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Title: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on April 28, 2010 04:25:18 AM


Swap name: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2
Craftster members who are organizing this swap: averyg and amigurl55
Sign-up date range: April 28th-May 12th 2010 5 PM EST No one will be excepted into the swap after this time. Partners will be posted after this time period.
Date to send item by: June 14th, 2010
Limited to a certain number of people? (Optional): No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No

Age requirement? 16+

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES
***International participants, please take note of this! You MUST keep a record of your postage receipt, if for any reason your package is not received, we will need a copy of this receipt!***

Details of swap:
In this swap you will just be crafting one completed and clothed (if applicable) poppet for your partner. ***Just to clarify, this swap is considered a “poppet mini swap” in the sense that we are simply about sending a single poppet, as opposed to sending a poppet with supplies and whatnot, as would be required in a larger swap. However, if you would like to make or receive a mini (or smaller sized) poppet, please indicate it in your questionnaire and we will do our best to partner you accordingly*** If you want the poppet pattern, PM ghilie (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=995320) with your email address and as always, check out the poppet along which will help you with any questions in creating your poppet or give you inspiration https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.0. As we would like to keep this swap as fair as possible and not have anyone feel as if they sent more than their partner, please just keep the package to the one completed poppet, unless you discuss swapping more with your partner beforehand!

Things to keep in mind:
1. Flakers will not be tolerated.
2. This swap has a mandatory weekly check in. This means that you must post (at least) once a week in the discussion thread in order to keep both your partner and us, the organizers, in the loop as to how your poppet is progressing and in order to reassure us that you are still alive in the world of poppets. We will be keeping a record of such posts and if you have poor communication, it will be noted in your feedback.
3. If you have not heard from your partner for awhile or notice that your partner has not been active in Craftster for a while, and you are feeling concerned, PM us! Or if for any reason whatsoever you have concerns, feel free to PM us!
4. We will not approve anyone who has multiple feedbacks stating that they have poor communication, have not used a DC#, or is a consistent late sender.
5. Everyone is expected to send on time.  If you are going to be late, you must notify us ASAP. Those who are late and do NOT notify us, will receive negative feedback which will not be removed or corrected until the poppet is sent, we receive a DC# and the package is received.
6.  Posting photos in the gallery is a rule of this swap.  Failure to do so will result in a comment in your feedback. A big part of swapping is posting your goodies in the gallery and acknowledging your partner's work, plus, we want to see all of the new additions to the poppet family! If you do not have access to a camera, please contact your partner and ask if they can take pictures of both packages which they send/receive.
7. If you are an international swapper or sending internationally and are unable to get a DC# you must retain a copy of your shipping receipt. If for any reason your package goes missing and you do not have a copy of the receipt to provide us the organizers, you will have to resend to your partner.

When you send averyg a PM, please label it as Poppet Mini Swap Approval/ Sent/ Received/ etc.

If you want to participate, send this information to the averyg only labelled as “The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2: Approval”:
Name of swap: Poppet Mini Swap Round 2
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country (please break this up line by line like you would write on an envelope)
Would you be willing to ship
1) Out of your country
2) Out of your continent
3) Other
Confirm that are at least 16 years old (yes/no)
---
-What crafts are you most interested in and what crafts do you feel most comfortable in/ are the most skilful in?
-What type of poppet would you most like to receive from your partner (ie. a specific themed poppet, boobie poppet, mini poppet and so forth)?
-What type of poppet would you most like to make/ feel most comfortable making for your partner (ie. a specific themed poppet, boobie poppet, mini poppet and so forth)?
---
-Tell us a bit about yourself...  Are there interests or things about yourself which you believe would aid your partner in creating your poppet?
---
-Do you have any allergies?
-Do you live in a household with any possible allergens?
-Favorite colors:
-Least favorite colors:
-Do you have a wist? If so, please provide it.

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO AVERYG VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND do NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Participants: Canadian American European  Australian
1. averyg (organizer)
2. amigurl55 (co-organizer)
3. blue_lalita
4. McBec27
5. bobbiemay
6. Lindag35
7. Ilianora
8. SunflowerSmiles
9. Silverwing
10. Wildfyre
11. Mommythemaid
12. mummynat
13. rasita
14. puamelia
15. ckchan
16.  kwiltykate


GALLERY (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=347781.0)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2
Post by: averyg on April 28, 2010 04:25:43 AM
Partners
Sent
Sent and Received
Feedback Given
Late with communication
Late without communication, contact me ASAP  

bobbiemay- blue_lalita
sunflowersmiles- puamelia
mommythemaid- ckchan
Lindag35- silverwing
McBec27-averyg
llianora-mummynat
amigurl55-wildfyre
rasita- kwiltykate

Weekly Check-ins:
Week 1 check-in (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=345805.msg4044584#msg4044584)
Week 2 check-in (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=345805.msg4054617#msg4054617)
Week 3 check-in (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=345805.msg4065029#msg4065029)
Week 4 check-in (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=345805.msg4074602#msg4074602)
Week 5 check-in (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=345805.msg4084453#msg4084453)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Spign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: blue_lalita on April 28, 2010 07:50:37 AM
I'm so excited to start!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Spign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on April 28, 2010 08:49:05 AM
I definitely want to be a part of this ;D  I'll fill out my questionnaire shortly.

I need to go practice my poppet making skills! never made a boobie poppet, think I'll make one of those and see how it turns out


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Spign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: McBec27 on April 28, 2010 08:52:50 AM
Questionnaire sent. Can't wait for this to start! Hope I didn't ramble too much in my questionnaire!  ::)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Spign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Lindag35 on April 28, 2010 10:46:42 AM
As soon as I saw this I sent in my questionnaire. I am sooo SUPER excited!! Yay!!! ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Spign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 1
Post by: amigurl55 on April 28, 2010 10:52:31 AM
Yay!  Poppet swap!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Spign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: bobbiemay on April 28, 2010 12:01:57 PM
Sent in my questionnaire :) now the LONG wait for partners :'(


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Spign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on April 28, 2010 02:48:11 PM
now the LONG wait for partners :'(

I know! Now that I look at how long the sign-up period is, I keep wondering to myself "WWWWWWHHHHHHHYYYYYYY???"(in a very dramatic way)... ;) But I figure that I don't want anyone to miss out... But still, it slightly sucks. :D

But I am glad that people seem to be excited! Participants 1-6 (aka the only participants so far ;) ) should find the swap as "In progress" on their profile (or soon as it may take a bit of time to process).

:)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Spign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Alchamy513 on April 30, 2010 11:11:52 AM
Ugh, maybe if I could sew! I'm in love with poppets so very much! I think I'll definitely be signing up for some future poppet swap though, I just need to learn first.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Spign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on April 30, 2010 03:30:53 PM
Ugh, maybe if I could sew! I'm in love with poppets so very much! I think I'll definitely be signing up for some future poppet swap though, I just need to learn first.

Well if you are interested in trying your hand at poppeting, check out the poppet-along... Everyone is super nice and will help you with any questions that you may have... We are all a pretty friendly bunch IMO :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Spign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on April 30, 2010 04:44:07 PM
Yay ! I'm in.....I'm going to go practice on making a boobie poppet!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Spign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on April 30, 2010 05:03:36 PM
I'm going to go practice on making a boobie poppet!

Thats exactly what I am going to do this weekend when I have some time off of work :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 03, 2010 11:10:52 AM
Whoo hoo! I'm in :D I'm going to hurry and clean the craft room this week to prepare for a flurry of poppeting :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: amigurl55 on May 04, 2010 10:37:11 AM
Sorry about being an almost non-exsistant co-organizer there for a while.  I've been pretty busy the past few days.  But I'm here now!


Bobbie poppets are so fun to make.  They make my husband shake his head and sigh.   :P


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 04, 2010 11:27:43 AM
whelp, I cannot get the boobie poppet pattern to work for me. I'm sad..I really want to make it but it's just not happening.  :-\
Sorry for my partner if your wanting one...I'll keep trying though :-\ :'(


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 04, 2010 01:14:58 PM
whelp, I cannot get the boobie poppet pattern to work for me. I'm sad..I really want to make it but it's just not happening.  :-\
Sorry for my partner if your wanting one...I'll keep trying though :-\ :'(

Have you been trying craftewoman's boobie pattern or lovesclutter's modified boobie pattern? I think that lovesclutter's looks much easier to make and I might attempt that first... I totally had all intentions of trying out this past weekend, but instead I got distracted in my making of a house elf...  ::)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 04, 2010 01:36:20 PM
it was craftewoman's  lovesclutter has one?  I'll have to pm her to find it. Thank you!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 04, 2010 05:47:32 PM
it was craftewoman's  lovesclutter has one?  I'll have to pm her to find it. Thank you!

I don't believe you have to email her to find it... Give me a sec and I can prolly find it...
:)

EDIT: here is the link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=304435.msg3484195#msg3484195... Hope that helps!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: blue_lalita on May 05, 2010 10:01:26 AM
Ugh, patience is not my strong suit! I've already gathered my supplies, and can't wait to start! I have a handbag and a bridal garter I need to finish before I start my poppet, and partners won't be assigned for a week, but poppet ideas are still distracting me. I painted two sets of eyes last night, and they turned out really nice, but it's fun to do so I'm fine if they don't work out for what my partner wants.

I've never seen lovesclutter's torso pattern before - I might have to try that out.  I haven't had any major problems with the elenore pattern, but it might be nice to have another trick up my sleeve  ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on May 05, 2010 01:14:05 PM
I am having a terrible time finding alova suede (or anything similar) for a good price.  I used to get it at Wal-Mart for $4 a yard but they have removed the fabric from all the WM's around here.  I have looked at 3 different Joanns, Hobby Lobby, and Denver Fabrics. 

Everywhere I look I end up paying about $17 a yard because of shipping.  I really want to sign up but am not sure I want to pay that much for fabric when my kiddos love the ones I make from fleece which is always available and you can use a coupon for ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: blue_lalita on May 05, 2010 02:48:10 PM
I am having a terrible time finding alova suede (or anything similar) for a good price.  I used to get it at Wal-Mart for $4 a yard but they have removed the fabric from all the WM's around here.  I have looked at 3 different Joanns, Hobby Lobby, and Denver Fabrics.
 

I've never actually used alova.  The first two times I made a poppet, it was "out of season" and I used regular craft suede from the home decor section - it's expensive, but I only needed 1/3 yard, and I used a 40% off coupon.  it doesn't really stretch but worked well. This last time, I found alova, but didn't really like how it felt. I ended up buying moleskin (from Joann), which was about $9 a yard and seemed to have the same amount of stretch as alova, but I personally liked the look and feel of it better. So don't sweat it - the alova suede is just a recommendation, and it's certainly not the only fabric that would work!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Lindag35 on May 05, 2010 02:55:35 PM
I'd kinda like to attempt the poppet with abs one of these days. But have seen a very cute bunny and a garden elf, and a mermaid....all would be awesome!! I had no problems with eleanore, thought I would, but I actually figured it out. I just am worried I printed my pieces bigger than everyon elses. In the last swap mine seemed to come out different. I wish mine came out more like ghilies...don't know...


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14
Post by: amigurl55 on May 05, 2010 03:10:31 PM
MommytheMaid- do you have a Hancock fabric?  They carry something called "butter suede" all year round and its fairly well priced.  That's what I use for my poppets.  If you can't find it, PM me and I can ship it to you cheaper than the fabric websites.

Linda- you should try a mermaid!  I've made like 3 and they're really fun.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on May 05, 2010 03:11:58 PM
The only suede I found at my JA's was very thick and very expensive home decor suede that had a slight print to it.  It was $39.99 a yard.  There was no stretch at all either.  I tried a non stretch suede once and it was okay, but I wasn't happy with the results.  I also tried a non stretch velour and NEVER will again LOL  Poor thing is busting out of it's seems just sitting on my shelf.

I guess as long as my partner doesn't mind having a poppet made from a stretch velour or a fleece than I would love to join.  Just wanted a general opinion on the matter first. :D

Amigurl- I do have a Hancocks about 30 minutes from here.  I will be sure to check there!  When I called they told me they "occasionally carried a home decor suede and she didn't know much about it"  ::)  I wish people that worked in a craft store knew something about crafts...


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 05, 2010 03:23:42 PM
I guess as long as my partner doesn't mind having a poppet made from a stretch velour or a fleece than I would love to join.  Just wanted a general opinion on the matter first. :D

I have only ever used stretch velour in making my poppets in the past, and I have never heard complaints from any of my partners (correct me if I am wrong blue_lalita ;) ). I for the life of me cannot find alova suede in Canada, so velour is def. the way to go. I really, really love it thought, I find that it makes my poppets super cuddly and it makes them quite a bit bigger than poppets made out of alova (2-4 inches taller in general).

However, the other day I picked up some faux suede at a craft store I never go to, and it is so awesome (except for the fact that they have no skin-ish tones whatsoever, only light blues and greens and whatnot- perfect for mermaids, which I also hope to try out in a couple of days). It is really, really stretchy and I bought it for about $8.00/m.

I as an organizer would never disallow someone to join a swap if they cannot find the typical supplies to use, as that would be hypocritical because I am in the same boat- so heck, if you want to sign-up, don't worry about it! :D And if someone were to have a problem with receiving a poppet made of velour, they would most likely let us know in the questionnaire, and as of yet no one has, so I think it would be a-okay to use it (or fleece, or even felt- last year we had some swappers made poppets out of felt).

:D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14
Post by: amigurl55 on May 05, 2010 03:24:23 PM
The butter suede is in the apparel section of my Hancock's.  Its very soft and fairly lightweight.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on May 05, 2010 04:19:10 PM
I will check out Hancocks for sure!  I have two poppets I need to make for private swaps and the character that I am attempting for one of them really wouldn't look right in anything other than pale.  I have decided that is a color LOL 

I personally have no problem with poppets made out of other fabrics.  Although, I hate turning felt when I do felt food so I will not be trying that LOL  My dino steam punk poppet was done in fleece and I LOVED her!  I even made another dino poppet but I need to fix his arm...I tend to sew one on upside down  ::) You can see Steam Punk-a-saurus here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=342098.msg3970630#msg3970630

I will have to fill out my questioneer and join!  I was trying to take a little break from swapping but of course there are too many good ones to pass up!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: McBec27 on May 05, 2010 06:01:25 PM
I would not have any problem receiving a poppet made of something other than Alova. I don't think either of mine were Alova (they were both something fairly similar but came from the remnant bin and weren't labeled real well). I think you should probably join us! You know you want to... :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 05, 2010 06:21:13 PM
I would not have any problem receiving a poppet made of something other than Alova. I don't think either of mine were Alova (they were both something fairly similar but came from the remnant bin and weren't labeled real well). I think you should probably join us! You know you want to... :D

me either ;)  I'd love soft and cuddly.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: PenguinSoup on May 06, 2010 12:24:30 PM
Do any of you other Canadians know wher to get the half ball cover buttons forthe joints? I just moved to Manitba and haven't checked here but I was in northern Ontario and couldn't find them at all. I had to order them from amazon and get them sent to a friend in California who is Mailing them to me and it was just a huge hassel. Any tips on where to hunt them down would be awesome.

P.S. CAN'T wait for parners! Already have some body pieces cut out and stuffed (if my partner wants that type) if not I'd be happy to make another. Never fully finished a poppet yet due to those mossing pieces but this one will probably get me to finish them all :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 06, 2010 02:51:18 PM
Do any of you other Canadians know wher to get the half ball cover buttons forthe joints? I just moved to Manitba and haven't checked here but I was in northern Ontario and couldn't find them at all. I had to order them from amazon and get them sent to a friend in California who is Mailing them to me and it was just a huge hassel. Any tips on where to hunt them down would be awesome.


I personally just use ordinary plastic shank buttons (I have only started using the half ball cover buttons recently (as in 2 days ago) because I happened to come across them at a random craft store- but any shank button will do). However, a lot of people suggest not using plastic shank buttons, as they can sometimes break, but I always have used plastic in the past and I have never had a problem... (fingers crossed that I didn't just jinx myself ;) ). It'll just save a lot of money and time if you just use regular ones (whether they be plastic or metal), instead of going through that entire process to get the half ball ones. 
:)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Lindag35 on May 07, 2010 06:58:48 PM
amigurl55 do you have pics on here of your mermaids? I tried doing a search, but I can't seem to find them...I am sooo excited you guys!!! I can hardly wait!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14
Post by: amigurl55 on May 07, 2010 07:13:01 PM
I made 3 mermaids.  One was for a swap, one was a gift, and I kept one for myself.  Here's the one I kept for myself.






Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Lindag35 on May 08, 2010 08:49:36 AM
that is so awesome....I'm trying to figure out the tail part. I love yours!! I got some ric rac that is all sequins in the prettiest green blue shade. I was thinking of covering the tail with that so she'd have "scales" but that seems to be a very time consuming project. But if I got it right, I bet it would look cool!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: mummynat on May 10, 2010 12:19:44 PM
I wasn't going to join anymore swaps for a while so i could finish off other crafts...buh...buh... A POPPET SWAP!!??!
Pm'ed my questions :)

I plan to make a mermaid one soon. Your one is beautiful, and an inspiration.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14
Post by: amigurl55 on May 10, 2010 12:25:07 PM
Thank you, gals!

Making the tail was pretty easy.  I just made my basic torso piece, measured across the hip, then drafted a pattern using the hip measurement.  I just freehanded a tail shape.  For the hair I added Pattons "Poodle" yarn because It looked like seaweed.  The first mermaid I made has just the poodle yarn for the hair.  As you can see, this one just has accents here and there.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 10, 2010 04:30:58 PM
I believe that I have finally got a grasp on the partner list! (That is unless someone else decides to join the swap   ::)). I know I have discussed possible partnering situations with a few of you, and if I have, please disregard everything that we discussed, since those previous partnerings have changed...  But for the better! ;)

If anyone is still interested in joining the swap, please make note that the sign-ups end on Wednesday May 12th at 5 PM EST.

I will then post partners later on Wednesday night! And then... And then! We can all get a-poppeting along!
:D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: kwiltykate on May 11, 2010 06:55:34 AM
I really want to join this, I'm in Australia tho and I think the postage would be horrendous.

I think I read in the discussion thread there may have been another Aussie interested?


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 11, 2010 07:10:46 AM
I really want to join this, I'm in Australia tho and I think the postage would be horrendous.

I think I read in the discussion thread there may have been another Aussie interested?

Yeah, she was interested if there was another Australian... I can contact her and see if she is still interested, if you want?
:)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Lindag35 on May 11, 2010 07:22:38 AM
Partners tomorrow!!!! I can't wait!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: blue_lalita on May 11, 2010 08:55:10 AM
Yay, one more day until partners! I'm especially excited because I'm three hours ahead of averyg, so I get to find out earlier in the day  :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 11, 2010 11:28:04 AM
Yay! I can't wait :-) I hope to get a good start on my poppet before my entire weekend gets consumed with babysitting my nieces and nephews  :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on May 11, 2010 11:35:16 AM
So excited!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 11, 2010 12:16:05 PM
Yay! I can't wait :-) I hope to get a good start on my poppet before my entire weekend gets consumed with babysitting my nieces and nephews  :D

Me too... But with work, slightly wishing I had made the sign-up send yesterday or today, as I have these couple of days off, and then work Thursday-Sunday. But alas... :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: ckchan on May 11, 2010 01:55:48 PM
I'm really tempted to do this.  I've only made one poppet in my life tho...


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 11, 2010 02:47:19 PM
I'm really tempted to do this.  I've only made one poppet in my life tho...

If you did, it would add to the poppet collection that you have going ;)
And only having one poppet experience is a-okay with us :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 11, 2010 04:40:10 PM
I'm really tempted to do this.  I've only made one poppet in my life tho...

I'm sure you'd make a fantastic poppet for this swap, you should join! :)

Poppets are horribly addicting though, once you start making them you can't stop  ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: puamelia on May 11, 2010 08:38:10 PM
Ok, last exam is done, so I'm good to go... I'm in!
YAY! YAY! YAY!

btw ckchan, I've only made one officially (I have one in pieces that fell by the wayside when the semester started :P), so you're not alone ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: ckchan on May 11, 2010 08:39:12 PM
I do love my poppets.  :D  

Right now, I have 3 poppets and 1 mini one.  :D  They're all so unique and different!  

I've been looking for another reason to make another one.  :-)  I'm in!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 12, 2010 06:51:52 AM
T-minus 7ish hours until partners!
:D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14
Post by: MommyTheMaid on May 12, 2010 10:50:05 AM
I'm really tempted to do this.  I've only made one poppet in my life tho...
and she is great! She sits proudly with my family of poppers and we named her Carmen :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: ckchan on May 12, 2010 10:54:34 AM
Aww.  Thanks!  I'm glad that she's enjoyed.  :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 12, 2010 02:09:55 PM
Partners are up!
I am in the process of notifying everyone of who they have been matched with. I (believe) I have now notified everyone of their partners... If I missed you, please shoot me a PM :D

From this point forward, everyone must post at least once a week in the discussion thread...  
I will be keeping a record of such weekly check-ins, and as everyone checks in, I will cross their name off of the list. The record below consists of Week One Check-in (May 12th- May 19th)...

bobbiemay
blue_lalita
sunflowersmiles
puamelia
mommythemaid
ckchan
Lindag35
silverwing
McBec27
averyg
llianora
mummynat
amigurl55
wildfyre
rasita
kwiltykate

And now to get a-poppeting!!!

Fingers crossed I can bang-out a body tonight during the ANTM finale...
;)





Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: amigurl55 on May 12, 2010 02:17:50 PM
Hee hee, I have the best idea ever for my partner.   ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 12, 2010 02:25:30 PM
Hee hee, I have the best idea ever for my partner.   ;D

I am having the opposite problem... I have way too many ideas. And the gigantic stash of bee-u-ti-ful fat quarters I picked up the other day aren't helping because a) so many of them just so happen to fit my partners favourite colour list b) they are almost too pretty to cut...
But I shall prevail!
(eventually)
;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: puamelia on May 12, 2010 06:29:36 PM
Yay! thank you for my partner, I'm off to stalk.... lol!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on May 12, 2010 07:52:43 PM
The first poppet ckchan ever made was sent to me in a swap and now the 2nd poppet she will make will also be mine  ;D

I have the BEST idea ever for her.  Okay, 2 ideas that don't mesh well, but one of them will prevail and be awesome :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 12, 2010 09:54:22 PM
Hee hee, I have the best idea ever for my partner.   ;D

Ditto! :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: mummynat on May 13, 2010 01:27:48 AM
lol  :D Weird stalky part in progress  :D  :o


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 13, 2010 05:23:27 PM
Well I wasn't able to finish a body during the America's Next Top Model finale last night, but I was able to do so after dinner tonight :D...
And now to pick out the fabrics for clothes... Oh, and maybe picking out some hair...
;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 13, 2010 05:51:04 PM
still brain storming for ideas but pretty sure I know what I'm going to do. Sometimes when I start making the poppet it starts to come together. 


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 13, 2010 07:03:03 PM
still brain storming for ideas but pretty sure I know what I'm going to do. Sometimes when I start making the poppet it starts to come together.  

Tis true... Or it goes the complete opposite direction that you intended it to... Just their unique personalities emerging I suppose ;)

~~~~~

I was just wondering if anyone has been having troubles with their PMS (there are quite a few people who haven't responded to the PM I sent regarding partners). If you are having trouble accessing your PM, and you know who your partner is, but were not able to access their questionnaire, please let me know here in the discussion thread and I will real life email you all of your partners information.

Thanks!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: McBec27 on May 14, 2010 05:33:23 AM
Yay for partners! I am still brainstorming, but I have a very good idea of what I'd like to make for averyg. Just have to see if I have the supplies on hand and if not, if I can find fabric in the color I'd like. :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: amigurl55 on May 14, 2010 11:07:24 AM
I'm trying to decide what colors I want to make the outfit.  I may have to go to the fabric store.  Other than that, I have everything all mapped out in my head.  Now I just have to start crafting.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: PenguinSoup on May 14, 2010 12:10:46 PM
Checking in! I found my partner and am not stalking and coming up with ideas. As well as waiting for the button joints to come in the mail :) Now for clothes ideas.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on May 14, 2010 02:41:41 PM
I got the fabric and the eyes picked out and just need to get started after I do some pattern altering.  My printer refuses to print the pattern correctly so I could be altering the size or possibly the shape, or the style, but you will have to wait and see Miss Ckchan!!  I have an idea for clothes, but that might change once the poppets is made. 


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 14, 2010 06:50:07 PM
I was just wondering if anyone has been having troubles with their PMS

Sooooo... That should totally should not say PMS, but PMs... It made me laugh pretty hard when I realized that mistake  ;D

Anyways  ::) I just spent the last couple of hours being beat up by a component of McBec27's poppet. I don't think that my brusied thumbs will recover anytime soon... It wasn't until three quarters of the project was done when I thought to myself, "Maybe I should be wearing work gloves"... Oh well... ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: rasita on May 14, 2010 09:45:55 PM
going well here, though not too sure how much i will get done over the next week (big run coming up and visitors) otherwise she is sewn and awaiting stuffing.
I do have too many ideas running around as to what to do for clothing and hair.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: McBec27 on May 15, 2010 11:09:09 AM
[email protected] instead of PMs.  :D   I found fabric today, not sure if I'll have time to start actual work yet. Still somewhat planning. Plenty of time, though. I'm pretty excited about the super color of fabric I found. I think you're going to love it, averyg!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: blue_lalita on May 15, 2010 12:05:13 PM
Public Service Announcement: Moleskin is NOT good for poppets! I have to go buy some more because I shredded my way through a body and a set of arms. I should probably get something else, but I'm going to keep trying with this fabric because I have a pair of legs done, and I like the way it looks and feels. I'm also going to go to the hardware store to try to find some tiny metal tubes to turn the fingers... which will probably just shred  :(


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 15, 2010 03:51:12 PM
I'm also going to go to the hardware store to try to find some tiny metal tubes to turn the fingers... which will probably just shred  :(

Sometimes I use Q-tips to help me turn the fingers, not the real Q-tips (if they are made of cardboard they will bend), but the more inexpensive Q-tips made out of plastic, I find that with their ends being padded, I am less likely to poke through them. But that it a bummer about the shredding, can't say I have ever heard of that happening before  :-\


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: bobbiemay on May 15, 2010 05:18:58 PM
Public Service Announcement: Moleskin is NOT good for poppets! I have to go buy some more because I shredded my way through a body and a set of arms. I should probably get something else, but I'm going to keep trying with this fabric because I have a pair of legs done, and I like the way it looks and feels. I'm also going to go to the hardware store to try to find some tiny metal tubes to turn the fingers... which will probably just shred  :(

You can try lightweight iron on interfacing... I did that with my last Poppet because I used a thinner fabric and wanted the extra strength for when I stuffed it. It worked really great. I had no problem with busted seams or fraying.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 15, 2010 06:56:16 PM
Oooh! I just scored a dozen brand new sets of fake eyelashes for 10 cents each :D Yay for cheap poppet making supplies!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Lindag35 on May 15, 2010 07:15:30 PM
10 cents....wow!! That is the best when you find an awesome deal. I bet you bought them all!! I have a few ideas and bought some supplies today. I hope I get some time this weekend to start the body!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on May 15, 2010 09:06:29 PM
That is a great deal!  I was excited cause I was told I could score some at the $$ store.  I have never done eyelids or lashes, but I might try this time around depending on how the poppet speaks to me when it is all made.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: kwiltykate on May 16, 2010 01:08:39 AM
Bought my fabric today! Actually I bought two :) Apparently the 'alova' suede not easy to find here in Australia, unless they have named it something else?

Just about to print out my pattern pieces and have a play! Hopefully I can get it to look right first go, then get started on the costume :)

I have been thinking about poppets all week - bit distracting really :P - had this great idea to make a "Yoda" poppet for my sister for christmas!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: rasita on May 16, 2010 02:15:11 AM
Bought my fabric today! Actually I bought two :) Apparently the 'alova' suede not easy to find here in Australia, unless they have named it something else?

Just about to print out my pattern pieces and have a play! Hopefully I can get it to look right first go, then get started on the costume :)

I have been thinking about poppets all week - bit distracting really :P - had this great idea to make a "Yoda" poppet for my sister for christmas!!
They can be addictive!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: ckchan on May 16, 2010 04:19:01 PM
Need to go shopping still.  Too bad the good fabric store is closed Sundays. 


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 16, 2010 06:16:15 PM
I know that this might sound kinda crazy... But... I just have to finish off a few things and I will be done  :o
I kinda can't believe it, but when I get in swap mode, I go kinda crazy and spend honest to goodness all of my spare time crafting... My family has to pretty much remind me to eat supper and everything  ::).
But crafting (and specifically poppeting is sooooo addictive)...
:)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 16, 2010 06:40:52 PM
I've had a barfy/feverish sick little boy this weekend and very little sleep, so no poppet making for me. :'( It is giving me lots of time to spin my creative wheels in the caverns of my head though. ;D 
BUT! he's finally feeling better!  YAY!! 

Tomorrow I'm hoping to get the body done so I can get to dressing her. I'm excited to see her come together.

averyg..my partner is awesome! ;) :)
 


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: mummynat on May 17, 2010 01:26:24 AM
I should be having craft marathons tomorrow and Wednesday. I can't wait. I think i am final on my idea now. Already loving this swap  ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: blue_lalita on May 17, 2010 08:39:48 AM
I crafted like MAD yesterday! I ended up starting from scratch, and completed the body except for one arm, hair, and attaching the head. I have a huge sewing project to complete in a month, so I'm going to try to finish my poppet early.  By the way, I'm a complete alova suede convert now - it was SO much easier to turn, stuff, and needle sculpt than what I was using before!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14
Post by: amigurl55 on May 17, 2010 10:40:07 AM
I've got a body.  I've got an accessory.  Just need to make the head and outfit.  Hope it turns out as good as it looks in my head.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: PenguinSoup on May 17, 2010 11:29:10 AM
Body finished and stuffed. Waiting for the ball buttons in the mail and then going to get some clothes ideas down this week :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: puamelia on May 17, 2010 11:44:50 AM
Wow everyone's moving so fast!  That's what happens with a long sign up, LOL!

I've had a dang long weekend spinning my wheels... but thank you averyg for a great swappie partner!  We've had several talks, and now most of my school/family obligations are done.... I have to work a long shift today before I can start.  Waa! I am dying to get going, since I shopped on Saturday.  Hopefully they won't call me in early again tomorrow so I can stay up late throwing a body together!

Poor SunflowerSmiles, fever I can handle but barfy is so distressing! I'm glad he's better now. :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: McBec27 on May 17, 2010 11:54:34 AM
OMG - I feel so far behind now! I've purchased fabric and thread, and planned a bunch, but have yet to actually set needle and thread to fabric!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 17, 2010 12:51:13 PM
puamelia~  I'm determined for her to have boobies...if at first you don't succeed? try try again!!!  

(yeah...my son being sick was yucky. Poor kid. He's sooo much better now :) He thinks his mommy is the greatest now ;D   ( he's shocked at what moms have to do ;) )  if fact? I am too.)

Now I'm totally focused on poppeting!  Found a new color for hair too and thinking it may make it really pretty. We'll see ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 17, 2010 02:20:52 PM
I'm glad to see that everyone is poppeting along quite well! And I am really glad to hear that people are pretty happy with their partners- it was a bit of a challenge partnering everyone, I honest to goodness went through maybe 6-8 potential partner lists... So its nice to have that stress relieved :D...
Oh yes, and the reason why I decided to initially post?
I SENT!
I wrapped up the little gal last night, and when my dad had to go to the States today for business, I tagged along and mailed her out. McBec27 should get her tomorrow or Wednesday...
:D

PS. I will post the gallery link on the first page.
GALLERY (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=347781.0)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SilverWing on May 17, 2010 08:34:41 PM
I'm still searching for my fabric.  I have some leftover of the thinner stuff, but as mentioned, it's harder to work with.  I just have to remember where I stashed the other, lol.  I've moved since the last poppet was made...but at least I think I have everythign ELSE that I need, lol, and most of the planning out is done. :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: puamelia on May 18, 2010 12:28:32 AM
Ooh boy, averyg, can't wait to see!

I have to admit tho, I do feel behind now, especially since I've gone thru 3 complete different versions in my head and haven't decided which one to go with yet.  :P  Can't wait to cut and sew, hopefully tonight!

SunflowerSmiles, mom's are superwomen! I know, I've done things I never thought I'd ever do.  :) Just doing our job ;) heehee!
Looking forward to pretty hair!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: kwiltykate on May 18, 2010 12:56:44 AM
All my poppet bits sewn ready for stuffing! Even gave him eyelids :)

He is a lot smaller than I thought he would be, was I supposed to enlarge the pattern at all?

Looking cute so far in a kind of gremlin way :P


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 18, 2010 05:35:02 AM
He is a lot smaller than I thought he would be, was I supposed to enlarge the pattern at all?

I think that the size really depends on the type of fabric that you use... We had this discussion not that long ago over in the poppet-along thread. Here was some of the discussion: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.msg4022081#msg4022081. And https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.11060... Hope that helps!
:)

PS. I thought I'd be a little booger and post a teaser of McBec27s poppet ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: McBec27 on May 18, 2010 08:27:50 AM
Oh SQUEEEE!!!! I can hardly wait to meet my new poppet!!! I must begin obsessively checking the tracking number!!!

I hope you don't mind waiting a bit as I'm still in the planning/cutting stages. I know what the poppet herself is going to look like - I have eyes planned and skin and all that, but not sure on hair/clothes yet. At least nothing definitive. But she's going to be pretty awesome. I think you'll really like her. She'll surely be worth the wait.  ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 18, 2010 08:42:13 AM
I hope you don't mind waiting a bit as I'm still in the planning/cutting stages. I know what the poppet herself is going to look like - I have eyes planned and skin and all that, but not sure on hair/clothes yet. At least nothing definitive. But she's going to be pretty awesome. I think you'll really like her. She'll surely be worth the wait.  ;D

I don't mind waiting... I fully understand that most people have a life outside of crafting. I guess that aside from work, school, reading and crafting, I really don't do much of anything- but I am a-okay with that because I have lots of fun doing what I do ;).


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 18, 2010 08:49:47 AM
averyg~ I'm squeeing along with McBec!  I can't wait to see what you've made...teaser teaser teaser. :D :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 18, 2010 08:57:03 AM
averyg~ I'm squeeing along with McBec!  I can't wait to see what you've made...teaser teaser teaser. :D :)

Well thanks muchly! I think I am going to have to make a poppet similar to McBec's for myself just cuz I liked her a lot...
But I really, really cannot wait to see what everyone else is coming up with :D And ummmm.... You know, if anyone decides to take some in progress pictures of their poppet and post them on their blogs, flickr or whatever (hidden from their partners that is ;) ), they could totally PM me and let me know the link or whatnot, so I can indulge myself in their poppety goodness- It could be like an organizational duty ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: puamelia on May 18, 2010 10:00:25 PM
haha I think we are all squeeee-ing! I was hoping to track progress but the camera's acting up (not focusing???) so hopefully I'll get to Best Buy this week.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 19, 2010 10:43:10 AM
All I have to say is...
"Dear USPS, please kindly update the status of McBec27's package- it contains precious cargo. With Thanks, Avery".
:D
I hate being impatient  ::) But I am glad that I mailed it from the States- could you imagine if I had mailed it from Canada and had to wait the one or two weeks for it to arrive to her?
In all seriousness though, I love the US Postal service, its crazy, but I actually get to American post offices more than I get to Canadian post offices (with one being less than 10 minutes away from me to boot!).
:)

Week Two Check-in (May 20th- May 26th)...

bobbiemay
blue_lalita
sunflowersmiles
puamelia
mommythemaid
ckchan
Lindag35
silverwing
McBec27
averyg
llianora
mummynat
amigurl55
wildfyre
rasita
kwiltykate


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: PenguinSoup on May 19, 2010 02:46:09 PM
Can't wait to see the first poppet. I hate relying on mail for the parts but I'm hoping for next week. Already hunting for material for clothes though .


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14
Post by: amigurl55 on May 19, 2010 07:41:26 PM
My poppet is finished and I will be sending next week after I finish my item for another swap.


Here is a terrible teaser pic.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: rasita on May 19, 2010 09:19:32 PM
everyone is zooming through their dolls!
Mine is stuffed, jointed and sculpted. Next up in the hair, followed by the costume


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: mummynat on May 20, 2010 02:42:17 AM
 ;D the hair yarn for my poppet arrived today  ;D it's all coming together nicely.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 20, 2010 08:00:04 AM
I feel like I'm so far behind!

I won't be sewing the majority of my poppet until next week. I've collected all of the supplies though.  :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 20, 2010 09:00:50 AM
ACK!  I have the flu so in order to not pollute my partners poppety goodness with germs...I'm staying away until I recover a bit.

I'm excited to see the gallery!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: amigurl55 on May 20, 2010 09:24:42 AM
Don't feel bad, everyone.  I only work 4 days a week so I have a lot of free time.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: ckchan on May 20, 2010 09:26:58 AM
I still need to get started.  I really need to go shopping for fabric.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: McBec27 on May 20, 2010 11:01:38 AM
I'm behind too. But we DO have until June 14th to send. I need to get done a bit before that as I'm going to NYC June 10th -15th. That said, I still haven't done much more than prepare to get started. I have ideas sketched out. Freezer paper pattern pieces cut out and fabric ready to be cut. But I haven't 100% dediced on hair or outfits. And obviously there is also still the sewing and stuffing. Since it's raining here today, I will most likely have time to work on this tonight. Yay! But also boo, since I really really also need to weed my garden.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: puamelia on May 20, 2010 11:44:32 AM
Hehe I'm in the "behind" boat too... It's funny we feel more pressured by each other than the actual send-in date!  :)

Although I got canceled at work yesterday I, the resident "craftie", was asked to jump in and make detachable straps for a strapless dress (the banquet is Monday).  I guess the school has a requirement of 1" straps, poor girl.  Used up some of my poppet energy, and most the day - who knew how long it would take to hand-sew 12 pairs! of tiny snaps!! But now I have some beautiful scraps for a possible poppet dress!

SunflowerSmiles, my kids thank you for resting.  I'm sorry you got sick too, was hoping you wouldn't get it.

McBec27, I have a trip May 28th -June 8th.  I also haven't done much.  Ideas, check. Materials, check.  Pattern cut, check.   I tried to start again this morning and the kiddos woke up.  :(  Hair and outfit, still iffy.  Hopefully Curious George will buy me some craft time ;) .


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 20, 2010 03:17:39 PM
No worries ladies! Like McBec27 said, everyone has until June 12th to send the packages off... So no one is behind whatsoever (now if you mail your package 2 weeks after the deadline, that it another story ;) ).

Also, I just wanted to let everyone know that I have updated this weeks check-in record, which you can find here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=345805.msg4054617#msg4054617

So now I get to sit around and wait impatiently for McBec27's package to make its way to her (or at least have its status updated!). I don't understand the USPS. When I pay for the cheaper, yet slower, methods of shipping (first class and package services), the package get there in no time at all- sometimes even faster than if I were to pay for priority. But when I pay for priority, its takes just as long as the slower methods.  ::) And I only mailed it from one State over (well, in an off-kilter sort of way) ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 20, 2010 05:02:43 PM
Is the send out date the 12th of June or the 14th of June?
No worries ladies! Like McBec27 said, everyone has until June 12th to send the packages off... So no one is behind whatsoever (now if you mail your package 2 weeks after the deadline, that it another story ;) ).



Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 20, 2010 06:44:29 PM
Is the send out date the 12th of June or the 14th of June?
No worries ladies! Like McBec27 said, everyone has until June 12th to send the packages off... So no one is behind whatsoever (now if you mail your package 2 weeks after the deadline, that it another story ;) ).


Sorry! I forgot June 12th was a Saturday so I gave an extension til the 14th. So yes, send-outs are the 14th...
:D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Lindag35 on May 20, 2010 07:02:01 PM
oooh hooo!! That's awesome...I have more than enough time to finish then. I have everything in place, just need to start now. I really cant wait to make the clothes!! Thats the fun part...just hope they turn out like the ideas in my head.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: PenguinSoup on May 20, 2010 07:27:48 PM
I was technically ahead from the get go. Before I moved I had about 3 poppet bodies on the go and they were all stuffed and waiting for joints so I'm using one of the already stuffed bodies. I did get the joints today and some glue for the eye lids but it was one of those days where you don't want to touch your sewing machine because you know it will eat something. So I took to crocheting a few train bits for my bf's nephew's birthday next weekend. Hooray for a long weekend though, no work Monday means a poppety day :D But I do need to finish off a wallet for another craft swap so poppety goodness might have to be put off a little more :( My plate needs to be bigger, it's already too full but I want more!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: mummynat on May 21, 2010 12:36:42 AM
My poppeting is on hold, i have decided none of the eyes i have in stock :D are the right size, so now i need more lol


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: McBec27 on May 21, 2010 05:34:12 AM
I finally put needle to fabric yesterday! I'm pretty excited. The sewing part always goes pretty quickly for me. Now I just have to hope it all turns out how I want it to. Although I have plenty of fabric, just in case it doesn't. Not at all because I felt I needed extra to make myself a poppet in this color sometime.  8)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: McBec27 on May 21, 2010 07:16:50 AM
AAAAND... My poppet has made it to Illinois. Finally! She's about 45 minutes away as of the last update on the tracking page, but I'm still guessing she won't get here until tomorrow as I think she'll have to go through my local PO to be sorted and given to my mail carrier. But TOMORROW!!!! WHEEEEE!!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: mummynat on May 21, 2010 08:51:26 AM
Getting excited for you, can't wait to see  ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: blue_lalita on May 21, 2010 12:23:43 PM
I'm so excited - bobbysue's poppet is all put together, and I've started on the clothes (the hard part for me). My husband thought it was so weird I made socks and underwear for a doll, and that I was so excited about their cuteness. ;D 


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 21, 2010 02:50:53 PM
AAAAND... My poppet has made it to Illinois. Finally! She's about 45 minutes away as of the last update on the tracking page, but I'm still guessing she won't get here until tomorrow as I think she'll have to go through my local PO to be sorted and given to my mail carrier. But TOMORROW!!!! WHEEEEE!!!

NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Well I am mean YAY! that she is finally almost there/ that her status was updated, but NOOOOOOO! that you won't receive her until tomorrow ;)

I finally put needle to fabric yesterday! I'm pretty excited.


I am pretty excited too! ;) But in all honesty, I am excited so see everyone's poppets! It sounds like quite a few (if not everyone) has started in on theirs and I am sure that the results will be fantabulous... :D




Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: rasita on May 21, 2010 03:42:57 PM
my girl is sitting here waiting for hair. I am having trouble deciding which type of yarn to use...too many choices!
I will start clothes soon but that won't take too long and i have already decided on what to do there


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 22, 2010 03:16:49 PM
According to the DC# McBec27 received today!
:D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: McBec27 on May 22, 2010 07:48:07 PM
I DID I DID I DID!!!! And I got the most awesomest poppet! She rocks so very much! I love her! Thanks averyg!!! And I'm normally uber-good about taking swap pictures the second I have a chance, but I want to get some really good pictures outside, so it is going to have to wait until tomorrow or Monday as I was in class all day today and will be again tomorrow. So, I'm very sorry to keep everyone on pins and needs for one (or two, but hopefully just one) more day. All's I can say is you guys are gonna be sooo jealous!!! :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Lindag35 on May 22, 2010 07:55:44 PM
you big teaser!!! Can't believe we get to see some awesome poppet stuff already!! It's so inspirational....


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 23, 2010 05:06:59 AM
I DID I DID I DID!!!! And I got the most awesomest poppet! She rocks so very much! I love her! Thanks averyg!!! And I'm normally uber-good about taking swap pictures the second I have a chance, but I want to get some really good pictures outside, so it is going to have to wait until tomorrow or Monday as I was in class all day today and will be again tomorrow. So, I'm very sorry to keep everyone on pins and needs for one (or two, but hopefully just one) more day. All's I can say is you guys are gonna be sooo jealous!!! :D

Pfew! I am glad that you like her... :D And even though it may be a bummer waiting for pictures, I think that taking pictures of her outside will make a lot of sense (seeing as what she is ;) )... 


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: McBec27 on May 23, 2010 06:16:53 AM
a few pictures are up in the gallery. no time to talk more - gotta run! i'm late i'm late i'm late!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on May 24, 2010 12:30:40 PM
I have been super sick lately.  It is assumed that I have walking pneumonia :(  Anyway, I haven't done much but I am sure that I will get a ton done this weekend.  I had two ideas and the fabric for both and couldn't decide, but I have narrowed it down and have a really great plan and a little bit of tracing and pinning started.  That always seems to take me the longest for some reason.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: rasita on May 25, 2010 12:02:10 AM
i finally found the perfect material for her dress, now I just need to put in together as I think she is getting a little cold sitting around in just a pair of shoes


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14
Post by: amigurl55 on May 25, 2010 04:57:44 PM
I should be sending out on Saturday.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: mummynat on May 26, 2010 03:54:10 AM
wow, everybody seems to be working so quick and with motivation and inspiration. Great swap :)
I am having to hide this poppet from my girls to stop them wanting it lol.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SilverWing on May 26, 2010 05:09:34 AM
^_^ I'm hoping to finish this weekend also.  Don't know why, but this has been one of the most fun swaps I've done in a while.  Just something about poppets, lol!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: kwiltykate on May 26, 2010 06:03:19 AM
I've hit a wall with my poppet!!! Have had him stitched up (i think i did really well with the hands and feet!) just cant decide on the clothes! Have so many ideas, but I guess being my first one AND sending it to someone else, bit nervous about stuffing it up!

Will be doing more research in the next few days, hopefully the perfect idea will hit me :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: puamelia on May 26, 2010 06:20:17 AM
Well, I couldn't decide on hair/clothes after the initial flurry of making her... she's been sittin' neked for a couple days now.  Finally crocheted a cap and will hopefully give her some hair tomorrow.  If I can finish packing first that is!
BTW, Awesome first poppet out! 


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: bobbiemay on May 26, 2010 07:37:33 AM
Not much to report :'( I'm trying to finish up my other swap so I can focus on my poppet. I feel so far behind you girls are so quick. I’m pretty sure I will be sending a lot closer to the send out date.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 26, 2010 09:21:00 AM
I think I'm going to go in an entirely different direction.  ;D  I've got something in my mind that wants to come out.  

I'm hoping this will turn out the way I see it in my head!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: PenguinSoup on May 26, 2010 01:15:38 PM
Finishing up a swap tonight and hopefully jointing my poppet tonight. Know what to do for clothes but have to wait to get paid before I can get the material. Can't wait to get crackin on her.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 26, 2010 01:41:28 PM
I should be sending out on Saturday.

^_^ I'm hoping to finish this weekend also.  Don't know why, but this has been one of the most fun swaps I've done in a while.  Just something about poppets, lol!

Oooohhh! I cannot wait to see some more poppets join Amarinth in the gallery!
:)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Lindag35 on May 26, 2010 03:05:57 PM
I need to get cracking on this!! I have had a ton of ideas, but due to the warm weather, my kids have been cRaZy!! Hopefully will get more accomplished by the weekend.....I"ll prolly be done closer to the due date too....sorry Silverwing!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SilverWing on May 26, 2010 03:59:58 PM
I need to get cracking on this!! I have had a ton of ideas, but due to the warm weather, my kids have been cRaZy!! Hopefully will get more accomplished by the weekend.....I"ll prolly be done closer to the due date too....sorry Silverwing!!

Oh, no worries!  ^^ I've just been lucky lately and had some extra time on my hands! :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on May 26, 2010 04:39:49 PM
wow, everybody seems to be working so quick and with motivation and inspiration. Great swap :)
I am having to hide this poppet from my girls to stop them wanting it lol.

I had this problem with the dino poppet I made so I had to make one for my kiddos too.  LOL  This time I am making two poppets at the same time so the kids won't bug me to make another one cause I know they are going to want to keep it he he


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: puamelia on May 26, 2010 11:27:07 PM
MommytheMaid, that's brilliant! I should have cut two bodies and worked assembly line style! 


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 27, 2010 05:21:41 AM
MommytheMaid, that's brilliant! I should have cut two bodies and worked assembly line style!  

That's what I do Too! Fortunately I don't have anyone I have to share my poppets with though, so when I do make some for myself, I always end with with 2  ;D... I have a second body all sewn up from when I was sewing McBec27s poppet, I ran out of stuffing though so I didn't get any further than that...

Week 3 check-in (May 27th- June 2nd):
bobbiemay
blue_lalita
sunflowersmiles
puamelia
mommythemaid
ckchan
Lindag35
silverwing
McBec27
averyg
llianora
mummynat
amigurl55
wildfyre
rasita
kwiltykate


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 27, 2010 02:41:07 PM
I'm still a ways behind everyone  :P I'll finish before the send out date for sure though. Had to have 6 fillings put in my teeth today, a root canal started last week, and I'll get 6 more fillings next week! So lots of down time to sew lol


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: rasita on May 27, 2010 04:19:52 PM
MommytheMaid, that's brilliant! I should have cut two bodies and worked assembly line style! 

That's what I do Too! Fortunately I don't have anyone I have to share my poppets with though, so when I do make some for myself, I always end with with 2  ;D... I have a second body all sewn up from when I was sewing McBec27s poppet, I ran out of stuffing though so I didn't get any further than that...
I have a second doll on the go also. I started her at the same time as the other, just because i had enough material left over. I had to stop making her as I ran out of jointing thread.
She will have to wait though, as I want to get this one finished and sent off on Monday.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: bobbiemay on May 27, 2010 07:44:09 PM
Checking in :) will be working like a mad woman on my poppet this weekend.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Lindag35 on May 27, 2010 10:49:28 PM
I am so backwards...I made clothes, now hopefully, with my fingers crossed, they fit the new un-made poppets!!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: puamelia on May 27, 2010 11:16:56 PM
Ohhhh... running out of time! If I can finish packing tonite after everyone in the house is in bed, I will try and sneak in some time to finish her hair... I think her outfit is going to have to wait till the 8th. Should be ok - have the materials and the vision, just need to get 'er done.  I've decided that I don't hate the "cat iris" eyes any more because there's more surface area for color!!  I'm really enjoying making custom eyes!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: McBec27 on May 28, 2010 05:25:04 AM
Checking in (really like that you do an official check-in instead - the other swaps I've been in have just said you had to, but not really paid much attention to if you did or not). I am making progress. not as fast of progress as I'd like to be making, but still progress. Right now I am stuffing. Still need to work on eyes and hair and clothes. And I am hoping to finish this weekend, but it seems a little optomistic at this point. We'll see, it could happen. :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 28, 2010 05:30:22 AM
I am so backwards...I made clothes, now hopefully, with my fingers crossed, they fit the new un-made poppets!!!
That is brace!  Ihave always wanted to try doing it that way, but have always been too afraid. I suppose that if your poppets always turned out to be around the same size though, you wouldn't have a problem.


Checking in (really like that you do an official check-in instead - the other swaps I've been in have just said you had to, but not really paid much attention to if you did or not).

Well thats always nice to hear- I thought that people might think it was a bit of a booger... ;) I thought it best to enforce such a rule because in the first round we ran into a lot of problems with flaking, lack of communication and such  :-\. But luckily this round we got a really great batch of friendly swappers  :D.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: PenguinSoup on May 28, 2010 07:58:40 AM
Still same place as last time >_< Want to get going but I've got some crochet trains to finish for tomorrow and  wallet for Monday. If I can get it all done before Sunday then Sunday is poppet day :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Wildfyre on May 28, 2010 08:01:43 AM
I agree about the check-in list. I wish more organizers did that, great idea!
Although at first I about had a heart attack when I saw my name was crossed out, then I realized that's a good thing :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 28, 2010 08:18:22 AM
check-in in!  Unfortunately, I've had a set back with illness so It's slowed me down a bit. UGH!  I'm getting tired of it.

Three day weekend though for us in the states! and not going anywhere and we're having lots of rain....perfect poppet making weather 8) :)

I think the check-in is a great idea!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SilverWing on May 28, 2010 08:36:16 AM
Checking in!  :)  I have a full poppet, minus hair and eyes.  :)  I'm very excited, as it's the first time I tried a few things and so far everything is going really well.  Hopefully I'll get her all finished up this weekend, since I have a nice long one.  I have to finish up one other swap, too, but I'm pretty much working on it and this one at the same time as they both involve much sewing.  ^_^


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: mummynat on May 28, 2010 10:08:18 AM
Checking in. Poppeting tonight  ;D  have a wigless poppet lol


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on May 28, 2010 10:16:57 AM
After dinner tonight my month will have slowed down and I think my walking pnemonia symptoms have slowed a little.  I am in the process of clearing out my grandma's house (and she is a bit of a hoarder) so that has taken  a lot of time and given me lots of dust to induce coughing.  I plan on getting some work done tonight.  I have all my materials, my idea, my "pattern adjustments"  (he he hint hint) and a little bit of tracing done.  For some reason that is the hardest part for me.  Why? I have no idea. lol


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: ckchan on May 28, 2010 11:10:46 AM
checking in. 

will be starting this weekend.  i think i have everything i need.  :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: blue_lalita on May 28, 2010 09:32:52 PM
I mailed to bobbiemay today! It's got a ways to go though...


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 29, 2010 05:22:46 AM
I mailed to bobbiemay today! It's got a ways to go though...

In last round when you mailed my poppet it only took a week and I am a tad further away than bobbiemay, so it might be there sooner than you think! (which will be awesome to see the gallery expanding  :D).  But then again, I suppose it really depends on how much of a booger customs decides to be  :-\


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Lindag35 on May 29, 2010 07:55:56 AM
So, if I decide to make my partner more than one outfit is there going to a riot?  :-\

Just wondering, cuz making clothes is my fave part.... ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SilverWing on May 29, 2010 10:05:02 AM
So, if I decide to make my partner more than one outfit is there going to a riot?  :-\

Just wondering, cuz making clothes is my fave part.... ;D

I have a feeling your partner wouldn't mind, lol. ::)
It's entirely possible she may have more than one outfit in mind for you as well...just saying...it's possible...


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on May 29, 2010 12:49:20 PM
I am thinking about extra outfits too he he


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 29, 2010 03:32:02 PM
So, if I decide to make my partner more than one outfit is there going to a riot?  :-\

Just wondering, cuz making clothes is my fave part.... ;D

Heck no! No riots shalls occur. Making clothes is my personal least favourite part, so when I was making McBec's poppet, I was really debating about whether to make her another outfit as an extra, or send a couple of other small items, which is obviously which I decided to do.

Plus, I saw the poppet clothing that you made in the "My favourite things poppet swap" and it was super awesome and will give us a good fill of poppety goodness :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: kwiltykate on May 29, 2010 07:40:22 PM
Checking in :)

Starting new job tomorrow, and they are flying me interstate for the training (yay, almost like a holiday!) . I'm taking my poppet with me, should be able to finish her off this week!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: rasita on May 29, 2010 07:56:32 PM
Checking in :)

Starting new job tomorrow, and they are flying me interstate for the training (yay, almost like a holiday!) . I'm taking my poppet with me, should be able to finish her off this week!
congrats and good luck, which state are you headed to? I hope to post off your poppet tomorrow so you should get her before end of the week.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: kwiltykate on May 30, 2010 06:26:23 AM
In Perth for the week, but back home friday. Hopefully get a few spare moments to check out some local fabric shops ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: McBec27 on May 30, 2010 08:45:24 AM
Forgot how long stuffing can take! I've been working on the body for what seems like days. But it hasn't been really that long. It's just with the nice weather we're having here, I've been having a hard time staying inside and being disciplined. My poppet may be laying out in the sun with me today. :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14
Post by: amigurl55 on May 30, 2010 10:16:32 AM
I know I said I was going to send out on Saturday... but we kind of ran out of money.  I'll be able to send out after Wednesday.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 30, 2010 03:36:38 PM
Checking in :)

Starting new job tomorrow, and they are flying me interstate for the training (yay, almost like a holiday!) . I'm taking my poppet with me, should be able to finish her off this week!

Congrats...! And taking your poppet with you?!? That is some dedication! Are you taking a sewing machine with you as well ;)

It's just with the nice weather we're having here, I've been having a hard time staying inside and being disciplined. My poppet may be laying out in the sun with me today. :)


I wish... It has been soooo beautiful here lately (finally after all of the rain), everyone is wearing shorts and tanks... But lucky me, I get to wear 3 sweaters at work and still shiver the entire time. Darn temperamental chocolate which melts in no time!  :-\

I know I said I was going to send out on Saturday... but we kind of ran out of money.  I'll be able to send out after Wednesday.

I can't wait to see how she turned out!
:)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Lindag35 on May 30, 2010 08:45:06 PM
I just can't stop!! My fiance is getting mad I don't wanna watch movies with him...oh well. I have tried some new things out, and it's going well...

SilverWing, I knew it would be no problem for you!! (if I made more clothes)...can't wait till you get your poppet and I get mine!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: puamelia on May 31, 2010 07:47:11 AM
My gosh, so exciting to read about the flurry of crafting going on!
I really love the weekly check-in system - maybe it can be added as a suggestion to the swap FAQs? I love that I can see right away if I've checked in or not, so simple!

My poor partner sick again - get well soon hon! I feel so bad for you :(

kwiltykate, congrats on the job! I'm off traveling too, but on vacation, and I brought a wig to finish.  I should have just the outfit to work out when I'm back. :)  Although I've yet to touch the wig - weather is nice here in NV too, McBec27!  Perfect pool weather today I think!

Lindag35 that's how I was making the body lol! I finally had to drag the stuffing over to the sofa and stuff while watching TV just to be physically part of things haha!

I've actually finished my extras along the way, but you'll have to wait, cuz it's a surprise.  I'm planning on some eyes to send along too, which I'll finish painting before I start work on the clothes.

Ooh next poppet coming soon to the gallery! Can't wait!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: PenguinSoup on May 31, 2010 04:37:11 PM
I don't like the tracing/ sewing part but  I LOVE stuffing my poppet. I sit in front of the tv with poppet part, stuffing, and alan key in hand for stuffing. I also enjoy making the toes and fingers. The hair scares me still though. I'm going to finish off the body today but I'm going to maybe wait and see if my poppet wants the eyes I have or wants to wait until the ones I ordered comes in. I'm sure she'll let me know.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on May 31, 2010 05:12:16 PM
I don't like the tracing/ sewing part but  I LOVE stuffing my poppet. I sit in front of the tv with poppet part, stuffing, and alan key in hand for stuffing. I also enjoy making the toes and fingers. The hair scares me still though. I'm going to finish off the body today but I'm going to maybe wait and see if my poppet wants the eyes I have or wants to wait until the ones I ordered comes in. I'm sure she'll let me know.

I love stuffing the body and putting it together the most also! I am not too keen on the tracing part, but I am a-okay with the inital sewing part. I really love doing the hair too... I personally feel like you are really giving them life when you are jointing them and putting them together and whatnot.

I don't dread making the clothing as I used to when I first started poppeting, mainly because back in the day I only hot-glued my felt poppet clothes because I wasn't the world's greatest sewer- but I like to think I have improved over the past year. I really would love to try making different clothing though for my poppets, besides the typically dresses I make... I have always been sooo intimidated by craftewoman's various clothing patterns and whatnot.

PS. We had another sender today! So more poppety goodness to soon indulge ourselves in!
;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: mummynat on June 01, 2010 12:33:14 AM
I know we already have a tutorial for a crochet wig, but we can never get enough of pictures and tutorials though right?  :D lol Hope with helps bring calm to poppet hair. http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157619529864003/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157619529864003/)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on June 01, 2010 06:22:36 AM
I got down to some serious poppeting last night.  Things were going so well and then I realized that my alterations needed to be fixed.  And then one of them fixed one more time.  I had to do a little bit of ripping, but now there is a really cute poppet head sitting on my craft desk :D  I hope to get some work on the body done today.  It is turning out so cute, but I may need to break and start one for my kiddos since they may not let this one leave the house lol.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: McBec27 on June 01, 2010 07:22:05 AM
I did not manage to completely complete my poppet this weekend as I had hoped, but she does have a body and head. Next up: hair. I also need to figure out what she would like to wear. And then get started on extras. I hope I can make a lot of good progress this week. I feel that deadline creeping up on me...


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SilverWing on June 01, 2010 12:33:00 PM
I didn't get finished either, but I'm close!  I just need to finish some clothes up and style her hair and I'm good to go!  :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Lindag35 on June 02, 2010 07:36:09 AM
Anyone ever have problems with the eleanore pattern? Her feet turned out way skinny and long....I don't like them one bit! One arm is longer than the other...which has never happenned to me before either. This doll is going to my daughter. Before I try again any suggestions? I thought maybe I had the stretch of the fabric going the wrong way for the feet and the one long arm. Also I tried slimming the torso, which from the side she is skinny but from the front she seems wide...what am I doing wrong? Please help me!! :-\


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: blue_lalita on June 02, 2010 09:36:32 AM
I had the same problem with the feet being too long and strangely shaped (but not too skinny).  For the poppet I just made for this swap, I made a new leg/foot pattern with a thinner foot, a smaller heel and a downward slope at the ankle.  I make them with the stretch going up the leg, if you did it the other way that would probably make longer feet.  I also always cut the feet long, but then make the toes closer to the heel and cut off the extra when I'm done.  If you didn't cut the two arms with the stretch going different directions, maybe you just stuffed one of them harder? As for the body, if you cut it out with the stretch going up and down, and make sure to stuff in those directions, that might make her less wide.

Good luck!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Lindag35 on June 02, 2010 01:34:36 PM
oooh, never thought about how I stuff it!! Thats a really good point. I'm gonna have to re-make the arms and legs, and still give this one to my daughter. I can't stand looking at something I made that I am not happy with. Drives me CrAzY!! Perfectionistic I guess...

Thanks for the advice!  :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on June 02, 2010 02:37:58 PM
oooh, never thought about how I stuff it!! Thats a really good point. I'm gonna have to re-make the arms and legs, and still give this one to my daughter. I can't stand looking at something I made that I am not happy with. Drives me CrAzY!! Perfectionistic I guess...

Thanks for the advice!  :)

I agree with blue_lalita about the stuffing dealio... Sometimes I have one arm quite a bit longer than the other and typically it is because I stuff the top of the arm (where the button) is much more than I stuff the other arm and luckily that it pretty easy to fix all up.

As for the whole perfection thing... I totally stress myself out about every little detail when it comes to making poppets, especially if I am making a poppet for someone else. But then my mom always has to remind me that our poppets are handmade, if you wanted something 'perfect', you would most likely buy it mass-produced from a store... But it wouldn't be the same. Handmade stuff has lots of hardwork, unique-ness and love put in it :D... It's kinda cheesy, but it helps me to be less stressed about every little detail.

Anyways, after today only 12 days left until send-outs! I can't believe how quickly the time has gone by! I know it is a bit early for people to notify me if they are going to be sending out late, but if you do know right now you will be for whatever reason (ie. vacation or whatnot), please let me know now, however if unforseen stuff comes up next week, then I suppose I shall hear from you then :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: puamelia on June 02, 2010 05:01:28 PM
12 days! so long and yet so short! I should still make it on time.

Lindag35, I used the Eleanor pattern only for the body, then I used the original poppet pattern for the rest of the parts. The body is a tad smaller than everything else, but that adds to her charm :)

When I stuff the appendages I pop the button out, wrap the shank like I'm making cotton candy, then pop it back in and stuff it in place.  I'm not sure if it makes a difference but I feel like it's being stuffed better...?  I think we all have a bit of perfectionist in us, and it shows when I see the poppets that show up around here!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: PenguinSoup on June 02, 2010 05:33:29 PM
I'll probably be sending on the last day as always :(. I only have an hour or 2 every week night because of my job but weekends are free. I've only spent the past 2 nights on her and it was going great until I got too tired last night. I was sewing the head and now the ears make a 90 degree angle so I need to fix that. Also, when I came home from work today I decided to unstuff they awesomely stuffed body to put a popsicle stick in her neck to make it no bend when eh head and hair go on. I'm not finished that and it's almost bed time. Thank goodness I have this whole weekend free (finally) to clean, crochet, and poppet.

On a happy note: I did get the material for clothing and the accessories I needed so it feels like she's much closer to being finished. Though I have no idea how I'm going to her her outfit to look how I picture it, but I'll stress over that when I get to that point.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Lindag35 on June 02, 2010 07:39:40 PM
Thanks for the help everyone!! I made a good torso tonight, but being the backwards idiot I am, will probably need to re-make the clothes. Live and learn...I have my nieces graduation from HS tomorrow and my daughters on Sat...I am stressing big time!!! I would've probably been done by now, but doing stuff ass backwards, and having my lovely fiance home....recovering from spine surgery..finding time to poppet is impossible!! All he does is complain I'm not sitting around doing nothing but watch tv with him. AHHHH!!!

I think I need a sedative....


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on June 03, 2010 04:56:08 AM
Week 4 check-in (June 3rd-June 9th):

bobbiemay
blue_lalita
sunflowersmiles
puamelia
mommythemaid
ckchan
Lindag35
silverwing
McBec27
averyg
llianora
mummynat
amigurl55

wildfyre
rasita
kwiltykate
:)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: bobbiemay on June 03, 2010 07:54:12 AM
Checking in! Done my poppet's body. Working on her hair today, then clothes.  :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: McBec27 on June 03, 2010 08:06:11 AM
Checking in. I feel like my progress is going soooo slowly. And the pressure is on for me, since I've already received such a great poppet myself! Also, she told me yesterday that she is not what I thought she was, so I am rethinking her clothing. My plans for tonight: weed the garden and work on poppet clothes. Hair I am hoping to weft soon, but save to do on my trip this weekend. I think I will likely include a couple of outfits as I am indecisive as to what she should wear.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 03, 2010 09:27:30 AM
checking in :)  

I'm feeling a lot better today!  Hoping to get a bunch accomplished today.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SilverWing on June 03, 2010 11:13:33 AM
^_^ Checking in!  Putting the final touches to an idea and then hopefully I'll be about done!  :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: rasita on June 03, 2010 04:04:20 PM
checking in, I guess. Just waiting for Kwiltykate to get home so she can open the package I sent her.
Possibly time to start another doll though, just for the fun of it.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on June 03, 2010 04:55:42 PM
I am taking twice as long since I am making one for my kiddos too.  I also had to take a break to make my son another baby poppet.  He better not loose this one.  I think the babies turn out REALLY cute in fleece by the way.  I want to make more now lol.

Ckchan's poppet is almost done.  It needs to be jointed and dressed, although I might change my mind about the hair...or not.  We'll have to see. 


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: blue_lalita on June 03, 2010 05:22:29 PM
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checking in, I guess. Just waiting for Kwiltykate to get home so she can open the package I sent her.
Possibly time to start another doll though, just for the fun of it.

Just a head's up, I'm organizing a poppet/amigurumi swap when this swap is over, if you want to make another one!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on June 03, 2010 06:02:49 PM
Just a head's up, I'm organizing a poppet/amigurumi swap when this swap is over, if you want to make another one!

Way to make a plug for your swap in another swap thread! Just kidding... ;) I am totally all over the poppet/ami swap. I think it would be super awesome, I love ami's soooo much, but I am honest to goodness USELESS when it comes to yarn (well except in the case of poppet hair ;)). I think that a good half of my wist is specifically amigurumi creatures and whatnot.

It makes me super excited to see where everyone is at in their poppeting, and from the sounds of it it seems like we are going to have quite a diverse range of poppets.

Anyways, not to stress anyone out or anything...
But...
11 days!
;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: rasita on June 03, 2010 06:20:12 PM
Just a head's up, I'm organizing a poppet/amigurumi swap when this swap is over, if you want to make another one!
that could be interesting, a crocheted poppet? something to think about, though I do have a busy rest of this month.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on June 03, 2010 07:04:42 PM
that could be interesting, a crocheted poppet? something to think about, though I do have a busy rest of this month.

There totally is a crocheted poppet! Here she is: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=235957.0. I think it is a fantabulous idea, because I am sure that there is a ton of crocheters who long for a poppet, but are inexperienced sewers and don;t have the confidence/ ability to make a poppet, as are there sewers who covet ami's, but are inexperienced with yarn (*cough, cough, ME!*)...   
;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Lindag35 on June 03, 2010 07:57:47 PM
Oh no! 11 days...I don't feel the pressure....yeah RIGHT!!! :o


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: McBec27 on June 04, 2010 05:33:21 AM
Started working on clothes last night. And finalized hair decision. Or did I? I thought I had it finalized and then last night I had the idea that she might look really great with one of the other yarns I tried on her last night. Bah! This poppet has been so indecisive!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on June 04, 2010 06:05:08 AM
Bah! This poppet has been so indecisive!

Indecisive or not... I am sure that I will love her! :D
So anyways, 10 days!
;)

EDIT: So I have been thinking... It appears that the majority of people are underway in their poppeting to some degree. I was just wondering whether people thought that in reality if one month is long enough to make a poppet? I know that there are a couple of people who are just adding finishing touches to their poppets and/or preparing to send, but I was just thinking that if a lot of people didn't think that they could finish their poppet within the next 10 days (I don't want people to stress and/ or rush their poppet to finish in time) that I wouldn't want a bunch of them to notify me that they were going to send late, but that I would rather extend the send-out period by up to a week. So I was just wondering what everyone's opinions are in this matter?

Do the majority of you believe that you will be able to finish your poppet within the next 10 days?
Or do you know right now that doing so will be a challenge and it looks like you are going to have to send late with communication?
Would you benefit from having the send-outs at a later period (or would you be like me and just procrastinate until the very end ;))?
If I were to extend the send-out period by a week I would hope that no one would send late (unless of course a situation or whatevs were to occur- or if we have previously discussed such matters)...

So yeah, I would love to hear what everyone thinks!
:)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: bobbiemay on June 04, 2010 08:06:45 AM
I will be finished by the send out date....I think a month is a good crafting time to make a poppet.  I'm just a procrastinator and the start of May ended up being busy for me with yard work and birthday party's.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: blue_lalita on June 04, 2010 08:38:11 AM
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Way to make a plug for your swap in another swap thread!

Ha ha... sorry   ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Lindag35 on June 04, 2010 08:48:25 AM
I thnk it's enough time too. I just had too much going on at once, which is my own fault! I will be done. No matter what. I just wish my family wasn't so needy... it's not my kids, it's the MAN!! ugh!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 04, 2010 09:18:50 PM
I'll be ready by the send out date :)

Oh.. and I'm checking in!  ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: kwiltykate on June 04, 2010 11:24:50 PM
checking in... AND i got my poppet!!

She is awesome rasita! I'm waiting til tomorrow to take some pics as its very dark and miserable here today. If you have taken some and want to show her off, please go ahead :D

Fingers crossed I will be posting on time, I didnt expect to start a new job (and travel) during my poppeting craft time - rather inconvenient really!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: rasita on June 04, 2010 11:37:33 PM
checking in... AND i got my poppet!!

She is awesome rasita! I'm waiting til tomorrow to take some pics as its very dark and miserable here today. If you have taken some and want to show her off, please go ahead :D

Fingers crossed I will be posting on time, I didnt expect to start a new job (and travel) during my poppeting craft time - rather inconvenient really!!
I will let you take the photos as the ones I took were rather basic. (one front and side on pic)
Glad she got there and that my husband did a good job of posting her off
 :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: puamelia on June 05, 2010 06:32:24 AM
Checking in! I just need hair and outfit, materials picked out but just need to whip them together.  Would've been done by now if I weren't on a trip.  Oh! was THIS CLOSE to JoAnn's Fabric and we ran out of time and couldn't go :( waa! Well, we still have a couple of days, but I doubt it.

Can't wait to see the next poppet!

I think normally a month is good for poppet making, just seems like a few of us had some hiccups in the midst of the swap.... How does one log a good swapper that had an unfortunate circumstance, without marring her record?



Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14
Post by: amigurl55 on June 05, 2010 08:08:13 AM
I'll be sending out today.  Sorry I haven't been around lately.  I just started a full time job.  I'm behind a computer screen all day so I didn't really want to come home and use my own computer.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: PenguinSoup on June 05, 2010 10:52:59 AM
Poppet should get her head hair and eyes finished today. jointing soon and then clothes. already worked out some accessories and outfit ideas so she getting there.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: mummynat on June 06, 2010 12:03:14 AM
checking in, just about to begin clothing :)  Buuut

 :'(~~~~ just knocked off some eyelashes ~~~~ :'(   ( yes Ginny i speak the truth lol )


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: ckchan on June 06, 2010 10:44:35 AM
Checking in! 

I'm a little behind, but will be able to send out by June 14th. 


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: PenguinSoup on June 06, 2010 11:15:21 AM
lol really? You poor thing. Try not to get glue on her face :P My poppet is sitting with her head in her lap on my desk. Found that the wig way of putting on hair is less scary and I like the look better so my 2 poppets got hair last night. Just need to stick her head on and make her some clothes and she's finished. She's so gorgeous I'll be sad to giver her away :( At least I know she's going to a good home.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: puamelia on June 06, 2010 01:41:24 PM
So far everyone's poppets are too cute!
Can't wait to get home and get back to poppeting.. hoping to stay well, as 2 babies and 2 adults have awoke with fevers during this trip... My DD is still hovering about 99degrees temp.  Glad to hear my partner is feeling better! yay!
Stay well everyone! the wedding and the weather in Boulder has been beautiful!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on June 06, 2010 04:12:27 PM
Sorry if I have been slow in responding to everyone's PMs and whatnot over the past couple of days...
I am currently (attempting) to redetermine my future (aka pick courses for the upcoming school year)...
I swear they need to have a class on how to pick classes, I am about to pull my hair out.

Anyways, on to poppeting news  ::). it now seems that everyone will be sending before or on the day of send-outs, therefore I will not be extending the send-out date, as I was earlier considering (So the send-out date is still June 14th).

As of right now, send-outs are 8 days away! If something does arise and you need additional time, please start PMing me!
Thanks!
:D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on June 06, 2010 07:14:52 PM
I will be good on time.  I will probably be done before time to send, but the boxes tend to sit in my craft room for a while  ::)

I just need to joint, so a little sculpting, and make some clothing.  I have some great ideas that I am PRAYING come out how I envision them.  Clothing is a hard part for me.  I still have yet to concur pants and tees.  This poppet is so cute though.  I had to make one for my kiddos.  I cannot wait for CkChan to see it!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: McBec27 on June 07, 2010 10:25:39 AM
I made great progress this weekend. Finished a couple of outfits (still might make one more, but on to hair first). Just need to sew on hair and some sort of closure for one of the pieces of clothing and she'll be ready to go in the box. Oh, if I can find a box. Otherwise I may have to talk my MIL in to mailing her when I get to Chicago. :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on June 07, 2010 03:12:33 PM
I made great progress this weekend. Finished a couple of outfits (still might make one more, but on to hair first).

:o
A couple?!?
You are making me feel like a slacker! I only made one!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Lindag35 on June 07, 2010 07:02:25 PM
I am super duper ( I know corny!!) happy! I have a whole poppet finished! And the outfits I made that I thought would need to be scrapped...don't!! I may even be sending early now!!

And silverwing I found a very cute accessory for her today....I'm so BAD!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: McBec27 on June 08, 2010 07:28:02 AM
I made great progress this weekend. Finished a couple of outfits (still might make one more, but on to hair first).

:o
A couple?!?
You are making me feel like a slacker! I only made one!


You made a bunch of jewelry and a pet and I don't have skillz in that area, so instead I am sending extra clothes! :D

In other news, I finished her yesterday! Making one more thing today and then off she goes tomorrow. Just in the nick of time since I leave for NY tomorrow after work.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on June 08, 2010 03:03:32 PM
In other news, I finished her yesterday! Making one more thing today and then off she goes tomorrow. Just in the nick of time since I leave for NY tomorrow after work.

I am super excited! I will probably stalk the mailbox for the next week and a bit ;)

Anyways... T-Minus 6 DAYS Ladies!!!
:D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 08, 2010 08:03:52 PM
Just have to make the outfit and get a few little extras and I'm done.  I love to see the poppets take shape and get their little personalities.  Sooo fun! 


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 08, 2010 09:29:39 PM
Eeee! My poppet arrived while I was gone and they left a note in my box. So I will be picking it up first thing in the morning. I can't wait!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on June 09, 2010 01:23:59 PM
I just need to make some clothes and then add one little detail to the poppet (can't give too much away here) and then attempt to play with eyelashes...eeek!  I also want to make a cute little accessory for this poppet, but I have never made it before and it may not turn out, but I will give it my best shot. :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: PenguinSoup on June 09, 2010 06:27:37 PM
Just need to make a top and she's finished. But I do want to try to make another piece of clothing and a few accessories before I send her off on Monday. Need to make sure her 1 outfit turns out first though.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on June 10, 2010 05:22:25 AM
Week 5 check-in (June 10th-June 14th):

bobbiemay
blue_lalita
sunflowersmiles
puamelia
mommythemaid
ckchan
Lindag35
silverwing
McBec27
averyg
llianora
mummynat
amigurl55
wildfyre
rasita
kwiltykate


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: bobbiemay on June 10, 2010 07:22:12 AM
Checking in! finished :) Just need to take pictures and get her ready for mailing...Will be sending on Friday


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 10, 2010 08:45:28 AM
checking in.... I'm hoping I'll finish up today and maybe send tomorrow!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: puamelia on June 10, 2010 08:54:55 AM
checking in.... I'm hoping I'll finish up today and maybe send tomorrow!

LOL, I'm hoping to finish today too... finally feeling better after coming home sick on Tuesday. Oh, and checking in!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Lindag35 on June 10, 2010 12:19:42 PM
I need to get the ambition to make one thing, and hopefully it's today! Then I can send tomorrow! I really like how it's coming together...even though I felt overwhelmed at times, this swap was super fun! I love poppets, and getting them from others on here is the BEST! Looking forward to getting some good mail here too.... ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on June 10, 2010 12:53:04 PM
Checking in.  Just posted yesterday and no further progress has been made.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on June 10, 2010 03:14:07 PM
I'm glad to hear that everyone is progressing nicely!
Also, please, please, PLEASE(I cannot stress this enough ;)) let me know when you send and receive (and remember you must give me the DC# of your package- and if you are sending internationally, you must keep a copy of your receipt.
And also if anyone needs an extension, you must let me know ASAP!

Thanks muchly!
:)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 11, 2010 12:15:54 PM
 I've sent!  PO says it should be there by Monday.  ohhh the swap anxiety!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: bobbiemay on June 11, 2010 12:36:52 PM
Sent :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on June 11, 2010 12:38:12 PM
Yay 2 more poppets sent today!
Our little gallery will soon be majorly expanding!
:D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: puamelia on June 11, 2010 02:40:14 PM
I've sent!  PO says it should be there by Monday.  ohhh the swap anxiety!

Wow, really? That's awesome! I am sure I'll love it!

Good thing it's not Memorial Day weekend - I sent something priority to CO on the 28th and it just got there yesterday  :P


Whelp, missed the mailman, and no car today so I'll be posting tomorrow - sorry SunflowerSmiles! You'll have to wait an extra day....


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 11, 2010 02:42:36 PM
ohhhh! I can't wait until you get it!!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: puamelia on June 11, 2010 06:35:18 PM
It's a holiday weekend here in Hawaii - today is King Kamehameha Day.... Monday seems soooo far away!  Looking forward to it!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 12, 2010 10:11:43 AM
I'll be sending Monday.. I have the poppet finished, but her clothes have required a lot of extra work on the details etc. This is my favorite poppet I've made yet!  ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: puamelia on June 12, 2010 02:21:48 PM
 :'(
Just sent my new baby off to meet her new family.... hoping she will be liked. 

My gosh but they do take up quite a bit of the box, don't they!!



Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Lindag35 on June 13, 2010 09:18:29 PM
I have a few minor things to do yet, but I will be shipping tomorrow. Thank God I made it!! I know what you mean about the box, still have to get one that's big enough!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: kwiltykate on June 13, 2010 09:37:32 PM
Sent my poppet! You should have it by thursday rasita, hope u like her :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: rasita on June 14, 2010 12:08:24 AM
Sent my poppet! You should have it by thursday rasita, hope u like her :)
I am sure I will love her. Thanks!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on June 14, 2010 05:12:58 AM
Okie dokie ladies!
Well today is the day to send!
You must inform me when you send and when you receive...
And if you need an extension, now is the time to let me know!!!
Merci!
:)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: ckchan on June 14, 2010 11:35:10 AM
I will be sending out today!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: Lindag35 on June 14, 2010 03:10:39 PM
I REALLY tried to get mine sent to SilverWing....but failed. I had no box big enough, so I tried to make one. Wow! Did I find out I can't make a decent box to save my life...stuff was falling out...then my fiance found a box and I ran outta packing tape! Anyway, I FINALLY get it together, not nice and pretty like usual mind you, and I arrived at the PO 1 min late and wasn't able to send!!! I don't know about you guys, but when I was working, I NEVER got to leave exactly on time! Guess I should've been working for the government. (Which I did take the exam for working at the PO once and did pass!! But I accepted another job...what a good choice that was)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on June 14, 2010 03:23:35 PM
Would the following people please PM me regarding the status of their packages... (I will cross your name off the list when you do so)... Thanks a bunch!
:)

mommythemaid

ckchan
llianora
wildfyre
kwiltykate


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: puamelia on June 14, 2010 04:22:01 PM
RECEIVED!!!!!
*Dancing around with joy*
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but have to go to work.... will post later tonight.
 
THANK YOU SunflowerSmiles!  I so love it! *big hugs*


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on June 14, 2010 04:34:00 PM
RECEIVED!!!!!
*Dancing around with joy*
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but have to go to work.... will post later tonight.
 
THANK YOU SunflowerSmiles!  I so love it! *big hugs*

I can't wait to see what sunflowersmiles came up with for you!
:)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 14, 2010 04:43:57 PM
RECEIVED!!!!!
*Dancing around with joy*
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but have to go to work.... will post later tonight.
 
THANK YOU SunflowerSmiles!  I so love it! *big hugs*


SQUEEEEE!!!  I'm so excited he's there!!!  I'm super duper proud of him!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: puamelia on June 14, 2010 10:34:42 PM
RECEIVED!!!!!
*Dancing around with joy*
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but have to go to work.... will post later tonight.
 
THANK YOU SunflowerSmiles!  I so love it! *big hugs*


SQUEEEEE!!!  I'm so excited he's there!!!  I'm super duper proud of him!

As well you should be deario - I'd have been loathe to give him up! I'm off to post pics...


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: MommyTheMaid on June 15, 2010 03:38:27 PM
I will be sending out tonight.  We had a last minute trip out of town over the weekend and when I came home I really wanted to fix something for the poppet.  I think I got it how I want it now :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: puamelia on June 15, 2010 08:38:27 PM
Just checked and my swap partner's package reached the right state today, so I guess she should be receiving it tomorrow since it's already evening....

Ooh, can't wait!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: McBec27 on June 16, 2010 09:12:51 AM
I really really hope the poppet I made makes her way to averyg soon! I sent her before I left for New York (last Wednesday). Dang international shipping with no tracking!!! And on top of that, I really really hope averyg likes her!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 16, 2010 09:35:06 AM
Just checked and my swap partner's package reached the right state today, so I guess she should be receiving it tomorrow since it's already evening....

Ooh, can't wait!

I bet you it's in my mailbox!!!   I can't wait ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: rasita on June 16, 2010 11:00:42 PM
still waiting, impatiently, for kwiltyKate's doll to arrive. She wasn't there today (and I had them double check too, hehe), so will now have to wait until monday to check. My girls are just as excited as I am.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: puamelia on June 17, 2010 02:18:00 AM
Wow, just peeked in the gallery and am so proud to be part of this swap - such great things happening!
McBec, Rasita, I'm sure it's coming soon... it's so hard to be patient when it's so exciting tho!  ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on June 17, 2010 06:23:08 AM
I really really hope the poppet I made makes her way to averyg soon! I sent her before I left for New York (last Wednesday). Dang international shipping with no tracking!!! And on top of that, I really really hope averyg likes her!

Yesterday I got a package that was shipped to me on Monday and though my American geography sucks, I believe it was from only one state over from you ;)...
So I am crossing my fingers that she comes today or tomorrow, but I am more so leaning for tomorrow or Monday...
And girl! I am sure that I will love her!
:)

Anyways! Everyone has now sent! YAY! And now for the dreaded waiting ;)...


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: blue_lalita on June 17, 2010 01:38:57 PM
I should be receiving my package today or tomorrow!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: McBec27 on June 18, 2010 03:38:44 PM
Yay! I'm so excited that we had such a great swap group and such fantastic organizers!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: SilverWing on June 18, 2010 10:54:04 PM
Pics are up of my awesome poppet from Linda!  :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 2 (Sign-ups April 28th-May 12th) (Send-by June 14th)
Post by: averyg on June 20, 2010 06:49:55 PM
Hey ladies!

I just wanted to let y'all know that I started up a discussion thread for a possible round 3 here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=351346.0
:)