the pattern a while ago. I got fabric even earlier than that!

I have a boatload of Christmas stuff to finish up before I can start any new projects.

Oh, yea.  The whole "buy and configure a new computer" thing wasn't in the original plan, but my old computer had different ideas.

Not just lurking anymore.  (So there!)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 11, 2007 06:05:24 AM
I love Ping Pongs wild hair. She's gorgeous!!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 11, 2007 07:19:42 AM
Her hair is beautiful nezbut! May I ask what kind of yarn you used? It's so fun!
Lovely work on all your poppets.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: halblingefrau on December 11, 2007 08:02:45 AM
Ok ghilie, I promise I'll post photos of Martina tonight!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 11, 2007 08:05:50 AM
Yea!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teag on December 11, 2007 08:54:30 AM
PingPong is beautiful! terrific job on her eyes and that hair is awesome


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: qazicat on December 11, 2007 12:43:32 PM
Sorry no new photos of my red poppet.  I have been so busy that I haven't had a chance to do any more work on her.    I hope to finishing her soon after I finish crafting a few Christmas gifts.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ems2801 on December 11, 2007 12:50:38 PM
Yes, I have been lurking...*looks guilty*.... But, I started my poppet yesterday!! I had to wait till my exams were over, which thankfully they now are, until I could start. The only fabric I could find in the shop was a dark red, which I spose would have worked, but I didn't like it so much. Then yesterday I was rifling through my mums fabric stash, and found this amazing royal blue colour velour type material, which I started making my poppet out of. The sewing machine is on its way out (needs a service) so it took much longer than it should have, but I am almost up to the finishing touches! Will take pics when she is done later today! So excited. Oh yeah, she is 70% of the size of the original poppet (same as one of irasema's poppets?). Anyway, will post pictures soon!  ;) Love all the poppets which have been made so far, they are so inspiring!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 11, 2007 12:52:00 PM
Sorry no new photos of my red poppet.  I have been so busy that I haven't had a chance to do any more work on her.    I hope to finishing her soon after I finish crafting a few Christmas gifts.
This time of year is hard, I know.  I have a poppet 1/3 of the way done, wanting my attention... but alas.  Christmas.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 11, 2007 01:00:36 PM
Well I finishe my 2nd poppet. I ended up redoing her head anyways cause I couldn't stand it wonky. But then it ended up wonky in a different way. Drive me crazy. I am not sure what I did wrong. But anyways the colors in this is way off. If you back and look at the wonky head that is more true to the color.






The person I made it for loves it! She wanted one when she saw my first one. But she doesn't mind the difference. So she is going to make me clothing since I made her the doll! How sweet is that!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 11, 2007 01:03:04 PM
Aw, I like your color combo.  Sometimes the head does that when you lay the pieces out with the stretch going side to side instead of up and down.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 11, 2007 01:04:09 PM
Yes that is what I did!! Now i know not to do that next time. But she looks so cute all chubby cheeked!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: irasema on December 11, 2007 01:14:07 PM
Yes, I have been lurking...*looks guilty*.... But, I started my poppet yesterday!! I had to wait till my exams were over, which thankfully they now are, until I could start. The only fabric I could find in the shop was a dark red, which I spose would have worked, but I didn't like it so much. Then yesterday I was rifling through my mums fabric stash, and found this amazing royal blue colour velour type material, which I started making my poppet out of. The sewing machine is on its way out (needs a service) so it took much longer than it should have, but I am almost up to the finishing touches! Will take pics when she is done later today! So excited. Oh yeah, she is 70% of the size of the original poppet (same as one of irasema's poppets?). Anyway, will post pictures soon!  ;) Love all the poppets which have been made so far, they are so inspiring!

i love mini poppets! i would love to make a smaller one but i dont think i have the sewing skills! the clothes are what's giving me the headache. That's why my poppets are still nakky!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 11, 2007 01:29:24 PM
I love Ping Pong and I absolutley am just smitten with Annas Poppet. I love the color combo and everything!!! What fabric did you use??? I will be starting on another Poppet here soon! *squeals* I am just waiting for the supplies to arrive in the mail! But I am absolutely jazzed! It will be a Diva Poppet. I am making it for someone and she wants it to reflect her daughters diva attitude and style so it will be fun and Beyonce'ish!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 11, 2007 01:42:05 PM
I used moleskin suede. It was on clearance at joann's. I got 6 colors of it! If you really want some I could do a swap with you. I think I only used 1/4 of yard if that. I bought a 1 yard of it too!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 11, 2007 01:49:20 PM
Heck yeah! If you want to swap fabrics PM me! I have only Alova Suede though.... I have it in red, golden yellow, leopard (Le Tigre) and the original tan color. That is what I have for Poppets, but I have quite a bit of each especially the leopard!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on December 11, 2007 01:53:35 PM
poor lucrecia is being slowly torn apart due to the awful stretchy fabric :'( some seams are ripping the fabric and I don't want to move her, just let her stay on her spot on my shelve... my poor thing... I guess it's like she now needed to be on a wheelchair for the rest of her poppet life.

so I thought she deserved a nice outfit, and the crocheted dress is now finished! it fits her perfectly. I made her a flower pendant too. I think whe looks a bit hippie, so I might just do a flower pin for her hair :D

here she is sitting and being inspected by one of my kitties, Luciano



look! she managed to stand up for the picture!



and a close up of the dress and the flower



now I look at her prettily dressed up and think it was worth the effort

next thing in mind: work on her purple sister


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 11, 2007 01:55:18 PM
I LOVE the crocheted dress!!!I think I'll do something similar for my first!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 11, 2007 02:08:34 PM
That is a gorgeous dress.  Any chance of a pattern?  Or did you just wing it?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 11, 2007 02:10:05 PM
Oooohh Ghilie why didn't I ask that question. Pattern? I was just gonna try to search good ol craftster for a tute!!!I LOVE this site!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on December 11, 2007 02:35:55 PM
That is a gorgeous dress.  Any chance of a pattern?  Or did you just wing it?

I wish I was good enough as to wing something like that up :P instead, someone else did it for me ;D I was looking for a cute pattern for kids without having to sew sleeves and such, and found sylvchezplums gorgeous pattern (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211954.0). ok, it's not free, but it's great

I tried the poppet version before doing one actually for a kid, with thin yarn and a hook 2mm so it would be much smaller. it fits the poppet almost perfectly -just a bit too wide the chest part maybe


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on December 11, 2007 05:29:35 PM
Wow Everyone, I haven't been here for a few days and there are 12 new pages. lol

I love all the new poppets.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 11, 2007 06:06:50 PM
This one is my 5th one so far. I sew them at night and stuff during the day (i love naptimes!)
She's made from a pink terrycloth shirt I found at Salvation Army and her dress is from a skirt i found at the same time.
I only used the sleeves! I still have enough to make another! or 2!




i love her piggy tails!
What do you guys think?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ragdoll193 on December 11, 2007 06:10:38 PM
i read the thread this morning and it's grown two pages up till now, but there were more poppets, so it's ok :)

oh and I got my pattern from ghilie, I'm so excited to start. but of course, after christmas. yay for making things for everyone on my list

P.S. the pigtails are adorable


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 11, 2007 06:47:46 PM
She's cute! I think it's great that you found yarn that matched her dress exactly!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 11, 2007 07:08:52 PM
She's beautiful!I love the mix of colors. Once again, I can't wait to get started. I now have one planned for my son (a boy poppet of course) and one for each of my friend's two daughters (girl poppets) I've decided that the girls will both need fancy pants (those cute little underwear that cover up diapers) because I don't have any girls and I love those!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: nezbutt on December 11, 2007 07:22:35 PM
oooh I love the newest poppets and their pretty pretty hair! I just started my next one, she will have orange cat eyes with crazy pink/purple/orange/blue fluffy hair!

MonkeyThumb, I glue my eyelids on. I tried and tried to sew them but it just wasnt working for me so I used my glue gun!  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 11, 2007 07:39:17 PM
I did stitch around her ears. If anyone wants, I'll take pictures the next time I do pigtails, because I just put yarn down the middle and both sides. Any more, and her head would go floppy.

I'm so happy you guys like her!

I still haven't made one for me yet! LOL


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 11, 2007 09:30:41 PM
Such a pretty poppet!! Love her skin color!

Nezbutt I can't wait to see you next one! Your poppets are so beautiful!!

YAY Poppets are going to rule the earth!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on December 11, 2007 10:16:43 PM
the idea of stitching the ears for shape is great, and the poppet is beautiful as are the pigtails!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Huff on December 12, 2007 01:26:18 AM
Ok, i admit it... i've been lurking.  I've had the beautiful Poppet pattern for ages but just recently got around to making one.  She is un-named, I'll let her new owner (my niece's christmas present) name her.  She is also nude, i'm struggling to find something in my stash that doesn't clash with her skin tones.  She's apple green microfleece, and I'm pretty pleased with her.  She was so easy to make, thanks ghilie for the superb pattern.





Everyone's Poppets are so lovely.  It's really awesome to see the different interpretations and materials and styles!  I'm so happy to be joining the Poppet lovin' community.  And ghilie, you're an absolute gem!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 12, 2007 05:43:17 AM
Huff, I love the green color. What about using a brown or pinkish color? Both those would work out beautifully! (but I'm a big fan of the green and pink color combo right now....)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: angeldream1179 on December 12, 2007 06:19:30 AM
I so need to get the pattern to make one


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 12, 2007 07:57:16 AM
Beautiful green poppet. I agree with brown or pink. Teal would also be pretty.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Artisan82 on December 12, 2007 08:02:06 AM
I MUST make an elf poppet! Brilliant!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 12, 2007 08:08:11 AM
Wow is that 3-4 poppets since yesterday! That's awesome! I can't comment on each one on their own but they are all lovely!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: bethr on December 12, 2007 08:25:13 AM
Not allowed to post photos because I haven't made enough posts, but here is a link to my finished poppet.

http://alteredlife-liz.blogspot.com/2007/12/finished-poppet.html

I crocheted her a dress a bit like this one
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.msg2232758;topicseen#msg2232758
Her eyes are made of pieces of felt.
I'm very pleased with the way she turned out, thanks again Ghillie for the pattern.

Liz


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: bethr on December 12, 2007 08:30:10 AM
Love the apple green poppet, how did you do her eyes?
Liz


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Brihene on December 12, 2007 08:34:57 AM
Love the apple green poppet! I can totally see her in a brown hippie dress!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 12, 2007 10:11:39 AM
Wow!!!! Everyones Poppets are fantasmal!!! I love the Pink one with the piggies, however, I am in love the the green microfleece!!! Awesome job people! I think a Brown dress like the one Ghilie's Emma wore in this link would look excellent on the green Poppet: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=189612.msg1990249#msg1990249

 Hope I did that right.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 12, 2007 10:16:03 AM
She is so pretty! I love the green. I think she would look pretty in bright orange. But the other colors people suggested would be good too.

Bethr your poppet is so cute too. Very creative with the eyes. I also love  her bangs!!



OK I am on cause I need help!! Do I really need to use dental floss or would embordery floss be ok?? My DD stole my floss and I can't find it. I really want to get this done too and I hate to go to the store with two kids! I would rather leave them at home! Help!! I also need an opinion! I am making a Harry Potter House elf and I can't decide if this is a girl or boy. SO should I make her a girl and give her hair or should I let the elf be a bald boy?? I am going to give it a pillow case in x-mas color with a star on it so the person I am giving it to will use it as a tree topper! Here is the house elf!






Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on December 12, 2007 10:21:45 AM
all the new poppets are great but I am just in love with the green one!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 12, 2007 10:25:52 AM
 I say leave it a boy!!! Give it a couple of hairs on the top of its head and I think it would be darling.... but, it looks like a boy to me


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dawn Octopus on December 12, 2007 10:33:28 AM
I like him bald :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teag on December 12, 2007 10:39:10 AM
Dobby is wonderful! Excellent job!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Mrsblocko on December 12, 2007 10:40:28 AM
omg!  I love love love your house elf.  I saw the pic before i read anything and said to myself, "holy schnikies!  its Dobby!!"  I say leave him bald.  


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ryepie on December 12, 2007 10:57:53 AM
yeah, i saw the pic first and said "WHOA! DOBBY!"
keep him bald!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 12, 2007 11:38:27 AM
Thanks! I think I will keep HIM bald. I guess the house elf is a He. It isn't Dobby though! But a distant cousin. I must think of a name.

Any one know about the dental floss. Must I use it?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 12, 2007 11:58:13 AM
 I would say to use the dental floss. It is a lot more flexible than embroidery floss. So when the joints are being manipulated I think that maybe dental floss has the flexability and give to accomodate the use.... If you do go with embroidery floss, its not like you can't switch it out once it wears.... I have already redone Paisleys legs because of excessive play... So I guess do embroidery floss now until you decide it is time to switch it out!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: qazicat on December 12, 2007 12:24:29 PM
I use upholstery thread (doubled) to join my dolls together.  I use Guterman.  It is strong and doesn't seem to wear out from movement.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 12, 2007 12:27:45 PM
Thanks! I think I will keep HIM bald. I guess the house elf is a He. It isn't Dobby though! But a distant cousin. I must think of a name.

Any one know about the dental floss. Must I use it?
I think ghilie used floss becasue it is so strong. I'd try it with embroidery floss but slit the floss to 3 strands instead of 6. You definitely want more than none strand so it doesn't break.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lady4feet on December 12, 2007 01:14:08 PM
After the craziness of finals I'm going to get started on my Poppet. I've had the pattern forever it seems like but haven't had time to make her with swap and christmas crafting not to mention school.
I love your house elf! I was thinking yesterday after I try out the pattern I wanted to try to modify it for a house elf, only mine was going to be Dobby :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Huff on December 12, 2007 02:18:58 PM
Thanks for the suggestions for my green girl's clothes.  I'm going to have to take her fabric shopping with me.  I'd been thinking something a little hippy too!  Her eyes are just shiny fabric paint, I still need to do the highlights to put a sparkle in her eye.

I adore that house elf!  I have several family members who would kill to have their own house elf!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 12, 2007 02:37:39 PM
I would kill for a real house elf too....lol..  I need a maid!! I would rather craft that clean.

Here is my house elf finished with his star pillow case!





Him naked


He is supposed to be a tree topper for a friend of mine. She has no idea that I am making him for. I hope she likes him. His name is Nasir meaning helper. Hope he helps her!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Ekioart on December 12, 2007 02:55:10 PM
My goodness! So many cute poppets. ^-^

I can't wait until my fabric stash thins out some from all the Christmas gifts I'm making so I can convince Hubb into letting me get the fabric for mine. He He.

He looked at my stack of fabrics and went...Uh, you want to start another project and need more fabric?


Oh and pigtails! So much fun ^-^


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 12, 2007 02:57:04 PM
I love the House elf!!! I think no hair. I think if he had hair it would downplay those wonderful ears.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 12, 2007 02:59:01 PM
I use upholstery thread and it stands up fine. The part through the body is 8 strands.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 12, 2007 03:30:03 PM
More beautiful, adorable, amazingly diverse Poppets! I love them all! The apple green one is especially charming...green is my favorite color...

Brown would look great, but so would a combo of tan and white with a shot of green. What kind of fabric did you use to make the green one? She looks fuzzier than most (and especially huggable).

I fell on the ice Monday and landed on my right hand and arm so my crafting is on hold for the week (nothing broken, but I have a hard time getting a firm grip on anything right now). Hopefully, while I'm being snowed in this weekend, I can make up for lost time! And, I'll be hitting JoAnns on the way home tomorrow night and I'll be on the lookout for more cool fabrics. You all continue to inspire me!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Carneia on December 12, 2007 03:43:08 PM
So many different pretty poppets. Must resist urge to join...*fails*. CraftADDchick, ow about your arm. Landing on ice is always extra painful.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 12, 2007 03:46:39 PM
So many different pretty poppets. Must resist urge to join...*fails*. CraftADDchick, ow about your arm. Landing on ice is always extra painful.

Thanks for the sympathy! It didn't hurt all that much when it happened, but when I went to drive home from work later, I could barely grip the key to turn the ignition. So, no cutting, crocheting, embroidery or anything! And, it's driving me crazy! I want to finish my Christmas crafts so I can work on my Poppet!

Okay, enough whining...

And, Carneia, you really should join...c'mon...you know you want to...all the really cool Craftsters are doing it...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 12, 2007 04:04:38 PM
Yes I hope your arm feels better. I got the worst bruise ever when I feel on it and hit my bum!!

Yes all the cool craftsters are doing it!! you should too!! ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 12, 2007 05:44:56 PM
My sympathies on your owie. :'(


I'm so gonna make a house elf for my granmother, She loved Dobbie!
What a great idea!

The green one is lovely!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 12, 2007 05:46:23 PM
Yes I hope your arm feels better. I got the worst bruise ever when I feel on it and hit my bum!!

At least if I had landed on my bum, I would have had plenty of padding ;)

Instead of crafting tonight, I went shopping at the craft store instead. I checked out some shoes and clothes in the teddy bear aisle...none of them seem to match the style of how I envision Celeste...guess I'll have to create my own ;)

The good thing about having to wait to make my Poppet is that I can plan out what I want, and get more tips and ideas from everyone on here :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 12, 2007 06:28:53 PM
I have a new doll in the toys thread. I used what I learned in making the poppet. Check her out.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=213642.0


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 12, 2007 08:28:48 PM
oh my gosh, the knee dimples! *adds to repetoire* did you do that to the elbows as well? i love it.

how did you do that nose? and the boobage? dude, that's amazing!
I didn't do the elbows, because I didn't think of it. However, since she'll be getting naked again to have her nipples painted on, I will do that too.
Her face is patterned like Ghilie's poppet face except I made the nose poke out more. Then you take a stitch like the bit crack one, only smaller next to the outside of the nose, and then one close to the middle of the nose. Do this on both sides. I will be making a PDF file of the pattern when I find out how to do this, and will be giving it out to those who pm me with their e-mail addresses. I used Ghilie's pattern piece for the back, and designed the rest around some other doll patterns I'd seen. My eldest son (he's eight years old) was the first to tell me that her head is too big! I explained to him that dolls are caricatures. Lots of other discussions about woman's body parts too. You can read about that on the other thread!
Oh! This has gotten so long! Sorry.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 12, 2007 08:35:40 PM
I would kill for a real house elf too....lol..  I need a maid!! I would rather craft that clean. quote]


OH! Too funny!!! My house is such a wreck and I have laundry almost to the ceiling!! I'm trying to get all of my sewing done before Christmas and I'd rather stick my head in the sand (read computer set to Craftster) than deal with the mess!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: straw_holder on December 12, 2007 08:46:05 PM
Started my poppet today.  I have the arms, legs, head and body done.  All that's left is attaching everything together, and then the details (eyes, hair, clothes, etc).

Can someone reassure me about attaching the head?  I googled "ladder stitch", but am just really worried it's not going to work for me.  The ones I've seen posted, you can't see the stitches at all.  I can't figure out how to do that.  Any advice or encouragement would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 12, 2007 09:02:47 PM
Started my poppet today.  I have the arms, legs, head and body done.  All that's left is attaching everything together, and then the details (eyes, hair, clothes, etc).

Can someone reassure me about attaching the head?  I googled "ladder stitch", but am just really worried it's not going to work for me.  The ones I've seen posted, you can't see the stitches at all.  I can't figure out how to do that.  Any advice or encouragement would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
It's also called a blind stitch. It looks better than a whip stitch. What you do is run your needle inside the fold of the fabric, upon exiting one side poke your needle into the fold of the other fabric and take a small stitch parallel to the fold, then exit fabric and cross over to other side and do the same thing.
Here's a pretty good picture of what it looks like on this site.

http://doku.bimyo.jp/scd/options.html


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on December 13, 2007 04:44:40 AM
Anybody watch Tinman on SCIFI?
I'd love a poppet Glitch, zipperhead and all. :D

totally...that would be awesome. And MoBats!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 13, 2007 06:43:50 AM
Forgive me becasue I'm HP illiterate but do house elves wear pillowcases in the movies/books? Too cute!
I personally think they look a tad creepy but if they wear pillowcases and do housework I could over look that. ;)

I got the pattern a few days ago and have been studying it like it's the bible. lol. I want to make sure I know what I'm doing. then I went to wal-mart yesterday and explored the fabric a bit. There are few really nice velors and leopard type prints that will work but not much else. I'm considering trying flannel since I love working with flannel and this time of year there are so many prints and colors. :) I'm looking forward to a after Christmas trip to micheals and hobby lobby. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 13, 2007 07:01:12 AM
Forgive me becasue I'm HP illiterate but do house elves wear pillowcases in the movies/books? Too cute!
I personally think they look a tad creepy but if they wear pillowcases and do housework I could over look that. ;)

I got the pattern a few days ago and have been studying it like it's the bible. lol. I want to make sure I know what I'm doing. then I went to wal-mart yesterday and explored the fabric a bit. There are few really nice velors and leopard type prints that will work but not much else. I'm considering trying flannel since I love working with flannel and this time of year there are so many prints and colors. :) I'm looking forward to a after Christmas trip to micheals and hobby lobby. :)

In Harry Potter, the house elves do not own clothing. If they did, they would no longer be slaves to their masters and required to do their every bidding. Thus Dobby wears a pillowcase until Harry tricks Dobby's master into giving him a sock, and freeing him from bondage.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: purple princess on December 13, 2007 11:58:07 AM
hello
*waves*

Fenn was showing us her poppet on BMC and I WANT one, I really, really do...but I've never made a toy before and barely used a sewing machine...but I'm going to learn cos I really, really want a purple princess poppet of my very own to make tiaras and glittery tutus for (I only have boys y'see....)

so please let me know when I'll be eligible for a poppet pattern, I shall wait patiently and lurk around the site lots until then

PP
xxx


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: straw_holder on December 13, 2007 12:04:00 PM
Craftewoman - Thanks for the help!  Her head is attached now!

My poppet is done.  Well, except she needs a haircut and some clothes.  I'm waiting for the clothes to post her.  She turned out better than I had dared to hope (this is my first time doing anything like this).  Thanks for the pattern, Ghillie!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: purple princess on December 13, 2007 01:59:46 PM
will do monkey thumb - ta

and yes that's the one - isn't she adorable!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: krtek on December 13, 2007 02:52:19 PM
How could i miss this? I've always wanted to try and make a poppet some time. And after seeing all the wonderful creations around here, I guess the time is now ;)



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: nezbutt on December 13, 2007 05:55:24 PM
My latest Poppet is finished! She looks like something out of a Dr Suess book!
Pictures will be coming soon...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: megmoira on December 13, 2007 06:08:08 PM
I'm so excited! I have two big chunks of suedey like fabrics, in black and a rich chocolatey brown. I'm not sure if the brown is stretchy enough, but we'll see. Do you think a smaller shanked button with a big'ol washer around the post will work for the leg and arm joints? My goal is to avoid buying anything but stuffing for this project, saving the money for great Christmas gifts!

Craftilicious people, what are your thoughts on the idea?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 13, 2007 06:11:43 PM
I suggest the buttons that I do because they are strong and don't break.  But, metal coat buttons with shanks will work, anything that is strong.  You don't want to have the shank break.  You can always restring it easily, but if the shank breaks that is a major repair.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: megmoira on December 13, 2007 06:14:34 PM
Oooh, good point! I'll do that for the actual toys, but for the prototype, I think I can get away with it... Dang, it is ALWAYS dangerous to go to Joannes on a payday.  ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 13, 2007 06:16:42 PM
Yes, especially after you have been reading craftster!  :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: grammar_gremlin on December 13, 2007 06:31:43 PM
I hope it's not too late to join up.  My 18-month-old son saw pictures of the poppets you've all done, and he got really excited about them.  He just became a big brother, and has been somewhat neglected, so I want to do something special for him.  Why not a poppet?  It may take a while, with the new baby and all, but I'll do my best to finish.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 13, 2007 06:51:42 PM
Grammar, congrats on the new baby!!!I'll be making one for my 2 1/2 yr old after Christmas:)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: nezbutt on December 13, 2007 08:04:00 PM
My newest poppety pictures! I hope you like her, I really do!
She has soooo much hair! I have enough yarn left over for another one, so I might be making her a twin.

She has bangs!

Back of her hair

Sorry about the nude pics, I havent made her clothes yet but I couldnt resist posting her pictures


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 13, 2007 08:57:17 PM
I love her hair! She is so cute! And her eyes are pretty too. I like the pics with her hair is being cut off.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 13, 2007 09:23:12 PM
 Nah! We don't mind Poppet nudity! I got one of my girls showing her arse!!! Great job!!! Im crazy about her hair!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ems2801 on December 14, 2007 12:48:30 AM
Okay! Here is my FIRST almost-finished poppet (just needs clothes!)  ;D



She is made of royal blue velour-like fabric, with multi-coloured wool hair (purple, grey, yellow and red). Here she is posing in a tree.
She is 70% of the original poppet size.

"i love mini poppets! i would love to make a smaller one but i dont think i have the sewing skills! the clothes are what's giving me the headache. That's why my poppets are still nakky!" -irasema
It was quite hard to turn some of the pieces (especially the tail), I wouldn't go any smaller either!!

I couldn't help posting some pictures, but will create a topic with more once she is entirely done. I have to think of some clothes that will go with her! And a name...Thank you SO much for the pattern Ghilie, I didn't think mine would turn out so good!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 14, 2007 05:00:55 AM
She turned out very well!  She's cute!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on December 14, 2007 06:44:47 AM
Holy crafting batman, I've gone mad!
I've just photocopied the pattern at 150% of its original size. I'm going to have a HUGE poppet.
It probably won't be done until after christmas now, I've got too many other projects to finish before I start this beast, but will keep you all updated
I should be finishing one tonight so expect pics soon =]


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: irasema on December 14, 2007 07:22:46 AM
i felt bad that it was getting colder and my poppets were nakky. so i made some boots and a tshirt. do any of you know how i could make some leggings??


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 14, 2007 07:24:37 AM
Great poppets girls. With that much hair she doesn't need any clothes, just a horse so she can be Lady Godiva!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 14, 2007 07:27:46 AM
i felt bad that it was getting colder and my poppets were nakky. so i made some boots and a tshirt. do any of you know how i could make some leggings??
Sure! Just use the pants tute and make it out of lycra. When making your pattern, trace around your poppets legs, so that the leg of the pants will be tighter.
Oh, and pants tute is found here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211760.0
Good luck!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 14, 2007 07:28:30 AM
Oooh, good point! I'll do that for the actual toys, but for the prototype, I think I can get away with it... Dang, it is ALWAYS dangerous to go to Joannes on a payday.  ;)
HAHAHAHAH! Amen to that! ;D :D ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 14, 2007 08:08:47 AM
i felt bad that it was getting colder and my poppets were nakky. so i made some boots and a tshirt. do any of you know how i could make some leggings??

Take a pair of socks and sew them smaller, like you were making the legs or arms for a sock monkey...
Holy crafting batman, I've gone mad!
I've just photocopied the pattern at 150% of its original size. I'm going to have a HUGE poppet.
It probably won't be done until after christmas now, I've got too many other projects to finish before I start this beast, but will keep you all updated
I should be finishing one tonight so expect pics soon =]

 So basically what you are saying that this will be one bag of Polyfil per limb??!! HAHA AWESOME!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on December 14, 2007 09:25:53 AM
Yep, I'm pretty sure I'm going to use more stuffing on this one than on the other 3 combined, ah well
Just wait till I make a life size one!
(joking... or maybe not, no, that's crazy, I couldn't make a life sized one, could I?)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on December 14, 2007 09:47:10 AM
gorgeous hair on the last poppets!! :o

Just wait till I make a life size one!
(joking... or maybe not, no, that's crazy, I couldn't make a life sized one, could I?)

I think you could... and I would ask you to show us the whole process in pictures!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on December 14, 2007 09:57:19 AM
now it's me the one who has a question... after the impossibility of finding other than googly eyes where I live, I ordered 3 pair of eyes online. got them today, but I don't get it...



how does this get fixed so it doesn't fall off? shoud I sew it somehow??


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 14, 2007 10:09:00 AM
I think you tie it in the inside of the head. That is how I would do it.


Love you blue poppet. I am all about color!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 14, 2007 12:42:10 PM
I would poke holes in the face where I wanted the eyes to go, and then poke the shank through the hole, then using dental floss the same way you attached the limbs, tie the eyes together. You could even pull on the floss some so that the eyes are more sunken in.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ems2801 on December 14, 2007 12:52:55 PM
great looking girls there! awesome! love that crazy hair, especially the mess you made trimming it, ha ha!
the teeny blue girl is super cute with her lovely eyes. i noticed though, since she's nakkie, that she's missing her belly button and, uh, girly bits too... somehow, after seeing so many of your poppets in the buff, she looks unfinished to me. heh.
Yes, thats true! I am still thinking about doing them, I just forgot to do it before I put the legs on. She isn't totally finished yet, so I'll have to attempt it with the legs on!
I think it was megmoira that was thinking about using just normal shank buttons for the joints? I used just normal buttons with a shank because I couldn't find the half-ball cover buttons in the shop (I have since found them!) and they seem great with the plain buttons. But I guess I have nothing to compare them too since this is my first doll. But it does definitely work.  ;D
Thanks for the nice compliments everyone!! I love all the poppets!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 14, 2007 12:59:53 PM
Hello everyone. Still haven't gotten my fabric ye (since I've requested it for Christmas, but I have a few questions since reading the pattern. Remember, this will be my first doll, so please be patient :(

1. Sculpey nose. Am I reading this right? I sew the head, stuff the head and put the nose in and bake the whole head? That doesn't burn the fiberfill? It doesn't set the head on fire. The thought of it freaks me out. But I'm still getting used to sculpey too....

2. Do you think a thin courderoy would work for the fabric. I've got some that is a pretty color of brown...

3. Is there a pattern for Boy bits(at least the penis) at least one of the Poppets I have in my mind is a boy.....

Thanks so much!!!
Daina


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Artisan82 on December 14, 2007 01:33:52 PM
The fibre fill will not burn - the polymer clays are baked at such a low temp that there's no chance that the fibre fill or fabric will ignite (unless you touch the heat element or something). In fact, I use to purposely bake my polymer clay easter eggs on a bed of fibre fill so that I wouldn't get a little flat spot from contact with the baking sheet during curing (sidebar).

I started a poppet with corduroy - it's they grey bunny in-progess on page 12 of this thread) ... I found that the heavier suede lends itself to much smoother legs and arms while the cuorodroy isn't quite thick enough to hide all of the lumps from stuffing.  It's not terrrible - you just don't get that nice smooth look...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lady4feet on December 14, 2007 02:22:11 PM
The fibre fill will not burn - the polymer clays are baked at such a low temp that there's no chance that the fibre fill or fabric will ignite (unless you touch the heat element or something). In fact, I use to purposely bake my polymer clay easter eggs on a bed of fibre fill so that I wouldn't get a little flat spot from contact with the baking sheet during curing (sidebar).

I started a poppet with corduroy - it's they grey bunny in-progess on page 12 of this thread) ... I found that the heavier suede lends itself to much smoother legs and arms while the cuorodroy isn't quite thick enough to hide all of the lumps from stuffing.  It's not terrrible - you just don't get that nice smooth look...


Wow I never knew that. I've tried polymer clay a few times and I'd get so ticked from that little flat spot.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: nezbutt on December 14, 2007 04:50:59 PM
I used air drying clay in my noses and it works just as well as baking the whole head


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Lulu Clyde on December 14, 2007 07:32:47 PM
Is this pattern still available?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 14, 2007 08:02:41 PM
I missed a bunch! The blue poppet is pretty! I'm considering using blue fabric for my first one since I have it on hand and should probably follow the pattern the first time around. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Lulu Clyde on December 14, 2007 09:53:06 PM
Thanks Monkey Thumb


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on December 15, 2007 06:31:11 AM
i haven't seen doll eyes like the ones you've got, where did you order them from? can you email, phone or mail them for instructions on how to use them properly? you can be adventurous if you feel like it but the "right" way is probably the "best" way in the end.

I think that's the best option. I ordered them from an online shop in the UK whose name I don't remember right now. I will look in my inbox and check if the can help me, because I am absolutely clueless. the pins in the back should not open... unless you snap them :P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Misty 66 on December 15, 2007 07:37:23 AM
She is so cute,  I have fallen in love with her, could I still join?
I Love making clothes for dolls, moreso when my daughter was young and I even made a three piece for her Sindy doll, which transformed into a bed.
Thanks
Misty


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 15, 2007 07:39:25 AM
of course you can still join. Just pm me your email.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Ekioart on December 15, 2007 09:58:52 AM
Wow some great poppets!

I had a remnant in my hand the other day that would have been just about perfect.. then I noticed it was way too little. Not to mention that it was the last of its kind in the department. The lady said they are ordering more, so I'll just have to keep an eye out! ^-^



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: bethr on December 15, 2007 12:39:01 PM
Okay! Here is my FIRST almost-finished poppet (just needs clothes!)  ;D



love her, love her.  These interesting skin colours are so good.  If I make another I will use blue or green I think. Lovely.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ems2801 on December 15, 2007 01:20:06 PM
hey ekioart, some people are photocopying the pattern smaller and making mini poppets. they sure are cute!

How much fabric do you have Ekioart? For my poppet (which is photocopied at 70% size) I used at the MOST, 20cm of 110cm wide fabric (7.9" of 43.3" wide)-it was actually more like 15cm, this is just a generous guess. Maybe you could make a mini one, like Monkeythumb suggests.

Okay! Here is my FIRST almost-finished poppet (just needs clothes!)  ;D



love her, love her.  These interesting skin colours are so good.  If I make another I will use blue or green I think. Lovely.


I missed a bunch! The blue poppet is pretty! I'm considering using blue fabric for my first one since I have it on hand and should probably follow the pattern the first time around. :)

Thanks bethr and Eliea! In the beginning I only used blue cos it was the only colour I had! But now I think I would continue to use bright colours like this. When she had no hair, everyone thought she looked like a smurf.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Linda P on December 15, 2007 02:15:12 PM
I have one wonky foot and one wonky hand done.. so I think my pretty blue poppet has picked her name.  I will post her limbs later to get advice.  Can someone walk me through the tail?  How did you turn yours?  If I read it correct, I just cut the tail out.  *Only 1 piece of material, then fold it in half and sew.. well.. it is sooo narrow I cannot turn it. 


I have some wonderful black eyelash yarn.. I am going to try and use it for eyelashes!  I envision a single crochet string of it.. that would make it easier to glue to the back... *I will let you know when I get to the eyes.

I am getting ready to go to work, so I will not get to the head or body..

I do have a tip though..

Are you running short on stuffing?  Does your child have a TON of stuffed animals laying around?  I found a bear that the girls do not play with anymore, and she donated her stuffing to Miss Wonky's arms and legs!

Happy Sewing..
Linda P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Linda P on December 15, 2007 02:30:46 PM


*FOUND*!!!

eta just saw your post linda. did you sew on the line or cut the line? you fold a piece of fabric in half, trace your pattern onto the piece with it touching the fold so you are only cutting one side of the tail out. then you stitch on the drawn line, then cut and turn it.
it can be a bit tricky, using the blunk end of a skewer stick can help.

I am sorry, I hate being dense.. so when I fold the fabric, do I fold the paper also?  If I cannot figure out her a fabric tail, she may get a braided tail, or no tail!
Thanks for the help.. on my way out into the nasty weather to go to work... Sigh.. wish I could be stitching my poppet out...
Linda


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 15, 2007 03:01:04 PM
A braided tail would be beautiful...Why didn't I think of that? However yes I folded the paper in half and sewed. I used a bamboo skewer to help turn it inside out. Or put a small safety pin in the end and work it back through so it is right sides out.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: thefabfive on December 15, 2007 04:11:43 PM
I would LOVE to see boy poppets.
there r some boy poppets if u would like 2 see dem!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: laminathegreat on December 15, 2007 06:02:45 PM
speaking of boys, someone was asking about boy bits...
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=210276.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=210276.0)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 15, 2007 06:27:00 PM
As I was rummaging thru my stash, I found itty bitty safe-ty eyes that will be perfect for my mini poppet!

Also rediscovered was a neon green panne, and some lovely black strech velvet(not panne!) I've had these for years, (employees at JoAnn's get a 15% discount!- and I worked there for 6 1/2 years!) Some are from 1998!

My next poppets will be Stash poppets! (just can't stop poppeting!)

AND my sister wants me to make Dean and Sam Winchester for her friend.
I told her she had to help!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lady4feet on December 15, 2007 07:22:38 PM
Question for those who are using doll joints. I couldn't find the buttons I needed so I went ahead and got doll joints. My question is when you poke a hole in the leg so it can be attached to the body, wont the hole eventually fray or be a weak part and tear?
I'm not sure if it will be a problem for my first poppet since I doubt she'll be played with but I'd like to eventually make more that may be played with.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 15, 2007 07:34:57 PM
If you make it from a woven, that will probably be a problem.  If you make it from the polyester knit like alovasuede, it doesn't fray.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 15, 2007 07:44:31 PM
Is this a polar bear or a mouse? 



Here she is with hair, I think she looks more bear like with hair.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lady4feet on December 15, 2007 07:51:46 PM
Thanks ghilie I'm using alovasuede so I'll continue on with my poppet making.

I think it looks more mouse like. Is is suppose to be wintery? If yes I'd do a silver or blue color hair.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Linda P on December 15, 2007 08:02:43 PM
I also think mouse like.. how about pink hair..   what a cutie!

Now for the much promised wonky photos...
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94484)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94485)

UGHHH.. I am still not happy with them.. she may have to wear boots and gloves! 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 15, 2007 08:06:22 PM
Originally, she was gonna be a bunny, so I didn't put on a tail.  But I burnt the ear because my oven only works on broil right now (Did you know 200 degrees on broil is different than 200 degrees on bake?   ::))  Anyway, I had to redo the head and decided to make it a polar bear in honor of the ice storm we just had.  I just found perfect hair - it's blue/white/purple varigated baby yarn.  If I make it a mouse, I have to add the tail, which is harder when you've already sewn the butt.  Maybe it will look different after I add hair.

Linda, that's not bad.  What fabric did you use?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 15, 2007 09:51:45 PM
I think she looks like a bear...So pretty!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 15, 2007 10:31:22 PM
I've decided she's a mouse.  You know, sometimes the darn poppets just INSIST on being something other than what you want them to be.

Here are the nekkid poppets holding hands.  My beautiful Le Tigre (Thanks, MalibuKasey), sassy, brassy and sexy and the cute Winter Mouse poppet (unnamed), who is sweetness, light and innocence.  Sometimes opposites attract!  Le Tigre will be sad when her friend goes away. 



Winter Mouse poppet is for the Silly Santa Swap.  There is still time to join it if you want!

What should I name her?  I want her to have a backstory too, but it's 12:30 and I am too tired to think.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 15, 2007 10:52:47 PM
Quote
i like her eyes, ghilie. i hadn't thought to use that sort on her but for some animals those would be a better choice than the coloured ones.

I was inspired by cosmo and lolly!  And much as I love the detailed eyelids, sometimes, I just want simple.  Seeing as how I already had to redo the head.

I am glad you see the winter in her!  She has a tail now, I just hand stitched it on there.  I hate handstitching.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Linda P on December 15, 2007 11:57:56 PM
I used a stretch suede from Hancocks.. they had it on sale.  I bought blue, pink and a light tan.  I will do my second hand and foot, and see if I can get them right.  I am thinking hard about taking the hand and leg patterns, and digitizing them so I can do them on my embroidery machine.  That way I can make them easy and all the same! 
I love the hair you picked out!  SHe is so pretty.  I would love to do the swap, but I better get at least one done, so that way I know I can do it.  I have made teddy bears before, but these are so much prettier!
Linda P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ems2801 on December 16, 2007 12:06:22 AM
Can someone walk me through the tail?  How did you turn yours?  If I read it correct, I just cut the tail out.  *Only 1 piece of material, then fold it in half and sew.. well.. it is sooo narrow I cannot turn it. 

Hi LindaP, I had a lot of trouble turning the tail too (esp. since my tail was smaller than the original)! I ended up using some scissor-type tweezers which worked really well.   :P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on December 16, 2007 03:54:27 AM
the winter mouse poppet looks so beautiful, innocent and wintery!

you might want to give her a small portion of cheese for the trip, we don't want any poppet to starve when travelling to a new home :P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 16, 2007 06:49:00 AM
Can someone walk me through the tail?  How did you turn yours?  If I read it correct, I just cut the tail out.  *Only 1 piece of material, then fold it in half and sew.. well.. it is sooo narrow I cannot turn it. 

Hi LindaP, I had a lot of trouble turning the tail too (esp. since my tail was smaller than the original)! I ended up using some scissor-type tweezers which worked really well.   :P

I use a straw and a long thick needle.  Shove the straw down the tail, then use the blunt end of the neede to push the fabric trhu the straw. 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 16, 2007 10:04:13 AM
 Whoooo! I just got a lump in my throat seeing Le Tigre!!!

 But the mousy Poppet is DARLING!!! I love the soft pastel hair! You know how snow can sometimes look blue or pink because of the shadows or the sun? She should be a snow nymph... My 4 year old saw her amd thinks her name should be Twinkle.... hehe! Or Le' Toile... Which means star in French! Oh it seems like it needs a majestic name!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 16, 2007 10:09:12 AM
I like Twinkle.  It's cute!  I have got some silver snowflake sequins that I am gonna add. I just don't know where yetl


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 16, 2007 10:14:10 AM
 On the back and shoulders and chest! Like there should be clusters that spread out the further down they go... then add irredescent beads randomly... Or maybe on the feet spreading out as it goes up the legs, but not passed the knee (you know, to replicate walking in the snow) I could vomit ideas for hours.... But there is a start. Oh yeah, and there should be a couple in the hair...somehow.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: spoiledBlonde on December 16, 2007 10:28:08 AM
wow they r amazing gr8 work!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 16, 2007 10:30:08 AM
On the back and shoulders and chest! Like there should be clusters that spread out the further down they go... then add irredescent beads randomly... Or maybe on the feet spreading out as it goes up the legs, but not passed the knee (you know, to replicate walking in the snow) I could vomit ideas for hours.... But there is a start. Oh yeah, and there should be a couple in the hair...somehow.

I see you had your morning coffee, MK!  ;D

Daughter wants one..do you sell ?
wow they r amazing gr8 work!!!

No ma'am, but I do give out the pattern for free.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 16, 2007 01:33:18 PM
Nope.  These things take HOURS for me.  I lose creative control when I sell them, and invariably, someone wants to offer me $25 for one.  I just don't do it.  I would rather remain in creative control and make something because I like to make it.  However, if someone else wants to do it, then go ahead...  ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teag on December 16, 2007 01:36:46 PM
I love mousey and the idea of doing a bear is great. I would make a bears tail by making a fabric yoyo out of the body fabric, stuff it tightly then attach it to the butt.It would be so cute!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 16, 2007 01:45:00 PM
It's why I dont, because $25 offends me.  But that is what people would offer to pay for it.

As for selling rights, if a craftster wants to make one and sell it, fine.  If mattel wants it, they gotta pay, baby!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: klum78 on December 16, 2007 05:09:57 PM

Winter Mouse poppet is for the Silly Santa Swap.  There is still time to join it if you want!


Now I have to join that swap.

 Must finish quilt in time to join swap!!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: deceptive.fragileness on December 16, 2007 05:47:46 PM
Ahhh.... I *have* to get my sewing machine and poppet making stuff from my mom's!!!! I hate moving! I have one that's finished but she's there so I haven't been able to take pics =(


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 16, 2007 05:55:13 PM
She looked like a bear to me Ghilie. That's funny that you burnt her ears. I tried to make a cake once on broil. I'd wait for the oven to heat up and the little light to go off, and then I'd turn the oven off, and then turn it back on a few minutes later...the cake turned out weird. :-\


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 16, 2007 05:56:46 PM
Question for those who are using doll joints. I couldn't find the buttons I needed so I went ahead and got doll joints. My question is when you poke a hole in the leg so it can be attached to the body, wont the hole eventually fray or be a weak part and tear?
I'm not sure if it will be a problem for my first poppet since I doubt she'll be played with but I'd like to eventually make more that may be played with.
What if you did a small button hole where the doll joint poked in the fabric, more like an eyelet hole. That is if you're using a woven fabric...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 16, 2007 06:02:10 PM
It's why I dont, because $25 offends me.  But that is what people would offer to pay for it.

As for selling rights, if a craftster wants to make one and sell it, fine.  If mattel wants it, they gotta pay, baby!
Yes! That makes me so mad! I did some research on Etsy, and a ooak (one of a kind) doll like yours goes for @ $80, not $25!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 16, 2007 06:03:03 PM
I like Twinkle.  It's cute!  I have got some silver snowflake sequins that I am gonna add. I just don't know where yetl
OOOOH! I love this idea! she may need a parka.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Linda P on December 16, 2007 08:32:12 PM
Does anyone else do machine embroidery?  If so, would you be interested in having the arms and legs done in the hoop?  I am not sure what all else I can do in the hoop, but I will see. 

I have not gotten any further than the one leg and arm.. I need some time off work to be able to do her...
Linda P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lava on December 16, 2007 08:51:30 PM
Just wanted to share finally added a tutorial on making boy bits! 

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=210276.0

Because hey, you never know when you need them.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lava on December 16, 2007 09:46:18 PM
Yeah and I'm a copy cat.  I had to make a mouse to!  She was just to cute to pass up! 

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=214390.0

There's the link and here's a pic



Here name is Miss Dot :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: anonhat on December 16, 2007 10:39:36 PM
Wow! I can't believe I missed all this Poppeting.

Just tonight I found them and REALLY want to make some poppets now. I hope its not too late to join this (with it being 90+ pages and all)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 16, 2007 10:43:33 PM
 I agree.... $25???? The only way you could quote a good price for a Poppet is if you have ever gone through the whole task of making one! Then not only paying for the labor and materials but, to pay for the emotional attatchment and care you took while putting in the details and characteristics to give them thier personalities.. I would say it is priceless.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 17, 2007 04:32:39 AM
Lava. Thanks for the Tute on Boy bits and I love the mouse poppet! I love her hat!

And to everyone talking about selling the poppets. I don't think I could ever sell one, and I've not made one yet. Just from everything I've seen on this board, too much love goes into them to sell them. Plus, I've never sold any of the stuff I've madee, given away tons and made tons for other people. That feels so good, I think selling would make me feel a little used  ??? (blushing)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 17, 2007 04:55:47 AM
Linda P, I just got an embroidery all in one, so that would definitely be worth my time!

Lava, OMG, Miss Dot is so cute!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Mrsblocko on December 17, 2007 07:19:56 AM
I posted my 2 finished poppets here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=214442.0


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sweetestangel on December 17, 2007 07:44:12 AM
I would love to join.  My seven year old loves these dolls. (So does mommy)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 17, 2007 09:47:58 AM
Sorry everyone. I had puter issues. Plus it had been a super busy weekend.

All the poppets since the 5 pages I have missed are great!

ghilie, I agree she is a mouse, but you already decided that. And that is an insult of $25. People who don't craft don't get it. They think we have a sweat shop in our house like in China. People don't realize they get stuff cheap because of child/slave labor in china or other places. I guess ignorance is bliss. :P

Everyone has done such cute stuff. I need to get cracking on my next one!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 17, 2007 09:51:41 AM
Linda P.   I am interested in the embroidry machine one! Got one for Christmas last year, and I really would like to do these on it.
Good luck!


I love the winter poppet and Miss Dot's hat!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 17, 2007 09:57:07 AM
Wow! I can't believe I missed all this Poppeting.

Just tonight I found them and REALLY want to make some poppets now. I hope its not too late to join this (with it being 90+ pages and all)

Hey should be start placing bets on how long this will last? HAHAHAHA!
Ghilie, if you'd only known!
I'm curious, how many patterns have you sent out? Let's see, that's $5.00 a piece on Etsy for....
Thank Heaven's for Craftster!!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lysearedwolf on December 17, 2007 11:04:19 AM
I'd love to join!  I probably wouldn't be able to really get started till next week, but I definitely want to give it a try.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: singininmyundies on December 17, 2007 11:31:57 AM
These are so amazing! I'd love to make one of my very own!!! ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fairy Princess on December 17, 2007 11:40:39 AM
Hmm.... I think I'll have to join this. I've been considering it for a little while.  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 17, 2007 11:48:08 AM
hey everyone! I've been without a computer all weekend. My wonderful hubby is upgrading my hard drive and ram! I can't believe the difference! :)
any who everyone's poppet's are so cute! I love the little mouse one! The hair is soo cute! I hope you post pictures of it finished!

The medieval poppet is clever! I love her striped hair! and the outfit is just awesome!

Oh if only I were done. Christmas is way to close I anticipate lack of sleep a lot this week.  ::)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 17, 2007 11:53:20 AM
Sleep is for the weak.   ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: laminathegreat on December 17, 2007 12:52:30 PM
I am almost done with my poppet. As in her face is drying (I painted it) and then attach her hair and then out the door. (Merry christmas great grandma!)
This has been the most fun project I've done in a while. And it's been easy. yes I said EASY!! Now it could be those years of costuming that are speaking, but I don't think so. Maybe watching this little person come together is what makes it worth any trouble.
I'm really excited too, I've been wanting to make a jointed waldorf style doll for a while and have been unable to figure our how the heck I'd attach those limbs. All the instructions I've seen just said 'use a button' but no one has ever said 'use a SHANK button." I get it, and I will be conquering it soon!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 17, 2007 01:11:33 PM
Hi Lamina! How sweet to make a doll for your great grandmother! hope you post some pics!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: megmoira on December 17, 2007 01:58:58 PM
Sleep is for the weak.   ;D
I'd sleep all week~!  ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: megmoira on December 17, 2007 02:27:52 PM
Hi! My poppet is mostly done, and you can see her here! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=214513.0
(and here too!)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=94796)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: anonhat on December 17, 2007 02:58:46 PM
Thanks for the pattern!

I'm tea dying my fabric right now and my little poppets will be popping out in no time! (Yes. I'm making a set of four for my first project.)

I just hope that my fabric is a little more brown than pink.  :-\ I bought about 3 yards of this nice heavy baby pink fabric a long time ago and it would be perfect for this doll. The problem is that i don't know if I bleached it enough before setting it to dye.

ah well. Only time will tell. Plus, it'll add character!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: grammar_gremlin on December 17, 2007 06:01:00 PM
I ordered a few supplies (buttons, needles, polymer clay) from Joann.com, and found some beautiful deep red fabric (a thick, not-too-stretchy knit) in my mom's scrap box, which happened to perfectly match some thread I have.  It's meant to be!  ;D

Anyway, I got started working on what parts of the project I can do (i.e. the sewing).  I got the first leg sewn and started on the toes when my thread started getting caught on the hook.  The manual says to clean and lubricate the bobbin case, but I can't find any sewing machine oil.  Grrr.  I was really looking forward to working on him.  >:(


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 17, 2007 06:05:39 PM
Whenever I have a problem, I rethread the whole thing from scratch and change the needle.  This usually fixes the problem.  I know it's bad of me, but I almost never oil my machine, and I sew a LOT.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: laminathegreat on December 17, 2007 06:10:02 PM
I know it's bad of me, but I almost never oil my machine, and I sew a LOT.
REPENT AND OIL YOUR MACHINE!!!!!!!!!!!!


Seriously, it does good.
and really, there is no substitution for machine oil that would be kicking around ones house. A really lightweight motor oil works, I think. Run away from the wd40. NO WD40 in the machine!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: grammar_gremlin on December 17, 2007 06:25:12 PM
I know it's bad of me, but I almost never oil my machine, and I sew a LOT.
REPENT AND OIL YOUR MACHINE!!!!!!!!!!!!


Seriously, it does good.
and really, there is no substitution for machine oil that would be kicking around ones house. A really lightweight motor oil works, I think. Run away from the wd40. NO WD40 in the machine!

lamina, it's funny that you mentioned substitutions, because I Googled for them, and the only thing I found was jojoba oil.  I don't have any of that either.  I'm going to try ghilie's suggestion on the needle and if it doesn't work, I guess he (my poppet) can wait another day or two.  He's shaping up to be a stubborn little guy already.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 17, 2007 06:28:18 PM
My machine's tension has been acting up lately (just in time for sewing presents :P ), so I may take it in for servicing. It definitely needs it. I've never had it checked and I've had it for at least 10 years (but probably more). It needs a good cleaning and a tune-up. If they can tackle it quickly, I'll try to bring it in next week so I can have it back with time to sew!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 17, 2007 06:28:54 PM
Here's my latest effort. She still needs hair, but she's intended for my cousin's daughter who is just over a year old. bright green works well with redheads, right?

She's wearing pajamas that need snaps( prolly use velcro instead).
I messed up a little, but thats ok for a practice pair. Can you tell where I opped?
its kinda obvious :(







Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 17, 2007 06:41:16 PM
I know it's bad of me, but I almost never oil my machine, and I sew a LOT.
REPENT AND OIL YOUR MACHINE!!!!!!!!!!!!


Seriously, it does good.
and really, there is no substitution for machine oil that would be kicking around ones house. A really lightweight motor oil works, I think. Run away from the wd40. NO WD40 in the machine!


haha! It's new and doesn't need any oil yet, lol.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: laminathegreat on December 17, 2007 07:04:31 PM
haha! It's new and doesn't need any oil yet, lol.
*whew*

though I must admit they now make machines that don't need oil, how cool is that.

and craftADDchick, I WAS going to tell you a helpful hint, but, YO, take that machine in and give it some LOVE!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 17, 2007 07:14:03 PM
Do you think gun oil would work?  The dh has a lot of that around the house  ;D.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 17, 2007 07:31:20 PM
I can't! Giggles! I cut the piece out backwards!
I'll make another pair for her, and keep that pair for my pink poppet.
really shouldn't cut out pieces while the 2 yr old fights bedtime.

I'm glad you like it Monkeythumb!

Maybe a couple freckles! 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 17, 2007 08:19:55 PM
It took me forever to see where the boo-bo was! I like that fabric it looks nice and cuddly! What kind is it? Is it velvet! She sure is cute! What kind of hair are going to give her?

ghilie, you are not supposed to change your icon. I was like who is saying that! And then someone commented and I was like she didn't say anything, did i miss it. And then I realized you changed it again! Stop doing that...lol! Your icon should be a pic of your poppets anyways. The one with le Tigre and your mouse would be great!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 17, 2007 08:41:01 PM
Hey gals, look what I just found. We can make shoes for our poppets!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=35344.0
 ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MoreLove on December 17, 2007 10:44:29 PM
ya!  finally sat down and finished mm very own poppet!  

meet Zenaria!



https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=214615.0


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 18, 2007 05:28:25 AM
Oh, Zenaria is pretty!! I adore her skin tone!



My green one was cream colored panne about 10 yrs ago when i tried to dye it dark green. It turned out bright green, and I liked it. Most  of it was used to make an outfit for my then 5yr old cousin. She loves everything I make her!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 18, 2007 05:33:28 AM

ghilie, you are not supposed to change your icon. I was like who is saying that! And then someone commented and I was like she didn't say anything, did i miss it. And then I realized you changed it again! Stop doing that...lol! Your icon should be a pic of your poppets anyways. The one with le Tigre and your mouse would be great!

But my puppy is cute and he needs to be seen!   ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on December 18, 2007 05:59:44 AM
I used air drying clay in my noses and it works just as well as baking the whole head

I don't use polymer clay so that's what I bought to use as well. :) Also, I would not use corduroy to the previous poster who asked...OMG I made a pointy kitty out of it and it was a nightmare.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on December 18, 2007 06:13:19 AM
My machine's tension has been acting up lately (just in time for sewing presents :P ), so I may take it in for servicing. It definitely needs it. I've never had it checked and I've had it for at least 10 years (but probably more). It needs a good cleaning and a tune-up. If they can tackle it quickly, I'll try to bring it in next week so I can have it back with time to sew!

god I've been having the same problem...my thread keeps getting all caught in the bobbin and I can't find my stupid manual in all the piles of crap in my craft room. :( I took it apart and cleaned/oiled and it still kept just getting a thread overload. Maybe changing the needle will help; I got new machine needles for the stretchy fabric when I got my poppet stash but I've been working on christmas presents.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MoreLove on December 18, 2007 07:45:15 AM
haha,  i love er soo much.  soo much attitude!  my boyfriend hates her.  XD  now if you can find the mistake i made on her i'll give you a cookie.  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: 3under3 on December 18, 2007 09:02:04 AM
I know I am not a huge poster. More of a lurker. But could I join in?? I have been admiring Poppets for a couple months now!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 18, 2007 09:37:23 AM
Of course, everyone can join!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 18, 2007 10:19:27 AM
hey craftewoman, have you tried out those shoes?

Nope not yet, but they look really simple to make. I'm too busy making candy and molding chocolates, and converting stuffed animals into puppets, and finishing up a scarf.... the list is endless, and I have to finish everything by Wednesday night. Um, that's tomorrow! the only reason I'm on craftster is because I'm eating lunch.

I had to give away the poppet I made for my baby, because the little girl I gave the leopard to lost hers and was heart broken. When I have time to make a new one for Katie, then I'll try the shoes.

TMI, I know!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 18, 2007 11:51:49 AM
Leopard poppet was probably stolen.  :o


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 18, 2007 12:28:23 PM
I agree leaopard poppet was probably stolen. Poor little poppet, probably misses her mommy:(


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 18, 2007 01:02:30 PM
That is such a tragedy about leopard poppet!! Who would steal a child's doll (no matter how cool it is!)?

And, I love the lizard poppet! The fabric is perfect!!

And, because of all of the scolding ( ;) ), I'm calling the sewing machine place in a few minutes...

I did pick up some ball point needles today, though!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: megmoira on December 18, 2007 02:22:33 PM
MonkeyThumb, I agree. That is a much better way of thinking.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lizbef on December 18, 2007 03:29:35 PM
These are so adorable!  I have to get in on this and try it out.!!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 18, 2007 03:47:13 PM

ghilie, you are not supposed to change your icon. I was like who is saying that! And then someone commented and I was like she didn't say anything, did i miss it. And then I realized you changed it again! Stop doing that...lol! Your icon should be a pic of your poppets anyways. The one with le Tigre and your mouse would be great!

But my puppy is cute and he needs to be seen!   ;D

Your puppy is cute though!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 18, 2007 06:03:42 PM
 Erggg... I have been sleeping since 6:20pm YESTERDAY... I have strep... yick.Which sucks because I am leaving for AZ on friday, so do you think I have even been able to clean house and do laundry to pack? No. Blar. I had like 5 pages of catching up.

 So on that note, what if you use the oil that comes with Electric Shavers? Could you oil your machine with that? It seems like you could...

 Also, I will change my avatar to Poppets if YOU ALL DO!!! HAHA!

 Awesome lizard Poppet..... As I said in the T,D&P's thread, I don't think there could be any better hair than the hair you picked! And those eyes are WAYYY lizardy.

 A missing, or stolen, or a lost then found Poppet? Tragic. If it was stolen, at least you made something people desire... doesn't make it right.... But, I would say look at it MonkeyThumbs way.

......... off to take my Amoxycillin..... ladies, I am sure you know what problems occur from taking THAT.. :-\

 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 18, 2007 06:28:11 PM
Oh, I remember when my sister got strep. she was pissed at me for not getting it!

I do hope you feel better soon.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 18, 2007 07:22:59 PM
Oh Kasey, I feel for you! I get strep every year. If you eat yogurt with acidophilus in it, it will help THAT problem.  ;)

As for the lost and found idea, that's kinda what I thought. Since it hasn't been turned in, someone just thought it was cool. Someone here said that I needed to make my poppet for my 10 month old with safety eyes and no buttons on the clothes, so I guess it just wasn't meant to be that Cherry was to be Katie's poppet. It's okay. She'll never know the difference anyway.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 18, 2007 07:47:19 PM
Sparkle the Shy Winter Mousie (Thanks for the name, MK!)
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=214782.0


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 18, 2007 07:49:55 PM
Her hair bow is so sweet and her dress is perfect! Love the snowflakes!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MoreLove on December 18, 2007 08:06:33 PM


 Awesome lizard Poppet..... As I said in the T,D&P's thread, I don't think there could be any better hair than the hair you picked! And those eyes are WAYYY lizardy!

  haha   i used buttons with the piece where the thread and holes go.  (i for the life of me can not think tonight)  but yeah,  she is awesome!

  i don;t know what is wrong with my boyfriend,  then again,  he hates my Asian ball jointed dolls as well.  Which will be sitting ont he shelf with Zenaria as well!  XD

if ou didn't figure out what i did wrong,  the "mole" is the nose on the pattern.  i turned it upside down!  XD


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 18, 2007 08:10:54 PM
Quote
guys WHEN am i ever going to have time to finish my poppet? it's not a craft i can do in the car, i am frustrated! darn it!

Well, maybe you could be paired with someone willing to make a poppet in the swap!

Quote
if ou didn't figure out what i did wrong,  the "mole" is the nose on the pattern.  i turned it upside down!  XD

I thought you modified it to make her more lizardy... lizards don't have noses! And it sounds like your boyfriend just doesn't like dolls in general.  My hubby doesn't care either way, but he indulges my wish for new supplies and listens when I talk about 'em, so I think I will keep him.  ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 18, 2007 08:20:41 PM
Ghilie, she's sooooooo beautiful!!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 18, 2007 08:25:57 PM
Thanks!  I was enchanted by Cosmo and Lolly, figured I need to make a sweet one instead of a sultry one.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: NeedleMonkey on December 18, 2007 08:45:24 PM
Im sorry but how do i get a tut or pattern to make a poppet?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Linda P on December 18, 2007 09:04:01 PM
Start on page one.. and you will see the addy to request it....

I finished my pattern on the embroidery machine.. I just about have her ready to put together.. but I have to go to bed.. so maybe I can finish her this week.. I have some hair in the oven.. I am trying to make "curls"  We will see if they hold the curl. 

I just love this pattern.  I agree, the poppet angel was a foot on the missing poppet! 

Strep is horrible.. I had it a couple years ago.. I have not ever been that sick!

Linda P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on December 18, 2007 09:18:41 PM
may i join this CAL? with all the toy recalls i am replacing my childrens toys with all home made this would be a wonderful addition. please tell me what or how i go about this. i have been a member for a while but only lurked untill tonight i think i am hooked on craftster


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 18, 2007 09:20:30 PM
 Go to the first page.... PM Ghilie and she will email you the pattern.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: shadowsforsale on December 18, 2007 09:33:44 PM
Hey guys! I'm joining in this great fun. I just wanted to let you know, too, that if you're heading to JoAnn's for some fabric, the Microsuede is 60% off. Sadly, though, that's all that was on sale.. Go figure, hm?  :-\


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: deceptive.fragileness on December 18, 2007 10:35:32 PM
Crap! I was waiting to post pics of my poppet until she had some clothes, and it looks like the reverse stitch button thing on my machine just crapped out. Hubby says he doesn't think he can fix it...  :'( And I have 2 more to make for presents and a bag and wallet.... *ugh* Hopefully it'll just fix itself tomorrow...  ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 19, 2007 04:44:42 AM
Hey guys! I'm joining in this great fun. I just wanted to let you know, too, that if you're heading to JoAnn's for some fabric, the Microsuede is 60% off. Sadly, though, that's all that was on sale.. Go figure, hm?  :-\

Look in the sale section, I saw alovasuede for 3 per yard.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 19, 2007 04:50:57 AM
I swore to myself that I wouldn't shop for fabric until after Christmas! What's a girl to do?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 19, 2007 05:05:33 AM
I swore to myself that I wouldn't shop for fabric until after Christmas! What's a girl to do?

You should stop swearing!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 19, 2007 07:10:48 AM
Wow! all that chatter overnight! You guys are awesome!
Crap! I was waiting to post pics of my poppet until she had some clothes, and it looks like the reverse stitch button thing on my machine just crapped out. Hubby says he doesn't think he can fix it...  :'( And I have 2 more to make for presents and a bag and wallet.... *ugh* Hopefully it'll just fix itself tomorrow...  ;)
Oh that stinks about the backstitch I hate that. I don't know how I'd live without it. Your machine may need servicing. They're supposed to get it every year for oiling and such. most places will give you an idea of how much it will cost before fixing it. Can't hurt.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Happychick on December 19, 2007 07:11:12 AM
Hi! I'm planning to make a green poppet! I'm cutting out pieces ATM, but am slightly confused by the instruction to  add a seam allowance to half the body back...? Could someone clarify, please?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 19, 2007 07:45:17 AM
Are you needing the backstitch for button holes? I sew the buttons on the outside and snaps or Velcro on the inside. It makes it easier for the kids to work the clothes.

Ghilie, Your mouse is adorable. I felt the same way after seeing Lolly and her sisters. That's why I made Cherry. I know that Katie won't miss her but, I do. :(

Okay Happychick, here's the answer to your question. You sew the back of the body, around the bum with the paper on as a guide. Then, add 1/4 inch to the side of the body back, and also around the body front when you cut that out, that way the'll fit together properly, otherwise you'll end up with a very skinny poppet.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: grammar_gremlin on December 19, 2007 08:00:52 AM
Yay!  All my machine needed was oil, and now it's up and running.  My cranberry red poppet is well underway.  Too bad I got so excited about him that I sewed the back of his head on upside down.  :P  Now when I put his head on his neck, he'll be looking at the ceiling.  I'm trying to decide whether to take apart the whole head or just make a new opening.  Do you all think it would work OK just to sew up the current hole and open a new one?  Otherwise I'll have to redo the ears and everything.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 19, 2007 08:04:48 AM
Hey guys I"m not sure if these will fit the poppets since I don't have one yet but here's some free sock monkey clothing patterns and such:
http://sockmonkeyfun.com/Goodies_Sock_Monkey.html
On the right side is the navigation to the items in question. There's a hat and scarf, a crocheted mesh skirt, and an apron dress pattern. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on December 19, 2007 08:27:36 AM
That's a great link Eliea! I'm going to make the apron dress for my next poppet!

I can't believe we're up to 100 pages already.
should hopefully be able to post pics of my new poppet tonight =]


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Happychick on December 19, 2007 08:44:50 AM
Thanks craftewoman! It makes sense now, reading the instructions again.

I made my first leg! My excitement is entirely disproportionate to my workmanship, but it definitely looks like a leg, albeit with rather pointy feet.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Jenicat on December 19, 2007 08:45:16 AM
Can I join?  I -just- stumbled upon this thread.

I've been sewing for ages, but I've only pretty recently gotten into dolls and stuffed toys, and I saw these adorable poppets all over the board, and they're all so wonderful!  They're truly more than stuffed dolls; they're works of art.  Seriously.  Everyone has done such a beautiful job on them!

Anyway, I'd love to make one, if I can still get the pattern!

:)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 19, 2007 09:18:15 AM
You can still get the pattern just read the first page.

Nice little mouse! She sure is sweet.

MK I will change my avitar to a poppet after this. Then you will have to too. I hope you feel better!!

YAY on 100 pages!

I ordered some printer freezer paper online and they are all out! :'( So now I have to find it somewhere else to make another poppet. I hate tracing it on the freezer paper. I am lazy!

In the swap I think I want to make a poppet for some clothing! We will have to see!

Hope I got everything. I had to catch up!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Artisan82 on December 19, 2007 09:38:25 AM
I FINALLY found a long enough needle to attach limbs to my poppet body last night! El Cheapo that I am, I never actually bought buttons with shanks - just took some sturdy wire that I had on hand and looped it through a regular flat button and twisted.

I also joined the extremities to the body with extra-limp fishing line - thinner and stronger than floss, and I like that you can melt the knots for extra security.

Oh, and I never use freezer paper (I don't know that I can get it here) - just trace the parts on the back of the cloth with either a very sharp white pencil crayon or by lightly pressing a ballpoint pen.

Now I can work on the fun part - clothes, face, and personality, baby!

Have any other Crafty Canadians been able to find safety eyes? The only eyes I could find were googly eyes at Fabricland.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 19, 2007 09:44:34 AM
 Whooooo! 100 pages!!!!! Whoooppideedoo! I was finally able to load your photos Ghilie! I love her and her outfit!!!! So detailed! She looks very dainty and delicate and beautiful!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 19, 2007 09:58:18 AM





<-----Looky! Looky!! I changed mine!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 19, 2007 10:02:53 AM
Beautiful MK!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on December 19, 2007 10:11:45 AM
101 pages already!! omg this is the poppet revolution ;D I hope I can post Lucrecia's sister this weekend

ghilie yours is SO lovely. I was checking the silly santa elephant swap (or however it's called :P ) and screamed as I saw her there. and the lizard one, great!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MoreLove on December 19, 2007 10:25:23 AM
XD  i need to make myself a icon of Zenaria looking at the world disapprovingly!  but she is climbing my xmas tree..  so that will have to do!

  mm..  now  what to make a poppet of next?  one of my friends mentioned making a unicorn...  i think i might have to take this up now..  hehhee...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annacharlotte on December 19, 2007 10:47:30 AM
Ghilie, your mousie is so sweet.  She reminds me a bit of the mice in Maus, the comic book.  Particularly before she got her hair.

Hooray on getting your backstitch fixed.  I was going to chime in that I had an old machine (still have it, actually) with no backstitch.  I just turned things around when I needed to end the seam.  Works fine unless you're making something giant like a coat.  I did finally break down and buy a new Pfaff, and then my backstitch went out on that.  You can't win.  But it was still under warranty, so it's all better now.

And this thread is unbelievable!  There will be hundreds more poppets before I even get mine cut out at this rate.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 19, 2007 10:55:41 AM
Thanks for the kind words about Sparkle.  (She is currently avoiding dog teeth in my sewing room with her pal Le Tigre, who, I am sure, is teaching her bad, bad things.)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: pickled_peppers on December 19, 2007 11:41:42 AM
ghilie, I absolutely adore your poppets! :D I'm inspired... I've been lurking for a while now, and I think I'm finally going to have to request the pattern. ;D We'll see when I have time to make my own....


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Jenicat on December 19, 2007 12:49:18 PM
I read, just wanted to make sure it was still OK to ask.  :)

E-mail address sent!  I can't wait to make a little cutie for my little cutie.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Knitstasher11 on December 19, 2007 12:51:20 PM
I love everyone's Poppets!  I would love to make my own.  Thanks ghilie for such a great doll!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: laminathegreat on December 19, 2007 01:40:48 PM
Finally!
I need to post some picts of my poppet!
I made my first one in a black polar fleece...... because I had some around.  ;D I have some purple panne that I'd love to try but it IS really stretchy. I found some buttons in the pile of stuff I inherited from my grandma. I had gotten some dental floss for another project (I can't even remember why...) but discovered it's flavoured... so my poppet has a minty smell......
Ok day one....

About two days later I had...

Then clothes and a face

Her face was painted on. She just has a simple sari wrapped around her (and stitched on, eep!). The fabric was left over from my daughters Halloween costume. The hair was SUPER easy. Mostly because my sewing machine rocks. I don't have to use any sort of stabizer when I sew the hair, just run it thorugh. And that was just some yarn I paid under a dollar for!
The poppet is named Nanu, which is my daughters nickname. Nanu is being sent to great grandma so she can 'have the grandbabies to visit.'
A poppet fits into a large flate rate postal box. With an 8x10 photo frame. 8-)
I gotta hit the post office tomorrow.
And I gotta make another one.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: deceptive.fragileness on December 19, 2007 01:44:15 PM
Now that my machine works again  ;D *bows to the God of handsome handymen* I am getting started on my 2nd. If I take a break I may post pics tonight of the first one lol.. She still needs clothes... Somehow I suck at making clothes  no matter how hard I try. I think I've managed to make 1 clothing item that was actually wearable since I've started sewing.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on December 19, 2007 02:01:43 PM
laminathegreat, was the fleece difficult to use? I have spare fleece lying around and no spare cash for Poppety fabric  ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: laminathegreat on December 19, 2007 02:18:34 PM
laminathegreat, was the fleece difficult to use? I
It was a little thick. the nose really had no shape and the hands were a bear to turn. but it makes an awfully cuddly poppet!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 19, 2007 02:33:36 PM
  mm..  now  what to make a poppet of next?  one of my friends mentioned making a unicorn...  i think i might have to take this up now..  hehhee...

A unicorn one would be awesome!! It would remind me of the books from Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball called "Acorna" They are great sci-fi novels! I think I might have to do one like that!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 19, 2007 02:34:21 PM
Nanu is so pretty. It is amazing how different they can be once they have their faces!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MoreLove on December 19, 2007 03:06:13 PM
  mm..  now  what to make a poppet of next?  one of my friends mentioned making a unicorn...  i think i might have to take this up now..  hehhee...

A unicorn one would be awesome!! It would remind me of the books from Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball called "Acorna" They are great sci-fi novels! I think I might have to do one like that!


  that is exactly wherre i was getting it from.  XD  i looove the acorna series.  missing the first 2 books  and the last 4 i think.  i have he middle ones of it.  XD


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 19, 2007 03:08:43 PM
i am assuming you read them all? wouldn"t it be funny to do her as a zebra when she changed her colors!?! a zebra unicorn that would be awesome! I Think i might have to try that!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SKooKuM on December 19, 2007 03:35:36 PM
i can't wait to make my own poppet! :3


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 19, 2007 07:16:11 PM
 As far as Le Tigre teaching Sparkle devious things? My answer is this: Ha Ha HA! That was my evil plan all along.... JK! Well at least innocent little Sparkle will have street smarts!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: grammar_gremlin on December 19, 2007 07:43:04 PM
OK . . . talk tails to me.  I forgot to pick up pipe cleaners and I really want to finish this poppet!  Is there anything else to stuff the tail with?  I was going to use copper wire, but it was a little thick and too hard.  This really is addictive!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: deceptive.fragileness on December 19, 2007 07:46:00 PM
I stuffed my first poppet's tail with stuffing lol. It held up well, and the monster doesn't seem to care... It hasn't ripped out or anything.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: grammar_gremlin on December 19, 2007 07:51:40 PM
^Thank you thank you thank you!  I have to hurry and take advantage of both kids being asleep.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: deceptive.fragileness on December 19, 2007 08:17:45 PM
For those of you who did bunnies, how did you come up with the shape of the ears, and what did you use as a tail??

No problem grammar_gremlin. I totally know how that goes... I'm frantically working on the poppet I'm giving my daughter for xmas lol...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: shadowsforsale on December 19, 2007 08:38:42 PM
Ok, I learned a valuable lesson cutting my fabric out. No, I didn't mess up the fabric... but watching a horror movie while cutting something that you already thought felt similar to skin is not a good idea.  ::) It's just plain creepy!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on December 19, 2007 08:43:36 PM
New Naked Poppets! These are my two newest-no names yet, as they are going to be gifts. I'm just too tired to work on clothes now (especially since I stink at clothes), so I'll tackle those tomorrow I guess.

I did two different hair styles, the all white hair I did with a middle part, and the purple/white hair, I did the "headband" way. I'm still not so good with hair, but I like how these look.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 19, 2007 09:03:07 PM
For those of you who did bunnies, how did you come up with the shape of the ears, and what did you use as a tail??

No problem grammar_gremlin. I totally know how that goes... I'm frantically working on the poppet I'm giving my daughter for xmas lol...

For the tail, I used a store bought pompom in the color of the poppet skin.

To get ears symmetrical, I folded a piece of freezer paper in half and cut 1/2 an ear long ways.  Make sure you put some interfacing in bunny ears or they will be too floppy.

KiwiDragons: nice job on the nekkid ones, I think you did the hair just fine.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 19, 2007 09:48:54 PM
 I love thier colors!!! The underlighting gives them the creepy cute look..... Like they are about to tell a wise tale of something spooky that happened long ago......


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on December 19, 2007 09:56:21 PM
I have my pattern!  Now all I have to do is get some money to go shopping for the supplies...I can't wait to start!!  Yay Poppets!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MoreLove on December 19, 2007 09:57:50 PM
ghilie- yay pompom tails..  i ave a bunny and a unicorn linedd up now.  XD  mm..  spakilie bunny for the win!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 19, 2007 10:06:38 PM
I went out to buy fabric for some more poppets and the alova suede was on clearance 80% off. I bought a yard of all the colors they had. What am I going to do with it all! Swap it?!?!...lol Well I think my next poppet might be a unicorn one too! They are one of my favorite animals!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MoreLove on December 19, 2007 10:12:52 PM
I went out to buy fabric for some more poppets and the alova suede was on clearance 80% off. I bought a yard of all the colors they had. What am I going to do with it all! Swap it?!?!...lol Well I think my next poppet might be a unicorn one too! They are one of my favorite animals!

  My suggestion is that if you don't want a human ish nose on it,  turn the face up side down,  then you hve a spot to nicely sew a horn on to.  XD  i'll post mine once his legs and arms are sewn on.  yay purple unicorns!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: grammar_gremlin on December 19, 2007 11:20:38 PM
Ooh, KiwiDragons, your poppets are really cute!

Unicorns sound like a fun idea.

I finally got the body finished on my first poppet.  I already had everything used to make him except for the buttons, needles, and polymer clay.  He is made of a red polyester knit (think leisure suit) from my mom's stash.  His ears are lined with corduroy (not the best choice--I had to zig-zag them).  I attached his arms and legs with something called "carpet & button" thread, which is super strong and waxy like floss.  Oh, and the stuffing came out of an old pillow.  His head is kind of cocked to the side in a curious way, so I stitched one ear down to enhance the curious personality.  Here he is (pardon the dusty shelf).



My plan now is to add eyes (painted), some hair, a pair of jeans, and a sweater crocheted in afghan stitch.  I now have 5 days to finish.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: nezbutt on December 19, 2007 11:45:39 PM
All the new poppets look so pretty! It makes me smile to see all this handcrafted goodness. It means Im not alone in my obsession! ;D
Here are my newest creations! Be careful though because there are lots of pictures
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=215021.0


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Happy_Penguin on December 20, 2007 04:37:11 AM
I love all the poppets everyone's making. They all look really fun.
I think I should maybe ask Ghillie for the pattern.
I'd really love to join in.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 20, 2007 05:17:39 AM
Nezbutt, Kiwi, and Grammar: They are all soooo beautiful. I can't believe these were made with someones hands. I hope I cn do the pattern justice once I get started!!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: grammar_gremlin on December 20, 2007 06:16:42 AM
Daina, you can do it!  I have a love/hate relationship with my sewing machine and have never made a doll before this.   I was surprised at how he took shape.  Ghilie's pattern makes it easy and fun.

Nezbutt--I love your poppets' dresses.  I need a girlie one now.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on December 20, 2007 07:31:51 AM
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guys WHEN am i ever going to have time to finish my poppet? it's not a craft i can do in the car, i am frustrated! darn it!

Well, maybe you could be paired with someone willing to make a poppet in the swap!

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if ou didn't figure out what i did wrong,  the "mole" is the nose on the pattern.  i turned it upside down!  XD

I thought you modified it to make her more lizardy... lizards don't have noses! And it sounds like your boyfriend just doesn't like dolls in general.  My hubby doesn't care either way, but he indulges my wish for new supplies and listens when I talk about 'em, so I think I will keep him.  ;D

haha my hubby too...although he grew up in a house with dolls (and quite frankly some of her dolls are freaking scary looking) so he sort of just sighs and says 'whatever.' Also, my dolls tend to be way cooler than the ones his mom has, those cheap porcelain ones that have no character. Nothing says character more than a poppet, either!!! :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 20, 2007 07:49:31 AM
  mm..  now  what to make a poppet of next?  one of my friends mentioned making a unicorn...  i think i might have to take this up now..  hehhee...

A unicorn one would be awesome!! It would remind me of the books from Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball called "Acorna" They are great sci-fi novels! I think I might have to do one like that!
I was thinking the same thing. If anyone make unicorn (hooves) feet for poppets I want a pattern. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MoreLove on December 20, 2007 07:51:10 AM

haha my hubby too...although he grew up in a house with dolls (and quite frankly some of her dolls are freaking scary looking) so he sort of just sighs and says 'whatever.' Also, my dolls tend to be way cooler than the ones his mom has, those cheap porcelain ones that have no character. Nothing says character more than a poppet, either!!! :D

hahahaha  so very very true!  i had some porcelain dolls.  i had them int he closet except for one.  i want to repaint her face so bad once i get the chance though, and get better at painting.  to give her some life  not a factory face-up.
  mm..  now  what to make a poppet of next?  one of my friends mentioned making a unicorn...  i think i might have to take this up now..  hehhee...

A unicorn one would be awesome!! It would remind me of the books from Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball called "Acorna" They are great sci-fi novels! I think I might have to do one like that!
I was thinking the same thing. If anyone make unicorn (hooves) feet for poppets I want a pattern. :)

i just sewed the foot rounded,  and scultped a part in it.  i'll post pictures of m pudgy unicorn when i get home from work.  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 20, 2007 07:55:02 AM

haha my hubby too...although he grew up in a house with dolls (and quite frankly some of her dolls are freaking scary looking) so he sort of just sighs and says 'whatever.' Also, my dolls tend to be way cooler than the ones his mom has, those cheap porcelain ones that have no character. Nothing says character more than a poppet, either!!! :D

hahahaha  so very very true!  i had some porcelain dolls.  i had them int he closet except for one.  i want to repaint her face so bad once i get the chance though, and get better at painting.  to give her some life  not a factory face-up.
  mm..  now  what to make a poppet of next?  one of my friends mentioned making a unicorn...  i think i might have to take this up now..  hehhee...

A unicorn one would be awesome!! It would remind me of the books from Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball called "Acorna" They are great sci-fi novels! I think I might have to do one like that!
I was thinking the same thing. If anyone make unicorn (hooves) feet for poppets I want a pattern. :)

i just sewed the foot rounded,  and scultped a part in it.  i'll post pictures of m pudgy unicorn when i get home from work.  :)
Can't wait! I have to measure some Plush felt I have to see if there's enough for this. I was just thinking about it last night! lol. Of course was at church for music practice and unable to measure! If not I have plenty of fleece on hand in orange.... bought way too much for my baby sisters giraffe hoodie. lol.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on December 20, 2007 07:59:04 AM
I love thier colors!!! The underlighting gives them the creepy cute look..... Like they are about to tell a wise tale of something spooky that happened long ago......
I never thought of that. Since I had to use my phone to take the pics, I tipped over a lamp to be sure they had lots of light! I guess I'll try and come up with a tale for them to tell!


Ooh...all this talk of unicorn poppets!!! I love unicorns, that would be very awesome!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on December 20, 2007 08:37:45 AM
Hey guys!
I've finally uploaded pics of my poppets =]
Here's the thread
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=215069.0

Leave me love


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 20, 2007 09:01:56 AM
 Excellent job on both Nezbutt and Sammywoo's Poppets!!! I love the dresses Nezbutt!!! Absolutely adorable! I hope you join the swap when sign-ups are up!!!

 I love love love the poseable hands you do sammywoo! And the eyes!! They are very precious moment'y!

 *Also I started my next Poppet lastnight!!! She is supposed to be a Diva" by the request of the person I am making her for!! I just need to stuff, assemble and add hair! I have her body all sewn and flipped right sides out.. WHOOOOOO!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on December 20, 2007 09:12:49 AM
Just to let you all know--I just went to Joann's to buy fabric--their "regular" colors of Alovasuede are 60% off, and in the clearance section, any remaining "halloween" colors of it are 80% off!!!  You wouldn't believe how much I bought...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 20, 2007 09:47:49 AM
Hey guys!
I've finally uploaded pics of my poppets =]
Here's the thread
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=215069.0

Leave me love
I love the pose able arms! Too cute! the eyes you used are great too!
Just to let you all know--I just went to Joann's to buy fabric--their "regular" colors of Alovasuede are 60% off, and in the clearance section, any remaining "halloween" colors of it are 80% off!!!  You wouldn't believe how much I bought...
You guys with jo-anns are so lucky. I want one here really badly.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Linda P on December 20, 2007 10:41:36 AM
I have finished the body on my first poppet.. she is tiny one.. just a shade bigger than a water bottle.  I will get her dressed, and eyes on her hopefully later today. 
I did most of the sewing on my embroidery machine, and she is sooo small.. I will make my next one normal sized!  I cannot wait to see her dressed!

Thank you again for the wonderful pattern!

Linda P
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95284) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95281)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=95280)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 20, 2007 10:52:33 AM
Cute poppets! I am so amazed at what people are doing!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 20, 2007 11:10:59 AM
I hit JoAnns today and got 5 yards of the halloween suede! I figured "why not? It's my birthday, I'll indulge!


I got a gorgeous green!! Im thinking wood elf!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: grammar_gremlin on December 20, 2007 11:25:50 AM
Linda, I love your poppet's hair.  That's Mosaic Twist, isn't it?  I bought a bunch just like it before our Hobby Lobby closed.  After I discovered poppets, I am planning on using it for hair on pink and purple twin sister poppets.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 20, 2007 11:42:18 AM
Very pretty hair.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Linda P on December 20, 2007 12:00:31 PM
Linda, I love your poppet's hair.  That's Mosaic Twist, isn't it?  I bought a bunch just like it before our Hobby Lobby closed.  After I discovered poppets, I am planning on using it for hair on pink and purple twin sister poppets.

Yes it is!  They have it on sale for .99!  I got 2 different colors.. it is so pretty! 
I did not use hardly any of it.. my poppet is soo small!

That would be so neat.. I bought it because I have some blue material also, and I thought it would work for both of them.
She has a top knot.. I am going to tie a ribbon in it when I dress her...
Linda


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 20, 2007 12:06:05 PM
I hit JoAnns today and got 5 yards of the halloween suede! I figured "why not? It's my birthday, I'll indulge!


I got a gorgeous green!! Im thinking wood elf!

With 5 yards that is going to be some huge poppet!! Someone metioned life size was that you?!?! ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on December 20, 2007 01:05:04 PM
I hit JoAnns today and got 5 yards of the halloween suede! I figured "why not? It's my birthday, I'll indulge!


I got a gorgeous green!! Im thinking wood elf!

I bought the ligher  bright green. Is that the one you got?  They also had a darker almost hunter green. I love it. I want to make a witch out of it. But I have a few to make for others before I can make one for myself.

I also really want to make a Bride of Frankenstein for me, me, me. lol  I just have to decide how to make her head a little longer to hold the hair.  ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Mrsblocko on December 20, 2007 01:59:57 PM
I wonder if you couldn't somehow attach a toilet paper/papertowel/xmas wrapping paper roll to help get volume for that bride of frankenstein hair.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: irasema on December 20, 2007 02:15:14 PM
 :'( :'( i want a joann's!!! i started a dress for my mini... i hope i can make it look half way decent! i did the leggings out of socks but i think the socks were too thick and they were more like pants. i am just not good with the whole clothes thing  ::)

i love everyones poppet avatar!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 20, 2007 02:24:36 PM
I hit JoAnns today and got 5 yards of the halloween suede! I figured "why not? It's my birthday, I'll indulge!


I got a gorgeous green!! Im thinking wood elf!

Happy Birthday!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 20, 2007 02:40:18 PM
I hit JoAnns today and got 5 yards of the halloween suede! I figured "why not? It's my birthday, I'll indulge!


I got a gorgeous green!! Im thinking wood elf!

Oooh, that sounds like fun. Happy Birthday!

On another note. My sister has been lurking and asked me for the poppet pattern. It's an epidemic!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 20, 2007 03:04:20 PM
I envy people with crafty family members

I wish I knew people who sewed.  (IRL)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 20, 2007 03:12:16 PM
My entire set of inlaws is crafty. they're the ones teaching me. I wish they lived closer though. My mother in law is about a 12 hour drive away from me.....But she gives pretty good instructions over the phone:) I love it. I get to see them all this weekend and my siter in law is going to show me another way to crochet hats:) I'm so excited. Then I'm going to talk to them all about my poppet ideas.....I can't wait!!!

OK, another poppet question....I've read the instructions (only about 10 times) but, is there something special you put in the neck? what am I overlooking?

I've been able to keep myself away from joanns for the past few days, but does anyone know how long the sale on the alovasuede is going to last?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 20, 2007 03:20:35 PM
LOL   No, I got 5 yds total, only 1 yd, 16 in in the green. its kinda kelly green.
I'll be able to make a lot of poppets!
My mom is the only other that sews near me. My sister says I got all the patience during the gestation period. I guess that's why she's the evil twin!

Most sales at JoAnns last til a Sunday.
 As for the poppet neck, just stuff firmly!

Thanks for the Birthday wishes! We turned 29 today, and I donated 14 inches of hair to LOcks of Love.

shorter hair=less drying time= more poppet time!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 20, 2007 03:29:11 PM
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As for the poppet neck, just stuff firmly!

This is so true.  If you think you have enough stuffing in it, you better add some more!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: shadowsforsale on December 20, 2007 05:10:29 PM
Ok, so I thought you guys would like to know about the big sale going on this weekend at JoAnn(lucky me... I get to work it. yay?) where there are a ton of coupons in the sales papers. I don't know exactly what's going to be on sale and what's not, but the coupons should make a big difference. Have fun at your coupon commotion, and be nice to the cashiers, please? We deal with a lot of crazies.

In poppet news, I got a few pieces stitched last night, and should have the rest stitched together and ready to stuff before collapsing for another long day at work tomorrow. Ta!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on December 20, 2007 05:20:52 PM
I wonder if you couldn't somehow attach a toilet paper/papertowel/xmas wrapping paper roll to help get volume for that bride of frankenstein hair.

That might work. I'm not going to play with her.

Trying to decide if I should try to make her head longer or attach something on top to make the bouffant-ish hair over it.



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: deceptive.fragileness on December 20, 2007 05:39:26 PM
I made a dress for my poppet... Kind of... so I can post a pic =) I never realized how hard it is to take pics of them! I barely managed to take the pics before little miss stole her away again... The puppy likes her too.. er well her hair.  I'm in the process of stuffing a bunny one for xmas for her, but I am not liking how the ears look... *sigh* We'll see how it turns out.





She's got a scrap in her hair from the dress... Any advice on easy to make poppet clothes? lol. It seems to be the only thing I can't make... The skirt on this one isn't wide enough, so it only covers her front  :-[ I am not looking forward to making the princess costume for the xmas ones...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 20, 2007 05:48:23 PM
I crocheted the last one.  The clothes take me longer than the poppet.  I don't even know how many times I have screwed up on clothes.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: shadowsforsale on December 20, 2007 05:48:34 PM
She's absolutely precious!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 20, 2007 06:02:39 PM
Ok, so I thought you guys would like to know about the big sale going on this weekend at JoAnn
We deal with a lot of crazies.


You have my sympathies, shadowsforsale. I was employed at a Joann's in Ohio from 1998-2005.
I both loved it, and hated it. (loved the job, but some of the other employees I despised, and unfortunatly, I was super happy to quit-6 weeks before my son was born)

I hope you get paid better then me!

Looking forward to seeing your poppet. :)

DF  she's really cute!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 20, 2007 06:05:19 PM
I worked for the $2 Fabric Store back in 1994-96.  I had a love hate relationship with that job.  Love - I touch fabric all day and learned to sew.  Hate - People.  I never had another job in retail again.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 20, 2007 08:17:26 PM
Having worked in a seafood market that sold about $18,000 in shrimp platters on Christmas Eve (I smelled like cooked shrimp for days), I know the hassles of retail...especially around the holidays! So, when I stop at Joann's on the way to a Christmas party tomorrow, I'll be especially nice to the sales clerks ;)

I am definitely getting more colors of the Alova suede if I can find it. And, animal eyes, too! Seems like everyone who used to carry them has stopped. I'll have to place a huge order online after the holidays...

And, thanks for the tip about the coupon commotion! Now I need to find my sales flyer!

But really, I need to get to bed...I just finished making and wrapping gifts for the party tomorrow...and I'm a bit wound up...maybe I should make some tea...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: shadowsforsale on December 20, 2007 08:21:34 PM

And, thanks for the tip about the coupon commotion! Now I need to find my sales flyer!

But really, I need to get to bed...I just finished making and wrapping gifts for the party tomorrow...and I'm a bit wound up...maybe I should make some tea...

If you're there early-ish, the customer service desk might have some flyers with coupons in them. Sleep well, and/or enjoy your tea!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 20, 2007 08:25:20 PM
Thanks! I found the flyer...instead of making tea...and saw that Butterick patterns are on sale for 99 cents. I've been waiting to get an apron pattern. So much for a semi-quick dash in for Poppet fabric. This could be a dangerous stop! Hmmmm...I do need fabric for my Poppet's dress...and yarn for her hair...
;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on December 20, 2007 08:26:57 PM
It's hit or miss with my and whether or not I get a sales flyer. Sometimes it's in the paper, sometimes, not. Oh well, since my dad just sprung Christmas with his family on me (they drew names and gave me and my bf EACH a name, with a rather steep limit), I don't think I have money for more suede. *sniff* I'm jealous!  ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 20, 2007 09:04:49 PM
I love how everyone is changing their avitar to their poppets. It is so fun!!
 Great poppet fragileness! I too am having a hard time with clothing! Poppets are easy clothing is hard for me. I ended up buy 6 pieces of clothing for mine. But I might try a pattern tonight. It is that one sock monkey dress someone posted awhile back! It looks so cute!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MoreLove on December 20, 2007 09:41:25 PM
ohh  i changed my avatar.  XD  oh Zenaria! how i love you!  the unicorn is all fat and pudgy,  i'll show you what i have so far!



and his foot



  instead of sewing toes,  i sew it in a arch.  and scultped 2 toes.  you could just sew 2 toes on instead of 3 and do the same thing though.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: deceptive.fragileness on December 20, 2007 10:20:04 PM
Thanks for the compliments everyone.. I think it's the best looking and easiest thing I've ever made and everyone who sees it goes "Wha??? You.. made... that??" I generally make bags. Glad to know I'm not the only one who is clothes deficient.
Hubby says we can go to Joann's soon!!! =D I'm so excited..... BTW, I don't think I've said it, but everyone's poppets are gorgeous. And very inspiring. I don't think I could ever craft some as terrific as MK's and some of the others I've seen, but they do inspire. Well, I'm off to sew my head on my body.... er... on my bunny's body.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: mimsyborogove on December 21, 2007 06:48:35 AM
I would love to join!! I think a poppet would be fun. ^_^


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on December 21, 2007 07:15:43 AM
Yay for poppet avvie XD
Morelove I love what you are doing to your unicorn!
All the poppets here are very creative!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on December 21, 2007 08:33:29 AM
Adventures in Poppeting...

Had to share a couple of things--last night, I told hubby I was making a dolly--he just sort of grunted in that man way, right?  So I get one leg all done and show it to him, hoping he will share in my excitement( ::) ).  He looked at it for a minute, then said, "So...are you making a duck?"   :D

Then, I was making the tail.  Now, I haven't read all the pages here, I'm only on about 70, but I had the thought--why not do the tail the same way as the legs/arms?  You know, sewing the two pieces together, and then turning them right side out?  Surely it would be easier, right?  Uh huh.  45 minutes and many creative swearwords later, I figured out why it isn't done that way--that thing is a bugger to try and turn rightside out!!   :D  Oh well, live and learn, right?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 21, 2007 10:08:36 AM
Morelove what a pretty unicorn. I decided to do one more cat one because I bought this pretty panne fabric (really stretchy velvet) and I didn't feel like ironing on the interfacing to stablize it. I want to get straight to the poppet. So I used my Alova suede first! But it is different cause it has rainbow sparkles on it. I love it. Alova suede is so much better to work with than that moleskin suede, but the moleskin suede is so soft! But if I get this one done today I will be starting my unicorn too! I like how you did the toes!

BTW I love all the avitar changes! It is so fun to see who's creator is saying what!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 21, 2007 10:15:05 AM
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Then, I was making the tail.  Now, I haven't read all the pages here, I'm only on about 70, but I had the thought--why not do the tail the same way as the legs/arms?  You know, sewing the two pieces together, and then turning them right side out?  Surely it would be easier, right?  Uh huh.  45 minutes and many creative swearwords later, I figured out why it isn't done that way--that thing is a bugger to try and turn rightside out!!     Oh well, live and learn, right?

The easy way... get a straw and shove it in the inside out tail.  Now get a long skinny stick... the blunt end of a long needle works okay.  now push the end of the fabric through the straw and just keep pushing until it comes out the other end.  Voila.  45 minutes becomes 45 seconds.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 21, 2007 10:57:22 AM
I need some advise. Although there is no gurantee I will take it.. ;)
I made another poppet but I am stumped on hair. She is brown with rainbow sparkles everywhere. I can't decided what color hair to do. Magenta, Blue or Green. Those are the choices. They are all jewel toned. Here she is!





Trying to get the sparkles



Sorry about the pics I don't feeling like making the back ground looking nice!



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 21, 2007 11:05:31 AM
I love a brown and blue combo.

Nice job on the eyelids, you should find some false eyelashes in whatever color you have for her hair.  I had a set of false eyelashes for halloween once that were red, black and silver.  They were all sparkly.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Ekioart on December 21, 2007 11:20:36 AM
 :-\ I've been working on my house for the past bit  because the heater went out (hooray for fireplaces!) and so wanted to reply to those asking me about the fabric I had in hand.

If I remember correctly it was about 1/4 a yard, and I put it back down. Silly me because some one came over not two min after as I was walking back over thinking....perhaps I could do a smaller one first.....and she bought it. Oh well ^-^


Now back to look at all the pages I missed!

The winter mouse is sooo cute!
Unicorn! Fun idea.


and...I'm not going to be able to stay out of the Joann's on my way out to pick up a few last min things later. ^-^ So perhaps....I can start my poppet this next week.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: DragonRhapsody on December 21, 2007 11:33:53 AM
I need some advise. Although there is no gurantee I will take it.. ;)
I made another poppet but I am stumped on hair. She is brown with rainbow sparkles everywhere. I can't decided what color hair to do. Magenta, Blue or Green. Those are the choices. They are all jewel toned.
You should do a combo of all three with some white or silver as contrast. Magenta/Blue/Green streaks in white hair would look gorgeous! XD


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 21, 2007 11:54:38 AM
I need some advise. Although there is no gurantee I will take it.. ;)
I made another poppet but I am stumped on hair. She is brown with rainbow sparkles everywhere. I can't decided what color hair to do. Magenta, Blue or Green. Those are the choices. They are all jewel toned.
You should do a combo of all three with some white or silver as contrast. Magenta/Blue/Green streaks in white hair would look gorgeous! XD

I was thinking that too but with gold since some of her sparkles are gold


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Samsara on December 21, 2007 12:50:33 PM
Hmmm, tough! Either all 3 colours, or a green for an earthy wood nymph look!  ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on December 21, 2007 01:04:53 PM

The easy way... get a straw and shove it in the inside out tail.  Now get a long skinny stick... the blunt end of a long needle works okay.  now push the end of the fabric through the straw and just keep pushing until it comes out the other end.  Voila.  45 minutes becomes 45 seconds.

Ghilie, thank you!  I will keep that in mind for the next one, definitely.  Since I have about 5 more planned, and fabric already bought for at least 9 more... ::)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 21, 2007 01:06:35 PM
Printed out my joanns coupons...Think I'll talk my mother in law and my sisters in law to go with me on Christmas eve!!


Also.....wait for it........I got a NEW sewing machine for Christmas from my in-laws......I new I was going to get a new-to-me sewing machine, but had no clue I'd get a BRAND NEW one. My poppet will love it in all it's fanciness (it's really not all that fancy, but I've been working on a 20 year old borrowe-from-a-friend sewing machine....

YAY for GREAT in-laws!!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Linda P on December 21, 2007 03:28:15 PM
Printed out my joanns coupons...Think I'll talk my mother in law and my sisters in law to go with me on Christmas eve!!


Also.....wait for it........I got a NEW sewing machine for Christmas from my in-laws......I new I was going to get a new-to-me sewing machine, but had no clue I'd get a BRAND NEW one. My poppet will love it in all it's fanciness (it's really not all that fancy, but I've been working on a 20 year old borrowe-from-a-friend sewing machine....

YAY for GREAT in-laws!!!!

How nice!  Cannot wait to see your new babies!  I am having so much fun with these poppets.. mine still does not have any clothes, but she does have eyes!
Linda P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: grammar_gremlin on December 21, 2007 03:34:51 PM
daina, your in-laws sound great.  I wish mine were crafty.  My mom is, but she never seems to have time for hers.

My son picked up the poppet today and wouldn't let him go.  I think he said "ball" (maybe talking about the poppet's head?), but it sounded like "Bob."  I kind of like the irony--a very common name for a very uncommon critter--so Bob it is.  I made Bob some jeans this afternoon using craftewoman's tute.  I came across a neat idea for the elastic, since I didn't have any.  What I do have are a million of the hair elastics, and they are the perfect size for a waistband.  Thought you might like to know in case anyone is making pants.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on December 21, 2007 03:34:59 PM
annamhudson,

Oh my, I love the brown rainbow sparkle fabric. Is it Alova too?

I think I would use the blue.  I love brown & blue together.

You could take a picture of her sitting with all three skeins of yarn so we could see the colors next to the brown.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teapotdnky on December 21, 2007 05:06:42 PM
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Then, I was making the tail.  Now, I haven't read all the pages here, I'm only on about 70, but I had the thought--why not do the tail the same way as the legs/arms?  You know, sewing the two pieces together, and then turning them right side out?  Surely it would be easier, right?  Uh huh.  45 minutes and many creative swearwords later, I figured out why it isn't done that way--that thing is a bugger to try and turn rightside out!!     Oh well, live and learn, right?

The easy way... get a straw and shove it in the inside out tail.  Now get a long skinny stick... the blunt end of a long needle works okay.  now push the end of the fabric through the straw and just keep pushing until it comes out the other end.  Voila.  45 minutes becomes 45 seconds.

You brilliant idea people suck


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 21, 2007 05:25:57 PM
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Then, I was making the tail.  Now, I haven't read all the pages here, I'm only on about 70, but I had the thought--why not do the tail the same way as the legs/arms?  You know, sewing the two pieces together, and then turning them right side out?  Surely it would be easier, right?  Uh huh.  45 minutes and many creative swearwords later, I figured out why it isn't done that way--that thing is a bugger to try and turn rightside out!!     Oh well, live and learn, right?

The easy way... get a straw and shove it in the inside out tail.  Now get a long skinny stick... the blunt end of a long needle works okay.  now push the end of the fabric through the straw and just keep pushing until it comes out the other end.  Voila.  45 minutes becomes 45 seconds.

You brilliant idea people suck

Yeah... It ain't easy being me.   ;D

Update: at 110 pages, we have finally surpassed the color craftalong as the most popular.  Yea us!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 21, 2007 07:12:12 PM
I am going with blue. Thank for all your help! Also Yes the fabric is alova suede! It is so cool!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 21, 2007 07:57:25 PM
ghilie, love your poppet qoute. It's so true!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 21, 2007 07:59:16 PM
ghilie, love your poppet qoute. It's so true!

Heh, it's from the Borg.  I <3 the Borg.  Yes, I was a Star Trek nerd, why do you ask? 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 21, 2007 08:04:26 PM
Tiggeret86 did: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=208303.0


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 21, 2007 08:12:44 PM
You could use the search function.  Type what you want to search and then limit the search to "Current Topic Only"


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 21, 2007 08:36:32 PM
I need help again. I am not sure I love the hair. Here it is so far. I am not sure I love the bangs. But I wanted to try some cause I loved ghilie mouses hair! But I do love the yarn color. Let me know what you all think! ::)



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 21, 2007 08:39:29 PM
The yarn for Sparkle's hair was straight.  You get a different look with curly yarn, just like for people.  Try longer bangs with a headband in front of the ears.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 21, 2007 08:40:47 PM
I think I am going to go in my stash and try to find straight hair.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 21, 2007 09:03:40 PM
Anna, I love the color with her. I don't know about the bangs, what about that headband idea I saw earlier (I think by Ghilie?)?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 21, 2007 09:18:10 PM
Ok here are the other options plus the dress fabric!



Ok here are her hair options







Off to make clothing from a pattern from MK. YAY Thank you so much!!! Then I will be back to see which color will make the cut!!



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 21, 2007 09:21:23 PM
OK, I have to go to bed now, leaving on holiday tomorrow....With the dress fabric, I like the third option. But I don't know nuthing  :-X Have a great night!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ryepie on December 21, 2007 09:30:09 PM
i vote dark blue for her hair!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MoreLove on December 21, 2007 11:40:37 PM
i like the dark blue as well!  Maybe do a streak of pink in the front!

  i have a tutorial in the making for the dress that i made. it's so adrable,  i want a dress made out of the same fabric now!  XD  i just need to edit the images a little bit and post them up tomorrow or somehting.  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ems2801 on December 22, 2007 02:26:20 AM
Looky at my avatar!!!

Love everyones poppet avatar pics! Though I haven't figured out how to unsquish my pic  :(
Annamhudson, if you haven't yet done your poppets hair, I would vote for pink hair with dark blue streaks (mayb some of the other colour too?). you can tell I love colourful hair  :P
BTW I really like your fabric with the sparkles!
Best christmas wishes!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Huff on December 22, 2007 03:43:21 AM
Alrighty, everyone here is far to productive! ;D I'm in love with brown sparkly poppet, I think the blue hair too.

So, I finally got around to dressing my poppet, just in time to wrap her up.  Is is sad that I put air holes in the box so she could breathe?

Here's a close up of the top of her dress.



And here's a full length. 



What do you think?


And last of all, I just wanted to wish all the poppeteers and poppets a happy and safe festive season! (Especially all those poppets going to new homes for christmas!)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Spoox on December 22, 2007 05:16:15 AM
ok! I can VERY merrily say that I finally started on my first poppet!!! (muppet cheers). Sadly I don't have a working camera- like- thingy at the moment, but she's turning out really well. Bit of a delay on finishing due to safety-eye shortages, but I bought them today, so soon i will have a happy, sighted, new poppet! Yay!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sajona on December 22, 2007 06:07:44 AM
I finally have my sewing machine back ;) I am going to try spraying the pattern pieces with fabric basting spray to stick it temporarily to the fabric - we can't get freezer paper easily over here!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 22, 2007 06:11:13 AM
Do you have reams of paper at work or home?  The paper that the reams are packaged in is like freezer paper.

You could also try disappearing pen to trace around the piece, but sometimes it doesn't always disappear.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tazzsangel19 on December 22, 2007 06:16:37 AM
I got my fabric for the next two im doing yesterday. They are going to be for a friends two little girls as a going away gift. My first one was a disaster but my daughter wont mind. I learned so much here that im sure these two will turn out great. *huggles the whole thread and everyone on it* Now I just need to find the larger cover buttons and im set. :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 22, 2007 07:04:22 AM
oh green poppet with white hair, you are so pretty!

hey, lindaP, you could embroider your eyes with your machine! now that would be spectac!

I agree about the green poppet, and her pink dress is lovely!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: DragonRhapsody on December 22, 2007 09:40:07 AM
BTW: The hair for the glitter poppet: why not mix the teal and the blue together, some low-light and highlight colours, then put a few streaks of magenta in the front? XD I think that would be really kick-butt! XD


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on December 22, 2007 09:55:58 AM
annamhudson,
I like the dark pink yarn with the brown fabric.

It might look better with her being so dark to have the dress and hair match. ??  You could also do most of the hair in the dark pink and put a streak of the teal in front to break it up a bit.  I can't wait to see what you do with her.

I love that fabric and got some last night when I was out looking for white alovasuede.


Huff,
I love your new green poppet. I hope she is happy in her new home. She's so cute.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Linda P on December 22, 2007 10:31:18 AM
oh green poppet with white hair, you are so pretty!

hey, lindaP, you could embroider your eyes with your machine! now that would be spectac!

I was thinking about doing that.. She is so small, just a shade taller than a water bottle.  I do have eyes on her now.. but still no clothes.. I have not gotten to play with her the last two days... I have had to do the family thing...

I have the pattern and I enlarged it, so my next one will be bigger.  I went and got another skein of mosaic twist for the hair.. I like how that came out...

Is there a poppet swap going on yet?  Or a poppet parts swap?  (where you would send in the fabric, and hair.. maybe even eyes.. and then then other would make it.. )

Linda P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: grammar_gremlin on December 22, 2007 10:47:17 AM
annamhuson, I like the streaked hair idea.  My favorite for the main color is the teal.  I like the magenta, but it could look funny if her whole head was in magenta and the dress color wasn't a perfect match.  A highlight of magenta would pick up the dress pattern without having to match exactly.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 22, 2007 10:55:19 AM
Looky at my avatar!!!

Love everyones poppet avatar pics! Though I haven't figured out how to unsquish my pic  :(
Annamhudson, if you haven't yet done your poppets hair, I would vote for pink hair with dark blue streaks (mayb some of the other colour too?). you can tell I love colourful hair  :P
BTW I really like your fabric with the sparkles!
Best christmas wishes!

Your avitar is so cute!

oh green poppet with white hair, you are so pretty!

hey, lindaP, you could embroider your eyes with your machine! now that would be spectac!

I was thinking about doing that.. She is so small, just a shade taller than a water bottle.  I do have eyes on her now.. but still no clothes.. I have not gotten to play with her the last two days... I have had to do the family thing...

I have the pattern and I enlarged it, so my next one will be bigger.  I went and got another skein of mosaic twist for the hair.. I like how that came out...

Is there a poppet swap going on yet?  Or a poppet parts swap?  (where you would send in the fabric, and hair.. maybe even eyes.. and then then other would make it.. )

Linda P


Here is swap info
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=213009.0

I love the green poppet, I just got some green too!

Thanks for all the feedback! Hopefully I will finish her by today so I can show her off!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: fallendizzy on December 22, 2007 11:23:04 AM
Thanks to Ghilie for the pattern.
I started my Poppet last night and with the begging of my 9 year old daughter finished this afternoon.
she has on underwear (DD insisted) for modesty

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc295/fallendizzy_photo/poppet.jpg

I Had a fun time making her, now on to making colthes!

Regena


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 22, 2007 11:31:44 AM
Nice job, I like the hair!

(since you cant post pics yet...)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: fallendizzy on December 22, 2007 11:55:15 AM
Her hair is made from
Diana's Dreams
Mohair  wool and nylon
I have had it for a year.
I never knew what to do with it till now!
I am still working on her dress, found the perfect fabric now all i have to do it make it!
Regena


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: thefireninja on December 22, 2007 03:48:21 PM
ok, so i found some other fabric on the joann website....it is "Anti Pill Fleece"  i wanted to know if anyone got fleece, if it worked, and if it streetched too much for use....thanks!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 22, 2007 04:19:24 PM
If I'm not mistaken, Huff's green poppet on page 112 is made of fleece, and it's quite cute.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 22, 2007 05:09:31 PM
Okay, prepare to be jealous at the magnificent haul I got last night at Joanns (except for 2 things)! I bought a TON of Alova suede. One yard (plus the bolt remnant ends in a couple of cases) of 13 colors. This is in addition to the 4 yards of off white that I already had! All of the fabric (even the off white) was 60-80% off. Then, I bought some thread, eyes (but they only had brown) and covered button kits. The gal let me use a coupon for just about every item!  I also bought some dress fabric for my future-Poppet Celeste and some Rainbow Boucle for her hair. Celeste will be made with a scrap of dark navy Alova suede that was leftover from another project. I also bought a couple of non-Poppet items. The grand total? $95.43! Good thing I got a retro-active pay raise in my paycheck this week ;)




Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 22, 2007 05:31:24 PM
Nice haul!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 22, 2007 06:16:43 PM
They only had 6 of those colors there when I went! I got them all too. But you got way more than I did! Can't wait to see what you make!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on December 22, 2007 06:18:39 PM
ok, so i found some other fabric on the joann website....it is "Anti Pill Fleece"  i wanted to know if anyone got fleece, if it worked, and if it streetched too much for use....thanks!

just a warning, I made a snake for my nephew out of the same anti-pill fleece (which I love using for kids toys) and on the areas where I fudged the seam allowance it burst after I stuffed it (I stuffed it much the same fullness that a poppet would be, so it's probably a pretty good reference). Make sure to give yourself plenty of seam allowance and be careful stuffing!!! :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 22, 2007 06:37:21 PM
I forgot to say Great Poppet with the lovely green hair! I need to get some skin toned fabric! All my fabric is wild colors!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on December 22, 2007 06:38:39 PM
Yes...I am quite jealous of that haul. Quite jealous indeed.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tazzsangel19 on December 22, 2007 06:43:42 PM
aww no fair My Joanns only had like 3 colors the rest had beads or holes.  :(
Lucky for finding such nice colors.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 22, 2007 07:57:40 PM
I was pretty lucky to find all of that fabric. Half of it was because the lady cutting the fabric said, "Is this the 80% stuff?" and when I said, "No..." she not only walked over to show me where all of it was, she also carried all of the bolts over to the cutting table! Obviously, it wasn't busy at all- in the 20 minutes it took to cut all of my fabric, only one other customer came up to get fabric cut. And, while she was cutting the fabric out, she kept suggesting other things for me to look at (like the container of thread). It was great!

And, MonkeyThumb, perhaps some of my extra fabric will make it into the swap... ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Huff on December 22, 2007 08:13:47 PM
ok, so i found some other fabric on the joann website....it is "Anti Pill Fleece"  i wanted to know if anyone got fleece, if it worked, and if it streetched too much for use....thanks!

I made mine out of microfleece.  It does have a bit more stretch in one direction than the other, so you do have to make sure all your pieces are cut on the same grain. Also, it helps to use a really tiny stitch length, like ghilie says in the instructions, that should keep seams from busting open when you're stuffing.  I didn't have any problems with it at all, easy to sew and sculpt. Hope that helps!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 22, 2007 08:27:23 PM
Ok I finished her! YAY I love this hair way better! She looks so sleek!



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 22, 2007 08:53:33 PM
Shes very pretty! I like the blue hair!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MoreLove on December 22, 2007 11:57:14 PM
oh her blue hair looks fantastic!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MoreLove on December 23, 2007 01:02:38 AM
ohh  as a added note.  posted some of buie here  and a tutorial for making dress and clother patterns for dolls the way i do it.  XD

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=215584.0


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on December 23, 2007 04:23:21 AM
can you please ask that Joannes franchise to open one in my city OHPLEASE? *cries* soooo jealous of craftsters being able to gather so much cool stuff at once... you spent on all that stuff the same amount of money that 1 meter of suede costs in the only fabric shop here! *cries some more*

annamhudson, I agree, the straight hair looks great on her, and the little sparkles on the hair go very nicely with the body sparkles.
the unicorn is great too, I especially love the toes ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 23, 2007 12:25:33 PM
Just taking a break from Christmas gift making and I see more awesome Poppets! I'm starting mine on Wednesday!!! Nothing will stand in my way! I can't wait!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 23, 2007 03:10:16 PM
Hi Guys! I'm visiting in laws in Atlanta. Guess what exists over here and not anywhere near me one state over in SC? JO-ANNS! I'm trying to convince hubby to take me but we'll see we have to be back in SC with time for me to cook chicken and go to my family for Christmas eve lunch/dinner.

You guys have been so busy since I've been online! All the poppets look really awesome!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: deceptive.fragileness on December 23, 2007 07:48:15 PM
I got pics of the 2nd poppet!! They're not great b/c they were taken in a hurry while the little girl I gave them to was napping, but they are pics... The hair was three different kinds of yarn, and the bangs were handstitched on.. that sucked. Majorly. Seams don't like being sewn through... Overall, I was pleased with this one. The joints came out way better, and I placed the legs better- she looks like she could actually stand. I have pieces all cut out for a twin of sorts- for my baby for xmas if my buttons come in time.


Shameless plug for the cuteness of my kid, who fell asleep pooped after all of the xmas festivities today... **Merry Christmas**



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on December 23, 2007 08:12:09 PM
Hi Guys! I'm visiting in laws in Atlanta. Guess what exists over here and not anywhere near me one state over in SC? JO-ANNS! I'm trying to convince hubby to take me but we'll see we have to be back in SC with time for me to cook chicken and go to my family for Christmas eve lunch/dinner.

You guys have been so busy since I've been online! All the poppets look really awesome!

It will not take long. Go in and look for the bright yellow signs that say 70% or 80% off. You can find the discount stuff that easy. Then ask where the regular on sale alova suede is for 60% off.  ;D ;D  And your out of there. lol


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 23, 2007 09:11:00 PM
Shameless plug for the cuteness of my kid, who fell asleep pooped after all of the xmas festivities today... **Merry Christmas**
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l113/deceptivefragileness/DSCF0391.jpg


She super adorable! How old is she?


I love your blue poppet!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 23, 2007 09:41:34 PM
I have been gone since Thursday and I had 11 pages of catching up to do!!!

 Everyones Poppets look SOOO super!!! You all did a great job!!

 Also everyone who changed thier avatars:
ROCK ON POPPETEERS!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on December 23, 2007 10:02:33 PM
Well, I attempted clothes. I couldn't figure out a dress, so I made a drawstring skirt and a halter top (and headband). They look much better in the pictures--in real life, the stitches are rather sloppy, but I tried. I also did the zigzags and stuff for a little extra zip.  ;D




This is going to my boyfriend's mom for Christmas.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 23, 2007 10:13:11 PM
Cute blue poppet! And nice clothing!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 23, 2007 11:20:59 PM
OMG! Look whats new!!! I love the flamenco dancer outfit!!!

http://www.friends2bmade.com/shop/browsecategory.aspx?Category=international


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Ekioart on December 24, 2007 07:42:35 AM
So many more cute poppets!

I'm itching to start mine, so I am heading to Jo-Anns later today. My plans to stop in the other day got thwarted. Oh well ^-^

Love the blue straight hair on the sparkle poppet

A gnome one would be so much fun. I might have to do that for my boys.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: grammar_gremlin on December 24, 2007 07:44:50 AM
Red and blue and gray poppets!  Oh my!  They look fabulous. 

I'm proud to say that I finally finished my first poppet last night.   Now, I give you Bob:


Here you can see his jeans a little better.  I used the pants tute linked on the first page.  I was going to make a sweater in Tunisian crochet, but it looked too feminine, so he is topless for the time being.  I kind of like the shirtless, barefoot look.  It makes him look like a little boy playing outside in the summertime.


Here's a closeup of Bob's head.  I had to use lots of hair to get full coverage since it is short.  His eyes are painted on with acrylic paint.  You can barely see his ears, but one of them is turned down because he is curious.


Merry Christmas, everyone!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 24, 2007 07:49:31 AM
I am in love with Bob! He is such a cutie! I love his short hair! I wish I could paint eyes like that...

I love how, in the first picture, he looks like he has little "love handles!"


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annacharlotte on December 24, 2007 07:53:31 AM
For folks who are struggling with clothes...I did the Little Visitors swap (poppets would make great little visitors, BTW!) a while ago, and made my visitor a really simple dress with a circle skirt.  Make it out of jersey and it's even easier--no hemming!  You just cut a circle whose circumferance is the length you want, and then snip a hole in the middle that's the right size for your poppet's tummy.  Sew a ribbon to the waistband if you like, or attach it to a top, or just leave it alone. 

Here's Claudette:


I also made her hat.

Could probably cobble together a tutorial if you like...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on December 24, 2007 09:57:49 AM
Cute poppet and yes a tute would be great!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 24, 2007 11:20:12 AM
Merry Christmas Eve my fellow Poppeteers!!! ;) :D ;D :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on December 24, 2007 11:55:30 AM
 ;D Merry Christmas Eve MK and all my fellow poppet lovers.   ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: hello vera on December 24, 2007 12:02:11 PM
Made my poppets legs last night (first thing Ive done) which took me fifteen minutes, cant wait for it to be finished, I find myself daydreaming about it when Im at work/in the supermarket/having a shower etc!
My poppet will be made from a pony skin like leopard faux fur which is so so soft and easy to work with.

Happy Christmas Eve, hope you and your poppets have a fab time!

x


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: deceptive.fragileness on December 24, 2007 01:22:43 PM
<<removed pic>>
She super adorable! How old is she?
I love your blue poppet!

Thanks  ;D She's a year and a half today lol. Thanks for all of the comments about my poppet everyone!! I have another coming soon..... lol. All of the other new ones look great!!! Merry Christmas everyone!!!  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 25, 2007 08:03:25 AM
Hi Guys! I'm visiting in laws in Atlanta. Guess what exists over here and not anywhere near me one state over in SC? JO-ANNS! I'm trying to convince hubby to take me but we'll see we have to be back in SC with time for me to cook chicken and go to my family for Christmas eve lunch/dinner.

You guys have been so busy since I've been online! All the poppets look really awesome!

It will not take long. Go in and look for the bright yellow signs that say 70% or 80% off. You can find the discount stuff that easy. Then ask where the regular on sale alova suede is for 60% off.  ;D ;D  And your out of there. lol
We didn't get to go. So bummed. But hubby did get me the bead spinner I wanted and my sis got me an origami kit! :) Not to mention Dad bought me a dremil! *dances*
I can't wait to have an excuse to use it!

Bob's hair is so cute!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: 1CrazyStitch on December 25, 2007 11:51:35 AM
"Joy to the world, the pattern is come..." Ok, now all I have to do is buy supplies, but there's just one little problem: All the stores are closed! >:(:P :'( Oh me oh my! I can't wait to start crafting and posting with the big girls, woohoo! Thanks again Ghilie!

By the way, I love all of the poppets. I think it's great how you guys turn the 'flaws' into traits. I would have never looked at it that way and probably would have spent weeks trying to make it look 'perfect' (whatever that is).  ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on December 25, 2007 06:41:29 PM
Merry Christmas, poppeteers!!  I am almost done with my first poppet, just making some clothes now.  AND...I finally caught up on all these pages!!  :D 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 25, 2007 07:14:05 PM
I hope everyone had a merry Christmas!   :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 25, 2007 07:47:12 PM
 I hope all the Poppets and Poppeteers had phenomenal Christmas's! Can't wait until I see more Poppets!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 25, 2007 09:23:55 PM
I elfed my poppet.

http://www.elfyourself.com/?id=1803888492


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on December 26, 2007 03:11:51 AM
I'm very tired... ad here in Spain we still have way to go... today is Sant Esteve, and the night of the 6 is the visit of the 3 king-mages (excuse the poor translation) that means more family, and more work... argh
I want to craft another poppet and no time in perspective. This is sad XD
Hope you all can recover from the holidays!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: grammar_gremlin on December 26, 2007 06:41:41 AM
LOL ghilie your "elfed" poppet is hilarious!  Thanks for the compliments on Bob.  Hope you all had a great Christmas.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: JillBoBill on December 26, 2007 08:03:31 AM
Hi!


I just got the pattern a few days ago (Thank you so much, Ghilie!), but I'm all worried about it. I've made a few animals from the patterns listed in the Stickie and they've all sort of been cute and 'quirky' (I.E. Slightly off kilter). I even saw someone's Loch Ness Monster on Etsy and just made it myself without a pattern! I'm so proud and I've picked up a bunch of 'what-not-to-do's, but....

Honestly, is this tricky? Some people say it's easy-peasy and others seem to be having a rough time at it.

Also, has anyone tried to do these dual-toned? Or with doggy-snout-faces?

Thank you all for you help!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 26, 2007 08:46:14 AM
Just one more birthday pressie and I can start my poppet. Though I have decided to clean the house and cut it out tonight.

I have ha the hardest time finding the freezer paper though. It seems it doesn't exist in any store here. I've tried wal-mart, Bi-lo, and I looked at Ingles but it was awhile ago.
Has anyone made their poppet without freezer paper? What exactly is the point of the freezer paper? To make the seem allowances easy? Because I can add seam allowances in if that's the whole reason. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on December 26, 2007 08:55:35 AM
I finally finished her!!  Her name is Marlie, and here she is...



There are more pictures here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=216047.0

Yay for poppets!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teag on December 26, 2007 09:14:57 AM
Just one more birthday pressie and I can start my poppet. Though I have decided to clean the house and cut it out tonight.

I have ha the hardest time finding the freezer paper though. It seems it doesn't exist in any store here. I've tried wal-mart, Bi-lo, and I looked at Ingles but it was awhile ago.
Has anyone made their poppet without freezer paper? What exactly is the point of the freezer paper? To make the seem allowances easy? Because I can add seam allowances in if that's the whole reason. :)

Yes I have, I didn't have any on hand so I printed out the Pattern on regular computer paper and used spray adhesive (that what I had on hand) on the back of the pattern, it worked great! and yes, the freezer paper gives you a guide to get perfect or near perfect seam allowances


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: JillBoBill on December 26, 2007 09:49:35 AM
i cut the pattern out of card stock and traced it onto my fabric with pen. it doesn't show through and it worked fine for me. i have a LOT of years of sewing and some school though so... try one part and see how it goes for you.

i'm going to the states to visit today and guess where i'll be heading? hello joannes! and michael's if i can swing it. does anyone know if there are any coupons or deals i should look out for? my list is short, i want felt, alova suede, yarn for hair, embroidery floss, covered button thingies and a big ole needle. am i missing anything there?

I used to work at a Michael's and I know if you pitched a big enough fit, we HAD to give customers coupons if we had them (they were usually for 40% off one item). So, even if you don't have one, go in and ask them for one. And then ask them again. And again.

Also, Michael's, Jo-Ann's and A.C. Moore will ALL take each other's coupons, so if you only have one or the other, don't fret! You can still use it.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: irasema on December 26, 2007 09:55:17 AM

Here she is! just in time. I think my dad was more impressed with her than my sister and my mom couldn't believe that the limbs moved. I still cannot get the toes right and the hands were a little off. i am going to make another full size as soon as i clean the christmas mess and finish 2 swaps!

her dress in this pictures looks awesome! the inside was a mess but i was happy with this one. I made her three different outfits and this was the only one i was happy about.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on December 26, 2007 10:01:57 AM
Irasema, she is so cute!!  I like the dress...I discovered yesterday that the clothes are tough for me!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 26, 2007 10:03:55 AM
Just one more birthday pressie and I can start my poppet. Though I have decided to clean the house and cut it out tonight.

I have ha the hardest time finding the freezer paper though. It seems it doesn't exist in any store here. I've tried wal-mart, Bi-lo, and I looked at Ingles but it was awhile ago.
Has anyone made their poppet without freezer paper? What exactly is the point of the freezer paper? To make the seem allowances easy? Because I can add seam allowances in if that's the whole reason. :)

Yes I have, I didn't have any on hand so I printed out the Pattern on regular computer paper and used spray adhesive (that what I had on hand) on the back of the pattern, it worked great! and yes, the freezer paper gives you a guide to get perfect or near perfect seam allowances
I've been sewing for years so I think making seam allowances is not a problem for me. :) I have some awesome marking pencils for various fabrics. I'll test those out and see what happens. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 26, 2007 10:04:54 AM
Irasema, she is so cute!!  I like the dress...I discovered yesterday that the clothes are tough for me!

I'm dreading the clothes, too...My first attempt at making clothes for something did not make me happy! Which reminds me that I should finish them up...and then it is Poppet time! So, I should get my butt in gear and get to it!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on December 26, 2007 10:23:01 AM
Honestly, is this tricky? Some people say it's easy-peasy and others seem to be having a rough time at it.

it was my first doll and I looked a bit scared at the instructions, they were like swahili to me. then I cut out the pieces and everything started making sense, and the poppet started to appear. when you finish your first leg, or arm, you won't be able to stop

go on and give it a try, we are all here to encourage you and solve all mysteries! ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Ekioart on December 26, 2007 12:51:00 PM
Yay! Two more cute poppets ^-^

I got fabric Christmas Eve.  So as soon as I get my house back in order I'm going to start cutting out. I will have to wait until I can get out of the house again tomorrow to start sewing, I thought I still had all the tools, but apparently I've lost my large needle.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: inle_rah on December 26, 2007 01:04:56 PM
I got a Joann's gift card for Christmas, so I will be heading to the store this weekend to buy fabric for my first poppet.  Yay!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 26, 2007 01:30:06 PM
Is it possible to buy jo-anns fabric online? because that would rock!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 26, 2007 05:55:13 PM
nice job on all the poppets!!!!!I went to Joannes on Sunday and got four different colors of Alova Suede.(a pretty green and a few with patterns) The one I'm most excited about is the COW print I got at 80 percent off. So, I will have a cow poppet....I'm so very excited.!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: 1CrazyStitch on December 26, 2007 06:59:34 PM
Awesome! I can't wait to see the cow. There are sooo many different animals. It's a big, beautiful poppet zoo around here!:D

nice job on all the poppets!!!!!I went to Joannes on Sunday and got four different colors of Alova Suede.(a pretty green and a few with patterns) The one I'm most excited about is the COW print I got at 80 percent off. So, I will have a cow poppet....I'm so very excited.!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on December 26, 2007 07:14:33 PM
I hope everyone had a great Christmas! All the newest poppets look fantastic! And good luck to everyone starting out-you'll all do great, I'm sure of it!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 26, 2007 07:16:40 PM
Is it possible to buy jo-anns fabric online? because that would rock!

Yup! And, if you sign up for their newsletter, they send you coupons in the mail!
http://www.joann.com/joann/


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 26, 2007 10:31:35 PM
Just one more birthday pressie and I can start my poppet. Though I have decided to clean the house and cut it out tonight.

I have ha the hardest time finding the freezer paper though. It seems it doesn't exist in any store here. I've tried wal-mart, Bi-lo, and I looked at Ingles but it was awhile ago.
Has anyone made their poppet without freezer paper? What exactly is the point of the freezer paper? To make the seem allowances easy? Because I can add seam allowances in if that's the whole reason. :)

Yes I have, I didn't have any on hand so I printed out the Pattern on regular computer paper and used spray adhesive (that what I had on hand) on the back of the pattern, it worked great! and yes, the freezer paper gives you a guide to get perfect or near perfect seam allowances
I've been sewing for years so I think making seam allowances is not a problem for me. :) I have some awesome marking pencils for various fabrics. I'll test those out and see what happens. :)

 Well I keep the freezer paper on, and it acts almost like an interfacing, it keeps the fabric stiff and i just follow my needle right around the perimeter of paper and then peel the paper off after I have done all the sewing... Then I re-use the same pattern I cut out... I don't know what I would do without freezer paper. If you can't find it, go to your local meat market or butcher and see if you could score some from them!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: JillBoBill on December 27, 2007 05:07:08 AM
I'm pretty sure you can buy certain fabrics from Jo-ann's online.


I went last night and bought some suede - I had to walk around the entire department twice to make sure I didn't miss something that was on sale, though -- I'm so used to buying cotton at $3.99 a yard, it was tough to convince myself to get the $12.99 stuff. </Cheap> D:

As for this butcher paper thing --- Wax paper isn't the same thing, is it?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lady4feet on December 27, 2007 07:03:28 AM
I'm pretty sure you can buy certain fabrics from Jo-ann's online.


I went last night and bought some suede - I had to walk around the entire department twice to make sure I didn't miss something that was on sale, though -- I'm so used to buying cotton at $3.99 a yard, it was tough to convince myself to get the $12.99 stuff. </Cheap> D:

As for this butcher paper thing --- Wax paper isn't the same thing, is it?

It's the same consistency as freezer paper, the only difference that I can tell is that wax paper is shiney on both sides. Not sure how well it would stick to the fabric if ironed on.

P.S. Love your puppy. We just got a doby puppy last week, she's so cute.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tazzsangel19 on December 27, 2007 07:21:16 AM
I'm pretty sure you can buy certain fabrics from Jo-ann's online.


I went last night and bought some suede - I had to walk around the entire department twice to make sure I didn't miss something that was on sale, though -- I'm so used to buying cotton at $3.99 a yard, it was tough to convince myself to get the $12.99 stuff. </Cheap> D:

As for this butcher paper thing --- Wax paper isn't the same thing, is it?

It's the same consistency as freezer paper, the only difference that I can tell is that wax paper is shiney on both sides. Not sure how well it would stick to the fabric if ironed on.

P.S. Love your puppy. We just got a doby puppy last week, she's so cute.

It doesnt stick I tried it.  :-[


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 27, 2007 07:52:01 AM
I'm pretty sure you can buy certain fabrics from Jo-ann's online.


I went last night and bought some suede - I had to walk around the entire department twice to make sure I didn't miss something that was on sale, though -- I'm so used to buying cotton at $3.99 a yard, it was tough to convince myself to get the $12.99 stuff. </Cheap> D:

As for this butcher paper thing --- Wax paper isn't the same thing, is it?

It's the same consistency as freezer paper, the only difference that I can tell is that wax paper is shiney on both sides. Not sure how well it would stick to the fabric if ironed on.

P.S. Love your puppy. We just got a doby puppy last week, she's so cute.

It doesnt stick I tried it.  :-[
I was also worried about it sticking to the iron instead of the fabric. :)

Well I keep the freezer paper on, and it acts almost like an interfacing, it keeps the fabric stiff and i just follow my needle right around the perimeter of paper and then peel the paper off after I have done all the sewing... Then I re-use the same pattern I cut out... I don't know what I would do without freezer paper. If you can't find it, go to your local meat market or butcher and see if you could score some from them!!!
I could use interfacing then. I have lots of it. I may just cut a piece without and a piece with and see which works better. Interfacing is a wonderful invention.
Is it possible to buy jo-anns fabric online? because that would rock!
Yup! And, if you sign up for their newsletter, they send you coupons in the mail!
http://www.joann.com/joann/
Sweet! I"m off to sign up!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 27, 2007 09:53:21 AM
interfacing is not a good substitute, the freezer paper only sticks temporarily and easily peels off without leaving anything behind.

i'm going to joannes this afternoon! woot!
I know but I have a new love for interfacing. I may have to use it anyway since I'm making my first poppet (more than likely) with a fabric that frays. 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: silverfisch on December 27, 2007 10:33:17 AM
I found those buttons with shanks, I FOUND THEM!!!! in my own city, waiting for me in darkest corner of a forgotten shelf in a huge warehouse. the ladies there didn't even know what those were, and the name was written in german: überziehbare Knöpfe ;D you never know when you might need to know those words... they are a bit smaller than what the pattern calls for, but oh well :P

interfacing is not a good substitute, the freezer paper only sticks temporarily and easily peels off without leaving anything behind.

I had to use interfacing for my first poppet because freezer paper is alien here, and it was hell trying to peel it off. for the second one, I used... a pen ::)

tomorrow is poppet crafting day, because I have the buttons, I have a couple of eyes, and I only work half day!! *cheers*

ps. I must realize that what I don't have is the right fabric, but let's see how this "pirineo" fabric evolves into a poppet...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: 1CrazyStitch on December 27, 2007 11:49:23 AM
My poppet is almost finished! I started at midnite last night and didn't stop until 4:30 a.m. (tired). Most of that time was making mistakes, figuring things out. I didn't realize that I bought the kind of suede that frays (it's the Debil!) I'm beginning to understand now. Must...use....generous....seam....allowances :D  You guys were sooo right about the wonderful uses of freezer paper. I couldn't find it at the first store, but then the second (Krogers) had a bunch, and on sale at that. All that talk about it being hard to find frightened me into buying 4, count 'em, FOUR rolls! :D

I'll try to take some pics tonite after I get off from work (here now...naughty, naughty employee) I finished the torso, the legs/feet and the head (except the clay nose, eyes and hair). I made the front part of the ears candy stripe colors and stuffed the ears to make them full and fluffy. She is telling me to name her Claire (think Huxtables). I am so excited! Seeing my partially made poppet is spurring me on to finish it quicker...and make more ;) ;D

WooHoo!

p.s. I talk alot but you'll get used to mah ramblin'. ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 27, 2007 12:21:33 PM
Okay, after much swearing at the inconsistent stitching and bunching bobbin, I stopped in at the sewing machine shop (and found out that they sell notions like thread, buttons, zippers, etc.!) to talk to the guy. They didn't answer the phone when I called last week, so I figured I'd swing by while I was out. And, I'll be dropping off my machine tomorrow. It'll probably take a week to a week and a half. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

In the meantime, I'll be pulling together all of my poppet supplies, printing out the pattern and preparing the fabric with the freezer paper. So, when the machine comes back good as new, I'll be ready!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: purple princess on December 27, 2007 12:33:44 PM
today I got a sewing machine  ;D

*does the happy dance*

I just need to practise (a lot)

then get my fabric

and then I'll be poppetting too - hurrah!

 ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: JillBoBill on December 27, 2007 12:45:52 PM

P.S. Love your puppy. We just got a doby puppy last week, she's so cute.


Thank you! That's not my ACTUAL puppy, but I do have two of the cutiest-pa-tootiest dobbies ever.

Take loads of pictures while yours is little and all lanky and awkward. They stretch out soon and you'll be glad to go back and reminisce about when they were all chubby.



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Artisan82 on December 27, 2007 01:28:29 PM
Here's my first FINISHED poppet! She's an elf from the north pole!  I think I'm going to call her Snowflake.


I sewed pipecleaners into her ears so I could get them to bend back so that her hair could be tucked behind her ears and so I could get them to curl over slightly at the top.

There's a few more pics here:


https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=216271.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=216271.0)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 27, 2007 01:30:56 PM
I love snoflakes pigtails!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on December 27, 2007 02:41:02 PM
Wow she's great, and snowflake is a great name!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: 1CrazyStitch on December 27, 2007 04:14:20 PM
I absolutely ADORE Snowflake's smile. I'm going to have to remember to use it for poppets with plastic/glass eyes. Everything about her is just lovely!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 27, 2007 05:39:48 PM
Snowflake is just adorable! Love her eyes! How did you do them? And, I love her sculpted mouth, too!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 27, 2007 06:40:52 PM
Oh my! I had to catch up on 15 pages! The new poppets are adorable. I love Bob's hair, and Snowflake's ears and mouth and crocheted clothes. The glittery poppet with the blue hair is so cute, and the unicorn is phenomenal. I also love the chartuse  green fabrics people are using. Very fun!.

Grandma wasn't all that impressed with Elenore. I think she thought she was ugly. When I asked her, she said she was "artsy." Oh well, I knew I had stiff competition. My aunt is a professional doll maker. She sculpts the faces from Sculpey. And I think that Grandma prefers china dolls that look like children. I guess that just means that I'll get Elenore in the will.

On the other hand, all the kids I gave poppets to, adores them. I guess you can't plEase all of the people all of the time!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 27, 2007 07:38:04 PM
I'm so sorry that she didn't like Eleanor.  If it's any consolation, I really liked her.  I thought she was beautiful.  I think your painted faces are phenomenal.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Artisan82 on December 27, 2007 09:44:00 PM
Snowflake is just adorable! Love her eyes! How did you do them? And, I love her sculpted mouth, too!

Her eyes are the ONLY doll eyes I could find - they're basically big googly eyes with a shank on the back.  I glue-gunned the eyeslids on, and the eyelashes are some I had from Halloween (comme inspiré par le Tigre, fait près MalibuKasey.)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: calixta on December 27, 2007 11:48:57 PM
These are really cute and I've been wanting to try to make a doll for a long time... I'd love to join in.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 28, 2007 07:19:22 AM
Snowflake is just adorable! Love her eyes! How did you do them? And, I love her sculpted mouth, too!

Her eyes are the ONLY doll eyes I could find - they're basically big googly eyes with a shank on the back.  I glue-gunned the eyeslids on, and the eyelashes are some I had from Halloween (comme inspiré par le Tigre, fait près MalibuKasey.)

Thanks for the added info! I really love the look...might have to do a bit more shopping while the sewing machine is in the shop ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 28, 2007 08:07:06 AM
Oh my! I had to catch up on 15 pages! The new poppets are adorable. I love Bob's hair, and Snowflake's ears and mouth and crocheted clothes. The glittery poppet with the blue hair is so cute, and the unicorn is phenomenal. I also love the chartuse  green fabrics people are using. Very fun!.

Grandma wasn't all that impressed with Elenore. I think she thought she was ugly. When I asked her, she said she was "artsy." Oh well, I knew I had stiff competition. My aunt is a professional doll maker. She sculpts the faces from Sculpey. And I think that Grandma prefers china dolls that look like children. I guess that just means that I'll get Elenore in the will.

On the other hand, all the kids I gave poppets to, adores them. I guess you can't plEase all of the people all of the time!
I would try very hard not to take it personally. Some people just have different tastes and I'm sure she likes the fact that you thought of her and made something for her even if the item isn't what she expected.
We recently went to a choir production at my parents church and there was this woman who sang and her voice just sounded horrid to me! But she wasn't off key and she wasn't flat. So It's just personal opinion and we have to be expecting such differences. :) And you never know the poppet may just grow on her.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 28, 2007 08:40:02 AM
Thanks guys. I really appreciate all of the support on this thread. It's just one big kudos fest! I know how to make fingers now, and I can make one for myself and my daughter now that the Christmas push is over.

Are people still having problems making clothes? I was thinking that I'd start making some patterns and passing them on. Any suggestions?

I've already made jeans, bloomers, little girl's dresses, a trench coat, a vest, a jacket with a collar, a halter top a-line skirt dress, a t-shirt, and a men's dress shirt.
I think I'll try shoes.
 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on December 28, 2007 08:50:27 AM
Wow, I think patterns would be a great idea.  I'm not sure if the clothes really gave me the problems I think they did, or if I was just so anxious to go make another poppet I didn't want to take the time for the clothes!   :D Probably a bit of both.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 28, 2007 09:47:31 AM
Any clothing patterns would be awesome! I plan to try to make one clothing piece from scratch and make a tut for it. (If I remember.)
Oh hubby had a suggestion when I was explaining my Freezer paper dilemma. His dad works in the meat department of Kroger so we are going to ask where they buy their freezer paper from. If I buy a huge roll or something I could easily cut and send piece to others who are having issues finding it.
I'll keep you posted!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Mrsblocko on December 28, 2007 10:44:40 AM
I'd love some clothes patterns if you're willing to share them.  I'm not so great at making clothes without patterns.  So far i've only figured out how to make 2 types of dresses for the poppets.  And you know they love to change outfits!!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Ekioart on December 28, 2007 12:23:39 PM
What a cute elf ^-^

I had a good laugh today at WalMart. I stopped in their fabric department as my oldest (3) wanted me to make him a monster. In the remnant bin there were two colors of alova suede! I grabbed them of course. So now I should have plenty to make a couple of poppets and all the monsters my little man can come up with.

Now I just have to get my network connected to the printer again so I can print my pattern out!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 28, 2007 02:14:59 PM
What a cute elf ^-^

I had a good laugh today at WalMart. I stopped in their fabric department as my oldest (3) wanted me to make him a monster. In the remnant bin there were two colors of alova suede! I grabbed them of course. So now I should have plenty to make a couple of poppets and all the monsters my little man can come up with.

Now I just have to get my network connected to the printer again so I can print my pattern out!
You could in a pinch just plug the printer into your computer to print it out. ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 28, 2007 05:34:15 PM
 (comme inspiré par le Tigre, fait près MalibuKasey.)

 Not to sound dumb but, huh? haha! What does that mean? Dangit I knew I should have paid attention in French!

 By the way, Snowflake is gorgeous!!! She looks like a Who from Whoville!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Artisan82 on December 28, 2007 05:57:11 PM
(comme inspiré par le Tigre, fait près MalibuKasey.)

 Not to sound dumb but, huh? haha! What does that mean? Dangit I knew I should have paid attention in French!

 By the way, Snowflake is gorgeous!!! She looks like a Who from Whoville!!!

He he he... sorry, I thought you spoke French because of "Le Tigre" - "comme inspiré par le Tigre, fait près MalibuKasey"  means, "As inspired by Le Tigre, made by MalibuKasey"
Thanks for the kind words about Snowflake!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Artisan82 on December 28, 2007 06:06:52 PM

shopping today i found a few colours at J.A.'s, red, black, tan, two shades of olivey green and HOT PINK fuzzy leopard print. none of it is the right kind of fabric but i don't care. it's all woven and will fray unless i'm careful with it but i saw alova suede and i don't like it near as much as the moleskin (which i realize must be what i originally bought) or the stuff i found today. it looks and feels way nicer. i WILL use freezer paper at least once and see what kind of a difference it makes in stabilizing while i stitch, let you know what i think.


MonkeyThumb, where do you live that you can shop at Joanne's?  I didn't think we had any in Canada.!?!?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Artisan82 on December 28, 2007 06:23:14 PM
Ah - I see.. border town... you get to cheat!  I did get the fabric for my poppet at Fabricland - I just can't find eyes.  I thought you had a secret JoAnne's somewhere.  Ah well, I will have to shop online for eyes.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ragdoll193 on December 28, 2007 06:51:02 PM
I got my fabric today! plus a few other supplies, minus the buttons and eyes.
I'm excited!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fairy Princess on December 28, 2007 07:51:21 PM
I have my fabric and freezer paper! Yay! Unfortunately, when I went to Joanne's, they didn't have the right sized buttons and I had no clue as to where the doll needles were. My mom and I did find a couple, but they didn't say what kind they were. Anyone care to divulge the location of the needles and how to tell them apart?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 28, 2007 07:54:57 PM
They actually just need to be long.  Long enough to go through the body of a poppet without getting lost. 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on December 28, 2007 08:53:52 PM
I have my fabric and freezer paper! Yay! Unfortunately, when I went to Joanne's, they didn't have the right sized buttons and I had no clue as to where the doll needles were. My mom and I did find a couple, but they didn't say what kind they were. Anyone care to divulge the location of the needles and how to tell them apart?

They are on the notions wall.  I found them near-ish the half ball cover buttons.

You can also go to the upholstery section for really long needles.

They don't have to say doll needles, they just need to be long.  So that you can get the needle from one side out the other.  The upholstery needles are strong and they had two packages. One with long needles, 4, 5 & 6 inches. The other with extra long needles, 6, 8, 10 & 12 inches.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 28, 2007 10:45:19 PM
 You guys I found some wicked awesome eyes at a dive hobby shop here in Bullhead Arizona! I have NEVER seen them anywhere and my next Poppet will have them! Mu-hua hua hua!!! I have a Pinkish Mango color for hair that I already had, and I am using a pale almost White alove suede, and my new eyes! I bought a kajillion of these pupps, so i know a few of you may be aching to trade once you see these mamma jammas! Think, albino eyes.... Yepp!! They have Pink pupils and a lighter pink as the iris!!! They look like those California giant rabbit eyes or those eyes you would see on an albino rat!! I am crazy excited! Especially since I have never ever seen THOSE kinds before!!! *squeeeee! I can not wait to head home and start my next Poppet!!! ( I am working on one currently, but that one is being sent away upon finishing...) Yaya!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: grammar_gremlin on December 28, 2007 11:55:57 PM
Aww, Snowflake is adorable.  My grandma has been asking for a plastic bag tote, so I need to finish it before I start another poppet.  I found some awesome purple velour in my mom's stash.  After Bob, I am really in the mood to make a girly poppet or two.  Those of you who don't have Joann's nearby, the website works great!  I actually have one close to me, but I have 2 kids under 2 and it's hard to take both out.  I found all of my supplies there (except for fabric), and they came to my house within a couple days.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on December 29, 2007 02:30:47 AM
They look like those California giant rabbit eyes or those eyes you would see on an albino rat!! I am crazy excited! Especially since I have never ever seen THOSE kinds before!!!
That sounds promising, i'm dying to see them!
I have a light shade of gray that will be my next one! (and I have to found eyes or I'll be tempted to use the BJD eyes I have at home...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 29, 2007 08:49:28 AM
You guys I found some wicked awesome eyes at a dive hobby shop here in Bullhead Arizona! I have NEVER seen them anywhere and my next Poppet will have them! Mu-hua hua hua!!! I have a Pinkish Mango color for hair that I already had, and I am using a pale almost White alove suede, and my new eyes! I bought a kajillion of these pupps, so i know a few of you may be aching to trade once you see these mamma jammas! Think, albino eyes.... Yepp!! They have Pink pupils and a lighter pink as the iris!!! They look like those California giant rabbit eyes or those eyes you would see on an albino rat!! I am crazy excited! Especially since I have never ever seen THOSE kinds before!!! *squeeeee! I can not wait to head home and start my next Poppet!!! ( I am working on one currently, but that one is being sent away upon finishing...) Yaya!

I was wondering where you were finding your awesome eyes. I had no idea that you were in AZ too. I'm in Mesa. I guess that doesn't help me with the dive hobby shop you've found, but hey I live near Pheonix, I should be able to find some somewhere! All I've found so far is brown ones at Joannes. Boring! I want blue or green, or something that pops. How about purple?
The buttons with shanks don't lie flat and look a little wonky when finished.

MonkeyThumb,
You can't find any light blue or white fabric? What about the fleece, or velour? I know the velour would fray, but I just zig zag the seam allowances and use a very small stitch.
I agree about needing the link to the swap. I've lost it too, and 125 pages now!! I can't find it.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 29, 2007 08:52:03 AM
MonkeyThumb- I do have 4 yards of off white...I'm sure that some of it will end up in the swap...

And, the sewing machine repair guy said he'd try to get my machine done quickly because he knows I have projects to do!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 29, 2007 08:55:02 AM
I found a site for the eyes. They're cheaper here than the last one I saw. I'm broke until next week, but someone else here may be interested. It has clear eyes that can be painted any color you want.
Here it is:
http://clothdollsupply.com/supplies.html#Eyes


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teag on December 29, 2007 08:59:14 AM
I just came across a site that offers free teddy bear patterns, while I was looking at the directions I noticed a lot of useful information for Us poppet makers.

Making your own doll joints
ladder stitch
hiding your stitches inside your stuffie
attaching Shank eyes
Attaching ears after the head is sewn and turned

all right here called Basic Bearmaking Directions
http://teddiesbylauralynn.com/free-patterns/directions.html

Have a look, I'm sure many will find it useful


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 29, 2007 11:05:24 AM
Quote
hey... ghilie would you stick a link up in the first post to the swap discussion? i'm gonna have to go searching for it, i didn't bookmark it for some reason  .

done!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 29, 2007 12:18:58 PM
You guys I found some wicked awesome eyes at a dive hobby shop here in Bullhead Arizona! I have NEVER seen them anywhere and my next Poppet will have them! Mu-hua hua hua!!! I have a Pinkish Mango color for hair that I already had, and I am using a pale almost White alove suede, and my new eyes! I bought a kajillion of these pupps, so i know a few of you may be aching to trade once you see these mamma jammas! Think, albino eyes.... Yepp!! They have Pink pupils and a lighter pink as the iris!!! They look like those California giant rabbit eyes or those eyes you would see on an albino rat!! I am crazy excited! Especially since I have never ever seen THOSE kinds before!!! *squeeeee! I can not wait to head home and start my next Poppet!!! ( I am working on one currently, but that one is being sent away upon finishing...) Yaya!

I was wondering where you were finding your awesome eyes. I had no idea that you were in AZ too. I'm in Mesa. I guess that doesn't help me with the dive hobby shop you've found, but hey I live near Pheonix, I should be able to find some somewhere! All I've found so far is brown ones at Joannes. Boring! I want blue or green, or something that pops. How about purple?
The buttons with shanks don't lie flat and look a little wonky when finished.

MonkeyThumb,
You can't find any light blue or white fabric? What about the fleece, or velour? I know the velour would fray, but I just zig zag the seam allowances and use a very small stitch.
I agree about needing the link to the swap. I've lost it too, and 125 pages now!! I can't find it.

Actually I am here visiting for the holidays. I live in Michigan... I go home in a few days WHOOOO!!! Right now I am in Golden Valley, it is just right on the other side of Laughlin/Bullhead.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on December 29, 2007 12:40:49 PM
Thanks guys. I really appreciate all of the support on this thread. It's just one big kudos fest! I know how to make fingers now, and I can make one for myself and my daughter now that the Christmas push is over.

Are people still having problems making clothes? I was thinking that I'd start making some patterns and passing them on. Any suggestions?

I've already made jeans, bloomers, little girl's dresses, a trench coat, a vest, a jacket with a collar, a halter top a-line skirt dress, a t-shirt, and a men's dress shirt.
I think I'll try shoes.
 
I know this was a few pages back, but I just wanted to say that I would love some clothing patterns. I'm one of the ones having trouble with clothes. I finally bought some snaps to try and use, because so far, I've ended up finishing neck holes and things while they were on the doll, so to remove the clothes would entail cutting it up. So, make that a yes vote for me on clothes stuff.

My poor poppets have been neglected lately-for Christmas I got sick, so I've done little more than sit on the couch moaning for the past few days.  :P Hopefully I can get back to working on them soon.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 29, 2007 01:14:24 PM
So I was experimenting with changing eye colors today, and I found a manicure set that included a dremel like tool.  I ground off the color on the back, and that seemed to work pretty well.  I colored the clear eyes in with sharpie, and that worked alright too.  Then I decided it was too much work and bought a bunch of clear 20mm eyes off ebay.  It was $7 total, you get 36 eyes, and I had an unused ebay gift certificate from last christmas.  Hooray for free stuff!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: AlwaysInspired on December 29, 2007 06:16:39 PM
Okay Poppeteer's I'm having a major problem. I live in a town that has no craft stores. Online at Joann's all they have is red and dark brown alova suede. I was thinking of a different color. Other places online I've checked don't have much better color choices. Forgive me if this has already been asked, but is there a fabric substitute for alova suede that can be used with just as much success? I need to get a poppet done for my little sister for her Birthday (Jan. 16)!! Help!!! ???
Thanks in advance!  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 29, 2007 07:06:57 PM
What color were you thinking, AlwaysInspired?

I've got light brown, black, green, gold, white, yellow and orange.

For the price of shipping, I'll send you enough to make one.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 29, 2007 07:45:42 PM
Here's something you may be interested in to find those elusive fabrics:
http://www.hancockfabrics.com/gateway/3139.html


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 29, 2007 07:51:06 PM
Here's another place I found some fun poppet fabric.
http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat403866&PRODID=xprd233552&source=search

And another:
http://stores.ebay.com/Flos-Funky-Fabrics_FLOS-FUNKY-FABRICS_Suedes-Moleskins_Faux-Suedes_W0QQcolZ2QQdirZQ2d1QQfsubZ13038310QQftidZ2QQtZkm


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: AlwaysInspired on December 29, 2007 08:58:18 PM
Thank you for the links Craftewoman. I had actually already found most of them. The ebay one has great selection, but the shipping is just as much as the fabric! Now that I know you can use stuff that isn't just alova suede I'll keep looking. I think I may just take ClonedBravo up on the offer though.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 29, 2007 09:15:29 PM
I was thinking of making a poppet out of terry cloth. I can get towels cheap at the thrift store, and it seems like it would be a good furry kind of a feel. Perhaps a sheep, since that hasn't been done yet. As soon as I get over the flu!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: AlwaysInspired on December 30, 2007 08:25:07 AM
I never thought of terry cloth. Gives me another idea! Thanks  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 30, 2007 08:29:24 AM
I was thinking of making a poppet out of terry cloth. I can get towels cheap at the thrift store, and it seems like it would be a good furry kind of a feel. Perhaps a sheep, since that hasn't been done yet. As soon as I get over the flu!

I have some fake "shearling" in the car that is waiting to be made into something and I was thinking of a sheep poppet! But, do you think the poufiness of the "shearling" would be too hard to work with? I was thinking of a smooth black fabric for the face and inside ears...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 30, 2007 08:44:03 AM
 Ohhhhhhhh that would be cute!!! I would LOVE to see that one!!! The only way you will ever know if that fabric is too hard to work with is if you try it out! I would love to see a sheep Poppet!!! ACK!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 30, 2007 08:58:20 AM
And now I'm crying because I don't have my sewing machine right now ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: AlwaysInspired on December 30, 2007 09:17:36 AM
Has anyone thought of making a poppet out of flannel?? Just a thought. It doesn't have much stretch so I think it might work.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 30, 2007 09:24:17 AM
Oooooh! A lumberjack poppet ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: AlwaysInspired on December 30, 2007 09:28:27 AM
Well there are other flannels besides plaid  :D but the one I have actually is plaid hehehehe I may do a test poppet before I make the real one for my little sis  ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 30, 2007 10:50:41 AM
I have thought of flannel. make sure it's a tight weave. I found some flannel for $2 a yard at Wal-mart a couple of years ago that I made pjs out of for my sons, and they don't hold a stitch. they come apart too easily, and that's without stuffing them tightly with poly fill. I even zig zaged the seams. Ugh! Cheap fabric! If you do use the flannel, make sure it's the sturdy kind.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: AlwaysInspired on December 30, 2007 11:00:26 AM
Thanks for the tip. I have some that is really heavy duty my grandma made me pj's out of it a few years ago and i got the left overs. It wasn't cheap fabric so I might give it a try.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Loralynn on December 30, 2007 11:18:37 AM
Well, I have been lurking on this thread for a while...trying to read all the posts since the beginning!  I pm'd ghilie a couple of weeks ago for the pattern.  I finally was able to finish my poppet...so, without further ado...may I present Priscilla...




I really enjoyed making her and I already have an idea for my next one!  Thanks so much ghilie for the pattern!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on December 30, 2007 11:37:54 AM
She's very pretty Loralynn, I love her hair!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: qazicat on December 30, 2007 12:20:28 PM
I would be careful using terry cloth.   The weave is usually to loose for doll making especially if you need to stuff something firmly.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 30, 2007 12:26:31 PM
I love her hair, dress and tattoo? great job.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 30, 2007 12:27:46 PM
So what if I used interfacing fusible web on the inside to stabilize the fabric. that would work, right?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: qazicat on December 30, 2007 12:29:47 PM
So what if I used interfacing fusible web on the inside to stabilize the fabric. that would work, right?

That might work.  I would also recommend that you use the tightest weave you can find.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 30, 2007 01:22:17 PM
For clothing patterns:  Blythe clothing patterns will work if you increase them in size.  Here is the collared shirt - I downloaded the pattern, opened it in Microsoft Picture viewer and increased the size to 250%.  Then I traced it off the screen.  The piece end up being pretty large, and I cut a good amount off the bottom of the shirt. 



I also tried the A Line Jumper dress, but I haven't got it to work yet.  It looked pretty big so I only did 110%, but as you can see it is too tight.



Duh, I guess you want to know where they came from.  I got them at PuchiCollective.com


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 30, 2007 03:05:09 PM
I've been drawing some clothing patterns this afternoon for all of you who want them. Pm me with you e-mail, and I'll send hem to you as soon as I've got them finished and loaded onto my computer.

If you don't include your e-mail address in the PM, I can't send you the pattern.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 30, 2007 03:14:09 PM
Hi. i was hat Hancock fabrics today and picked up needles. They had needles that  are actually called "Doll Needles". They are 5 inch needles. I know there was a question about this earlier in the thread....Still haven't started, but I'm gathering some great inspiration:) Thanks everyone! ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Loralynn on December 30, 2007 03:18:11 PM
Thanks for the comments!  I am so in love with her hair!  It is soooo soft.  I used homespun yarn for it.  I used the hair tut from here and it worked like a charm!  

And yes, that is a beaded tattoo on her leg.  I don't have the nerve to get one myself, so I wanted to put it on my dolly!

I can't thank everyone enough for the different tutorials and ghilie for the pattern.  I am really looking forward to helping to take over the world with more poppety goodness!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 30, 2007 03:21:15 PM
Loralynn, does Priscilla have her own post where she can get all the kudos she deserves, along with close ups of her tattoo? 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 30, 2007 04:12:15 PM
Here is my current poppet- in - progress. She's supposed to be a Giraffe. I need to fix her horns because right now they blend with her hair too much.

My question is, do her spots look too much like a cheetah?




I really appreiciate the opinions!


Pricilla is Lovely!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 30, 2007 04:17:26 PM
I had some giraffe fabric,and the spots were much larger and more squareish than a cheetah's spots, does that make sense?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on December 30, 2007 04:22:41 PM
I had some giraffe fabric,and the spots were much larger and more squareish than a cheetah's spots, does that make sense?

Kind of like wobbly rectangles...and close together like puzzle pieces that don't touch...but not too close


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: AlwaysInspired on December 30, 2007 05:12:15 PM
I just want to add that people on this thread ROCK!!  ;D
ClonedBravo is helping me out in such a big way by sending me some of her private stash so I can make my soon to be 7 year old sister a poppet!! That is all she wants for her Birthday and I'll be able to make it happen thanks to ClonedBravo!!! Yea poppeteer's!!!  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on December 30, 2007 06:00:27 PM
Anytime AlwaysInspired!


I guess I could repaint the spots. My husband saved the rest of the paint, and airbrushing is really easy.  Ok, I'll make the spots bigger and less round.

thanks!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 30, 2007 07:25:19 PM
The patterns are done for poppet clothes! YAY!!! I want to see these poppets struttin' their stuff on the runway!! WOOOhoooo.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on December 30, 2007 07:52:05 PM
Here is my current poppet- in - progress. She's supposed to be a Giraffe. I need to fix her horns because right now they blend with her hair too much.

I saw some giraffe fabric today at JoAnn's.  ;D

I didn't get it though. I saw it after I already had all my other fabric cut.  :'(  I do love giraffes though. They were my favorite animal when I was a kid.

Love the new poppets. I really need to get a few things going here.  It's so hard when everyone is home from school and work. At the end of the week, the house is all mine again. lol :P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 30, 2007 09:34:19 PM
 Heck yeah! I am totally going to PM you for patterns craftewoman!!!

 I am excited to see a Giraffe Poppet... and I do believe I have seen the same Giraffe fabric at JoAnns as well... They even have zebra and the Leopard fabric I made Le Tigre with... They even have a gray toned Leopard spot too... hmmm..... Does Le Tigre need a M'sieur Leonidas?

 Then there could be the first ever Poppet wedding!!! Ahhhhhhhhh!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 30, 2007 09:46:23 PM
Will Leonidas wear nothing but a cape and some speedos?  ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on December 30, 2007 09:53:21 PM
I finally got two more done!  One for my daughter--no name for her yet, since DD is not home this weekend:


And my new girl, Katigree:


There are a few more pictures here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=216984.0

And I changed my icon, too! 

Oh, Craftewoman, do we need to pm you for the clothing patterns?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on December 31, 2007 02:49:23 AM
Dragon*Fly,
They are so cute. I really love the green hair.  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on December 31, 2007 02:52:04 AM
Heck yeah! I am totally going to PM you for patterns craftewoman!!!

 I am excited to see a Giraffe Poppet... and I do believe I have seen the same Giraffe fabric at JoAnns as well... They even have zebra and the Leopard fabric I made Le Tigre with... They even have a gray toned Leopard spot too... hmmm..... Does Le Tigre need a M'sieur Leonidas?

 Then there could be the first ever Poppet wedding!!! Ahhhhhhhhh!

They have so many awesome fabrics. I got an orange with tiger stripes and Dalmatian fabric. Plus many others. I really need to stop buying fabric and start using it. lol ::)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: laminathegreat on December 31, 2007 04:02:22 AM
I found this via L&V- I have no idea if it would work for a poppet but maybe someone could take a look with a measuring tape.....
http://www.justjussi.com/knit_patterns.htm (http://www.justjussi.com/knit_patterns.htm)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on December 31, 2007 04:19:45 AM
Hey all the new poppets are incredible, good job ^^
One question, I read that someone said Blythe clothes (resized) worked well? (or was I dreaming?) I have a lot of patterns for Blythes and other dolls, so if this help I'll post them


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on December 31, 2007 07:23:26 AM
Wow I can't believe how fast this thing is growing. Excellent work everyone. I love the one with the glam eyelashes.
I really need to work on my extra large poppet, so far its only an arm =[
I would love to see some cloting patterns Fosca. I suck at clothing so far...

Keep up the good work all


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on December 31, 2007 07:35:27 AM
Hi everyone. I just saw this on the recent with pics. There's a tutorial for a doll sweater, made from the tops of socks!!!!It's really pretty great!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=216844.msg2333354#msg2333354


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 31, 2007 07:39:20 AM
Hi everyone. I just saw this on the recent with pics. There's a tutorial for a doll sweater, made from the tops of socks!!!!It's really pretty great!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=216844.msg2333354#msg2333354
I saw that too. It's pretty cool!
I'm finally finished with all birthday and Christmas presents! *dances* And while I am on a hiatus from crocheting I plan to sew! So I was at wally-world buying remnants to make my ferrets a bed or 2 and saw some Alova suede! I snatched the remnant up! 2.00 and I think I can make a poppet with it! The narrow part is 31 inches so I'll have to be careful.
It's really neat though it's embroidered fabric. A lovely dark tan like tea with cream in it and gold-ish tan embriodery. I can't wait! Only problem is I have to clean off my sewing desk so I can put my sewing machine back on it! lol.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on December 31, 2007 08:17:03 AM
Hey all the new poppets are incredible, good job ^^
One question, I read that someone said Blythe clothes (resized) worked well? (or was I dreaming?) I have a lot of patterns for Blythes and other dolls, so if this help I'll post them


I used a blythe shirt from puchicollective.com.  Of course, I resized it a couple times before I found the right size.   ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on December 31, 2007 09:12:03 AM
I was not dreaming then XD
I'll try to post some, but a lot of them where from puchicollective  ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on December 31, 2007 09:39:30 AM
I don't know if any of you have been to nuno's blog but she has a bunch of patterns for doll clothing. Not sure how big any of them come out but here's her blog link:
http://nuno-runo.blogspot.com/
Here's a sundress:
http://nuno-runo.blogspot.com/2007/06/sundress.html
One Piece dress:
http://nuno-runo.blogspot.com/2007/06/one-piece.html
Boxers:
http://nuno-runo.blogspot.com/2007/06/boxer.html

There's not a lot of posts each month but I'm adding it to my list to check every so often. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MTANDG on December 31, 2007 01:02:33 PM
You all are so inspiring I have my two poppets all cut out but have to finish them we have teal and deep red fake suede and mine are foxes!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 31, 2007 01:30:09 PM
Oh you know Leonidas would be sporting them red undies and tattered cloak!! I would have to make his legs and arms muscular so I would modify the pattern a bit and then sculpt some muscles with polyfil.... HAHA! I am getting sooo carried away with this idea that I just may execute and DO IT!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on December 31, 2007 07:07:04 PM
haha and then you'd have to make 299 similar looking poppets... *grin*


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on December 31, 2007 08:56:54 PM
 ;) HAHA! I think we ALL would collectively have to do it if we were to see it in THAT amount!! 300.... oooo-hooo-hooo-hwaaa-ha-ha! (amazement laugh)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: 1CrazyStitch on December 31, 2007 09:27:47 PM
Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaapy New Year Craftsters! ;D :D ;) :) >:( :( :o 8) ??? :P :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :'( ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on December 31, 2007 09:37:05 PM
Happy New Year!!!! ::)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: mummynat on January 01, 2008 03:39:21 AM
I have spent the whole winter season over at the crochet posts, due to xmas pressies going crochet this year...and discover I have been missing this!! They are gorgeous, I have to have a go...


And, HAPPY NEW YEAR  ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 01, 2008 09:03:00 AM
haha and then you'd have to make 299 similar looking poppets... *grin*
Similar is right, because not a one turns out exactly like their sibling. 300 poppets...whew!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on January 01, 2008 10:19:33 AM
haha and then you'd have to make 299 similar looking poppets... *grin*
Similar is right, because not a one turns out exactly like their sibling. 300 poppets...whew!

too funny...that's so true, and I was only taking into consideration that in the movie they mostly looked alike, not even remembering that all poppets are uniquely different (like snowflakes, which are AGAIN falling, keeping me from the craft store).

Plus someone would have to come up with a tut to sculpt poppet abs into poppet six packs. :D

Happy New Year!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teag on January 01, 2008 11:45:05 AM
haha and then you'd have to make 299 similar looking poppets... *grin*
Similar is right, because not a one turns out exactly like their sibling. 300 poppets...whew!

too funny...that's so true, and I was only taking into consideration that in the movie they mostly looked alike, not even remembering that all poppets are uniquely different (like snowflakes, which are AGAIN falling, keeping me from the craft store).

Plus someone would have to come up with a tut to sculpt poppet abs into poppet six packs. :D

Happy New Year!!!

Too Funny! I am actually working on a poppet with abs. It'll probably be a week or so before I get it posted


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 01, 2008 12:58:44 PM
Oh, the poppet evolution continues, breasts, fingers, boy parts, girl parts, muscles, what next?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: laminathegreat on January 01, 2008 01:02:41 PM
Oh, the poppet evolution continues, breasts, fingers, boy parts, girl parts, muscles, what next?
I want to make one with a preggo belly.......


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on January 01, 2008 01:12:58 PM
A preggo belly would be so cute!! :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: 1CrazyStitch on January 01, 2008 01:24:26 PM
A preggo belly would be so cute!! :)
Yeah! One with a lil poppet inside (removed via velcro opening);) OoOo!   OoOo! What about a poppet making competition and call it Craftster's "Top Poppet" ;D

 ???*Pours out extra-large coffee made with 20 packs of sugar....* ::) :P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on January 01, 2008 01:47:07 PM
hmmm mermaid poppet? Make it a little easier to put together...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Linda P on January 01, 2008 02:25:03 PM
 ::)How about an alien poppet???? 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 01, 2008 02:33:53 PM
A preggo belly would be so cute!! :)
Yeah! One with a lil poppet inside (removed via velcro opening);) OoOo!   OoOo! What about a poppet making competition and call it Craftster's "Top Poppet" ;D

 ???*Pours out extra-large coffee made with 20 packs of sugar....* ::) :P
There used tp be these dolls ages ago like that.
Hubby and I found the freezer paper yesterday! Would you believe that it has crafting tips on the box?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: laminathegreat on January 01, 2008 02:40:19 PM
A preggo belly would be so cute!! :)
Yeah! One with a lil poppet inside (removed via velcro opening);) OoOo!   
There used tp be these dolls ages ago like that.
OH SISTER you can still find em! You can also find ones with snaps on the boobs and snaps on the baby's mouth so the baby can nurse! I'm a hippy mom so stuff like this makes me happy. Hence why trying to give me poppet a belly.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 01, 2008 04:21:45 PM
A preggo belly would be so cute!! :)
Yeah! One with a lil poppet inside (removed via velcro opening);) OoOo!   
There used tp be these dolls ages ago like that.
OH SISTER you can still find em! You can also find ones with snaps on the boobs and snaps on the baby's mouth so the baby can nurse! I'm a hippy mom so stuff like this makes me happy. Hence why trying to give me poppet a belly.
OMG!!!! That made me laugh so hard, I think I have a hernia!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 01, 2008 05:09:17 PM
A preggo belly would be so cute!! :)
Yeah! One with a lil poppet inside (removed via velcro opening);) OoOo!   
There used tp be these dolls ages ago like that.
OH SISTER you can still find em! You can also find ones with snaps on the boobs and snaps on the baby's mouth so the baby can nurse! I'm a hippy mom so stuff like this makes me happy. Hence why trying to give me poppet a belly.
Wow! I never knew that.  I knew about the mommy dolls but that's it. :) I think it would be cute. Go for it!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on January 01, 2008 05:38:10 PM
Or you can make it sort of like a nesting doll..... But the velcro tummy with a Baby Poppet would be cute!!! Oh what would a baby Poppet look like! I think it should have ENORMOUS eyes on a little infant body!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: shadowsforsale on January 01, 2008 05:54:59 PM
Or you can make it sort of like a nesting doll..... But the velcro tummy with a Baby Poppet would be cute!!! Oh what would a baby Poppet look like! I think it should have ENORMOUS eyes on a little infant body!!

Enormous eyes would be a must.. and the ears! The ears should be big, too!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lilymarcella on January 01, 2008 06:48:17 PM
Update! I finally finished and gifted the 2 poppets I made, then decided I'd also slap some eyes on my first poppet and give her away too. The first pic is my Gram, very excited to have some new dolls for her grandchildren, and the second is a more detailed shot.





Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 01, 2008 07:06:29 PM
OMG!  Those are fabulous.  I think I just found my partner for the poppet love swap!  And your gram is adorable too!

Ahem.  Ok, I was gonna post about clothes.  I printed out a GothLoli dress for a MSD from doll-candy.com and it seems like it's gonna work!  (Of course, I am gonna have to lop about an inch off the bodice, unless I wanted to use this as a shirt.  Anyway, it's puff sleeve and collared, tres cute!  It's not done yet, I just wanted to let people know.

Next time, when I make this shirt/dress, I will not make the side front so pronounced, as MSD has quite the bosom and poppet has none.  I will also choose a color combo I like and bother to change the bobbin thread and use real elastic in the sleeve.  ;D



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on January 01, 2008 08:19:59 PM
Ok, I enlarged the giraffe spots, changed her horns, added a tail with hair, and painted on her eyes.
She looks sleepy.


Here's a side shot showing her tail peeking out from her skirt and shows the side of her head. I stitched the hair on only down the middle, like a real giraffe.



Her name is Sera.  Sera N. Getti.
Her outfit is green shirt weight silk, the top is tied on, and the skirt is tied to a hair band. What do you think?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 01, 2008 08:28:46 PM
Very nice, the spots look very giraffeish now and I like the horns.  Her outfit almost looks like a Sari.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on January 01, 2008 08:30:52 PM
Very cute, ClonedBravo--I love those horns! :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on January 01, 2008 08:49:08 PM
I love all the new poppets. I'm waiting on some gorgeous lime green alova suede to come in, then I will finally start my long awaited boy poppet for my boy. His room is lime green and bright blue (kinda like Diego colors), so his clothes will be blue, I already have the fabric for that. Once I get his out of the way, my cow will come, then the beautiful light brown for my son's little girlfriend and then the .......well, I'm sure you get the picture. My planning is going much better than the execution :-\


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 01, 2008 09:13:54 PM
It did my heart some good to see that someone's grandma loves poppets as much as we do, even if it isn't mine. The Giraffe is so cute. And I love her name. It's so appropriate. Her outfit suits her too. Great job ClonedBravo!

I'm working on a brown rabbit. After putting in her ears, I thought she was going to fly away until I steamed them down. My 8 year old took off with her as yet legless and armless body, flying her around the house. I'm doing some research to design her eyes that I plan to embroider on to make more baby friendly. DH asked about the lamb, and I told him I didn't have money for the fabric. My whole household really gets into all of the poppety excitement.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Mienna on January 01, 2008 09:56:34 PM
I love all these poppets! I'm so glad xmas and new years is over so I can get back to my wonderful crafts for ME (I'm greedy, I know). :p I've got some orange stretch fabric and I can't wait to use it on this lovely pattern, everytime I walk by it it screams "make me a poppet!", "my name wants to be holly-anne!", eh, you get the idea.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teag on January 02, 2008 06:28:18 AM
hmmm mermaid poppet? Make it a little easier to put together...

I have a mermaid poppet cut out and ready to sew


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on January 02, 2008 07:05:39 AM
Apart from the puchicollective patterns I found 3 sites (via this is blythe forum) that have avaliable patterns:

http://members.optusnet.com.au/orriettacat/patterns/
http://blythe.burnet.edu.au/latestpatterns6.11.04/
http://blythe.burnet.edu.au/patterns2005/

The mermaid poppet idea is really nice!
Edit: Oh! I didn't see the new poppets till now! they are incredible! The girafe is very beatuiful  :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on January 02, 2008 08:36:38 AM
 Holy Cow Ghilie I can not get over that shirt!!!

 And lilymarcella: Your girls are beautiful!!! Especially the clothing!! Look at you go!!!

 The Giraffe is verry giraffe'ish and The name is very suitable!!

 On another note I leave early in the morning and I get to go HOOOMMMEEE!!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 02, 2008 08:40:05 AM
Ohh the three poppet's are so cute! I love their eyes! And the giraffe looks great. You could add a tiny bit of hair in between the horns for a fetlock. (horse bangs/fringe basically.) the new spots look great!
And the shirt is too pretty! I love the Lace!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on January 02, 2008 11:17:39 AM
hmmm mermaid poppet? Make it a little easier to put together...

I have a mermaid poppet cut out and ready to sew

lol see? there ya go...great poppeteers think alike, maybe...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on January 02, 2008 11:21:34 AM
I had been thinking of a mermaid poppet, too--I have some lovely colors that would be good for that!!  She will have to get in line, though.  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: thefireninja on January 02, 2008 01:06:25 PM
*does ubber ubber happy dance* i finally got my fabric!  i was in walmart, armed with a gift card, not expecting to find anything, when my craftster instincts told me to look in the remenants bin where low and behold, there was some nice dark green fleece with not too much stretch!  also, in the sales heap, there was some lovely clothes fabric (a nice white w/ blue roses and a plaidish flannel)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teapotdnky on January 02, 2008 02:06:39 PM
hmmm mermaid poppet? Make it a little easier to put together...

I have a mermaid poppet cut out and ready to sew

lol see? there ya go...great poppeteers think alike, maybe...

I have a cool idea in my head about changing the bottom half of my poppet. First I'm going to do a regular one then try my hand at the other one.  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on January 02, 2008 04:39:36 PM
I love the giraffe Poppet! Her spots and horns came out fantastic, and her name is just so clever!

Very nicely done!

And, I love all of the ideas that everyone is coming up with! I'm guessing that I won't have my machine back this week, but by next weekend, I should be Poppeting!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on January 02, 2008 06:40:01 PM
haha Monkeythumb I totally thought centaur, too...before I read your post!!! See, great poppeteers really do think alike!!! LMAO.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: CrafterSandK on January 02, 2008 08:07:59 PM
Just sent my PM and am waiting for an email.  :D
Poppets are the cutest things ever.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on January 03, 2008 02:53:55 AM
I like the idea for a centaur poppet and I think I can imagine a way to do that. I'm gonna do some sketching tonight when I get home and report back to you guys
Excellent work on the new stuff everyone!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on January 03, 2008 08:34:36 AM
this makes me think centaur poppet which is just so ambitious that i think i'll have to try it one day. much, much later on though. it'll have to get in line indeed!

Oooh, that would be awesome!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on January 03, 2008 09:32:09 AM
 :D Centaur poppet was the first thing I thought of, too! :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 03, 2008 09:43:25 AM
I'm working on modifying some Blythe clothes for the poppets. When I get them finished, I'll scan them in and the patterns will be available.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on January 03, 2008 09:45:47 AM
Hey all, I'm finally home from work so I'm just going to move some crap, get the machine and my prototype centaur pattern and some scrap fabric and have a go at this thing!
Will let you know what happens  ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: deceptive.fragileness on January 03, 2008 11:10:44 AM
Thanks for the patterns, craftewoman. Hopefully I will get around to making some clothes this week. Great poppets everyone!!! *sigh* I think the one I'm working on right now will have to become a dog toy  :'( I cut out most of the pieces the night before our xmas thing with family and stuffed it on like... no sleep... and it's... sub par quality. Like the legs look different b/c 1 is stuffed right, and the other is... not. *sigh* I am really disappointed... but hopefully I will get out to Jo Ann's this week and get more fabric... I gotta get going on my mini kitchen project for Tink's birthday now too... Less time for poppeting.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on January 03, 2008 11:18:28 AM
Hey all, as promised I've just had a quick go at a centaur poppet.
Now, I've only done the body, it's super ugly and uneven and lumpy and not at all like it's supposed to be but it's given me a lot of insight into how to make a proper one.
Anyway, enough talk, on to the pictures (they're really poor quality cell phone pics, forgive me)
From the the front:

So you can see its wonky and weird but I just winged it and I'm tired, shush
Side view:

So it looks like a hunch back poppet with a really long butt, or strange tumor...

From this though I think I can figure out how to make it look like an actual horse body. I need to do some studying and pattern scribbling but I'll keep you updated!

Keep up the good work all


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 03, 2008 11:21:11 AM
I think I would just find a pattern for a horse and then find a way to attach a body.  :D  I am lazy like that though.
I'm working on modifying some Blythe clothes for the poppets. When I get them finished, I'll scan them in and the patterns will be available.

craftewoman, you are fabulous!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on January 03, 2008 11:28:56 AM
I recall my mom telling me about seeing a centuar doll in a doll crafting magazine.
I think it was Soft Dolls and the original doll may have been called Naked Nancy. A dollmaker had modified the doll to a centuar that able to stand on its own.  I'll ask her next time I see her about it, might help.


Thanks, craftewoman for the patterns! I'm really looking forward to making an Elenor!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 03, 2008 11:47:51 AM
Hey all, as promised I've just had a quick go at a centaur poppet.
Now, I've only done the body, it's super ugly and uneven and lumpy and not at all like it's supposed to be but it's given me a lot of insight into how to make a proper one.
Anyway, enough talk, on to the pictures (they're really poor quality cell phone pics, forgive me)
From the the front:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/sammywoo88/DSC00137.jpg?t=1199387688 (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/sammywoo88/DSC00137.jpg?t=1199387688)
So you can see its wonky and weird but I just winged it and I'm tired, shush
Side view:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/sammywoo88/DSC00138.jpg?t=1199387766 (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z72/sammywoo88/DSC00138.jpg?t=1199387766)
So it looks like a hunch back poppet with a really long butt, or strange tumor...

From this though I think I can figure out how to make it look like an actual horse body. I need to do some studying and pattern scribbling but I'll keep you updated!

Keep up the good work all
Looks good so far. For a rough draft it's not bad at all! Once you are happy with it you'll have to scan or photocopy the patterns or something so we can get them!
I think a centuar would be something one of my cousins would appreciate.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on January 03, 2008 11:58:03 AM
I'm scribbling away as we type =]

There's a heckuva lot of drawings of centaurs on the web, I'm squishing them all into my brain and I'm going to make this work. As soon as I have a pattern that works I'll get it on here

Thanks


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on January 03, 2008 12:44:41 PM
I got my lime green fabric today!!!!!!I can't wait until tomorrow night when the hubby has to work late and I can probably get started on my lime green boy poppet. I still haven't decided on whether to put boy bits or not. My hubby says no. I'm undecided. Anyone else have opinions?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 03, 2008 12:50:30 PM
I'm all about bits.  I put bits on everything.   ;D :o


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 03, 2008 02:09:44 PM
Here's my latest.  So far she's just a head.



Her name is Paquette and she is going to be an Elegant Gothic Lolita.  She has freckles  ;D and I changed her eyes to violet.  Guess you cant see that so well.  Anyway, her eyes started out blue and I ground the blue off with one of those fingernail spa kit tools (they're like low power dremels.)  Then I colored in her eyes with Sharpie.  The color really gets darker, so you gotta use a light colored sharpie in order to get a nice color.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on January 03, 2008 03:29:33 PM
Wow ghillie, that's beautiful! Can't wait to see her finished


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fairy Princess on January 03, 2008 03:51:51 PM
Wow, it looks like a lot of us thought of centaurs. I thought about it too. But knowing I would never be able to make up my own pattern, I soon forgot about it. If you get it figured out, I definitely want to make one!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 03, 2008 04:25:31 PM
I love her face ghilie! All the lace and ruffles will make for fun clothing! Can't wait to see!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 03, 2008 05:39:04 PM
Ugh! The Blythe patterns are NOT suitable for the the Poppets bodies. They are shaped so differently. Still I love the style of some of them, so I can't resist modifying them, but until I do, I just want to warn any of you who are planning to make the Blythe outfits from the existing patterns, that they do not fit properly. the Blythes have very small waistlines and large shoulders that the Poppets do not, and you'll be frustrated if you try to fit the Blythe clothes to the poppet. I tried to make this dress:
http://blythe.burnet.edu.au/patterns2005/polkadotdresspic.jpg

by increasing the pattern by 400%. I had already made some alterations, and it wasn't enough to change the body type.

Just so you know. :-\


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lilymarcella on January 03, 2008 05:39:51 PM
Ghilie:
That's definitely my favorite poppet! She's freckled and adorable! I love love love her!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 03, 2008 05:44:38 PM
Ghilie, she's going to be so great! Her violet eyes show up really well. I love them. My name is Paulette, and so of course I LOVE her name. Actually before I was married my initials were PAQ. So that makes it so much more endearing. So...who is she for? Just kidding!

The centaur poppet looks like quite a challenge. Have you looked at any of the doll making sites for a pattern that you could alter?
I have a few that I look to for inspiration.
I found this, perhaps by looking at it and taking apart with you eyes...
http://dolls.nunodoll.com/stuffed/horse_black.html


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 03, 2008 05:45:10 PM
Ugh! The Blythe patterns are NOT suitable for the the Poppets bodies. They are shaped so differently. Still I love the style of some of them, so I can't resist modifying them, but until I do, I just want to warn any of you who are planning to make the Blythe outfits from the existing patterns, that they do not fit properly. the Blythes have very small waistlines and large shoulders that the Poppets do not, and you'll be frustrated if you try to fit the Blythe clothes to the poppet. I tried to make this dress:
http://blythe.burnet.edu.au/patterns2005/polkadotdresspic.jpg

by increasing the pattern by 400%. I had already made some alterations, and it wasn't enough to change the body type.

Just so you know. :-\

For something like that, I would use an MSD dress.  I meant the very simple patterns, like the collared shirt and t shirt from puchicollective.  Sorry!   :-\

Ghilie:
That's definitely my favorite poppet! She's freckled and adorable! I love love love her!
I love her face ghilie! All the lace and ruffles will make for fun clothing! Can't wait to see!
Wow ghillie, that's beautiful! Can't wait to see her finished
thanks!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 03, 2008 05:46:49 PM
Ghilie, she's going to be so great! Her violet eyes show up really well. I love them. My name is Paulette, and so of course I LOVE her name. Actually before I was married my initials were PAQ. So that makes it so much more endearing. So...who is she for? Just kidding!

The centaur poppet looks like quite a challenge. Have you looked at any of the doll making sites for a pattern that you could alter?
I have a few that I look to for inspiration.

Ehhh, she's already spoken for.  She's for the Invite your partner swap.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 03, 2008 06:00:39 PM
Ghilie: Quote

For something like that, I would use an MSD dress.  I meant the very simple patterns, like the collared shirt and t shirt from puchicollective.  Sorry!   :-\


Could you give a link or something. I'm lost as to what MSD or Puchicollective is.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 03, 2008 06:17:22 PM
MSD is Mini Super Dollfie, a type of BJD (Ball Jointed Doll), made by a Japanese company called Volks.  The large ones are beautiful and ridiculously expensive.  Here is a link to a pattern that I have used successfully with some mods (The bodice is always too long and the boob area needs reduction.)

http://doll-candy.com/MSDdress.htm

Here's another that Melancholywings uses (She made Cosmo, Lolly and Safiya Poppets)

http://denofangels.com/patterns/volksmsddress/

And finally, Puchicollective is a website that has simple, free blythe patterns.  www.puchicollective.com



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on January 03, 2008 08:00:16 PM
Here's my latest.  So far she's just a head.
Her name is Paquette and she is going to be an Elegant Gothic Lolita.  She has freckles  ;D and I changed her eyes to violet.  Guess you cant see that so well.  Anyway, her eyes started out blue and I ground the blue off with one of those fingernail spa kit tools (they're like low power dremels.)  Then I colored in her eyes with Sharpie.  The color really gets darker, so you gotta use a light colored sharpie in order to get a nice color.

I love that fabric. I can't wait to see her done.

You can order clear eyes, then you don't have to grind them down.  ;)  Then again, you could have a ton of eyes you are tying to use. lol

http://www.sunshinecrafts.com/dept_view.php?DPath=DOLLS~DPPRT~DPPRT2&Page=2 (http://www.sunshinecrafts.com/dept_view.php?DPath=DOLLS~DPPRT~DPPRT2&Page=2)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 03, 2008 08:12:50 PM
I ordered some off of ebay, and they even came in today.  But they were HUGE.  Usually I use the 99 cent ones from Hobby Lobby, 20 mm.  So I ordered 20mm.  Apparantly there is no standard for 20mm eyes.   ::)  It's not like she sent me the wrong ones, they were factory marked 20 mm.  So now I have to order some more, and those look like the same kind, actually.

(There's someone on ebay who makes "suncatcher" eyes - basically she paints clear ones and sells them.  I bet she makes a killing!)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: 1CrazyStitch on January 03, 2008 09:20:31 PM
Since the size 20 mm was too big, couldn't you just order a size 15 or 18 mm. If they are larger than normal, that should put them at the 18/20 mm range right? As far as painting them, should you only use color markers or could you use stuff like acrylic paint, etc? I saw the 'Suncatcher' eyes and was this ---> <--- close to buying them. :D

Thanks for making us aware of the clear ones. I like being able to create your own colors. I just ordered some doll joints and iron-on doll faces from sunshinecrafts.com  last week. Little did I know that they were closed for a week, so they shipped my stuff off Wednesday and I will be getting them today (Friday). I ordered a bunch, so I probably won't use the animal eyes for a minute, but glad to be aware of my options. ;)

c1


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on January 03, 2008 10:13:23 PM
Ghilie, she is gorgeous!  What kind of eyelashes did you use?  They look very nice--I like them better than the "glam" doll eyelashes I used! ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 04, 2008 07:57:56 AM
Ghilie, she is gorgeous!  What kind of eyelashes did you use?  They look very nice--I like them better than the "glam" doll eyelashes I used! ;D

They are ladies false eyelashes I picked up at Walmart in the beauty/make up section.  They were the cheapest ones, about 2.50, I think.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on January 04, 2008 07:59:33 AM
Ghilie- love the new poppet (head)! As a person of freckle, I do enjoy seeing your freckly poppet!!! :D Are you going to give her red hair, too? XD

And I'm glad you posted that link, KimsCozyKitchen, cause that's the best bulk price I've seen so far...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 04, 2008 08:07:25 AM
Ghilie- love the new poppet (head)! As a person of freckle, I do enjoy seeing your freckly poppet!!! :D Are you going to give her red hair, too? XD

And I'm glad you posted that link, KimsCozyKitchen, cause that's the best bulk price I've seen so far...

I'm gonna let the person she is for pick the hair color.  I think red might clash with her eyes tho.  I have enough of the fabric for more than one, plus I picked up a remnant for swapping purposes.  ;)

And you are right about those prices!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Artisan82 on January 04, 2008 09:16:59 AM
Okay, ghilie: I have got a question for ya - I love the new poppet head and I've noticed that my poppet heads never come out round like yours.  It seems that there are some others out there having the same results (I'm not going to call it a "problem" because I think this is part of the wonderfulness that makes a Poppet a Poppet).  How do I get a more round head like yours, and a head that has less full jowls, such as the ones pictured?  I love my Snowflake's jowls, but I'l like to try one that looks a little more petite.
Any tips are much appreciated.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 04, 2008 09:21:04 AM
Okay, ghilie: I have got a question for ya - I love the new poppet head and I've noticed that my poppet heads never come out round like yours.  It seems that there are some others out there having the same results (I'm not going to call it a "problem" because I think this is part of the wonderfulness that makes a Poppet a Poppet).  How do I get a more round head like yours, and a head that has less full jowls, such as the ones pictured?  I love my Snowflake's jowls, but I'l like to try one that looks a little more petite.
Any tips are much appreciated.

I think it has something to do with the way you're cutting out the pattern. If the stretch of the fabric is up and down instead of side to side, you get a taller sleeker poppet. It also makes a difference on how you're stuffing the head. If you're packing the stuffing into the cheeks, it will have fuller cheeks.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 04, 2008 09:25:26 AM
Agreed, craftewoman. I always stuff up and down before I stuff side to side.  I pack the chin and forehead full before I stuff the cheeks.  I also use a flathead screwdriver as my stuffing tool because it gives me greater control. 

Also, the poppet head should be stuffed tightly... but don't stuff just for the sake of stuffing.  You always want to think about how you shape it.  Once someone said that you can sew a straight line but iron it into a rainbow.  The same thing goes for stuffing.  Just cuz you sewed it correctly, doesn't mean it will come out like that.  The end result is an accumulation of many things.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on January 04, 2008 09:39:32 AM
The centaur poppet looks like quite a challenge. Have you looked at any of the doll making sites for a pattern that you could alter?
I have a few that I look to for inspiration.
I found this, perhaps by looking at it and taking apart with you eyes...
http://dolls.nunodoll.com/stuffed/horse_black.html

I've been searching high and low for a horse pattern but the only things I can find are not at all suitable (mainly wooden rocking horses...)
If anyone knows of anywhere I can find a free horse pattern, I will love you forever!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teag on January 04, 2008 10:01:18 AM
I'm scribbling away as we type =]

There's a heckuva lot of drawings of centaurs on the web, I'm squishing them all into my brain and I'm going to make this work. As soon as I have a pattern that works I'll get it on here

Thanks

Sammywoo, Have you seen this?

http://img50.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sejmout0005axr1.jpg

it's from this topic in toys and dolls: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=120321.0

It may be helpful in drafting your centaur pattern,It is quite basic and needs some tweaking,  I would elongate the legs some but it should give you some basic construction ideas


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ArtSidhe on January 04, 2008 10:06:33 AM
I just sent you a PM :) This sounds like a such a nice idea!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: CrafterSandK on January 04, 2008 10:08:47 AM
I've been searching high and low for a horse pattern but the only things I can find are not at all suitable (mainly wooden rocking horses...)
If anyone knows of anywhere I can find a free horse pattern, I will love you forever!

I know of a horse pattern that I accually own..... It has a cat pattern and dog pattern too.
I'm gonna go try and find it, if I remember correctly the finished product might be right for a poppet....  :-\


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: klum78 on January 04, 2008 10:13:16 AM
On a mostly related topic,

  I was the lucky recipient of ghilie's poppet, Twinkle, for the silly swap and I thought everyone here might like to see how well she was received by my daughter.  I posted everything on the gallery page for the swap here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=208874.msg2344261#msg2344261

Thanks for the hard work Ghilie!



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 04, 2008 10:14:42 AM
I ordered some off of ebay, and they even came in today.  But they were HUGE.  Usually I use the 99 cent ones from Hobby Lobby, 20 mm.  So I ordered 20mm.  Apparantly there is no standard for 20mm eyes.   ::)  It's not like she sent me the wrong ones, they were factory marked 20 mm.  So now I have to order some more, and those look like the same kind, actually.

(There's someone on ebay who makes "suncatcher" eyes - basically she paints clear ones and sells them.  I bet she makes a killing!)

Did you grind the color of regular eyes? The ones I have look like the color is mixed in the acrylic of the entire eye. Perhaps it's an illusion I don't know. lol. I have a bunch I suppose I could just bust out my dremmel and play with them a bit....


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: 1CrazyStitch on January 04, 2008 10:20:57 AM
Here are some pics of my dolls (finally) sans arms, eyes and clothes. I'm waiting on my delivery of eyes and joints arriving today. Sorry about the quality of the pics. I'm buying another digital camera with a week and will post better pictures.








Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 04, 2008 10:21:59 AM
Ooo, neat idea with the different color toes!  I love it!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: CrafterSandK on January 04, 2008 10:29:08 AM
I might have found a pattern to help you guys with the centuar poppet.
Its not a free pattern, but I have it in my stash and am going to work with it a little bit once I'm done with some other projects...  :P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: 1CrazyStitch on January 04, 2008 11:01:26 AM
Ooo, neat idea with the different color toes!  I love it!

Thanks Ghilie! That idea came from Melancholywings's Safiya poppet post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=204728.0.

She added the toes to the legs, not cut them onto them. It made her poppets feet look really long, but I figured if you can add the toes separatly, why not change the pattern/color/fabric?

OT: I received my doll eyes/joints while posting the pics. First eye was a slight disaster (too hot), BUT I was able to redeem myself 90%. She's looking  :o at meeeeeee!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on January 04, 2008 11:47:13 AM
I did see that teag and have been thinking a lot about it. I'm paying with a few ideas at the moment and think I might know how to do this. Thanks :)
I'd be interested to see what happens with your patterns CrafterSand K, let us know what you do

I love those toes Craftee1, it's coolthat you made someone else's reinterpretation of the pattern into something special!

And Twinkle looks really happy with her new mommy!

I should really get to work on my poppets. There are poppet pieces everywhere!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: 1CrazyStitch on January 04, 2008 12:10:20 PM
I should really get to work on my poppets. There are poppet pieces everywhere!

That's the only bad part, having your home look like a doll factory exploded :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 04, 2008 01:48:17 PM
I tried that link for the doll eyes, and the registration failed, over and over again. Hopefully the site is just experiencing technical difficulties, and will be available to buy the eyes from at a later date.

Ghilie, I love seeing the way children react to the poppets. It's precious.
I did some searching for a free horse pattern to no avail. All I found was he finished product. If you get stuck and want another brain to pick, I might be able to help in drafting one.
I too like the idea of the larger foot for the rabbit poppets. This means that regular doll shoes will not fit of course, but I like them barefoot anyway.

I'm still working on the replacement poppet for my daughter. She's finished. I just have the clothes to finish, and then I'll post her.



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sprite jello on January 04, 2008 02:22:02 PM
I wanna join! I wanna make poppets!!!  ;D

Can't wait to get the pattern!!!  ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on January 04, 2008 02:28:44 PM
Just realized.
No plain dental floss + no freezer paper = no lime green poppet tonight :'(


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: autommatic on January 04, 2008 04:23:55 PM
so i was really excited to make my poppet.. got the pattern from ghilie *thank you sooo much!!!* and went to print it out and..... my printer broke. arrrfhbgsj! oh well, gotta find me a printer, THEN i'll start it! what a bummer! lol :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 04, 2008 05:11:14 PM
lol, you can trace it off the computer screen.  I have done that when I am too lazy to set up the printer.  Just make sure you put it at 100% (If you want a normal size poppet, that is).


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on January 04, 2008 05:24:31 PM
I ordered some off of ebay, and they even came in today.  But they were HUGE.  Usually I use the 99 cent ones from Hobby Lobby, 20 mm.  So I ordered 20mm.  Apparantly there is no standard for 20mm eyes.   ::)  It's not like she sent me the wrong ones, they were factory marked 20 mm.  So now I have to order some more, and those look like the same kind, actually.

(There's someone on ebay who makes "suncatcher" eyes - basically she paints clear ones and sells them.  I bet she makes a killing!)

I ordered some from the sunshinecrafts link. They are the same size as the ones I got from Hobby Lobby in size 15mm. When I made the order, sunshine crafts was out the the 20mm.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on January 04, 2008 05:27:29 PM
The centaur poppet looks like quite a challenge. Have you looked at any of the doll making sites for a pattern that you could alter?
I have a few that I look to for inspiration.
I found this, perhaps by looking at it and taking apart with you eyes...
http://dolls.nunodoll.com/stuffed/horse_black.html

I've been searching high and low for a horse pattern but the only things I can find are not at all suitable (mainly wooden rocking horses...)
If anyone knows of anywhere I can find a free horse pattern, I will love you forever!

I don't have a pattern. But when my daughter was little, I made her a stick horse with a sock.   I think we still have the stick horse. If we do, I'll take a picture so you can see how to use a sock in the right size to make a pattern.
Maybe a baby sock or toddler sock would work.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: autommatic on January 04, 2008 05:48:52 PM
lol, you can trace it off the computer screen.  I have done that when I am too lazy to set up the printer.  Just make sure you put it at 100% (If you want a normal size poppet, that is).

lol... i never even thought of that! thanks. :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on January 04, 2008 06:04:29 PM
I just found a unicorn and a zebra pattern on my computer that I scanned from a library book a few months back. If you wanna try it, PM me, ok?
They might need resized, of course.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: CrafterSandK on January 04, 2008 07:09:14 PM
I got the fabric for the centaur a little while ago, I'm gonna start on the pattern tonight and probably be done by tomorrow.  ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on January 04, 2008 10:04:31 PM
I tried that link for the doll eyes, and the registration failed, over and over again. Hopefully the site is just experiencing technical difficulties, and will be available to buy the eyes from at a later date.

Was that the link I posted? I just checked it & it still works for me.

Try to do a search for them.  Sunshine Discount Crafts.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 04, 2008 10:43:55 PM
Here's my newest girl Poppet. Her name is Annie, like Little Orphan Annie. When my sister saw her dress, she named her.
Her dress is made from an altered Blythe pattern. Her eyes are embroidered on to avoid those nasty choking hazzards one has to deal with when making toys for babies. I made her feet longer by using the method thought up by Meloncholywings for her Safiya Poppet .





Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: hello vera on January 05, 2008 04:22:21 AM
Craftewoman- Annie is gorgeous, I love her big bunneh feet. Youve done a fab job, am not jealous of her at all (am typing this with green eyes...!) x


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: tazzsangel19 on January 05, 2008 06:09:05 AM
awww Annie is adorable, I love the bunny poppets.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on January 05, 2008 09:48:04 AM
Aw Annie is so cute, I love her big feet!
I think thats what my feet look like in real life  ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: 1CrazyStitch on January 05, 2008 09:52:44 AM
Hey Crafters! I started a post asking for any and all tutes about adding and styling doll hair. It doesn't matter the doll or hair type, just post all your tutes (w/pics if possible) so we can have a reference point for doll hair tutes. Thanks in advance, if post! ;D

Doll Hair Tutes:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=218117.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=218117.0)



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 05, 2008 09:59:14 AM
Tabloach has some really great tutes on repainting and rerooting hair. Here:
http://pub17.bravenet.com/freelink/show.php?usernum=1382302999&catid=55690#catid55690

And if you look up reborning dolls, there's information there too.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: 1CrazyStitch on January 05, 2008 10:26:09 AM
Tabloach has some really great tutes on repainting and rerooting hair. Here:
http://pub17.bravenet.com/freelink/show.php?usernum=1382302999&catid=55690#catid55690

And if you look up reborning dolls, there's information there too.


Thanks for the link! I don't think I can use those because all the dolls have plastic heads :( Does reborning only apply to plastic heads? Ah well, off to do some research...Thanks again!

C1

ETA: Those links gave me an idea for rerooting cloth heads that just might work. Thanks craftewoman!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 05, 2008 11:58:42 AM
Does annie have a bunny tail? Becasue she should if she doesn't. Super cute!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 05, 2008 12:12:42 PM
I heard somewhere you can wool fiber into a doll head with a felting needle.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 05, 2008 01:06:57 PM
I heard somewhere you can wool fiber into a doll head with a felting needle.
You can but the fiber you are needling onto has to be a tight weave. And there's a possibility of it coming out unless the fiber you are needling onto is wool.
The felting needle has these barbs on it that "twist and lock" the fibers into each other as well as the item you're needling. It works better with wool on wool because the fibers form the hair can lock with the fibers of the fabric.

I'd say go ahead and do it though! Give it a shot and see what happens! Experimentation is how things are figured out!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 05, 2008 01:11:31 PM
What if you made a wig cap with wool felt?  You could then needle onto that. 

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I'd say go ahead and do it though! Give it a shot and see what happens! Experimentation is how things are figured out!

The LAST thing I need is a new hobby requiring me to purchase supplies.   ;D  I was hoping someone with a felting hobby would like to try it.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 05, 2008 01:39:38 PM
Here is Paquette, with her body and hair.  She is wearing some casual clothes I stole off another poppet to cover her shame.   ;D  These are not her actual clothes.  Her real clothes will be a secret until she is sent away to her new owner.  Her hair is actually a soft violet color to match her eyes.  I played with the colors in the picture but I couldn't get it to display the actual hue.  Her hair is yarn from my stash, of the type that you buy cuz it's pretty but when you get it home you realize you can't crochet with the #$%@ eyelash yarn.



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on January 05, 2008 01:42:01 PM
Paquette is sooo pretty. I really love her freckles ;D That may be because I have plenty of freckles to spare, but I really do like them :D

Oh, and I got freezer paper today, maybe start tonight? I need my boy poppet. All the girliness is driving me insane. Makes me want a girl baby, and I really don't want that right now:)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 05, 2008 02:15:34 PM
What if you made a wig cap with wool felt?  You could then needle onto that. 

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I'd say go ahead and do it though! Give it a shot and see what happens! Experimentation is how things are figured out!

The LAST thing I need is a new hobby requiring me to purchase supplies.   ;D  I was hoping someone with a felting hobby would like to try it.
I bet the wig cap would work. Maybe for my second or third poppet I could try it. (nearly called them hobbits!) I'm a newbie needle felter but I have the stuff to try so what could it hurt?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on January 05, 2008 02:27:17 PM
Heres my trial centaur so far. I think the pattern calls for a wire skeleton, but this one is just stuffed.
The little body is a mini I shoved in, to see how it looks.
What do you think?




Sera isn't interested, but I did the body of the centaur by hand. Now my finger hurts.LOL


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: CrafterSandK on January 05, 2008 02:32:18 PM
Wow! Good pattern!

I'm working on mine now, it looks pretty much the same, only made with fleece and girly colors.  :P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on January 05, 2008 02:35:31 PM
That centaur looks awesome!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: 1CrazyStitch on January 05, 2008 03:30:55 PM
She is gorgeous! I love the color of her hair and eyes. By the way, I could see the violet hue of her eyes just fine from your last post of her. Your poppets always look so perfect, but you are the originator though ;) ;D

Here is Paquette, with her body and hair.  She is wearing some casual clothes I stole off another poppet to cover her shame.   ;D  These are not her actual clothes.  Her real clothes will be a secret until she is sent away to her new owner.  Her hair is actually a soft violet color to match her eyes.  I played with the colors in the picture but I couldn't get it to display the actual hue.  Her hair is yarn from my stash, of the type that you buy cuz it's pretty but when you get it home you realize you can't crochet with the #$%@ eyelash yarn.

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/paquette2.JPG[/img]


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: 1CrazyStitch on January 05, 2008 03:34:35 PM
Don't you just love using fleece? I do. I like how it's soft but keeps the doll juuuuuust alittle stiff. Combine that with a knit jersey face and voila! Not to mention the variety of colors and prints at such a low price...It's a keeper for me.

Wow! Good pattern!

I'm working on mine now, it looks pretty much the same, only made with fleece and girly colors.  :P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on January 05, 2008 04:06:40 PM
Oh wow! The centaur looks fantastic! That's the way I've ended up doing mine, well in my head at least. Need to actually put thread to fabric =]


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: CrafterSandK on January 05, 2008 04:26:53 PM
Don't you just love using fleece? I do. I like how it's soft but keeps the doll juuuuuust alittle stiff. Combine that with a knit jersey face and voila! Not to mention the variety of colors and prints at such a low price...It's a keeper for me.

I love it, its just right for doing poppets and other stuff just about that size.

I'm almost done doing my Centaur Poppet!
Just gotta do the arms.... After dinner. ::)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Ekioart on January 05, 2008 05:15:33 PM
Love the bunny poppet ^-^

And matching purple hair with eyes....dreamy.

Then theres the centaur poppet!

I picked up some pretty yarn for my first poppets hair today, found an out of the way yarn shop and saw some perfect stuff. Now I just have to actually get sewing. I've gotten the pattern printed, so it shouldn't take long, just getting the time. Ya know...kids, birthdays of kids, family stuff and all. lol, then theres that house of mine that needed cleaning.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 05, 2008 06:12:51 PM
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then theres that house of mine that needed cleaning.


Who cleans anymore?  There's no cleaning, just poppets.

I have almost finished the most complicated dress I have ever made for any doll.  (Just the snaps left.) And I almost sewed my finger.   :o Well, I did, needle met skin, but it was just the very edge.  I didn't even get blood on the project!  Yay me!

I can't wait to see centaur poppet.  You guys have just taken this thing in soooo many different directions, I never would have imagined the possibilities.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on January 05, 2008 06:28:38 PM
Don't read for a day and half, and look at all the pages that appear!!   :D

Craftewoman--Annie is so cute!  I love those long ears, they are adorable.

Ghilie--Paqutte is so gorgeous, my mouth just dropped open when I saw her.  I hope we get to see pics of her with her "actual" clothes.  And about the eyelash yarn--lmao!  I don't know how many yarns I've bought like that!  Mostly in greys, though, so I guess I would have to do some old poppets.

Clonedbravo--I am impressed with that centaur.  While I could sort of picture a finished version, no way would I have been able to actually do that--I have enough problems following a pattern!  :D

I need to hurry and finish the projects I am working on and do more poppets!  There are so many ideas for them in my head right now.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 05, 2008 06:33:31 PM
Well, Dragonfly, if you look in my picture hosting, I uploaded an image.  But I am not going to post it -it wouldn't do to have Sevs accidently stumble onto it.   ;D

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=98172&ppuser=99532


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Artisan82 on January 05, 2008 06:41:27 PM
Oh my gosh Ghilie!  That is such an incredible work of art! I can't even begin to express how much I love her! (I won't go into detail because I don't want to spoil the suprise, but I just think you're brilliant!)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Ekioart on January 05, 2008 06:42:23 PM
*laughs* yeah tomorrow is house cleaning, today poppet time ^-^

Ok, fingers needed a break, back to poppet making!


Oh wow! Love her.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 05, 2008 06:47:35 PM
Oh my gosh Ghilie!  That is such an incredible work of art! I can't even begin to express how much I love her! (I won't go into detail because I don't want to spoil the suprise, but I just think you're brilliant!)

Thanks!  She's not even done, she needs headwear and a petticoat and socks and shoes.  And underwear.  And maybe a bow tie, I'm thinking red.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: CrafterSandK on January 05, 2008 06:48:07 PM
I'm done with my regular poppet, and centuar poppet!  ;D

Unfortunately I can't find the camera.....  :'(
I'll be able to post tomorrow.... I hope.  :o


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teddybearbones on January 05, 2008 08:19:29 PM
Sevs will definately love that dollie ghillie ;]


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on January 05, 2008 10:35:20 PM
Oh ghilie, "she" is gorgeous!! Love that dress.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 05, 2008 10:52:19 PM
Ghilie, you've outdone yourself this time! What's next?

The centaur looks like it's going to be really cool when it's done. I would add a wire armature just in case. You may be able to get away with just stuffing it really tightly though.

Yes, Annie has a bunny tail. I left her dress open below the waistline and she has white panties on underneath to allow for the tail to poke through. It's just a piece of round fabric, the same as her body, made into a kind of bun and stuffed. Just like you'd do a yoyo but not flat. And then it's blind stitched above her bum.



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: lava on January 05, 2008 11:35:41 PM
Wow all these great poppets!  It's like the craft a long that won't end (yes it goes on and on my friend, some people started crafting it not knowing it was long, and they'll continue crafting it forever just because this is the.....)  lol sorry.  Anyway, just wanted to put in a link to my new poppets

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=218275.0

And working on 3 more!  Eeep! 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on January 06, 2008 02:37:40 AM
Wow, Ghilie your new girl is amazing! I have no words.
And the centaur *.*
and Lava your house will be full of poppets XD
I'm making my 2nd hope to finish her soon ^^


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Ekioart on January 06, 2008 09:15:19 AM
Whew! After an all night cut out and sewathon, I managed to get my poppet half done. Now if I could only find where I put the eyes I bought her......


Can't wait to get her finished!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: thefireninja on January 06, 2008 09:47:50 AM
ok, quick question....when you sew the poppet, do you sew over the freezer paper or around it...like on the head especially, it looks like you would have to sew on the paper....thanks! 
omg! ghilie, she is so pretty!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Linda P on January 06, 2008 09:51:04 AM
I love all the new poppets!  I have not gotten to start my second one yet.. and my first is still naked... but sooner or later life will slow down!
I am so impressed how the orginal pattern keeps changing!  Linda P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 06, 2008 10:04:59 AM
ok, quick question....when you sew the poppet, do you sew over the freezer paper or around it...like on the head especially, it looks like you would have to sew on the paper....thanks! 
omg! ghilie, she is so pretty!

You sew around it.  On the head, you sew half, leaving the half with seam allowance open, and you cut around the half with allowance.  Then you sew the two head halfs together.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: thefireninja on January 06, 2008 10:16:46 AM
ooooooo...ok...thanks!   ;D my poppet might get life today!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: CrafterSandK on January 06, 2008 10:17:38 AM
I found the camera!
I'll be posting pictures in a bit! ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: CrafterSandK on January 06, 2008 10:30:23 AM
Posted picture.  :)
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=218333.0

Its of the regular poppet for now, it doesn't want to upload my centaur picture...  :'(


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: CrafterSandK on January 06, 2008 10:43:19 AM
Without further ado, my centaur poppet. :)



Needs some work on the hooves, and I'm waiting to do the hair, but you get this jist of it.
Complete pictures to be poster later.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on January 06, 2008 11:00:47 AM
So cute! I love the purple!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on January 06, 2008 11:50:52 AM
Pretty purple centaur :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 06, 2008 11:58:34 AM
The centaur looks great!  Can't wait to see it finished.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on January 06, 2008 02:00:25 PM
Oh my goodness, the centaur looks fabulous!  I can't wait to see it finished!

I'm not peeking cuz I'm a good girl, ghilie! ;)  But if teddybearbones says I'll like it, I will!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 06, 2008 03:56:27 PM
To make the centaurs hooves able to help him/her? stand you need to add a circular or oval bottom to them. You could also add some plastic beads or beans or something for wieght.
He/she? looks great so far! Can't wait to see it done!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on January 06, 2008 04:16:05 PM
The centaurs look great. I can't wait to see them done. So cute.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: CrafterSandK on January 06, 2008 04:17:49 PM
To make the centaurs hooves able to help him/her? stand you need to add a circular or oval bottom to them. You could also add some plastic beads or beans or something for wieght.
He/she? looks great so far! Can't wait to see it done!

Thats what the directions said, and when I started to do it they were too huge... So I tacked on some white to give you an idea.  :P
I'm doing the face & hair, then going back and changing the patterns.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on January 06, 2008 04:53:23 PM
Hey all!
Loving the new poppets. I'm sooooo jealous of the centaur, haven't even started mine yet... Excellent job so far

I'm having a bit of a problem with my most recent poppet. I can't decide which colour to use for her hair. I've posted a pic of my choices, and the fabric it's on is the stuff I'm making her out of (which is awful by the way, no stretch and really stiff... stupid fabric)
The green one is kinda my favourite, its like a mix of greens with silvery glittery bits in it. The purple is like a mix of purples, greens and yellows. I can't make my mind up, I think green, but I'm not sure. What do you all think?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 06, 2008 04:54:43 PM
The centaur looks to be coming together nicely.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on January 06, 2008 04:56:13 PM
On that fabric, I think I like the green.  It brightens it up a bit and is really cute.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 06, 2008 04:56:29 PM
Sammy, I love both colors. What color is the fabric? I must have missed it. Just looking at the yarn, I'd have to say my fav is the greens.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on January 06, 2008 05:02:59 PM
That's what I think, I'm gonna use the green. Thank you!
Should have this one finished tonight hopefully, pulling an all nighter and getting it done!

The fabric is a sandt colour that kinda changes under the light, it's a fairly nice colour methinks


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on January 06, 2008 05:14:29 PM
More amazing and fantastic Poppets! You guys are making them so fast and furious (in a good way of course!) that I can barely keep up with all of the posts ;)

I'm loving the look of the centaur! I, too, love how the Poppet pattern is evolving, yet still retaining all of it's Poppet-y charm!

I was hoping to come home on Friday to a message saying that my machine was ready, but no such luck. Not that it mattered because I lost all of my crafting time this weekend because I had to do stuff for work. :P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on January 06, 2008 05:19:12 PM
Well, Dragonfly, if you look in my picture hosting, I uploaded an image.  But I am not going to post it -it wouldn't do to have Sevs accidently stumble onto it.   ;D

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=98172&ppuser=99532

holy crap, ghilie...that's awesome!!!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on January 06, 2008 06:27:38 PM
This is Daffodil. She's all yellow, with painted eyes. I just finished her hair, and put a pink chiffon strip in it.





I realize she's a bit monotone, but she was inspired by a flower. :D

Hmmm, she needs a mouth, and I think I still have some yellow floss!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on January 06, 2008 06:31:39 PM
Oh, my goodness! I love Daffodil! And, I think she is beautiful in all yellow.  The dash of pink is an excellent touch!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 06, 2008 06:38:27 PM
I have yellow!  Daffodil is awesome, I was thinking of what an all yellow one would look like.  I think she would look stunning in green.  Lemon Limey goodness.

Well, Dragonfly, if you look in my picture hosting, I uploaded an image.  But I am not going to post it -it wouldn't do to have Sevs accidently stumble onto it.   ;D

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=98172&ppuser=99532

holy crap, ghilie...that's awesome!!!!!

Thanks!  I have actually gotten alot better at making clothes.  I think I may have gone a little overboard.   ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on January 06, 2008 06:54:00 PM
Ghilie--I am in awe.  Completely.  That is so utterly amazing, wow.

Centaur poppet is looking terrific, wow!!  And Daffodil, how cute!  I agree about the green clothes, that would be adorable.   


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on January 06, 2008 06:56:37 PM
Oh my freakity goodness!! I have been without computer the past few days and boy did I have a lot of reading to do!!! Everyones Poppets look great and Ghilie! Paquette is...... WOW. I love her skin! Just unbelievably super! Where did you get her sneakers?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 06, 2008 07:06:14 PM
I picked em up at michaels.  I didn't stuff the feet so full so that doll shoes would actually fit on her.  The shoes are a little long, but they are for American Girl doll, so... I wish I could make my own.  I'm doing a personal swap with a poly clay artist for some.  Maybe she could make up a tute.

Quite sadly, my dog got to the accessory that Paquette is holding and chewed the bejeezus out of it.  Good thing I bought all the materials at the thrift! 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: 1CrazyStitch on January 06, 2008 07:10:03 PM
I ABSOLUTELY luv her! I would have never thought of going monotone, which is gorgeous. Be prepared to have your idea stolen (muwahahahahaha)...

She needs to have her own post. What fabric did you use? Seriously though, I love that doll.

This is Daffodil. She's all yellow, with painted eyes. I just finished her hair, and put a pink chiffon strip in it.
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l211/bravoclone/101_3371.jpg[/img]

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l211/bravoclone/dolls/101_3372.jpg[/img]


I realize she's a bit monotone, but she was inspired by a flower. :D

Hmmm, she needs a mouth, and I think I still have some yellow floss!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 06, 2008 07:35:12 PM
Daffodil is so pretty. Just in time for Easter and Spring, well, a little early. You did a great job painting her eyes. I think an underskirt in white would be pretty and add some poof. And what about a green necklace? the fabric you used for the dress is great. I reminds me of flower petals.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: CrafterSandK on January 06, 2008 07:37:32 PM
Finished centaur poppet is UP! ;D
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=218333.0
 ;D ;D ;D

(Bottom of the page, just to let you know.)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Linda P on January 06, 2008 07:39:36 PM
Daffodil is wonderful!  I just love her~  Talk about pretty!  Her eyes are wonderful!  Great job on her!  What type of fabric did you use?  I might of missed it if you said..
Linda P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on January 07, 2008 02:41:57 AM
She's yellow alova seude! Halloween stuff!  Her dress is silk essence. And my husband made a paper stencil for her eyes.

I think I have some yellow left...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on January 07, 2008 07:02:58 AM
Just wanted to let you know--I was so inspired by the centaur poppet that after dreaming about poppets all night, I got up this morning and started working on a mermaid poppet pattern!  Not sure if I will finish her before or after the fairy, but hopefully by the end of the week they will both be up!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 07, 2008 08:29:51 AM
Can't wait to see them both Dragonfly.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 07, 2008 09:15:36 AM
This is Daffodil. She's all yellow, with painted eyes. I just finished her hair, and put a pink chiffon strip in it.
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l211/bravoclone/101_3371.jpg (http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l211/bravoclone/101_3371.jpg)
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l211/bravoclone/dolls/101_3372.jpg (http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l211/bravoclone/dolls/101_3372.jpg)
I realize she's a bit monotone, but she was inspired by a flower. :D
Hmmm, she needs a mouth, and I think I still have some yellow floss!

Go for it! She'd also look pretty in a crisp white I think! Aren't daffodils a creamy white and yellow? At least some here are both totally yellow, and some are yellow and white. :)
she's so pretty though I really love the monotone. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 07, 2008 09:25:18 AM
I though this shoe making tutorial might be useful.
http://www.snsdolls.com/pattarch/dollshoe/shoemain.htm


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 07, 2008 09:32:39 AM
I though this shoe making tutorial might be useful.
http://www.snsdolls.com/pattarch/dollshoe/shoemain.htm

that link looks awesome!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: kellygee on January 07, 2008 11:37:36 AM
Long-time lurker... first-time poster!!

so... here's my contribution to the poppety madness... she doesn't have a name yet, and I'm not crazy about her dress (It doesn't match her hair as well as I thought it would) but I love her just the same!!





Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teapotdnky on January 07, 2008 11:38:43 AM
I adore her hair and dress together!  :o


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on January 07, 2008 11:56:07 AM
She's sweet!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Ekioart on January 07, 2008 12:16:30 PM
Ok..so my poppet decided her legs were a no. She wanted to be a mermiad ^-^

I sketched out a tail and went with it. I had some ice blue suede (not alova) that I'd picked up to make a pillow out of and so instead..she got a blue tail.

Can't wait to get her finished, but I've got to run to the store today to buy more eyes, since the ones I bought disappeared into my house, lol.

Found some more alova suede in a lighter tan last night in the remnant bin at WM so now I'm scheming as to what she might be!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sweets4ever on January 07, 2008 12:20:40 PM
Reminder to all...please don't quote images.

If you quote a post that has an image, please delete the [IMG] tag before the image address so it disables the image from posting again.

Thanks!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on January 07, 2008 01:02:03 PM
Kellygee, she is so cute!  I love her hair.  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on January 07, 2008 02:08:49 PM
Finally finished my new poppet, here's the thread
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=218686.msg2353274#msg2353274
And a pic for fun


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: thefireninja on January 07, 2008 02:55:48 PM
alrighty, so i got her legs and arms done...i had a brain explosion and i did one set of toes after my sewing machine went momentarily ka-put and the toes got stitched on wrong...so i'm gonna make her a mermaid tail and some shoes....she is gonna be like (for an anime fan) the mermaid melody people who can change from mermaid to person. 

anywho, she is a dark forest green fleece and the hair will be deep purple.  the tail will be deep red (i think) and i will make "people clothes" for her....plaid pleated skirt and blouse style shirt made from white w/ blue roses cloth


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on January 07, 2008 03:53:15 PM
Wow, all the new poppets look so nice! I'm a huge fan of the centaur and the monotone. All of them are so great. I can't wait to see the mermaid and other new creations. I really need to make some more!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on January 07, 2008 03:57:43 PM
Hey all!
Loving the new poppets. I'm sooooo jealous of the centaur, haven't even started mine yet... Excellent job so far

I'm having a bit of a problem with my most recent poppet. I can't decide which colour to use for her hair. I've posted a pic of my choices, and the fabric it's on is the stuff I'm making her out of (which is awful by the way, no stretch and really stiff... stupid fabric)
The green one is kinda my favourite, its like a mix of greens with silvery glittery bits in it. The purple is like a mix of purples, greens and yellows. I can't make my mind up, I think green, but I'm not sure. What do you all think?

I really like the green one.   ;D

Edit to add...I guess this reply was a bit late. She is done and looks gorgeous.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on January 07, 2008 04:03:26 PM
This is Daffodil. She's all yellow, with painted eyes. I just finished her hair, and put a pink chiffon strip in it.

I realize she's a bit monotone, but she was inspired by a flower. :D

Hmmm, she needs a mouth, and I think I still have some yellow floss!

The monotone works so well with that color!! I love it. I bought the yellow alova suede because it was 80% off. But I was not sure about it.  You just sold me on the yellow.  ;D ;D

She is so gorgeous.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on January 07, 2008 04:13:58 PM
This is Daffodil. She's all yellow, with painted eyes. I just finished her hair, and put a pink chiffon strip in it.

I realize she's a bit monotone, but she was inspired by a flower. :D

Hmmm, she needs a mouth, and I think I still have some yellow floss!

The monotone works so well with that color!! I love it. I bought the yellow alova suede because it was 80% off. But I was not sure about it.  You just sold me on the yellow.  ;D ;D

She is so gorgeous.

I have some of the yellow too, and the lady at Jo-Ann's who cut it said she needed sunglasses to even look at it. But, I think she'd change her mind if she saw Daffodil!

And, all of the new Poppets are stunning! One of the swaps (Christmas stocking, maybe?) had a post with all of the stockings images together on one page. It would be so cool to see the huge Poppet family all together like that! I know that I can click "Show Images Only," but it isn't the same when you have to scroll through all of the pages...

I know we're not supposed to quote images, but if I put a post like that together (mini pics of all of the Poppets), would I get in trouble for that?
I could always host a page on my own website...

Or, does it already exist somewhere and I've just missed it?

If not, I'd love to do it!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on January 07, 2008 05:04:20 PM
Sammywoo88--love the new girl, she is so pretty!  And that hair!!  Perfect.

I got the mermaid poppet's body done, here it is with no arms, head, etc--


I'm hoping to finish her completely tonight or tomorrow, then start on the fairy!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Mienna on January 07, 2008 05:37:42 PM
Oh my goodness! I love the mermaid and the centaurs! They're just amazing. I cut out the pattern for the poppet earlier tonight, I can't wait until I start her. I'm so envious of the poppets on here, I can't wait for a swap! ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on January 07, 2008 05:38:59 PM
I adore/love/want that mermaid tail!
Lovely!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Ekioart on January 07, 2008 06:04:36 PM
Oh how pretty! I love that tail shape. ^-^

I made mine (the tail) separately and added it to the body, and I made it a bit bigger as I was just eying the size. I'm working on hair then I'll post pictures!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on January 07, 2008 06:13:34 PM
That. mermaid. is. beautiful..... My jaw needs a forklift to pick it up off the floor.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: CrafterSandK on January 07, 2008 09:01:40 PM
Oh my! I love that mermaid! :o

Good work!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on January 07, 2008 09:29:18 PM
Thanks so much for the comments, they make me feel so good!!  And she isn't even done yet!  Almost--in the morning I will be attaching her hair, then making a top and a couple other little things, then...the photo shoot!  :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on January 08, 2008 12:26:20 AM
Thank you all for the comments! I love that mermaid tail. Amazing!
My Poppet is now called Lola Satin. Thanks to the people who made suggestions. Can't wait to get making her some proper clothes!



p.s. I'm aware Lola Satin sounds like a drag queen name   ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on January 08, 2008 04:42:51 AM
Lola Satin could also be a romance writer's nom de plume!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 08, 2008 04:46:43 AM
The new poppets are beautiful! I love the shape of the mermaid tail.  Lola Satin the Drag Queen Romance Writer makes me LOL.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 08, 2008 08:17:17 AM
Kellygee, she's beautiful. I love the yarn you chose for her hair. I don't think it needs to "match" her dress. What happens when she gets new clothes? It might not match then. Especially if you're planning to join the poppet swap! ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 08, 2008 08:39:36 AM
I love Lola Satin. She's so pretty. The mermaid is fantabulous! I really adore the tail fin. That fabric is so cool.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on January 08, 2008 10:42:57 AM
All right, here she is!!  The mermaid poppet is done at last...



Here is her thread, with more pictures and a detail of her ear:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=218902.0

I hope you like her! :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on January 08, 2008 10:52:36 AM
She's gorgeous!!!!I love how the hair looks with the body and she looks like she's swimming!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Ekioart on January 08, 2008 11:06:25 AM
Shes gorgeous!

I just put the finishing touches on my mermaid, so as soon as the sun comes out *rain for days here, lol* I can take some pictures!

She told me her name was Calypso, I think its the Pirate influence, but how funny they will both have C names.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on January 08, 2008 11:11:42 AM
Thanks!  I can't wait to see yours, Ekioart.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Ekioart on January 08, 2008 11:46:53 AM
Just got her photographed. ^-^

Sorry about the shots having such a flash problem. I had to borrow my kiddos camera (of which the flash does not turn off) because mine is dying.

So here she is ^-^


heres her thread
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=218917.0




Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on January 08, 2008 12:26:00 PM
Just wow. Yeah, Wow.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 08, 2008 12:51:41 PM
:o :o :o :o :o

I'm in awe of the beautiful mermaids!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on January 08, 2008 01:26:48 PM
3 new pages in one day!! wow.

Dragon*Fly, love the mermaid body. I can't wait to see her done.

Back to reading.



Edit to add.

Oh my gosh. Love both the mermaids. They are so awesome.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teapotdnky on January 08, 2008 02:02:56 PM
I will be posting a ton of poppet clothing withing the next couple of days. I'm addicted!  :o  ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on January 08, 2008 02:15:08 PM
The mermaid Poppets are fantastic! I love the both of them!

And, Lola Satin is the perfect name , sammywoo! It's pretty funny that you named her Lola- I was thinking Lolita but that has already been used, so Lola was the next name that popped into my head!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Ekioart on January 08, 2008 02:43:56 PM
Ok, I know what you guys mean by addictive now! I finished Calypso and already I'm trying to sketch out an idea for a second mythical poppet!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: CrafterSandK on January 08, 2008 02:49:15 PM
I've been thinking about doing a dragon poppet, but I'm still puzzling over it....  :-\
I'm working on clothes now. Its addictive. :-[


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on January 08, 2008 03:02:15 PM
Beautiful mermaids!!! It's kinda funny because my Pullips name is Calypso!!! (My other one is Syddalee)

 But, gorgeous gorgeous girls you have!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 08, 2008 03:14:32 PM
You know, Le Tigre told me she had a talk with your Pullips before she left.  She told me she was gonna get their entire wardrobe from them.   ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 08, 2008 07:24:11 PM
Just another helpful tutorial on wefting doll hair:
http://www.nonidolls.com/weft.html
Stuffing techniques:
http://www.nonidolls.com/stuff.html


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 08, 2008 07:33:13 PM
That whole site has some great tips!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teddybearbones on January 08, 2008 07:34:16 PM
Just another helpful tutorial on wefting doll hair:
http://www.nonidolls.com/weft.html

that has to be the most amazingly helpful and time saving tutorial I have ever read.. here I was sewing the hair into the head strand by strand o_O


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: halblingefrau on January 08, 2008 07:55:59 PM
Finally, I was able to get photos off my camera.  My first poppet was a swap item for the 12 Days of Christmas Swap.  Here's hoping my partner takes a better photo than I did.  Anyway, here is Martina in all her glory.   I learned a lot from her, and I have a better idea on how to make clothes.

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/halblingefrau/2179812226/)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on January 08, 2008 08:23:50 PM
cute!  I like her hair! :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on January 08, 2008 08:59:59 PM
I like her shoes!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on January 08, 2008 09:44:42 PM
You know, Le Tigre told me she had a talk with your Pullips before she left.  She told me she was gonna get their entire wardrobe from them.   ;D

LOL! That is hilarious! My Pullips have better clothes and shoes than I EVER have!! Hopefully my Poppets will soon rank first and push my Pullips to a close second!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Ekioart on January 09, 2008 06:21:58 AM
Martina is a  cutie!

That hair tute is a great one. I had so much trouble with my yarn slipping in the middle of my sewing foot. The tissue paper would have been a big help. I'll have to do that next time ^-^

Thanks for sharing!







Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 09, 2008 07:11:00 AM
Can you tell that I've been doing research? Haha. Ghilie has me addicted to doll making now.
Hablingfrau, your poppet's hair is beautiful. I love that yarn. Her shoes are adorable.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: halblingefrau on January 09, 2008 10:11:16 AM
Thanks guys.  I went looking for shoes after the super cute mary janes I saw (I think it was on Minty the Poppet).  Then I saw those sneakers!  so adorable.  The skirt is made out of jersey knit material remnant (that I am now loving so much I'm going to have to find it in other colors and buy a ton).  It's great, no hemming!  I really rather suck and rounded hems/seams.  I haven't tried it, but I wonder how well other 18" doll clothes/accessories would fit.  Anyone know?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ellasmama on January 09, 2008 02:55:10 PM
I'm coming out of lurking and will be posting more now that the holidays are over.  We're building a house and my life has been crazy busy.  I'm hoping to make a new poppet soon!!  I've been reading this thread every day and am amazed at all the wonderful poppets you all have been producing.  Wow!

Halblingefrau, I have also wondered about the 18" doll clothes fitting poppets.  I checked out a book with patterns from the library several weeks ago and never got around to doing anything with it - I just kept renewing it til they wouldn't let me anymore, lol!  I think that with a few modifications, those patterns would work, though.  I'll have to find that book title and post it later.

Craftewoman, thank you so much for the clothing patterns.  I can't wait to try them out.  I did make Ariel a jean skirt recently, but she needs a new shirt.  She's getting tired of her 80's garb!

Since the topic of hair has come up again, I wanted to post this link that I shared with Craftee1 when she asked last week: http://biscuitshouse.typepad.com/biscuits_house/amigurumi/index.html (http://biscuitshouse.typepad.com/biscuits_house/amigurumi/index.html)

Ok, that's it for now.  ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 09, 2008 03:16:10 PM
I have a new doll~not a poppet on the toys board. Check her out.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on January 09, 2008 03:22:10 PM
I saw her! She's very cute!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 09, 2008 06:58:27 PM
Here's a site I found with great face painting tips.
http://dolls-n-daggers.com/Dolls/Tips/OOAKtipsfacepainting.html


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on January 09, 2008 09:45:26 PM
I am back! I wonder what happened to it and I wasn't getting my notifies anymore. Didn't anyone notice me missing! :'(  :D  I had to catch up on more than 30 pages. It took me over an hour! Nice poppets since I have been gone..lol! I really like the mermaids. There was another mermaid one, way back in the begining too. And I missed the some of them that were deleted before I got the pics. Ghilie I used that same fabric for my house elf. She is so pretty. I love how beautiful your poppets come out. I am scared I am not going to be able to make clothing as wonderful as everyone elses! Missed you all!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on January 10, 2008 03:59:36 AM
Here is my next one. He's got short hair and elf ears.



Might have to make one for my lil boy. This one is for 1boy1girl1kitty2's lil boy.

I hope he likes it as much I am liking it! I've even made 2 shirts and a pair of pants!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on January 10, 2008 04:29:56 AM
He looks very handsome already! Can't wait to see his clothes!!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Ekioart on January 10, 2008 04:30:44 AM
I really like his short hair  and elf ears ^-^

I've been thinking of making my boys a pair. I've talked Hubb into it which was the big part, lol.

Oh, on the hair making thing. One of my friends on another site suggested using washable stabilizer instead of tape/tissue paper. As long as your yarn can hold up to a dunk or two in some water for a few seconds, it wouldn't harm it. I know the yarn I used would have held up, perhaps shrunk a little as it was very near roving texture more than yarn.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 10, 2008 04:34:29 AM
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I am scared I am not going to be able to make clothing as wonderful as everyone elses!

PM craftewoman for some patterns!  And I added some MSD patterns to the first post that you can modify to fit your poppet.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on January 10, 2008 07:21:54 AM
 He he~ Yeah Anna, I thought maybe you were on vacay or something! Glad you are back in the forum!

 Craftewoman, I can't thank you enough for all the research and links you have posted: HELPFUL HELPFUL HELPFUL!!!

 And I bought some BLACK ALova suede yesterday because I am officially announcing that I will be making a SKUNK Poppet!! I am so excited and I have great plans for this one... I am currently working on a Diva Poppet for someone else.... But this smelly feline will be mine MiNe MINE!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on January 10, 2008 07:43:26 AM
 Okay I am not sure if I am the only one who has noticed but, I looked at the Best of 2007 here on Craftster and was a little dissapointed.... As I was scrolling through I saw a lot of wonderful crafts... Then you get all the way down to Toys Dolls and Playthings and there are really great crafts there but, Am I biased for saying that "My Pretty Poppet" should have been on there too? That was the start of it all.... The big bang! The introduction to the Poppety madness Ghilie has wonderfully masterminded. Look at all the people and pages this doll has created! I know it hasn't gone un-noticed! That is it! I am petitioning that the Poppet be added!!! Well perhaps I am being carried away, but how the hell did they miss this?!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 10, 2008 07:55:34 AM
He he~ Yeah Anna, I thought maybe you were on vacay or something! Glad you are back in the forum!

 Craftewoman, I can't thank you enough for all the research and links you have posted: HELPFUL HELPFUL HELPFUL!!!

 And I bought some BLACK ALova suede yesterday because I am officially announcing that I will be making a SKUNK Poppet!! I am so excited and I have great plans for this one... I am currently working on a Diva Poppet for someone else.... But this smelly feline will be mine MiNe MINE!!!
Skunks are actually part of the Mustela weasel family. ;) But this sounds very cute! I love skunks! Did you know there are different kinds? there's the most common striped:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skunks

Spotted:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spilogale
 Hognosed:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conepatus

And there are even silver and albino skunks! the silver ones are really pretty!
http://www.zooworldpcb.net/images/232_Zoo_Pics_055.jpg
http://www.highlonesomeranch.com/Skunk3A.jpg
http://chrisinorl.home.att.net/
http://www.justskunks.com/members/532249/uploaded/Dancing_Coco_Small_Web_view.jpg
http://www.yesitisa-skunk.com/artpix/skunkpictures/stribble.JPG
I can't wait to see yours! please definetely save any pattern changes as I'd love to adapt to a ferret. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on January 10, 2008 08:00:19 AM
yay for finding alova suede purchased for halloween costumes years ago in my stash!!! I found pink and black!!! :D I was thinking I'd make a black elf with spooky eyes...not really sure what I'll use the pink for yet, maybe just ear linings. Seems a pink poppet would get dirty very quickly.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sweets4ever on January 10, 2008 08:04:13 AM
Okay I am not sure if I am the only one who has noticed but, I looked at the Best of 2007 here on Craftster and was a little dissapointed.... As I was scrolling through I saw a lot of wonderful crafts... Then you get all the way down to Toys Dolls and Playthings and there are really great crafts there but, Am I biased for saying that "My Pretty Poppet" should have been on there too? That was the start of it all.... The big bang! The introduction to the Poppety madness Ghilie has wonderfully masterminded. Look at all the people and pages this doll has created! I know it hasn't gone un-noticed! That is it! I am petitioning that the Poppet be added!!! Well perhaps I am being carried away, but how the hell did they miss this?!

Yes, petitioning would be getting a bit carried away. ;D

They didn't miss it at all. :D  We tallied the winners by the number of replies and the number of views a thread received.  Then we narrowed that list of 10 down to 5.

Trust me, we love ghilie and her Poppet plenty. ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 10, 2008 09:04:41 AM
Yes, by all means pm me for the clothes patterns. They're very basic, and you can add your own spin to any of them. I love the new elf poppet. You've made so many cute ones, I'm not surprised at all!

I'm glad you appreciate the links I've added. I just didn't think it was fair that I had all of this wonderful information, and no one else knew about it.

The wash-a-way stabilizer sounds like it would work great. I didn't even have tissue paper, but I had some cocktail napkins from my baby shower (pink) and so I used those. I try to use what I have and not go out spending a lot of money on crafts. It can get so expensive. That's why I used an old t-shirt to make the baby. There's a guy on here who takes the sheets off his bed every time he gets a bee in his bonnet to create! I was talking to my sis yesterday. She needed a zipper for a purse she was making, and was mentally going through her closet to see if there was anything she could take it from!
OOOH! Sorry, that got a bit long. LOL!

Poppets should have made the 2007 list. I agree wholeheartedly. 

MK, how did you view the best of? I can't find it.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: CrafterSandK on January 10, 2008 09:12:11 AM
A few pages back someone mentioned 18" doll clothes on poppets... I have worked from those patterns alot, and they might be able to fit poppets... Length wise they'd be good, but the bodices need reconstruction... :)

I'm obsessvely working on a doll house right now, but I've got some patterns I'm gonna try on my poppet. ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on January 10, 2008 09:18:01 AM
Okay I am not sure if I am the only one who has noticed but, I looked at the Best of 2007 here on Craftster and was a little dissapointed.... As I was scrolling through I saw a lot of wonderful crafts... Then you get all the way down to Toys Dolls and Playthings and there are really great crafts there but, Am I biased for saying that "My Pretty Poppet" should have been on there too? That was the start of it all.... The big bang! The introduction to the Poppety madness Ghilie has wonderfully masterminded. Look at all the people and pages this doll has created! I know it hasn't gone un-noticed! That is it! I am petitioning that the Poppet be added!!! Well perhaps I am being carried away, but how the hell did they miss this?!

Yes, petitioning would be getting a bit carried away. ;D

They didn't miss it at all. :D  We tallied the winners by the number of replies and the number of views a thread received.  Then we narrowed that list of 10 down to 5.

Trust me, we love ghilie and her Poppet plenty. ;D

 Oh! No! I wasn't serious!! It was a pouty funny tantrum....but, not serious what so ever!!! I didn't want to create an uproar or anything controversial, just so everyone knows!!! Maybe I should've re-worded some things and made it more obvious that I was playing around.... So I apologize for the confusion!!!   :D

Yes, by all means pm me for the clothes patterns. They're very basic, and you can add your own spin to any of them. I love the new elf poppet. You've made so many cute ones, I'm not surprised at all!

I'm glad you appreciate the links I've added. I just didn't think it was fair that I had all of this wonderful information, and no one else knew about it.

The wash-a-way stabilizer sounds like it would work great. I didn't even have tissue paper, but I had some cocktail napkins from my baby shower (pink) and so I used those. I try to use what I have and not go out spending a lot of money on crafts. It can get so expensive. That's why I used an old t-shirt to make the baby. There's a guy on here who takes the sheets off his bed every time he gets a bee in his bonnet to create! I was talking to my sis yesterday. She needed a zipper for a purse she was making, and was mentally going through her closet to see if there was anything she could take it from!
OOOH! Sorry, that got a bit long. LOL!

Poppets should have made the 2007 list. I agree wholeheartedly. 

MK, how did you view the best of? I can't find it.

 I saw it on a link advertisement on the page that shows the list of different topic discussions!
He he~ Yeah Anna, I thought maybe you were on vacay or something! Glad you are back in the forum!

 Craftewoman, I can't thank you enough for all the research and links you have posted: HELPFUL HELPFUL HELPFUL!!!

 And I bought some BLACK ALova suede yesterday because I am officially announcing that I will be making a SKUNK Poppet!! I am so excited and I have great plans for this one... I am currently working on a Diva Poppet for someone else.... But this smelly feline will be mine MiNe MINE!!!
Skunks are actually part of the Mustela weasel family. ;) But this sounds very cute! I love skunks! Did you know there are different kinds? there's the most common striped:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skunks

Spotted:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spilogale
 Hognosed:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conepatus

And there are even silver and albino skunks! the silver ones are really pretty!
http://www.zooworldpcb.net/images/232_Zoo_Pics_055.jpg
http://www.highlonesomeranch.com/Skunk3A.jpg
http://chrisinorl.home.att.net/
http://www.justskunks.com/members/532249/uploaded/Dancing_Coco_Small_Web_view.jpg
http://www.yesitisa-skunk.com/artpix/skunkpictures/stribble.JPG
I can't wait to see yours! please definetely save any pattern changes as I'd love to adapt to a ferret. :)

Thanks for that!!! It helps!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sweets4ever on January 10, 2008 09:19:32 AM
I still luv ya, Malibukasey!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 10, 2008 10:06:08 AM
MK, how did you view the best of? I can't find it.
https://www.craftster.org/bestof2007/


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on January 10, 2008 11:16:48 AM
Yes a skunk would be cute! Cute elf poppet! I agree that the poppet should have been of one of the best...lol. Oh well there is next year! I have to finish a few swap things and then I am going to do my unicorn poppet. I can't wait to do it. Also I gave Cleo my brown on with blue hair to my baby sitter. I just found out she had some cancer removed, so I wanted to give her something special!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on January 10, 2008 12:24:24 PM
Wow, I love the new poppets, and is amazing the creativity this poppets started!
I made my second one, meet Nit!





She was fun to do ^^
her thread:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=219389.0


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: rachieann55 on January 10, 2008 12:53:40 PM
Hello Everyone!
All the poppets are so great!!! i hope i can do justice to the poppet.

I got the pattern from Ghilie back in october, i threw together a poppet from what i had in my stash between doing holloween costumes. I felt i did a horrible job so i never posted.
she is made with pink stretch velvety stuff, and isnt stuffed tight enough. I was afraid i would distort her because the fabric was so stretchy.
when i first put her hair on her head wouldnt stay up, so it is re-enforced with pipe cleaners. the yarn i used for her hair keeps unraveling so i have to keep cutting it(which has helped with the droopy head!)

She is still naked becuase my daughter stole her as soon as i had her put together.



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ellasmama on January 10, 2008 01:01:24 PM
Fosca, Nit is beautiful!  What are you using for hair?  It looks so silky!  Everything about her is just stunning.

Rachieann55, I think your first one looks great!  You should not be ashamed to show her off.  I also just love the cow.  I found an alova remnant with a cow print that I've been dying to make a poppet with, so it's great to see how cute yours turned out.

I have to go back and see if there are others I have missed that last day or so.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 10, 2008 01:33:25 PM
I see nothing wrong with your first poppet, well if you don't count having only one eye! LOL! It sounds as if your daughter loves her. The cow turned our really cute. Where's the pics of the painted face?

Another beautiful Poppet Fosca.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: rachieann55 on January 10, 2008 01:50:09 PM
I see nothing wrong with your first poppet, well if you don't count having only one eye! LOL! It sounds as if your daughter loves her. The cow turned our really cute. Where's the pics of the painted face?

Another beautiful Poppet Fosca.

both eyes are there, the other is off a little from where i wanted it so you cant see it!

I havent painted the cows face yet, i need to get to the craft store so i can finish putting her together, then i have to find a moment when my dd is actually sleeping or out of the house....


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 10, 2008 01:57:42 PM
ooops! Now that I look again, I see the other eye. Sorry. :-[


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Harvey on January 10, 2008 01:58:29 PM
Here is my next one. He's got short hair and elf ears.
Looks like a Vulcan. :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on January 10, 2008 02:46:30 PM
Fosca, Nit is beautiful!  What are you using for hair?  It looks so silky!  Everything about her is just stunning.

Rachieann55, I think your first one looks great!  You should not be ashamed to show her off.  I also just love the cow.  I found an alova remnant with a cow print that I've been dying to make a poppet with, so it's great to see how cute yours turned out.

I have to go back and see if there are others I have missed that last day or so.
Is only a dolls wig XD
Rachieann I'm in love with your cow!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on January 10, 2008 03:24:06 PM
Wow! More gorgeous Poppets! I still don't have my machine and now I won't be able to pick it up until at least Tuesday! Arrrrgh!

On the bright side, though, I am getting other crafts done ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on January 10, 2008 04:17:38 PM
Wow they are all so cute!

Fosca your poppet is so elegant! I love the fabric for the dress too!

rachieann55, your first poppet seems fine. If you use velvet next time you could always put some interfacing on it to stablize it. That is what I am going to do for a velvet one I am going to make. i love the fabric but it is way to strechy. So I am hoping that will help ::)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Artisan82 on January 10, 2008 05:15:02 PM
I thought this was a pretty cool link for "no sew" hair wefting... Yes, I'm sure everybody who knows how to make a poppet knows how to sew - BUT I still thought this was pretty neat!

http://www.katiebair.com/wigtutorial_makingwefts.html (http://www.katiebair.com/wigtutorial_makingwefts.html)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on January 10, 2008 05:49:40 PM
LOOK
My lil boy is holding a mini poppet. He even tucks it into bed!


Here he is, nearly complete! (Forgot his bellybutton)
His tshirt is from craftewoman's pattern, made from a baby romper I got for 75 cents.
His pants(also craftewoman's pattern) from some fabric I'd stashed.

He even has boy parts, but since he's shy, no pics!


Fingers have pipe cleaners in them, and his feet have 5 toes each.


He's just twiddling his thumbs!

Now, I think I have to make one for my lil boy, he loved this one!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on January 10, 2008 06:06:58 PM
Wow--from this morning to this evening, there are two more pages and four more poppets!  :o  Aren't we the busy bunch!!  And they all look so good, I am continually amazed. 

I am finishing the fairy poppet, just attaching her wings so I can attach her arms and legs.  I'm sewing the wings into the back, which I left open for stuffing the body instead of the side, like usual.  Does that make sense?  :-\  Anyway...hopefully she will be done soon, and I can get pictures of her up tomorrow!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 10, 2008 06:16:22 PM
thank you for telling me they were my patterns. I drew them up and didn't test them on fabric first. So I'm sooo glad they work. I love that he has fingers and toes and boy parts! I also love that his shirt has printing on it. What a great idea to use clothing to cut up to make doll clothing!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on January 10, 2008 06:42:54 PM
Aren't we the busy bunch!!  And they all look so good, I am continually amazed. 

You sure hit the nail on the head! I decided, even though nobody said it was a good idea (but then nobody said it was a bad idea, either ;) ), to start compiling images of all of the completed Poppets and post them all in one place (of course, I'll remove any images that folks don't want me to post)- I have some new web page software that I need to learn how to use, so I thought that it'd be fun to play around using the Poppet pics.

So far, I have 74 Poppet pictures! And, those are only the ones from this thread that show up when I click "Show Images Only." I didn't re-read through all 150+ pages, so I know I don't have the ones where folks only posted a link to their pics. And, I don't have pics of any Poppets that were made before this thread started. I just started grabbing the pics last night...I saved them labeled with the date posted, Poppet name (just Poppet if no name was shown), and creator.

And, as I looked at all of the pics, the Poppet evolution (and revolution) is very fascinating! It's a very cool Poppet timeline! Hopefully I can start working on the page in the next week or so.

And, ghille, I hope you don't mind! I just think it will be so cool to see all of the Poppets all together!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teddybearbones on January 10, 2008 06:54:46 PM
I think when I get sick of my horse and creepy romeo for school I will have to start my first poppet this weekend (see: I'm probly going to forgo drawing for saturday and make a poppet ;] )

I mean.. I'm printing out the pattern now and digging out my fabric.. XD


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: 1boy1girl1kitty2 on January 10, 2008 07:05:43 PM
LOOK
My lil boy is holding a mini poppet. He even tucks it into bed!


Here he is, nearly complete! (Forgot his bellybutton)
His tshirt is from craftewoman's pattern, made from a baby romper I got for 75 cents.
His pants(also craftewoman's pattern) from some fabric I'd stashed.

He even has boy parts, but since he's shy, no pics!

Fingers have pipe cleaners in them, and his feet have 5 toes each.

He's just tiddling his thumbs!

Now, I think I have to make one for my lil boy, he loved this one!

OMG!!! i'm in tears! he's gorgeous!! my lil guy is sitting on my lap and pointed to the screen and said 'boy baby mommy!! yook!'  pm'ing you now


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on January 10, 2008 07:22:00 PM
craftewoman
I enlarged the sleeves a bit, my first one was really tight, but the pants are great.
I love the granny dress, and the halter dress too. Haven't done the others yet.
I think I'll make each outfit, and have a fashion show!


1boy1girl1kitty2
  I'm glad you like!  My lil one calls them baby too!
I even gave him a mouth and lil nose dimples.
Can't wait to see a pic of them together!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 10, 2008 08:08:09 PM
Quote
And, ghille, I hope you don't mind! I just think it will be so cool to see all of the Poppets all together!

Of course I don't mind, you big silly.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 10, 2008 08:14:26 PM
craftewoman
I enlarged the sleeves a bit, my first one was really tight, but the pants are great.
I love the granny dress, and the halter dress too. Haven't done the others yet.
I think I'll make each outfit, and have a fashion show!


1boy1girl1kitty2
  I'm glad you like!  My lil one calls them baby too!
I even gave him a mouth and lil nose dimples.
Can't wait to see a pic of them together!

Yes. I am not surprised that the sleeves were a bit tight for a boy poppet. I'd made the first t-shirt for a girl, and I wanted the sleeves snug.
I made another poppet using the Blythe pattern. They are not easy to adjust. I would have been better off looking at the picture and making my own. But at least I got to find out how a collar should look in pattern form.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on January 10, 2008 08:25:43 PM
hmm I've found all kinds of cool fabric in my stash I'd forgotten about, and inspired by the other mythical creature/poppet hybrids on here I think I'm going to make a Naga (half human half serpent hybrid). I think it'd be really cool! :D It would seem to me that I'd only have to make minor alterations to the head, smooth out the nose and remove the ears, then of course make the serpent body but that's not a problem, I've made snakes before. I have some wicked sweet faux snake skin fabrics that would be perfect. I even saw snake skin patterned alova suede today at Joanne's but I didn't buy any (I got two colors of brown on sale/remnant, tho, yay!)

If only I could finish the trillion other projects I'm working on so I could just freakin' make one instead of thinking about it!!!

XD


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: TracyInNH on January 10, 2008 08:25:58 PM
Rachieann55 -

LoL, I love the shape of the hips of the pink one... kinda like me  ;)

She's cute and the cow is creative... I have my fabric bought but have had a cold and don't want to work on it without being all there (cold medicine makes me drool  :D ) 

Good work!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: TracyInNH on January 10, 2008 08:31:04 PM
hmm I've found all kinds of cool fabric in my stash I'd forgotten about, and inspired by the other mythical creature/poppet hybrids on here I think I'm going to make a Naga (half human half serpent hybrid). I think it'd be really cool! :D It would seem to me that I'd only have to make minor alterations to the head, smooth out the nose and remove the ears, then of course make the serpent body but that's not a problem, I've made snakes before. I have some wicked sweet faux snake skin fabrics that would be perfect. I even saw snake skin patterned alova suede today at Joanne's but I didn't buy any (I got two colors of brown on sale/remnant, tho, yay!)

If only I could finish the trillion other projects I'm working on so I could just freakin' make one instead of thinking about it!!!

XD


OOOOh, I can't wait to see the Naga!!  They are the biggest pains next to the murlocs! 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on January 10, 2008 08:35:54 PM
hahaha...I knew someone would make a Warcraft reference.

My hubby does warcraft but I was reminded of an Anita Blake storyline that had a naga. Either way, so cool!

Oh, I'm in NH, too! :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: space.case.sara on January 10, 2008 09:02:10 PM
Hi Poppet-ers!!! I just finished my first popper (I finally got the supplies!) but I'm only going to post when i fix my little dilemma! My poppet's limbs keep falling off her because the thread breaks OR they are too loose! I've tried dental floss and many layers of thread. Does anyone have any helpful hints? Thanks so much!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on January 10, 2008 09:31:48 PM
Woo, I was born in Portsmouth, NH..... Only lived there about 4 months of it though.

 Im excited to see the Poppet timeline!!! I just need to hustle and finish the Diva one I am making!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: platinumrexx on January 10, 2008 10:40:50 PM
Wow, FUN!  These are just adorable!  I'm in love with that cute little moo-cow girl.  :)

I want to join!  :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: PurpleHeather on January 11, 2008 04:40:17 AM
Hi All,

Can't believe it has taken me this long to discover poppets!  They are all gorgeous.  I am interested in making one, though probably when I have less projects on the go.  Would you be able to let me know what fabric is suitable to use for the skin?  I live in the UK, so fabric shops over here aren't as good as ones in the US.

Thanks, and I'm sorry if this question has been covered a lot of times.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 11, 2008 04:48:31 AM
Hi Poppet-ers!!! I just finished my first popper (I finally got the supplies!) but I'm only going to post when i fix my little dilemma! My poppet's limbs keep falling off her because the thread breaks OR they are too loose! I've tried dental floss and many layers of thread. Does anyone have any helpful hints? Thanks so much!

How many strands of dental floss do you use?  How many times do you put the needle through the body?

You should be using 4 strands of dental floss and going through the body ONCE.  You can also use nylon cord, if you can thread it through your needle.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on January 11, 2008 05:07:42 AM
Hi All,

Can't believe it has taken me this long to discover poppets!  They are all gorgeous.  I am interested in making one, though probably when I have less projects on the go.  Would you be able to let me know what fabric is suitable to use for the skin?  I live in the UK, so fabric shops over here aren't as good as ones in the US.

Thanks, and I'm sorry if this question has been covered a lot of times.

I'm from the UK too and couldn't find alova suede here, but I searched ebay and found a load of faux suede for sale. There's an online store that sells all different types. And I'm sure most fabric shops, like Samuel Taylor will sell something similar too


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 11, 2008 05:13:57 AM
Hi All,

Can't believe it has taken me this long to discover poppets!  They are all gorgeous.  I am interested in making one, though probably when I have less projects on the go.  Would you be able to let me know what fabric is suitable to use for the skin?  I live in the UK, so fabric shops over here aren't as good as ones in the US.

Thanks, and I'm sorry if this question has been covered a lot of times.

It is easiest to make out of a polyester knit with a slight stretch.  The polyester knit keeps it from fraying, as the seam allowances are tiny.  And the slight stretch makes it easier to sculpt.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 11, 2008 05:15:02 AM
Hi All,

Can't believe it has taken me this long to discover poppets!  They are all gorgeous.  I am interested in making one, though probably when I have less projects on the go.  Would you be able to let me know what fabric is suitable to use for the skin?  I live in the UK, so fabric shops over here aren't as good as ones in the US.

Thanks, and I'm sorry if this question has been covered a lot of times.

Folks have also made some lovely Poppets using fleece . I know this is a huge thread but it really is worth reading through  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: PurpleHeather on January 11, 2008 05:27:03 AM
Thanks for he tips all - I will read through the thread but 157 pages will take a fair while!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on January 11, 2008 05:55:56 AM
Hi All,

Can't believe it has taken me this long to discover poppets!  They are all gorgeous.  I am interested in making one, though probably when I have less projects on the go.  Would you be able to let me know what fabric is suitable to use for the skin?  I live in the UK, so fabric shops over here aren't as good as ones in the US.

Thanks, and I'm sorry if this question has been covered a lot of times.

Welcome purpleheather! I think you're stalking me
. I was told Alova Suede worked best. If you can't find it over there, I did get some on ebay...so you could try there. I think fabric.com has some. E-mail Ghilie to get the pattern. OOOOOHHHHH now we can talk about poppets too (not that we haven't discovered so much more to talk about)!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: PurpleHeather on January 11, 2008 06:09:38 AM
I'm allowed to be stalking you :p  You're my Owly partner :D  I'm working on something for you while reading this thread on the laptop, all wrapped up in a blanket.  Thanks for introducing me to them :D

Ghillie - your description of the fabric way back on page 12 or so reminds me exactly of some chocolate brown bits I have in my stash left over from making a fancy dress tribal costume, and the store I got it from (Dunelm) has a branch here in Birmingham.  Wheee!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on January 11, 2008 07:11:34 AM
Woo, I was born in Portsmouth, NH..... Only lived there about 4 months of it though.

 Im excited to see the Poppet timeline!!! I just need to hustle and finish the Diva one I am making!

hehe MK I only like like ten minutes away from Portsmouth; that's where I go to Joann Fabrics, Michaels and AC Moore (all within a half mile stretch!).


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: TracyInNH on January 11, 2008 07:15:10 AM
This is wierd, I Love Portsmouth! I live in Franklin, about an hour west of Portsmouth.  My husband and I go there to shop alot - huge Best Buy (him) next to a Borders (me!).  I hadn't realized there were all the craft stores there too... I'll have to dig out my Tom Tom and plan a trip for me :)



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 11, 2008 07:47:53 AM
Hi Poppet-ers!!! I just finished my first popper (I finally got the supplies!) but I'm only going to post when i fix my little dilemma! My poppet's limbs keep falling off her because the thread breaks OR they are too loose! I've tried dental floss and many layers of thread. Does anyone have any helpful hints? Thanks so much!
I had this problem too. I use really thick thread. It's German and not found with the other regular threads. I think it's used for hand quilting. Look for that, or maybe try using embroidery floss. I use 4 strands when I thread it through the first limb and then tie a square knot, it becomes 8 strands, which then go through the body and through the next limb. Then separate the strands into 4 and 4. Pull tight and tie off.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on January 11, 2008 08:15:35 AM
 My husband and I were looking to relocate, Is it as beautiful as I have heard? I want trees and water! My parents tell me about it but, it has been 25 years since they were there! (They got hitched in Kittery, Maine...awwwww)

 So I am making a Poppet for a lady in Louisianna, (Well her daughter actually) and I think you all can relate to this when I say...." It's going to be SOOO hard to give her up! They are going to have to PRY her from my grasping hands!" *sniffle...

 Let's see some more Poppets people!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on January 11, 2008 09:00:45 AM
My husband and I were looking to relocate, Is it as beautiful as I have heard? I want trees and water! My parents tell me about it but, it has been 25 years since they were there! (They got hitched in Kittery, Maine...awwwww)

 So I am making a Poppet for a lady in Louisianna, (Well her daughter actually) and I think you all can relate to this when I say...." It's going to be SOOO hard to give her up! They are going to have to PRY her from my grasping hands!" *sniffle...

 Let's see some more Poppets people!

It is really beautiful here mostly...but expensive, too!!! I hear we're almost as expensive as California, at least cost of living wise, not necessarily home price wise. If you have specific questions, PM me and I can give you the 'dirt' which you might not necessarily get from getting info from web sites or the town info listings. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Mrsblocko on January 11, 2008 11:06:24 AM
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Quote from: space.case.sara on Today at 12:02:10 AM
Hi Poppet-ers!!! I just finished my first popper (I finally got the supplies!) but I'm only going to post when i fix my little dilemma! My poppet's limbs keep falling off her because the thread breaks OR they are too loose! I've tried dental floss and many layers of thread. Does anyone have any helpful hints? Thanks so much!

I had to redo the arms and leg attachments twice on my first poppet.  They kept coming loose as well.  I found that you have to tie the knot to attach the 2nd arm/leg really really tight.  I mean so tight that it's hard to tie the final knot and hide the tails.  I also used waxed dental floss because it seemed thicker and sturdier.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: space.case.sara on January 11, 2008 11:33:39 AM
thanks so much for the tips on attaching the limbs...I'm going to try again this afternoon!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ellasmama on January 11, 2008 02:10:45 PM
I used floss, too, for the limbs, but I wanted to post this link that helped me alot when attaching the limbs:  http://mimikirchner.com/blog/archives/2007/03/hidden-button-movable-joint/ (http://mimikirchner.com/blog/archives/2007/03/hidden-button-movable-joint/).  She uses nylon upholstery thread, which might work better.  I am a visual learner and needed the pictures and step-by-step instructions to help me with the limbs.  HTH!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: kellygee on January 11, 2008 02:42:30 PM
I used floss, too, for the limbs, but I wanted to post this link that helped me alot when attaching the limbs:  http://mimikirchner.com/blog/archives/2007/03/hidden-button-movable-joint/ (http://mimikirchner.com/blog/archives/2007/03/hidden-button-movable-joint/).  She uses nylon upholstery thread, which might work better.  I am a visual learner and needed the pictures and step-by-step instructions to help me with the limbs.  HTH!

I used nylon upholstery thread, just like the instructions in this link... it's working good, so far!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 11, 2008 02:44:21 PM
Congrats to Ghilie for getting Sparkle in the featured projects section! Yah! Go Poppets!

Congrats to Crafty Canadian for her toybox too!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on January 11, 2008 03:24:10 PM
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And, ghille, I hope you don't mind! I just think it will be so cool to see all of the Poppets all together!

Of course I don't mind, you big silly.

;D

And, I think I might start playing around with this tonight...if I can get a first draft up tonight, I'll post a link...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Artisan82 on January 11, 2008 03:34:49 PM

Congrats to Crafty Canadian for her toybox too!


Thanks craftewoman!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 11, 2008 03:41:59 PM
Congrats to Ghilie for getting Sparkle in the featured projects section! Yah! Go Poppets!

Congrats to Crafty Canadian for her toybox too!


Thank you!  And congrats to you too, Crafty Canadian!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 11, 2008 05:38:55 PM
All right I traced and cut out the freezer paper pattern. :) I found this fabric in my stash I"d been using for ferret hammocks. But I noticed it's not working well for them so I decided to cut the remaining into a poppet. It's a fleece like fabric that used to be a hideous pink robe.
SO my first poppet will be mauve pink.
I searched all of wal-mart, and hooby lobbys fabric sections today. Hobby lobby is still very picked over from christmas. I plan to try micheals and maybe acmoore next week. If I can't find the fabric there I'm watching some on e-bay and will probably purchase some there or Jo-anns website.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MoreLove on January 11, 2008 06:18:30 PM
yay!  i'm slowly planning my next poppet.  i have more green and purple scale pattern material to get rid of.  mm..  What should i do next?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Linda P on January 11, 2008 06:47:22 PM
yay!  i'm slowly planning my next poppet.  i have more green and purple scale pattern material to get rid of.  mm..  What should i do next?

Dragon or witch comes to mind... or a mermaid.. those are so cute~ Or a sister or brother would work!
Linda


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on January 11, 2008 06:51:09 PM
yay!  i'm slowly planning my next poppet.  i have more green and purple scale pattern material to get rid of.  mm..  What should i do next?

Dragon or witch comes to mind... or a mermaid.. those are so cute~ Or a sister or brother would work!
Linda

Medusa...you could attach a bunch of little plastic snakes to her head and give her a serpent-y body...I'm thinking Clash of the Titans Medusa here...rattlesnake tail...you know what I'm talkin' about! ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on January 11, 2008 06:55:15 PM
I just picked up 4 yards of a cheetah print robe velour at a thrift shop for 6 bucks. I just couldn't resist!
Now, I need more shank buttons!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on January 11, 2008 07:05:43 PM
And, I started working on the Poppet web page...I'll definitely need some input from you guys when it's done! It's going pretty quickly, and I wanted to continue into the wee hours, but I have a class from 8-1 tomorrow...and then a 1.5+ hour drive to my brother's to help them pack for moving...so I should have been in bed a half an hour ago...except I was so caught up in the Poppet page that I never ate dinner, so I had to make some oatmeal ;)

But, now I have to go to bed!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: AlwaysInspired on January 11, 2008 07:58:33 PM
I made 2, yes 2 poppet bodies and limbs today. One was of some material from grandma's stash. I didn't want to cut into the material that clonedbravo sent me until I was sure I could do this. Then I used that material and boy was it awsome. They don't have heads on yet because I'm waiting for eyes to come in the mail. I'll post as soon as I get them looking like poppets  ;D I've already made some clothes as well.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 11, 2008 08:01:49 PM
And, I started working on the Poppet web page...I'll definitely need some input from you guys when it's done! It's going pretty quickly, and I wanted to continue into the wee hours, but I have a class from 8-1 tomorrow...and then a 1.5+ hour drive to my brother's to help them pack for moving...so I should have been in bed a half an hour ago...except I was so caught up in the Poppet page that I never ate dinner, so I had to make some oatmeal ;)

But, now I have to go to bed!

I can't wait to see this webpage!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: CrafterSandK on January 11, 2008 08:31:49 PM
That webpage sounds like its gonna be awesome! :o

I'm sooooo busy with other crafts, I have to get back to poppeting.... My poppets are begging for more clothes. :P


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on January 12, 2008 11:04:20 AM
I am also excited to see the PoppetPage!  I haven't finished the fairy yet, because I've been sick and hubby hasn't been letting me do anything.  >:(  But...today, he is at his mother's (and I didn't have to go!!!) so he won't know what I am doing!  I will finish her up and probably start another. 

I also had a tip to share--I don't know if anyone else has this problem, but when I get the needle all loaded up with the dental floss for attaching the limbs, it is really difficult for me to pull it through the body.  I discovered that a rubber jar opener (like the one here: http://www.pressurecooker-outlet.com/B31120231.htm ) works really well to grip the needle so it doesn't just slide through your fingers.  Just wanted to share, hope someone finds it helpful!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 12, 2008 11:05:26 AM
I usually use pliers!  It's difficult for me too.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on January 12, 2008 11:11:23 AM
That's an excellent idea, Dragon*Fly!  We call those a "rubber husband", every woman needs one. :D

I've used them for pulling the needle in quilting - when I tie them too.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Ekioart on January 12, 2008 11:36:13 AM
I'm almost ready to start a second poppet ^-^ I just need to do some other crafts I'd put off during my poppet making last time. *chuckles*

I found some dark green alova suede today at Wal Mart. They were out of their tan, so I'm keeping an eye out.

The new poppets all look great!
Nit has such pretty hair and I think the cow poppet is just adorable!



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 12, 2008 02:55:19 PM
I checked out some books from the library today for 18 inch doll clothes. One is for fairytale costumes and the other is for ethnic costumes around the world. there was some question about whether or not the patterns would work for poppets. I'll let you know if these work for me.

I also picked up some pieces of ultrasuede at the thrift store today. They are not enough for a full sized poppet. Maybe enough for a mini. I was thinking that I could always use it for clothes or shoes. That stuff is so expensive, and I got it for next to nothing. If anybody is interested, I could swap some. :D
The colors are: pine green, eggplant purple, a more brownish purple (hard to explain. I'll add a picture), light gray, and, dark teal. I just measured them. they're 18"x18".
And I got a huge amount of turquoise robe velour, almost 2 yards, I'd say. I thought it would make a great mermaid tail. Especially if it were sewn over with some sequins, or something. There's no way I'll use all of it. So, if someone wants some, let me know.I also got a piece of white knit t-shirt fabric, which I plan to dye peach. I think I'll manage to use all of it. I got all of this for $2.00.



Note: The pics came out a little bluer than in real life.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 12, 2008 05:48:34 PM
Mmmm, okay, here comes some poppet supplies porn.  This is for the next one, which will be a fairy poppet.



I was in hobby lobby and found these beautiful wings attached to a stick.  I wanted a rose petal skirt but didn't like the boxed rose petals so I bought a velvety fake rose and murdered it.  I love how the yellow-pink rose petals set off the blue of the wings.  The hair is Yarn Bee Haute Fur, 100% exolene.  Am I the only one wondering what exolene is?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teddybearbones on January 12, 2008 05:53:24 PM
yay poppet porn!

I'm almost done with my first head. I tried a less time consuming (lazy XD) way of doing hair. I do plan on adding another piece of faux fur in front of her ears later. She's made of a not very stretchy jersey knit I had in my stash for another type of doll and of course faux fur.



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: deceptive.fragileness on January 12, 2008 05:57:58 PM
So I went to JoAnne's last night to get material for a new school bag... stopped to "look" at the suede... Found all costume colors for 1.99 a yard... walked out with a half yard of every color that was there... so now I have chocolate brown, black, orange, dark green, light green, and tan. Not to mention I still have half a yard of light brown and a quarter of the bright blue lol.  ::) Hubby's mouth hasn't dropped that far since he caught me pregnant moving things over 10 pounds lol. So poppets should be forthcoming from this corner once we move. Tinker saw the mermaids and looked at me saying "Baby!?!" trying to pick it off the screen lol, so I shall be attempting one once I'm finished with the princess and the fairy ones I have planned.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 12, 2008 05:58:43 PM
cute eyepatch!  You changed the pattern to make it look more mousey!  Cute!  I think she looks more like a he, but it could just be the hair!  XD


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teddybearbones on January 12, 2008 06:15:13 PM
cute eyepatch!  You changed the pattern to make it look more mousey!  Cute!  I think she looks more like a he, but it could just be the hair!  XD

I'm determined it's a she.. otherwise I'll have to re-proportion your lovely body pattern ;]


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 12, 2008 06:55:52 PM
cute eyepatch!  You changed the pattern to make it look more mousey!  Cute!  I think she looks more like a he, but it could just be the hair!  XD

I'm determined it's a she.. otherwise I'll have to re-proportion your lovely body pattern ;]
She looks like a he to me too. The clothes and perhaps a hair ornament will make a difference. Maybe eyelashes? Anyway she's cute, and who says girls have to have long hair? I don't, and I'm very girly.

Ghilie, the wings and petals look scrumptious!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on January 12, 2008 07:59:36 PM
I finally finished my fairy!  Her name is Violet (guess why  ;) )



Here is her thread, with more pictures, of course:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=219945.0


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: standardite on January 12, 2008 08:12:07 PM
Without any further ado... may I present my first poppet...
She is unnamed as of yet, but I'm so happy with her that I had to share her.
She's made of some sage green light corduroy that used to be my favorite pair of clam diggers until I got small and they got too big.  Her dress is one of the Blythe patterns on Page 1 with a few very minor adjustments.  (it still needs hemmed and a closure in the back, but I need an open fabric store for that).



I'm only wishing I had children or knew children who would like these as I would love to make lots, but I don't want to become the crazy doll lady.  But I likely will anyways!



Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on January 12, 2008 08:15:51 PM
She's beautiful!!!I was thinking of using some courdoroy I have, this is making me think it more. All these plans are still in my head, as i'm knee deep in owls right now :o


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 12, 2008 08:17:20 PM
Beautiful additions!  Good job, Dragon*fly and standardite.  And don't worry, I am sure you will be able to find a home for your work, standardite, poppets are very popular with swappers.  ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on January 12, 2008 08:31:25 PM
I really need to get out of this non-crafting funk I'm in and start making me some more poppets!! Too bad class starts on Tuesday and I'm already freaking out! Ugh.

The newest poppets all look fantastic! I can't wait to see what others are made.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 12, 2008 08:51:59 PM
Both poppets are so cute. Great job.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on January 12, 2008 09:05:33 PM
Standardite--she is so pretty!  Great job!  And don't worry too much about becoming the Crazy Doll Lady--I have made one for my daughter, and 4 for me... :-[

Monkeythumb--Yes, using your teeth is bad!!!   Yikes!!!  What would your dentist say if he knew???  :o


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MoreLove on January 13, 2008 12:14:55 AM
you could always save it for the swap and join as a supplies trader ;). i know i'd be thrilled to get my hands on some of that, it's awesome!

eehh!!  i could do that!!  thanks monkey.  i would LOVE to pass some of the fabric on!  i have a TON of it, and my walmart carriers it regular like.  XD 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Gemcraft on January 13, 2008 06:10:39 AM
I SOO wish I could sew well enough


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: xtyr on January 13, 2008 06:37:45 AM
the 1st post said this was an on-going craft-along so i guess i'm joining! ghilie, i'll pm you soon.

+love the poppets!!!!+


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on January 13, 2008 09:21:24 AM
And, I started working on the Poppet web page...I'll definitely need some input from you guys when it's done! It's going pretty quickly, and I wanted to continue into the wee hours, but I have a class from 8-1 tomorrow...and then a 1.5+ hour drive to my brother's to help them pack for moving...so I should have been in bed a half an hour ago...except I was so caught up in the Poppet page that I never ate dinner, so I had to make some oatmeal ;)

But, now I have to go to bed!

I can't wait to see this webpage!

Well, it won't be perfect, but it's a start! I just popped on to get the latest completed Poppet pics so I can see if I can finish it today. I'm supposed to be A) Cleaning the house and B) Working on a swap and C) Getting ready for school/work tomorrow, but the lure of the Poppets is too strong!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 13, 2008 09:26:43 AM
I love the concept of a webpage for the poppets! That's so great! I cut my pattern out but I"m missing my good scissors. :( I"m going to have to use my cheep scissors to cut the whole thing out.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on January 13, 2008 11:12:13 AM
I just went through and looked at all the latest pics of poppets.  May I just say that you are all amazing!  Cows and mermaids and elves and fairies, oh my!  Just beautiful! :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on January 13, 2008 12:20:18 PM
The Poppet web page is ready! Well, technically it is a work in progress, but I think I've got it to a point where it is suitable for viewing ;)

Before you look at it...please note:
1) The Poppet images are pretty much taken from this thread only, and only those that showed up when I clicked "Show Images Only." Please don't be offended if I missed your Poppet! Just let me know where to find it (for example, what Reply# in this thread is it, or the link to where it is posted elsewhere). PM me, please...don't stick a note in here because I might miss it ;) I know that I have missed a whole bunch!
2) Many of the Poppets are named "Poppet" because there was no name listed in the original post with the photo...if a name has been given, please let me know and I can update it.
3) The Date of Birth (DOB) is the date it was posted in the thread.
4) If I have your "Created By" name wrong, please let me know and I'll be happy to fix it.
5) Some Poppets are "naked" and if you have a later picture with clothes, let me know and I can post that one instead.
6) Some Poppets are pictured with other Poppets. If you have pics of them individually, I'll be happy to post those instead.
7) On the links page, I only posted the ones that were listed on the first page of this thread, so I know that I missed a bunch of links, too. Again, PM with with any info you think I should add.

So, basically...it's missing a bunch of Poppets and links, but I'll be happy to fix anything!

Check it out here:
http://www.thinkscience.org/Poppets/index.html

;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on January 13, 2008 01:56:23 PM
The web site is awesome Craftaddchick! It's so great to see all the poppets together and there seem to be so many I missed along the way! Great job!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on January 13, 2008 02:00:46 PM
Wow, what a cute webpage! I loved seeing all the poppets in one place. And the story is very cute as well. AND (a lot of "ands" here) I think it's great that all the tutes are gathered there as well. (:


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on January 13, 2008 02:41:46 PM
The web site is awesome Craftaddchick! It's so great to see all the poppets together and there seem to be so many I missed along the way! Great job!
Wow, what a cute webpage! I loved seeing all the poppets in one place. And the story is very cute as well. AND (a lot of "ands" here) I think it's great that all the tutes are gathered there as well. (:

Thanks! It has given me something Poppet-y to do while waiting for my sewing machine to be finished. It doesn't have everything on it, but I'll keep adding to it as I get more items. It was a great way for me to learn the new software (and I found out a weird little quirk that it has...glad I found it out now, since it'll save me a lot of trouble later!), and didn't really take that long.

But, seeing all of the Poppets together really, really makes me want my machine back! My bag of Poppet fabric is taunting me right now ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MoreLove on January 13, 2008 04:42:35 PM

i still have room for some of that awsome scaley fabric though MoreLove ;).

  Is that a hint?  XD  i have twinkly sparkley blue as well!  i really need to make a bunny out of that one..


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 13, 2008 04:59:25 PM

i still have room for some of that awsome scaley fabric though MoreLove ;).

  Is that a hint?  XD  i have twinkly sparkley blue as well!  i really need to make a bunny out of that one..
Oh, I'm jealous! I don't know if I can't find the fabrics you all are using because I live in a hot state (Arizona) or what!

CraftAddchick, the web page is so cute. I love how you've told the story of the Poppets as if it were a bedtime story. I think there are some other links that need to go on it though. Like the Hair wefting page, and the other helpful links that are in this thread. I know that will take some more research, but it would be VERY helpful to those who don't want to read 160+ posts.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on January 13, 2008 05:00:02 PM
The Poppet web page is ready! Well, technically it is a work in progress, but I think I've got it to a point where it is suitable for viewing ;)

Before you look at it...please note:
1) The Poppet images are pretty much taken from this thread only, and only those that showed up when I clicked "Show Images Only." Please don't be offended if I missed your Poppet! Just let me know where to find it (for example, what Reply# in this thread is it, or the link to where it is posted elsewhere). PM me, please...don't stick a note in here because I might miss it ;) I know that I have missed a whole bunch!
2) Many of the Poppets are named "Poppet" because there was no name listed in the original post with the photo...if a name has been given, please let me know and I can update it.
3) The Date of Birth (DOB) is the date it was posted in the thread.
4) If I have your "Created By" name wrong, please let me know and I'll be happy to fix it.
5) Some Poppets are "naked" and if you have a later picture with clothes, let me know and I can post that one instead.
6) Some Poppets are pictured with other Poppets. If you have pics of them individually, I'll be happy to post those instead.
7) On the links page, I only posted the ones that were listed on the first page of this thread, so I know that I missed a bunch of links, too. Again, PM with with any info you think I should add.

So, basically...it's missing a bunch of Poppets and links, but I'll be happy to fix anything!

Check it out here:
http://www.thinkscience.org/Poppets/index.html

;D

Just added to my favorites! Wow!!! You did such a great job!!!

BTW the new Poppets over the course of the past three days are adorable and phenomenal! The one that is just a head with the eyepatch comes across to me as a hedgehog.... You should do the whole backside of her body with the fun fur and put a flower in her hair!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MoreLove on January 13, 2008 05:44:37 PM
Oh, I'm jealous! I don't know if I can't find the fabrics you all are using because I live in a hot state (Arizona) or what!

i dunna know!  i know my crappy walmart carries them.  (i work in the oldest one in allll of edmonton, AB, CA!)  well.  i work the the portrait studio.  But we will see.  i do personal swaps too.  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 13, 2008 05:47:54 PM
Excellent web page!  I used to be nerdy like that, I had a web page that is more of a cobweb now.  I programmed the whole thing in notepad.  I think it's still out there...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on January 13, 2008 06:13:03 PM
The poppet page is pretty super!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: b3inw3irdisgood on January 13, 2008 06:25:32 PM
i cant pm you but i would like the pattern for the poppet...my email address is [email protected]


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on January 13, 2008 07:17:42 PM
Excellent web page!  I used to be nerdy like that, I had a web page that is more of a cobweb now.  I programmed the whole thing in notepad.  I think it's still out there...
Thanks! My first and favorite webpages were done on notepad...in good ole' HTML. I miss it sometimes...but using the software is much quicker ;)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on January 13, 2008 07:20:48 PM

CraftAddchick, the web page is so cute. I love how you've told the story of the Poppets as if it were a bedtime story. I think there are some other links that need to go on it though. Like the Hair wefting page, and the other helpful links that are in this thread. I know that will take some more research, but it would be VERY helpful to those who don't want to read 160+ posts.

Thanks, craftewoman! And, I didn't realize until I put them all together how many awesome Poppets you've made!

Any chance you have some of the other helpful links? I don't have time to re-read 160+ pages ;) I'm hoping that the folks who posted the links in the first place can help me out... ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 13, 2008 08:22:52 PM
From one web page designer to another the page looks great! Clean, simple, And easy to navigate. If I may suggest one thing though. The poppet time line doesn't really make sense to me perhaps calling it the poppet gallery instead? And maybe put a note on top saying that it's in order of creation as posted in this thread (with a link back).

OH I was thinking what about a poppet webring for our blogs? I have no idea how to do one but it can't be hard so I'd be happy to look that up.
Hope to start sewing my first poppet tomorrow! I can't wait!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MoreLove on January 13, 2008 08:33:45 PM

CraftAddchick, the web page is so cute. I love how you've told the story of the Poppets as if it were a bedtime story. I think there are some other links that need to go on it though. Like the Hair wefting page, and the other helpful links that are in this thread. I know that will take some more research, but it would be VERY helpful to those who don't want to read 160+ posts.

Thanks, craftewoman! And, I didn't realize until I put them all together how many awesome Poppets you've made!

Any chance you have some of the other helpful links? I don't have time to re-read 160+ pages ;) I'm hoping that the folks who posted the links in the first place can help me out... ;D

  Buie isn't there!  XD  but there is this link too

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=215584.msg2318988#msg2318988

  in which there is a tut on how i made her dress.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: CrafterSandK on January 13, 2008 08:36:36 PM
Awwww.... I love the webpage! :D
So clean, and very good!
Oh, if you want a pic of the completed centaur poppet, it's here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=218333.0 at the bottom of the page is a couple pic's, if you want a completed one.

I got a pattern today from joann's (Yay 5 for $5 sale!!!) And it looks about right for poppets... All the bodices of the dress patterns are too big, but I can resize it, so I'm fine.

I also got some pink fabric to make a poppet for my cousin's, daughter's 1st birthday!
Such a pretty color! ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 13, 2008 08:56:33 PM
Excellent web page!  I used to be nerdy like that, I had a web page that is more of a cobweb now.  I programmed the whole thing in notepad.  I think it's still out there...
Thanks for the giggle.This was cute. I love people who have a way with words.

My next poppets are in the planning stage, but, I'm pretty sure I'm going to make them harajuku girls!
Fun fun fun! I am so excited!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: MoreLove on January 13, 2008 11:26:10 PM
omg  i just had a brilliant idea for my scalie fabric...  oh just you guys wait!  i have secret plans brewing..


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: hello vera on January 14, 2008 05:29:54 AM
Introducing my very first poppet, who is as yet un-named.
Shes full of mistakes, but that makes me love her even more.
I couldnt find most of the materials (being in the UK) and so improvised- not the best idea!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99998)
Please ignore the loo roll in the background, I have a cold and am full of snot (I know, Im such a classy bird!)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99996)
As you can see, my lack of suitable materials have resulted in a wonky faced ET/feline looking head. The poor thing is crying out for eyelids, but I just cant get the material to jam down the sides of the eye fixings. Am half tempted to paint them on!

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99994)
...which looks fine from the side.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99995)
As I could not find any doll joints (damn being in the UK) I used the eyes to joint her, which resulted in biiiiiggg hips which stuck out too much so had to be sewn around the joint to pull them in a bit. 

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=99997)
Crappy mobile phone shot without macro, (Ive no idea how to flip the photos the right way around).

Finally, thankyou Ghille for sharing the poppet pattern, the woman is a goddess.






Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 14, 2008 06:46:11 AM
I've made a blog ring for us guys! Just Join and add the html to your blog and tweek to make you happy. You can join the ring via my blog. (there's a link in the signature)
Or you can join via this link:
http://www.ringsurf.com/netring?action=addform&amp;ring=Eliea


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Ekioart on January 14, 2008 07:04:30 AM
That website is so neat ^-^ It's really cool to see them all together like that.

Joined the blog ring!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Mienna on January 14, 2008 07:12:26 AM
I joined, even though I haven't made one yet! I'm addicted to all these wonderful poppets.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on January 14, 2008 07:15:21 AM
My next poppets are in the planning stage, but, I'm pretty sure I'm going to make them harajuku girls!
Fun fun fun! I am so excited!

 Oh wow. That is the most brilliant idea yet! I have the baby blue Harajuku Lovers super High-Tops and I am in love!!! Great idea! It seems you are full with them! (great ideas that is!)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 14, 2008 07:19:49 AM
My next poppets are in the planning stage, but, I'm pretty sure I'm going to make them harajuku girls!
Fun fun fun! I am so excited!

 Oh wow. That is the most brilliant idea yet! I have the baby blue Harajuku Lovers super High-Tops and I am in love!!! Great idea! It seems you are full with them! (great ideas that is!)

The feeling is mutual.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teddybearbones on January 14, 2008 07:28:24 AM
still working on mine.. she's turning into a little rave monkey.. but she'll have a little fluffy tail. My room mate said she looked like she was from Rock and Rule, so she may end up a little 80s ish ;]


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 14, 2008 07:44:01 AM
I joined, even though I haven't made one yet! I'm addicted to all these wonderful poppets.
I haven't yet either. Mines still in the fetal form. lol. Meaning it's jsut fabric and a pattern right now. :)
Just remember the ring only works if you post the html on your blog so it can keep going to the next blog. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on January 14, 2008 07:44:42 AM
My room mate said she looked like she was from Rock and Rule, so she may end up a little 80s ish ;]

 Hey, thats never a bad thing!!! If you did a Pretty in Pink Molly Ringwald, that would also be pretty awesome.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 14, 2008 07:47:52 AM
I believe today might just be the day that I start a Poppet  :)
I got my new computer and whilst I still don't have a printer I can adjust the contrast enough onscreen to be able to trace the pattern!
I found some pinky-lilacy velour type upholstery fabric in one of my boxes and I think I'll use it as a practise whilst I'm still on the look out for the "right stuff". I only have cat eyes so she's gonna have to be a cat-girl.

I need to go and read up on hair techniques now  ;D I'm sew happy to be Poppeting at last!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 14, 2008 08:50:33 AM
Hello Vera, your poppet is excellent. I don't think you have to use only one kind of fabric for making these. Malibukasey made a poppet very like yours. I think she used fake fur too, and hers turned out great. I can't wait to see how you dress her.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 14, 2008 09:01:28 AM
Hello Vera you can turn your pics and edit them in other ways at www.snipshot.com . Its free and you don't need to download anything to use it  :)
btw I think your Poppet looks cute, where in the UK did you get the fabrics?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on January 14, 2008 09:09:34 AM
Hello Vera, your poppet is excellent. I don't think you have to use only one kind of fabric for making these. Malibukasey made a poppet very like yours. I think she used fake fur too, and hers turned out great. I can't wait to see how you dress her.

 Ahh shucks! *puts hands in pockets and looks shyly at the floor* Thanks! I think Vera's Poppet is lovely and Poppety Perfect!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on January 14, 2008 10:51:52 AM
I love my poppet swap is ready to go!!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=220342.msg2373410#msg2373410

For some reason I am still not getting notifies from this thread. It is really frustrating!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on January 14, 2008 11:43:27 AM
I've had to resort to superglue on my poppet eyelids.
You have to be careful, and work fast. I used a cottonswab, put the glue on the upper eye, then pressed on the eyelid.
It works. Not as nicely as the tucked eyelid, but the eyes I've got are really hard to put on. Really hard.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on January 14, 2008 11:47:34 AM
I'm in the middle of my first swap. No poppety goodness swapping for me >:(

Also, just signed up on the poppet web ring, but still no poppet from me. But I promise the poppet in my head is very handsome ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 14, 2008 11:57:44 AM
I'm in the middle of my first swap. No poppety goodness swapping for me >:(

Also, just signed up on the poppet web ring, but still no poppet from me. But I promise the poppet in my head is very handsome ;D
I haven't finished my poppet yet either but It doesn't matter. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on January 14, 2008 12:00:08 PM
I've had to resort to superglue on my poppet eyelids.
You have to be careful, and work fast. I used a cottonswab, put the glue on the upper eye, then pressed on the eyelid.
It works. Not as nicely as the tucked eyelid, but the eyes I've got are really hard to put on. Really hard.

 I admit I don't even stick to my eyelid tut anymore, I superglued the eyelids on the last 2 Poppets I made. I look back at the tut I made and I just want to smack myself in the forhead in embarrassment!

 I just sent in my info for the Poppet Swap! Whoo hoo!! Thats two swaps for me now!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 14, 2008 12:39:56 PM
I've just had a brainwave  ::) I haven't got freezer paper so I'm going to cut my pattern out of contact paper - yay for stickability 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on January 14, 2008 12:43:53 PM
 That is a dang freakin good idea! Let me know how it works out!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 14, 2008 12:48:13 PM
oh you can be sure you'll all hear whether it works out or not  :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftADDchick on January 14, 2008 03:35:53 PM
I just updated the Poppet website! Thanks to all the floks who PM'd me with added links and Poppet additions (hopefully, I got them all). Keep 'em comin'!

Eliea, I added the blog ring link, if that's okay. And, I still need to put the blurb on the timeline page, but I'm working on the wording.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 14, 2008 07:07:40 PM
I just updated the Poppet website! Thanks to all the floks who PM'd me with added links and Poppet additions (hopefully, I got them all). Keep 'em comin'!

Eliea, I added the blog ring link, if that's okay. And, I still need to put the blurb on the timeline page, but I'm working on the wording.
Sure! It's fine with me!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on January 14, 2008 07:45:41 PM
I tried painting the eyelids on the last one, the fairy.  Unfortunately, the paint I used is shiny, and because of the reflections and how large her pupils are, it's tough to tell she even has them.  It seemed to work fairly well, though, so I think with a less shiny paint and maybe some eyelashes, it would look really good.  I'll have to try again, in a few poppets.  My little guy wants a big green one with hair and no clothes--his instructions.  :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on January 14, 2008 07:47:08 PM
Okay so the Diva Poppet I made decided that while I was wefting rows of yarn for her hair, she would go and pick on my Pullips. After giving up on trying to squeeze into Pullip pants (which are a size -0 on a Poppet scale) she then had a blast trying on wigs. I had to quit sewing to capture this moment...then I had to pry the wigs from her little Poppet paws.... Without further adieu:

Here she is Britney style trying to pull off a Hot Pink wig:


She tried the "innocent" look, but I thought it was more "Heidi". She didn't appreciate that:


Then this one was my favorite. She was adamant about the blond wig bringing out her features, blah blah blah, but I told her that the mohair was definately "diva". I know she liked it. She was just being stubborn:

Look at her just stand there and stare at me with her "angry eyes"...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 14, 2008 07:49:35 PM
Love them eyelashes.  I wish I had bought up the whole store of em at Halloween time.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on January 14, 2008 07:52:14 PM
Those wigs are great!  Personally, I like the hot pink one, but I do think the last one is the most diva-ish.  And great eyelashes!! 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on January 14, 2008 07:54:52 PM
 Yeah! i hit the halloween clearance! Initially I bought them for Roller Derby but, I bought enough for Poppeteering!!!

 She won't be leaving with those wigs, I just wefted some hair from yarn, although I am pretty sure she was hoping for a wig! She is going to a new home in Louisianna in a few days.... so I gotta bust a move on finishing her!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on January 14, 2008 07:56:08 PM
Love them eyelashes.  I wish I had bought up the whole store of em at Halloween time.

I think you can get eyelashes like that at Sally's Beauty Supply. But try a year round costume shop.


MK, I'm in love with your wigs.  :-*  :-* 

I can't wait to see Ms. Diva Girl finished.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on January 14, 2008 07:58:02 PM
Yeah but after Halloween they were like .75 a set!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: CrafterSandK on January 14, 2008 08:11:59 PM
Love the Diva poppet. ;D

The eyelashes... If you get them from sally beauty they cost about.... $5-$6?
I've heard about long rows of eyelashes that you can cut to size, so I'm hunting for thoses at the moment...


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on January 14, 2008 08:14:07 PM
HA! Let me know the link if you do!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on January 14, 2008 08:20:57 PM
I got some of those long rows, and if we are talking about the same thing, they are made specifically for dolls?  I don't like them much, and won't get them again.  The glue on them isn't very good, and the lashes themselves are very stiff and have an exaggerated curl to them.  They are okay, I suppose, but I want to try some others and compare. 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: CrafterSandK on January 14, 2008 08:22:14 PM
I think they were for people accually... ;D

Gotta check a magizine, I think they have the site I'm looking for.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on January 14, 2008 08:37:36 PM
Hmmm...this might be a stupid question-but what is a web ring? Do you need an "all-Poppet" blog to participate? Do you get junk mail? I have a craft blog, but it's not solely dedicated to poppets-should I make a poppet blog? Thanks for help!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on January 14, 2008 08:54:05 PM
Glad you asked, KiwiDragons--I was wondering the same things!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: annamhudson on January 14, 2008 10:21:25 PM
MK your poppets are so cute! I am jealous...lol I like the blond wig the best. It is like she seems to have an "I am not as Innocent as I look" look. Can't wait to see her done.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: bronzfrog on January 15, 2008 06:24:59 AM
I'm only wishing I had children or knew children who would like these as I would love to make lots, but I don't want to become the crazy doll lady.  But I likely will anyways!

I have yet to make a poppet so don't know the time and cost of materials involved.  I'm sorry if this suggestion is out of line.
If you go overboard making them and have no one to love them you could always donate to charity.  Adopting someone from the angle tree or donating to a hospital with the suggestion that they go to an older child.  Or donate to a charity auction.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 15, 2008 07:02:15 AM
Hmmm...this might be a stupid question-but what is a web ring? Do you need an "all-Poppet" blog to participate? Do you get junk mail? I have a craft blog, but it's not solely dedicated to poppets-should I make a poppet blog? Thanks for help!
Nope. No poppets even have to be made to join. I crated it and I haven't' even cut mine out of the fabric yet!
A web ring is basically a list of blogs all connected by the little html code. So you can click one button on the little code and go from blog to blog to blog in a circle.
I'm the only one getting e-mailed since I created it. And that's just to let me know I need to approve someone for the ring.
Think of it sort of like those craft-a-long buttons that many blogs have in thier sidebar. You may be a part of a crochet squares craft-a-long but obviously you'd get bored making just squares. :)

Remember though the ring doesn't work unless you post the html in your blog's sidebar somewhere!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on January 15, 2008 07:16:42 AM
My room mate said she looked like she was from Rock and Rule, so she may end up a little 80s ish ;]

 Hey, thats never a bad thing!!! If you did a Pretty in Pink Molly Ringwald, that would also be pretty awesome.

OMG but if you do her you have to make Duckie!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teddybearbones on January 15, 2008 07:20:22 AM
My room mate said she looked like she was from Rock and Rule, so she may end up a little 80s ish ;]

 Hey, thats never a bad thing!!! If you did a Pretty in Pink Molly Ringwald, that would also be pretty awesome.

OMG but if you do her you have to make Duckie!!!

for some reason I'm now terribly confused .. o_O


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on January 15, 2008 07:22:21 AM
Love the Diva poppet. ;D

The eyelashes... If you get them from sally beauty they cost about.... $5-$6?
I've heard about long rows of eyelashes that you can cut to size, so I'm hunting for thoses at the moment...


I just saw them last week at Michael's in the doll section. They're the kind that are about six inches long and sticky backed. Is that what you're thinking about?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on January 15, 2008 07:24:26 AM
My room mate said she looked like she was from Rock and Rule, so she may end up a little 80s ish ;]

 Hey, thats never a bad thing!!! If you did a Pretty in Pink Molly Ringwald, that would also be pretty awesome.

OMG but if you do her you have to make Duckie!!!

for some reason I'm now terribly confused .. o_O

Molly Ringwald's character in the movie Pretty in Pink had a boy best friend named Duckie. He was very flamboyant and in love with her. :)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teddybearbones on January 15, 2008 07:44:21 AM
hrrmm.. I should really watch that movie ;]


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: irasema on January 15, 2008 07:56:39 AM
i dont know if you guys have hancock fabrics but it is having a 50% off all woven suede. mine didnt have that many colors but i did get a hot pink! now i need to clean up my table so i can make more poppets!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 15, 2008 08:02:14 AM
Referring to Pretty in Pink and Duckie. He was they strawberry blond nerdy guy with braces who took her panties to show his friends, right?
 

The ones made for dolls at Michaels are stiff and plastic. I suppose they could be trimmed, but they remind me of those cute (tacky) teddy bears that were dresses in lengerie and lace dresses in the 80's.
I found some cheap lashes at Target. They were about $2 for 4 lashes and I was able to cut them in half and get 4 sets because the poppets eyes are smaller than human eyes. Unfortunately they look real, and aren't suited for Divas.

Here's a few sites selling "doll lashes."
http://www.nationalartcraft.com/subcategory.asp?gid=8&cid=194&scid=536
http://www.dollworld.com.au/p.asp?CategoryID=8

There are some other really cool (lots more $$) if you google fake eyelashes.
What about cutting them off of the eyelash yarn? They're already the right size, and you get a TON for a few dollars.

Hmmm...this might be a stupid question-but what is a web ring? Do you need an "all-Poppet" blog to participate? Do you get junk mail? I have a craft blog, but it's not solely dedicated to poppets-should I make a poppet blog? Thanks for help!
Nope. No poppets even have to be made to join. I crated it and I haven't' even cut mine out of the fabric yet!
A web ring is basically a list of blogs all connected by the little html code. So you can click one button on the little code and go from blog to blog to blog in a circle.
I'm the only one getting e-mailed since I created it. And that's just to let me know I need to approve someone for the ring.
Think of it sort of like those craft-a-long buttons that many blogs have in thier sidebar. You may be a part of a crochet squares craft-a-long but obviously you'd get bored making just squares. :)

Remember though the ring doesn't work unless you post the html in your blog's sidebar somewhere!

So, like if I wanted to use my Myspace I could do that?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 15, 2008 08:25:11 AM
Hmmm...this might be a stupid question-but what is a web ring? Do you need an "all-Poppet" blog to participate? Do you get junk mail? I have a craft blog, but it's not solely dedicated to poppets-should I make a poppet blog? Thanks for help!
Nope. No poppets even have to be made to join. I crated it and I haven't' even cut mine out of the fabric yet!
A web ring is basically a list of blogs all connected by the little html code. So you can click one button on the little code and go from blog to blog to blog in a circle.
I'm the only one getting e-mailed since I created it. And that's just to let me know I need to approve someone for the ring.
Think of it sort of like those craft-a-long buttons that many blogs have in thier sidebar. You may be a part of a crochet squares craft-a-long but obviously you'd get bored making just squares. :)

Remember though the ring doesn't work unless you post the html in your blog's sidebar somewhere!

So, like if I wanted to use my Myspace I could do that?
So long as you can put the html code somewhere where it can be seen, then that's fine!  :) Otherwise the ring won't work. 


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: daina on January 15, 2008 08:56:58 AM
Actually, No. Duckie was Molly's best friend. Not the one that stole her panties:)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on January 15, 2008 10:21:13 AM
I admit I don't even stick to my eyelid tut anymore, I superglued the eyelids on the last 2 Poppets I made. I look back at the tut I made and I just want to smack myself in the forhead in embarrassment!

 I just sent in my info for the Poppet Swap! Whoo hoo!! Thats two swaps for me now!!

Do you use the alova suede and just paint it, and then superglue them on?


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sammywoo88 on January 15, 2008 10:31:57 AM
What about cutting them off of the eyelash yarn? They're already the right size, and you get a TON for a few dollars.


I've done this before with some success, it's hard to get a nice looking curly eyelash, but it give a good effect
Pink had eyelash yarn eyelashes


Hope this helps


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Mrsblocko on January 15, 2008 10:36:18 AM
Referring to Pretty in Pink and Duckie. He was they strawberry blond nerdy guy with braces who took her panties to show his friends, right?
 

hehee, no you are thinking of 16 candles and Anthony Michael Hall (dead zone).

Duckie is played by John Cryer (from 2 and a 1/2  men)


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fosca on January 15, 2008 11:17:14 AM
Oh i didn't recieve any notification and wow 5 pages to go...
I love the new poppets
I love the webpage
The ring is a great idea (I joined)
Malibukasey I love the wigs! ;)
And I think I'll be able to join the swap, because my parter of the owl one just recieved! *haaaappy*


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: nikkibee on January 15, 2008 11:39:04 AM
I know they arent up to some of the amazing standards so here but here are three of my poppets i made recently :)


The White Stripes!!


Football Mania (Im english!!)


Close up


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: deceptive.fragileness on January 15, 2008 11:46:57 AM
lol, I realized today while I was sitting in class that poppet making is taking over my brain.. One of the girls in there reminded me of one lol.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on January 15, 2008 11:50:45 AM
He He!! Your Poppets are darling, they reminded me of this:

http://thelittlescrapshack.com/catalog/images/MMBI%20A%20Kid%20Like%20Me.jpg


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Dragon*Fly on January 15, 2008 11:56:00 AM
Nikibee, those are so adorable!  I love the little football guy, standing there in his shorts... :-*  Great job!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: SugarySweet on January 15, 2008 12:04:30 PM
nikkibee, they are so cute.

I LOVE The White Stripes!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: AlwaysInspired on January 15, 2008 12:21:02 PM
I'm working on making poppet body number 3 today. I'm waiting for eyeballs to come in the mail so I can have these done by Friday for my Little Sis's birthday.
I have already drafted clothing patterns of my own and made 2 outfits. I find using a poppet as a dress form and drafting my own patterns works way better than trying to modify another pattern. Can't wait to post pics. Hopefully by Friday  ::)
Back to poppeting!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: nikkibee on January 15, 2008 12:54:51 PM
nikkibee, they are so cute.

I LOVE The White Stripes!!!

The White Stripes are quite amazing!! Was gonna make a little drum kit and a guitar, but didnt know how to do it!!

Anyone thinking Poppet Band? I AM!!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: sweets4ever on January 15, 2008 12:55:42 PM
Poppet Beatles :D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Malibukasey on January 15, 2008 01:10:23 PM
 Poppet Slipknot, and Poppet Spice Girls. Oh and Poppet Hairbands, Poppet HSM, Poppet KISS!!! Hells yeah! Poppet Knights In Satans Service would be rad.. Poppet No Doubt, Poppet Emo bands, Poppet Metalocalypse...you are going to have to stop me here, because I have had my coffee and I am on a roll... Ba-Bumm CHING!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: nikkibee on January 15, 2008 01:14:08 PM
I have just had the most amazing idea................



Poppet Elvis!!!

Oh yes!!

Uh Huh!!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 15, 2008 01:20:36 PM
Oh well! At least it was still Molly Ringwald! It had been so long since I've seen those movies. Now I need to go rent them, and The Breakfast Club.

Moving right along with my first Harajuku girl. Her body, hair and make-up are done. I just have to make her some clothes.

Nikkibee, Your new kids are cute. The clothes you made them are great. I love the circle skirt on the girl. They look like they're about to go swing dancing.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fairy Princess on January 15, 2008 01:53:27 PM
OMG!! That gives me a great idea! I can make swing dancing poppets!! I'm also considering making my first poppet Scottish, complete with a kilt. :D Ooooh!! Birthday/Valentine's Day present for my boyfriend? He plays bagpipes. Also, I would love to make a centaur poppet, if l can get a patteren for that.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 15, 2008 01:56:10 PM
Oh well! At least it was still Molly Ringwald! It had been so long since I've seen those movies. Now I need to go rent them, and The Breakfast Club.

Moving right along with my first Harajuku girl. Her body, hair and make-up are done. I just have to make her some clothes.

Nikkibee, Your new kids are cute. The clothes you made them are great. I love the circle skirt on the girl. They look like they're about to go swing dancing.

Oh wow! You're making a poppet harajuku doll? That's awesome! I can't wait to see!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: craftewoman on January 15, 2008 02:50:51 PM
Fairy Princess, There is a book of 18" doll patterns that has a pattern for an Irish girl's step dancer costume. It's called Sew the International Wardrobe for 18-Inch Dolls by Joan Hinds. You may be able to find it at the library. That's where I found my copy.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: KiwiDragons on January 15, 2008 03:17:33 PM
Hmmm...this might be a stupid question-but what is a web ring? Do you need an "all-Poppet" blog to participate? Do you get junk mail? I have a craft blog, but it's not solely dedicated to poppets-should I make a poppet blog? Thanks for help!
Nope. No poppets even have to be made to join. I crated it and I haven't' even cut mine out of the fabric yet!
A web ring is basically a list of blogs all connected by the little html code. So you can click one button on the little code and go from blog to blog to blog in a circle.
I'm the only one getting e-mailed since I created it. And that's just to let me know I need to approve someone for the ring.
Think of it sort of like those craft-a-long buttons that many blogs have in thier sidebar. You may be a part of a crochet squares craft-a-long but obviously you'd get bored making just squares. :)

Remember though the ring doesn't work unless you post the html in your blog's sidebar somewhere!
OK, that makes sense. Thanks for the information. When I get home from class tonight (ugh-first night back-I'm not really in the mood) I'll try and figure out how to add my craft blog.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Fairy Princess on January 15, 2008 03:18:53 PM
Wow, thanks Craftewoman!! I'll check tomorrow at work (I work at the library).  ;D


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: Eliea on January 15, 2008 04:02:33 PM
So I cut the pattern out and ironed on the freezer paper. That stuff rocks! I love freezer paper now. lol.


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ClonedBravo on January 15, 2008 06:03:42 PM
I made some new clothes for 2 of my girls.
Trixie Rose( on the left) got a new skirt made with 4 different fabrics with little tucks every so often. Turned out well, I think.

Saffire got a new t-shirt and a pair of pants, both patterns from craftewoman.
You might not be able to tell, but the pants have pink stitches! I think I'll add a flower applique to the t-shirt.



Wow, my desk is really messy!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: ghilie on January 15, 2008 06:31:23 PM
That skirt is way cute!


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: smushisweetbaboo on January 15, 2008 06:35:07 PM
Referring to Pretty in Pink and Duckie. He was they strawberry blond nerdy guy with braces who took her panties to show his friends, right?

Nope, that was 'Sixteen Candles'. Pretty in Pink is the one where Molly R is a quirky teen who recons used clothes and works in a record store. Her mom left her and her dad is always depressed and unemployed and her best friend Duckie is in love with her; however, she falls for the rich kid at school.

:D I can totally see a Duckie poppet; an argyle vest, pimp hat and spat shoes. XD


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: teddybearbones on January 15, 2008 07:35:36 PM
lawl.. I forgot to mention that Rock & Rule is a vaguely obscure animated film done in '83 by Nelvana. It nearly put the studio under. If you're a cartoon buff like me, or just really like 80's stuff watch it if you can find it. It's craaazy.

pic link so you can see how poppets look a bit like them

http://www.reelfilm.com/images/rockrule.jpg
http://www.dvdinmypants.com/reviews/O-V/images/Rock-and-Rule-Cindy.jpg


Title: Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along
Post by: nezbutt on January 15, 2008 07:38:07 PM