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Title: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: averyg on May 24, 2012 08:21:23 PM

Swap name: The Poppet Mini Swap Round 4
Craftster members who are organizing this swap: averyg
Sign-up date range: Thursday May 24th, 2012- Thursday May 31st, 2012 5 PM EST
Date to send item by: July 1st, 2012 July 2nd, 2012 July 9th, 2012 July 11th, 2012
Limited to a certain number of people? (Optional): Yes, 24.
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*** 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 labeled as “The Poppet Mini Swap Round 4: Approval”:

Name of swap: Poppet Mini Swap Round 4
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 (ie. If you are American would you be willing to ship to Canada?)
2) Out of your continent (ie. Internationally)
3) Other
Confirm that are at least 16 years old (yes/no)
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-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 US Canada International
1. averyg
2.SunflowerSmiles
3. Sharalee
4. puamelia
5. beth8144
6. warpedhooker
7. IsikkahJai
8. lanikins

Partners

Sent
Received
Sending Late
Contact Me ASAP

puamelia <-> beth8144
averyg <-> lanikins
SunflowerSmiles <-> Sharalee
warpedhooker <-> IsikkahJai

GALLERY (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411074.0)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on May 24, 2012 10:19:04 PM
Gonna have to think about this one. I really want to do it, I need to clear my schedule.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 25, 2012 08:41:47 AM
whhheeee!  sent in my info!

Yay!! I'm in!  Poppet poppet poppity poppet!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on May 25, 2012 11:03:02 AM
Beth, hope you can join us! *cross fingers*

Working on my questionnaire!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: lanikins on May 25, 2012 06:13:27 PM
I'm going to try to clear up my PIPs (poppets in progress), and see if I can squeeze this one in.........


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: Sharalee on May 26, 2012 10:34:52 AM
Hi everyone just sent my questionnaire in!! Yeah I can't wait for partners......YIP... YIP HORAY!!! :D :D :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on May 26, 2012 01:40:59 PM
Hi everyone just sent my questionnaire in!! Yeah I can't wait for partners......YIP... YIP HORAY!!! :D :D :D
Yeehaw, me toooo!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 26, 2012 06:06:39 PM
this is going to be soooo much fun!!!! 


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on May 27, 2012 12:42:00 AM
I better squeeze out another Cupcake before we get partners and I get distracted!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 27, 2012 08:14:48 AM
ohhhh!  partners are right around the corner!   


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on May 27, 2012 10:05:52 AM
27, 28, 29, 30, 31.... that's a big corner LOL!! 
Too bad it's not like sock monkeys and you could make a few and see who volunteers at partnering time haha!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: averyg on May 27, 2012 12:50:56 PM
Hopefully we can get a few more people before the sign-ups close, if not, well I suppose it will make assigning partners easier... ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 28, 2012 06:55:20 AM
27, 28, 29, 30, 31.... that's a big corner LOL!! 
Too bad it's not like sock monkeys and you could make a few and see who volunteers at partnering time haha!

LOL!  well...around the corner after we take a right and a left turn. ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on May 28, 2012 07:41:35 AM
Ok I couldnt resist. I sent in my questionaire. I love poppet swaps, they are the most fun for sure.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on May 29, 2012 04:34:26 PM
:D
We = enablers


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: warpedhooker on May 30, 2012 06:04:36 PM
I sent in my questionnaire,hope to be crafting along with you all.

Jen


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: lanikins on May 30, 2012 06:11:19 PM
GAAAAH...the clock is ticking...can i get my goals accomplished tonight?!?!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: averyg on May 30, 2012 06:28:43 PM
GAAAAH...the clock is ticking...can i get my goals accomplished tonight?!?!

I sure as heck hope so! The more the merrier! ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: warpedhooker on May 30, 2012 06:33:07 PM
GAAAAH...the clock is ticking...can i get my goals accomplished tonight?!?!

As erica_tattoos would say:  dooo eeeet!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: IsikkahJai on May 30, 2012 07:53:31 PM
OMMGG!! I almost missed this swap!  :o If I send in my questionnaire now though, I only have to wait one day for partners  ;) And of COURSE....I HAVE to send in my questionnaire. Hopefully that doesn't fill anybody's heart with dread lolz  :P


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on May 31, 2012 12:57:22 AM
dooo eeeet!!!! hahaha!!!
@Isi, you know we've been waiting for ya lol!
@SunflowerSmiles - the Corner is coming, the Corner is coming! ;)

Who else is missing?


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 31, 2012 08:44:36 AM
Hopefully that doesn't fill anybody's heart with dread lolz  :P

*snort* LOL!  you funny. :D ;D


@SunflowerSmiles - the Corner is coming, the Corner is coming! ;)


YAY!! I love poppet swaps. I love me some poppets!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on May 31, 2012 11:25:23 AM
Cant wait to see who is gonna be part of this swap and who the partners will be. Love poppet swaps.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: Sharalee on May 31, 2012 12:14:25 PM
Can not wait for partners....... to excited!! So glad more has join. More the merrier!!! LOVE POPPETS!!!!!!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: averyg on May 31, 2012 03:05:34 PM
I'll hopefully be posting partners LATE tonight or early tomorrow morning! :D

JK! I am going to be posting the partners in a matter of minutes since it is past 5 PM EST. Be prepared peeps, BE PREPARED! ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: lanikins on May 31, 2012 03:12:25 PM
...got my questionnaire in...LET'S DO THIIIIIIIS!!!!!!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 31, 2012 03:38:03 PM
The gallery is going to be ....awwwwwweeeesooooommme!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: averyg on May 31, 2012 04:00:45 PM
Partners are up!

Please remember that from this point on there is a mandatory weekly check-in (failure to check-in will reflect in your feedback)!

May 31th- June 6th, 2012 (I will cross your name off this list once you check-in)

puamelia
beth8144
averyg
lanikins
SunflowerSmiles
Sharalee
warpedhooker
IsikkahJai


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: Sharalee on May 31, 2012 04:58:50 PM
Thanks for my Partner "averyg"!!  The fun begins!! YA HOO!!........


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 31, 2012 05:03:59 PM
YAY!!!!   Hi! partner!!!!   *waves*   This is gonna be soooo fun!!!!!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: IsikkahJai on May 31, 2012 06:42:03 PM
Woot! I love getting new people as partners! And I managed to make it in the nick of time ;) LET DO THIS!!! *rawrs!!*


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on May 31, 2012 06:55:24 PM
Alright so cool got partners off to stalk my partner and come up with a plan.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: lanikins on May 31, 2012 07:16:49 PM
in chatting it up with averyg, i've already been led to downloading a book on my nook for research.  i have a little bit of an idea on where i want to go, and i'm super excited about it!!!!!!  oh, and the book is sucking me in already!!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: IsikkahJai on May 31, 2012 09:39:11 PM
I already know what I want to do. Before I even sat down to write out the necessary information I already had this poppet knocking on my brain politely in her fishnets and batting her lovely long lashes saying "I need to be made or I'll step on your face while you're trying to sleep."   :o


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on May 31, 2012 11:39:23 PM
Haha Isi, your poppets are always demanding of you!

Ok, YAY Partners! *waving at mine*

Off to do some stalking. Trying really hard not to abandon all WIPs at the moment. hehehe.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: IsikkahJai on June 01, 2012 06:49:09 AM
Kekeke...It's true. They're all mini Athena's pounding at my head until they're let out  :D (Does that make me Zeus then? O.o)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on June 01, 2012 07:29:39 AM
Hi there *Waving back at my partner* I love poppet swaps and demanding poppets just come with the territory.  I love all the teasers that happen and seeing all the beauties that are made is the best.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 01, 2012 09:19:07 AM
"I need to be made or I'll step on your face while you're trying to sleep."   :o

IsikkahJai...you crack me up!!!  I can just picture that!!

I'm so excited to get started. I hear ya puamelia...I need to finish up my other things before I start on my poppet. I truly want to devote all my time to it anyway but the pull be strong!

LOVE my PARTNER!!!!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: Sharalee on June 01, 2012 05:07:54 PM
I love my partner too! We seem to have the same brain wave!!  It's a little Twilight Zoney but I like it!! I've been stalking her & I think I have something brewing in my head & I'm going to have to draw it soon, but I also have to get another swap done before I start on this one, but she is calling me........Oh well that's life!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: averyg on June 01, 2012 07:08:39 PM
in chatting it up with averyg, i've already been led to downloading a book on my nook for research.  i have a little bit of an idea on where i want to go, and i'm super excited about it!!!!!!  oh, and the book is sucking me in already!!!

:O! Such dedication- YOU ARE MY HERO! You should like, review the book on my blog... JK. Kinda. ;)

I bought all of the fabric for lanikins poppet today. I foresee LOTS of pattern drafting for this poppet- thankfully I have this weekend off!

Oh, but of course I forgot to buy pipecleaners and eyelashes so I must get those...

And, and... I should probably learn how to use my new sewing machine before I do anything- it's kinda intimidating with all of the buttons/ computer-ish stuff.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on June 02, 2012 11:46:41 AM

:O! Such dedication- YOU ARE MY HERO! You should like, review the book on my blog... JK. Kinda. ;)

I bought all of the fabric for lanikins poppet today. I foresee LOTS of pattern drafting for this poppet- thankfully I have this weekend off!

Oh, but of course I forgot to buy pipecleaners and eyelashes so I must get those...

And, and... I should probably learn how to use my new sewing machine before I do anything- it's kinda intimidating with all of the buttons/ computer-ish stuff.

ooh, guest book review - yeah!

um, yeah, computerish sewing machines... intimidating. I have an old black Singer - go, fwd, backward, stop. LOL. I need a zigzag foot hahaha! Good luck with your fancy new toy! :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: averyg on June 02, 2012 01:35:30 PM

:O! Such dedication- YOU ARE MY HERO! You should like, review the book on my blog... JK. Kinda. ;)

I bought all of the fabric for lanikins poppet today. I foresee LOTS of pattern drafting for this poppet- thankfully I have this weekend off!

Oh, but of course I forgot to buy pipecleaners and eyelashes so I must get those...

And, and... I should probably learn how to use my new sewing machine before I do anything- it's kinda intimidating with all of the buttons/ computer-ish stuff.

ooh, guest book review - yeah!

um, yeah, computerish sewing machines... intimidating. I have an old black Singer - go, fwd, backward, stop. LOL. I need a zigzag foot hahaha! Good luck with your fancy new toy! :D

My thoughts exactly!

And yep, it's quite the step up from my $80 Singer I got from Walmart. I learned how to use-ish it (aka I learned how to use the most basic stitch)- I'm not going to attempt to try the button hole thinger.

But yes, lanikins poppet is almost a poppet (in body at least)!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on June 02, 2012 03:08:56 PM
The sewing machine I learned with was my moms it was a basic model that she sent with me when I got married. When it finally gave up and quit working I spent a good bit one a great model and was so excited to learn all the new stitches and features. Funny part was when I learned to used it I was ablet to teach my mom a bunch of stuff on her machine. 

I have been planning puamelias poppet and we descided to send along cupcake dolls for our daughters. I cant wait to try this new pattern. Gonna have so much fun. I have to go find the material in the stash, It is in the bottom bin in my craft storage. Not an easy thing to get to. But Gonna be great.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: averyg on June 02, 2012 07:31:22 PM
Well... My earlier attempt at making a pair of pants for lanikins poppet was an EPIC fail. I tried using a fabric that I am unfamiliar with- some slippery stuff (great explanation, I know  ::) )- so I am hoping to go to a fabric store on the other side of town tomorrow that I am hoping has something more manageable to use, since my local one only had what I got. *Here's hoping!* ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: IsikkahJai on June 03, 2012 09:41:12 AM
Good luck with the pants fabric shopping avery!  :D I haven't even started cutting. Hopefully that'll change today  ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: lanikins on June 03, 2012 09:57:13 AM
i'm still reading, and envisioning avery's poppet before i start going forward with my final design. ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on June 03, 2012 10:23:23 AM
Good luck shopping Ave!
I am multitasking early this quiet morning - dying ribbon in my coffee leftovers, sewing the last 3 pieces for my sock monkey swap and popping in to check the thread. My older daughter got the flu so didn't get to anything last night. As soon as the monkey swap is done I can get to poppeting. Still thinking about WHAT poppet to make, lol. And Cupcake too!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: averyg on June 03, 2012 11:31:38 AM
dying ribbon in my coffee leftovers...

BAHAHA! That totally made me do a double take!

I did find what I believe to be better fabric, so I'm going to start Attempt 2 now!

Also, I just wanted to let you know that my internet is a little shoddy at the moment- I may not be super active on here until we get a new router or modem or whatever, so no worries, I haven't abandoned y'all! ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on June 03, 2012 05:58:23 PM
So I finalized what material I am useing for the poppet and the 2 cupcakes. Got the freezer paper ironed on and now they are waiting to be sewn. Goal it to sew them up this week so I can have a craft to take camping this weekend.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: Sharalee on June 04, 2012 10:16:28 AM
I'm working on my Monkey too for my partner & hope to get it done soon!! ;)  That's a good Idea on making the cupcake dolls too,"beth8144". We also decided to make a couples of extras also. Anyway I'm working on the Monkey & planning the Poppet in my Head & I did draw some too! I have to work a little more on that!! Maybe even go looking for some fabric.....Ooooo fabric shopping I love that!!!! ;D LOL


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on June 04, 2012 05:18:04 PM
So I was able to sew 1 poppet one small male poppet, one pumpkin and 2 cupcakes today. They are sewn but will have to wait for turning stuffing and assembling not to mention clothes. But I am very excited by my progress today.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 04, 2012 06:03:02 PM
beth...sounds like your making a little Halloween family. ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on June 04, 2012 07:23:47 PM
Nope it was just that since I was getting the sewing machine out and the iron I wanted to try the pumpkin pattern and I have had the boy cut out to add to my daughters family for awhile. Since my husband was off today and my daughter wanted daddy time I was able to sew one right after the other. Now I am off to find my doll eyes.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: IsikkahJai on June 05, 2012 08:51:31 AM
WEEEEEEE! All cut out and ready to be stitched. Although now I can't decide if I want white skin or a more tan 'Skin tone' skin. Hmm..........*shrugs*  I'll make two.....extra poppet bodies are ALWAYS useful  :D
   It's so weird transitioning from making small stuffies to big ones though. I'm stuffing limbs going "DANG this is a lot! One leg of this could stuff an entire mini poppet!" LOL!  ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: averyg on June 06, 2012 08:59:23 AM
So lanikins poppet has 4 pieces of clothing, but still no head. I think that I am going about this the wrong way... ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on June 06, 2012 09:39:34 PM
LOL we've got a bunch of over-achievers! Hehe... I think I already knew that. ;)
I had a day off but ended up watching the kids the whole time. Took a nap tho, so I'll be up and at it all nite hopefully!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: IsikkahJai on June 09, 2012 01:13:48 PM
YAY!! The poppet head is coming out PERFECT!! And the body too. It's just...those DAMN FINGERS that kill me!  >:( I haven't figured out the secret to perfect lovely movable fingered hands yet. Boo. T^T


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 09, 2012 01:24:40 PM
was out shopping for supplies today, was finished and on my way out the door, I looked over to my right and low an behold I found the most perfect! _____ for my partners Poppet! I was so excited to see it! It'll be perfect!  Good thing I'm such a snoop,even on my way out the door, I would have missed it. ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: warpedhooker on June 09, 2012 03:00:38 PM
LOL, I got my swaps confused and posted this in the wrong swap, then  wondered why it never showed up here!

"I managed to score a couple of specialized pieces off ebay that will really make a certain piece of clothing extra special."    


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: averyg on June 09, 2012 06:01:48 PM
It's just...those DAMN FINGERS that kill me!  >:( I haven't figured out the secret to perfect lovely movable fingered hands yet. Boo. T^T

I found the perfect thing to help with that the other day (not to mention the cutest)- I may have picked up one of them. Or two... ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: lanikins on June 09, 2012 06:55:20 PM
no sewing today. I'm at a theme park right now, waiting for the minikins to get off of their second round of the carousel.........


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on June 10, 2012 05:03:53 PM
spent the weekend camping with family and didnt want to take any poppets with to work on because they might get ruined. So now a day or two to rest from the fun and the sun and then back to crafting. I hope...


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on June 10, 2012 07:13:29 PM
Finally feeling better, but one out of two kids still has a stomach bug.
The other swap is out of the way, so I'm now going to focus on getting a poppet and two cupcakes cut, turned, stuffed and assembled before Friday. Fabric is out, colors picked, just need to change the thread on the machine.
Oh, also got 3 newborn hats knit up that need to be washed and dropped off at the maternity ward at work! I can't sew when sick, but I can knit/crochet lol!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: IsikkahJai on June 10, 2012 10:11:36 PM
Can I send JUST a head? Because it's pretty much PERFECT  :D I don't want the body screwing it up LOLZ.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on June 11, 2012 06:14:08 AM
Glad you are feeling better partner. And I know cant sew when sick but bring on the crochet.

And as perfect is that head is IsikkahJai it would be kind of creepy to open a package and just have a head.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: Sharalee on June 11, 2012 11:22:39 AM
Sorry that of you guys are sick or have been or the kids
I' still working on everything drawing & figuring & looking on things. & so on!!! ;D

Get well everyone!! No fun being sick........ smile:D :D :D :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on June 12, 2012 09:55:59 AM
Thanks guys, I'm glad I'm feeling better too!

Isi I once sent only a head, granted it was a DIY kit LOL!
And it was creepy. ;)

I'm up early cutting out a cupcake!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 12, 2012 12:57:45 PM
finished up on my sock monkey swap now I can focus totally on Sharalee's poppety goodness.

edit: removed by me.  :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: Sharalee on June 12, 2012 01:58:17 PM
Oh My Gosh "SunflowersSmiles" I'm so sorry this happen, but I am sooooooo....glad you found her. My grandma did something like that except she was walking & I was 12 or so, road my bike all over looking for her, you see I was watching her & my parents had gone somewhere, that's what everyone did back in those days.  It is scary, thank goodness the guy at the bar called. Did she know her phone #  since she lost her purse? My heart goes out to you & yours. You take care. I understand totally that you needed to talk & if you want to talk more just PM me.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 12, 2012 07:51:02 PM
I removed what I posted, I had a weak moment and shared too much, I think, and got really off topic. Sorry to bring anyone down..this is supposed to be a fun thread!! ;D :D :)  Thank you for your kind words lanikins and Sharalee..smooches to you both :-* :-*


on topic!!!   I'm soooo excited to get started on your poppet Sharalee!  I have such neat ideas running through my head. I think I'm actually going to draw them out this time! I usually just let it evolve as I go..but I really want to get this one how I see it in my head. I have another idea for an extra (we both decided to send some ;D)...I hope it works..if it does? it'll be cool!

On to poppety goodness!!!!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: Sharalee on June 13, 2012 09:52:12 AM
Ooooooh sounds interesting!!! I'm so exited too!! I have drawn out what I want from what you have on your questionnaire & I looked on your pinterest. I think I have figured out what I want to do & I think you'll like it. Oh yes our little extras, I'll have to think a little more on the extra, just concentrating on the main Poppet for now.
I'll be cutting out this weekend if not before. On with the Poppety goodness!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on June 13, 2012 10:04:40 AM
material cut, sewn, and eyes painted. bring on the stuffing. 

I am so excited to make this poppet, it has been a while. But I am looking forward to making a cupcake doll since I havnt used the pattern before. I love poppet swaps. there are always so many cool goodies in the gallery. Cant wait.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: averyg on June 13, 2012 03:18:43 PM
I haven't made much progress on lanikins poppet lately (yesterday was convocation!), but I think(?) I have Thursday off and one day this weekend, so hopefully I can be back at it!

Oh, and I am going to be updating the check-in lists- so if you have yet to check-in I suggest you do so ASAP! Pretty please? ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: lanikins on June 13, 2012 03:23:04 PM
i've got about 25 pages left of this book, and then i'll get to work on your poppet, avery!!!!  i'm excited...RAD book, that will make a RAD poppet.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on June 13, 2012 08:07:58 PM
whoa beth, I need to catch up! nice to know I'm not alone in the planning stages hehe!

officially, checking in, everything planned down to the buttons in my head, had to order more eyes for the cupcakes. just need to get a couple of things out of the way then it's craftapalooza all week next week!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: warpedhooker on June 14, 2012 05:33:51 AM
Got my "stuff" in the mail yesterday, leave for convention today.  So it will be next week before I get to continue with poppetness.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 14, 2012 07:28:06 AM
another cloudy cold rainy day in the Northwest...PERFECT! excuse to sew all day ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: averyg on June 14, 2012 08:01:21 PM
i've got about 25 pages left of this book, and then i'll get to work on your poppet, avery!!!!  i'm excited...RAD book, that will make a RAD poppet.

GAH! I don't know which I am more excited for, the poppet itself or to learn which book you read! ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: lanikins on June 14, 2012 08:33:50 PM
i've got about 25 pages left of this book, and then i'll get to work on your poppet, avery!!!!  i'm excited...RAD book, that will make a RAD poppet.

GAH! I don't know which I am more excited for, the poppet itself or to learn which book you read! ;)

i'll most likely just send the poppet without telling you the book i read, and see if you can guess by seeing my version of the character, muaaahahahahaha...


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: IsikkahJai on June 14, 2012 11:42:18 PM
LOL lanikins! Evvviilllll  :D
   So far everyone I show the poppet [head] to is in love with her. They say it's my best yet. YAY! Had a few popped seams while stuffing though and wouldn't you know it, I RAN OUT OF WHITE THREAD  :o I mean WHO RUNS OUT OF WHITE THREAD!!?! -.-U But I'm back on track now after a trip to Heaven (aka Fabric Town U.S.A.) and ready to craft some more!  ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: Sharalee on June 15, 2012 07:21:12 PM
I'm cutting out this weekend & getting started. I Pretty much have it in my head & also drawn out on paper! Can't wait to get going on it!! She's going to be so much fun to design & sew!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on June 16, 2012 06:40:11 AM
Isnt that always how it goes. You make a huge dent in the project in one day then you can barely do anything on if for awhile.   Well I have 2 cupcakes stuffed and ready to put arms on, and the poppet is sewn ready to stuff. Hope to get much more work done this week.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: averyg on June 17, 2012 01:25:44 PM
Hemming lanikins poppets clothing while I watch zombie movies... Clearly she is rubbing off on me. ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: IsikkahJai on June 17, 2012 05:34:42 PM
I FINALLY understand what this "Cupcake Doll" Beth is making! ::) I revisited the Ongoing poppet and Punkin-along thread in craftalongs and apparently our wonderful ghilie has done it again. She has ANOTHER doll pattern out she calls the "Cupcake doll." I unnderstand several avid poppeters have made one already to test the pattern and work out the kinks.
Here's the link to her website so you can see how cute the doll is and see the boy pattern and alternate heads as well ^^
http://ghilie.wordpress.com/

(I assumed Beth was making little cupcake pin cushions or something until I saw this. LOL!!  :D )


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on June 17, 2012 08:16:13 PM
Sorry for the confusion. My partner and I are making a poppet for each other and a cupcake for the girlies in our lives so they get something as well.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: IsikkahJai on June 19, 2012 10:26:08 AM
Hee hee, np Beth. I was just  ??? over what a "cupcake" doll was. I thought it was a literal sewn cupcake  ::)

   Anyway, I had my sister come over yesterday and add some special "artwork" to the poppet. I hope warpedhooker likes it!!!! Also, I managed to do "moveable" fingers for the first time :D Yay me!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on June 20, 2012 07:34:15 AM
So I have everyone stuffed and stitched, except the head for the poppet, ( I may just steal IsikkahJai's poppet head)  and I was in the shower and started to think the way I was gonna dress and style the poppet may not be the best for my partner. Now I am having a styling crisis. 


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on June 21, 2012 06:56:39 AM
Ok so changed my mind about the clothes for this poppet. I have her stuffed and now debating about the eyes. My partner makes the most amazing painted eyes, and I am intimidated for sure.  Working on hair for the cupcake dolls one down one to go. Have to descide on hair for the poppet yet. Then on to clothing.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: lanikins on June 21, 2012 07:00:04 AM
i'm getting a little miffed...i know how i want avery's poppet to look, but my execution isn't matching >:(  i only have to work for 3 1/2 hours tomorrow, so maybe i'll have a little more focus when i get home.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on June 21, 2012 11:25:23 AM
Sorry you gals are having issues... Beth, don't sweat it hun, I am having my share of anxiety too, and I will love anything you send, promise. Serious. :)

My update, did a test run, epic fail. after breakfast, back to the drawing board, lol. So, basically, nothing done, just a warped body he he. Hoping Friday is slow enough to get canceled at work, so I can sew a bit more... ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: IsikkahJai on June 22, 2012 06:55:22 AM
I'm debating. How much is too much?  ;)
   Kekekekkeeeeeee...........

 Yeah. It's coming along and honestly, it's BEAUTIFUL this poppet. So far off from anything else I've done. I hope warpedhooker likes it.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 22, 2012 09:17:02 AM
oh dear..I haven't even started :-\ lots of drama around these parts and not able to have me time...yipes!  Got to get crackin...no worries though Partner!!!  I do my best work under time crunches!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on June 22, 2012 01:34:17 PM
  I do my best work under time crunches!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I do too no matter what my plans are to make something happen early I always end up in time crunch. And that is when the best ideas come together for me. Glad to hear I am not the only one.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 22, 2012 02:03:50 PM
  I do my best work under time crunches!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I do too no matter what my plans are to make something happen early I always end up in time crunch. And that is when the best ideas come together for me. Glad to hear I am not the only one.
me too Beth..most definitely!  I don't know what it is about it..but my juices seem to flow better..strange ;D 8)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on June 22, 2012 09:59:32 PM
  I do my best work under time crunches!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I do too no matter what my plans are to make something happen early I always end up in time crunch. And that is when the best ideas come together for me. Glad to hear I am not the only one.
me too Beth..most definitely!  I don't know what it is about it..but my juices seem to flow better..strange ;D 8)
Oh, ditto gals! I have one cupcake "disaster", pieces of another cupcake ready to stuff, and the fabric picked out for the poppet. I also have 4 "mistake" eyes and two in-the-process eyes. Boy am I out of practice lol! If I could just eke out some time I'd be zipping along... maybe.... :P Perhaps my creative mind is stalling, waiting for that pressure!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: averyg on June 23, 2012 06:59:19 AM
i'm getting a little miffed...i know how i want avery's poppet to look, but my execution isn't matching >:(  i only have to work for 3 1/2 hours tomorrow, so maybe i'll have a little more focus when i get home.

BAHAHAHA! I am having the opposite problem, I think that I am over executing one piece of clothing (if I were on Project Runway I am sure that Tim would say that it is on the brink of being overworked... ;) )- It is perchance one of the things that I am most proud to make. Basically I keep running around the house shoving it in peoples faces while yelling "LOOK WHAT I MADE!" True story. ;)

I'm *hoping* to finish lanikins poppet today or tomorrow- I finally got a hot glue gun yesterday (can you believe I looked at 5 different craft stores for a hot glue gun and couldn't find a single one? Well, that's a slight lie, I found one but it was $40. FOR A HIT GLUE GUN. I remember when they used to be at the dollar store! So I made all of my friends scavenge about in their houses til one of them found one... ;) ).


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on June 23, 2012 07:11:13 AM
Well, that's a slight lie, I found one but it was $40. FOR A HIT GLUE GUN. I remember when they used to be at the dollar store! So I made all of my friends scavenge about in their houses til one of them found one... ;) ).

I think you made the right descision, for $40 the glue gun better do the glueing for me.

So I havent gotten much done my daughter has been in cuddle and play with mommy mode. I love it and have a hard time pulling away from her. She starts school in the fall and I realize my time with her is growing shorter.

So I am taking the time she is spending with Daddy to post and then to try to craft today.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on June 23, 2012 01:41:38 PM
Well, that's a slight lie, I found one but it was $40. FOR A HIT GLUE GUN. I remember when they used to be at the dollar store! So I made all of my friends scavenge about in their houses til one of them found one... ;) ).

I think you made the right descision, for $40 the glue gun better do the glueing for me.

So I havent gotten much done my daughter has been in cuddle and play with mommy mode. I love it and have a hard time pulling away from her. She starts school in the fall and I realize my time with her is growing shorter.

So I am taking the time she is spending with Daddy to post and then to try to craft today.

Yes, I could send you a glue gun from across the ocean and it would still be cheaper lol!

Oh Beth, me too, my first DD will be starting in the Fall too. It's bitter sweet. Although I am super excited to go shopping for school supplies! ;)

Somehow I got conned going to the go-cart races today instead of working on things for this swap. I did however snap some pics of fabric and supplies ie my swatches so I can think about things and do some sketches while I am here. Ahem. :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: lanikins on June 23, 2012 05:05:45 PM
I didn't do any sewing today because I went and bought myself a moped...RADNESS!!!!!!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 23, 2012 05:18:45 PM
I didn't do any sewing today because I went and bought myself a moped...RADNESS!!!!!!!


wheeeeeee!!!   FUN!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: averyg on June 24, 2012 10:48:23 AM
Yes, I could send you a glue gun from across the ocean and it would still be cheaper lol!





I think you made the right descision, for $40 the glue gun better do the glueing for me.


You ladies are awesome! As is getting a moped, lanikins!

I didn't finish lanikins poppet yesterday like I was hoping to, his haircut took a lot longer than I had expected, so hopefully I can finish him today- I just have to finish sewing one of his shirts and add snaps to everything else.

OH! And today when I went to get lanikins some obligatory cheesy Canadian things (like maple syrup candies, a stuffed moose that said "Canada" on its belly and things of that nature) I found THE MOST PERFECT THING for her. Seriously, it was just sitting right up the til and all of that cheesy stuff was instantly forgotten- it was like it was fate. ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 24, 2012 11:33:54 AM
(*whispers*  loves maple syrup candies.  ;D)

whelp! this week will be filled with sewing and pinning and more sewing and most likely more pinning and cutting and squeeing and and...busy busy busy!!  

Poppet Binge.  ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: averyg on June 24, 2012 07:03:04 PM
Soooooooooooo close! Just one more snap, 2 little hems, eyelashes and *maybe* another row of hair (I don't want him to look like he has a receding hairline ;) )- *Fingers crossed I can get it mailed out tomorrow or Tuesday*

EDIT: I lied! I just remembered a little accessory I have to make. And now to figure out how to do so... ;)

Anyways, onto the official stuff...

Tomorrow marks ONE WEEK til send-outs! If you think that you will be sending late/ need additional time PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on June 24, 2012 09:46:43 PM
Um, I just saw that 7/1 is a Sunday....
Can we mail on the 2nd? I think that extra day will be enough to send out on time. ;)

omg lanikins, a moped! That IS Rad!

and an update:
- poppet sewn, head done, need to sculpt body. hair picked out, outfit material laid out.
- cupcake cut, sewn, ready to stuff. outfit material options laid out.
- accessories picked out, need to make.
- extras bought.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: warpedhooker on June 25, 2012 05:21:37 AM
Eeek, just found out very important accessory isn't going to arrive in time (runs around room pulling hair out) what to do, what to do???


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: averyg on June 25, 2012 06:05:35 AM
Um, I just saw that 7/1 is a Sunday....
Can we mail on the 2nd? I think that extra day will be enough to send out on time. ;)

omg lanikins, a moped! That IS Rad!

and an update:
- poppet sewn, head done, need to sculpt body. hair picked out, outfit material laid out.
- cupcake cut, sewn, ready to stuff. outfit material options laid out.
- accessories picked out, need to make.
- extras bought.

GAH! I bumped the send-out day back a day from the 31st to the 1st since I thought that the 1st was a Monday. But nope, still one day short... (This is what happens when you assign dates without actually looking at a calendar ;) ).

So yes, SEND-OUTS ARE NOW MONDAY JULY 2ND, 2012 (thanks to puamelia for pointing it out to me)!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: averyg on June 25, 2012 06:06:40 AM
Eeek, just found out very important accessory isn't going to arrive in time (runs around room pulling hair out) what to do, what to do???

Do you know how much longer it will take to get to you? A couple of days after send-outs? Or a couple of weeks?

EDIT: Finished lanikins poppet! And now to find a box for him. Half of the time I think that the hardest part of these swaps is finding a proper box... ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: warpedhooker on June 25, 2012 12:48:33 PM
It looks like it may not come at all.  I'm just going to have to improvise!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on June 25, 2012 01:07:45 PM
Yay! Thanks Avery, looks like I'm going to make it on time!

OHH warpedhooker, sorry to hear that. I changed vendors for eyes because I was worried about timing. But you know what happens with these poppets... improvisation seems to bring out the best in them!

Speaking of which, that epic fail I had has been worked out. Onward!


EDIT: Finished lanikins poppet! And now to find a box for him. Half of the time I think that the hardest part of these swaps is finding a proper box... ;)

Ahehehe! Most times I craft for the flat rate box. This time, I might have the same problem as you...


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: lanikins on June 25, 2012 01:23:29 PM
EDIT: Finished lanikins poppet! And now to find a box for him. Half of the time I think that the hardest part of these swaps is finding a proper box... ;)

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! 

sorry, *ahem*...i usually kind of make my own boxes for shipping.  i admit...i have an online shopping problem, so i have TONS of boxes to cut up and reconstruct to make my own.  :)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on June 25, 2012 04:28:49 PM
Ok so I have hair, stuffed and assembled both cupcakes, and a wig base on the poppet, she is stuffed and waiting to be assembled. Clothing material set aside for all dolls, Now on to creating hair and style for poppet, and drafting the patterns for the clothes. Also thought of an accessory that the poppet will need now to figure out how to make.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 1st, 2012)
Post by: averyg on June 25, 2012 07:34:01 PM


Ahehehe! Most times I craft for the flat rate box. This time, I might have the same problem as you...

When I get to the States I do as well! I *had* the most perfect box (it's actually the box that I sent your Alice poppet in, then you sent it back to me with my amazing sea goddess poppet. I then sent a poppet to someone else using the same box and I got it back- this box has been AROUND ;) )- but when I went to go get it today I noticed that someone ripped three of the flaps off. GRRRRRRR! ;)


sorry, *ahem*...i usually kind of make my own boxes for shipping.  i admit...i have an online shopping problem, so i have TONS of boxes to cut up and reconstruct to make my own.  :)

BAHAHAHA! At least some good comes out of your addiction (* something good aside from what I am sure are awesome products ;) ).

It's crazy though, you would think that I could find *at least* one box- after all my parents own a store and we get weekly shipments in/ each iof the shipments comes in a bajillion little boxes. But no, my dad, being the impatient person/ neat freak that he is, has to throw each box out ASAP  ::)

EDIT: Found a box and SENT! It's a *slightly* embarrassing box- I'm sure that if lanikins mailman is a man that he will vastly enjoy carrying it around. Not! ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 2nd, 2012)
Post by: Sharalee on June 26, 2012 05:20:11 PM
I've been sewing & cutting out things, so have been very busy!!  ;)  Sounds like everyone has been busy, busy sewing & other things too!!  :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 2nd, 2012)
Post by: averyg on June 26, 2012 05:32:05 PM
Just wanted to update y'all for the weekly check-ins. If your name is crossed off it means that you checked in at some point during that week!

May 31- June 6
puamelia
beth8144
averyg
lanikins
SunflowerSmiles
Sharalee

warpedhooker
IsikkahJai

June 7- June 13
puamelia
beth8144
averyg
lanikins
SunflowerSmiles
Sharalee
warpedhooker
IsikkahJai


June 14-20
puamelia
beth8144
averyg
lanikins
SunflowerSmiles
Sharalee
warpedhooker
IsikkahJai


June 21-June 27
puamelia
beth8144
averyg
lanikins
SunflowerSmiles
Sharalee
warpedhooker
IsikkahJai


June 28-July 3
puamelia
beth8144
averyg
lanikins
SunflowerSmiles

Sharalee
warpedhooker
IsikkahJai


Y'all have been really amazing- thanks so much, it makes my job a heck of a lot less stressful! :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 2nd, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on June 26, 2012 11:50:34 PM
Wow, somehow I missed one week, by a day! sorry about that!  Avery, you are as always a wonderful organizer and active thread participant. Love ya!

Well, I am proud to say that the cupcake for Beth's daughter is done. Also, my older daughter made something to go with it. :D Very cool!

So one more thing, then back to the poppet. She is a bit fussy... can't decide what she wants to wear. Just like my kids - wish she would just wear what I picked out! grr!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 2nd, 2012)
Post by: averyg on June 27, 2012 05:54:29 AM
Wow, somehow I missed one week, by a day! sorry about that!  Avery, you are as always a wonderful organizer and active thread participant. Love ya!

So worries Su! I trust 'ya! ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 2nd, 2012)
Post by: warpedhooker on June 27, 2012 09:09:16 AM
Ak!  I can't believe I missed the very first week!  Um, I don't suppose two posts on the 30th count does it?   ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 2nd, 2012)
Post by: averyg on June 27, 2012 09:15:08 AM
Ak!  I can't believe I missed the very first week!  Um, I don't suppose two posts on the 30th count does it?   ;D

No worries! It really won't make any of an impact- had you missed say three or four check-ins, then we would have had a problem. ;)

It's more so for me for after send-out dates. I have found that after the send-out date people start to really slack on the checking it, which is still necessary. I'd much prefer to get a PM which says, "Oh hey! I received my poppet." rather than having to find out myself by looking in the gallery/ trying to determine who made the zombie pirate poppet versus who made the zombie ballerina poppet. ;)

Seriously though, you ladies may just be the chattiest bunch I have encountered while organizing these swaps. ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 2nd, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on June 27, 2012 10:20:19 AM
Thanks Av! I like chatty.... it keeps me going. I turn on the computer every morning to see if anyone posted lol!
And now that you've sent, is there a gallery going up? And btw, is the box pink, or previously "feminine"? Curious to see it now! :)

@warpedhooker - I know how you feel lol!

off to have some coffee...


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 2nd, 2012)
Post by: IsikkahJai on June 27, 2012 10:48:49 AM
Hee hee.. Me too Pua. As soon as my daughter goes off to school I'm on the computer checking all my swap threads and messages  :D Then I either play my MMORPG for a bit or craft while it's quiet and the other munchkin isn't around to distract me :)

Poppet-wise I have the limbs stuffed and the head complete but that's about it :P I've been doing a heck of a lot of TINY poppets for my Sweat Shoppe and my fingers hurt from threading so many limbs in one day :( Had to take a break :P


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 2nd, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on June 27, 2012 10:55:30 AM
Wow Isi, how many do you have to make?

I have come to the conclusion that I did not spin nearly enough yarn for the poppet's hair. And I am out of fiber. *sigh* There has GOT to be something complementary here in one of these yarn boxes....


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 2nd, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on June 27, 2012 08:15:35 PM
Well, I am proud to say that the cupcake for Beth's daughter is done. Also, my older daughter made something to go with it. :D Very cool!

So one more thing, then back to the poppet. She is a bit fussy... can't decide what she wants to wear. Just like my kids - wish she would just wear what I picked out! grr!

Pua I know what you mean your poppet was set to to one thing, then she descided she wanted to be somrthing tottaly different. She even wanted different hair. So now I am finalizing her hair do, and then on to her outfit.

Both cupcakes put together and clothes made just need to put on the closures. /hoping to finish up tmrw.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 2nd, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 28, 2012 09:08:44 AM
had a total fail yesterday and had me in tears. UGH! some of those disappearing pens...don't disappear, even after nearly soaking it. Mad as a wet hen, I was.

But!!! onward!!!!  pfted but onward!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 2nd, 2012)
Post by: lanikins on June 28, 2012 09:17:43 AM
oh the world of poppeting, sigh...i've hit so many dang walls, that it is going to be a real race to the finish line this weekend.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 2nd, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on June 28, 2012 10:50:40 AM
Lanikins, Boo for walls!!
Beth, glad the poppet finally made a decision.
Sunflower, no! those pens make me nervous, so I just use a pattern and a fine sharpie, then I stay outside the lines lol!

And I believe I have found a suitable "hair" mix AND she picked out some eyelashes. So the poppet needs assembly and the dreaded hair and eyelids procedures. Then it's one more swap piece. I'll be begging for sleep on Monday while I am sending out! :P


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 2nd, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 28, 2012 12:35:23 PM

Sunflower, no! those pens make me nervous, so I just use a pattern and a fine sharpie, then I stay outside the lines lol!

Great idea!  Yeah..won't be using those again anytime soon. Yipes! Word to the peeps...just because it disappears when water hits it...doesn't mean it'll stay. Like magic...it disappears and like magic it REAPPEARS!!!  ugh.



 So the poppet needs assembly and the dreaded hair and eyelids procedures.

Pua! LOL!  "Calling Dr. Pua.... your next plastic surgery patient is prepped in OR" :D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 2nd, 2012)
Post by: averyg on June 28, 2012 03:48:49 PM
Please check your PMs ladies!

I have extended send-outs from Monday July 2nd to Monday July 9th!

Hopefully that will allow people more time to work on their poppet/ keep them from ripping either their poppets hair out, or their own. ;)

And I should make note- Because I am extending send-outs I REALLY expect you to not send later than July 9th.

Thanks for your cooperation!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on June 28, 2012 04:53:22 PM
So excited to fund out sendouts extended. I got the poppet assembled today and the out fit mostly finished after 3 attempts. and now she is requesting one more item to make her outfit work. So I am happy to oblige now that there is time.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 28, 2012 07:14:51 PM
Yay!!! *happy dance*   Extended time helps so much!

 


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: IsikkahJai on June 29, 2012 07:09:19 AM
YES!! THANK YOU AVERYG!!!!!!!!!  July 9 is definitely do-able for me.  ;)

Wow Isi, how many do you have to make?

For the sweat shop I have to do 5 but for extra swaps and personal swaps I'm technically doing 8. Lemme tell ya, just because the poppet is smaller, threading the limbs DOES NOT become easier  :D They're so CUTE though. About the size, head to toe, of my palm. And I've found a way to attach wings but I'm not sure they'll hold up under constant playing wear and tear. May have to switch to fabric and velcro wings. We'll see ^^


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on June 30, 2012 12:54:38 AM
Thank you Avery, now I can get some sleep. Just pulled a 12hr shift at the hospital. LOL! SunflowerSmiles, your surgery joke cracked me up so bad! HAHAHAHAHA!!! And Isi you are a crazy woman/crafting goddess... they sound sooo cute tho, but I find that sometimes, smaller is harder for me. :P Gnite All!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: warpedhooker on June 30, 2012 05:29:06 AM
Ah, yes, the extra time is definitely appreciated!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on June 30, 2012 10:07:48 AM
I agree the smaller the poppet the harder it is to stuff I think.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on July 01, 2012 11:01:33 PM
Had a terrible storm Friday night and had a bad power outage, but we got power back so glad to the heat was terrible even at night. I got some crafting done, but hopeing to finish up once get snaps.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on July 02, 2012 03:07:24 PM
Well, bent my last sewing machine needle yesterday, so have to go out and get more needles. *sigh* Spent the day hand-sewing sporadically.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: lanikins on July 02, 2012 04:14:29 PM
Well, bent my last sewing machine needle yesterday, so have to go out and get more needles. *sigh* Spent the day hand-sewing sporadically.

I've had machine issues too!!! I was using vinyl on another project, and my machine decided it was hungry, and ate it  >:(


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: averyg on July 03, 2012 06:40:17 AM
Well, bent my last sewing machine needle yesterday, so have to go out and get more needles. *sigh* Spent the day hand-sewing sporadically.

I've had machine issues too!!! I was using vinyl on another project, and my machine decided it was hungry, and ate it  >:(

Ate the vinyl? Oh gosh! I thought that my sewing machine was bad for refusing to have the proper tension... NVM! ;)

Anyways, less than one week left til send-outs! I hope that all of your poppets are starting to develop their own little personalities! ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: averyg on July 03, 2012 06:16:53 PM
Here is the updated check-in list!

June 28-July 3
puamelia
beth8144
averyg
lanikins
SunflowerSmiles

Sharalee
warpedhooker
IsikkahJai


July 4- July 10
puamelia
beth8144
averyg
lanikins
SunflowerSmiles
Sharalee
warpedhooker
IsikkahJai

Anyways, I mailed lanikins poppet a week ago today- I don't want to jinx anything, but *fingers crossed* she gets it before this weekend! Or heck, this weekend. Y'all are so lucky to get Saturday mail service!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 03, 2012 08:10:01 PM
Worked all day today on my partners poppilee poppet. I'm so excited for my partner to get her/him! I love it...if I can say so myself? ;D
Now just working on the extra..s.. ;D 
(my partner and I agreed to send extras ;D ;D 8))


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: lanikins on July 03, 2012 09:44:35 PM
Anyways, I mailed lanikins poppet a week ago today- I don't want to jinx anything, but *fingers crossed* she gets it before this weekend! Or heck, this weekend. Y'all are so lucky to get Saturday mail service!

my mailman probably thinks i'm a psycho, paranoid shut-in...every time he comes up to my front porch, i look out of the window like a crazy cat lady, waiting for that package.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: averyg on July 05, 2012 12:13:13 PM
Anyways, I mailed lanikins poppet a week ago today- I don't want to jinx anything, but *fingers crossed* she gets it before this weekend! Or heck, this weekend. Y'all are so lucky to get Saturday mail service!

my mailman probably thinks i'm a psycho, paranoid shut-in...every time he comes up to my front porch, i look out of the window like a crazy cat lady, waiting for that package.

I do that ALL THE TIME when it comes to book! But currently I keep refreshing my Craftster homepage hoping that I have a PM from you saying that you got it... ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: IsikkahJai on July 05, 2012 12:44:23 PM
I just need the clothing and shoes now! YESSSSSSS!  ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on July 05, 2012 01:33:17 PM
Clothing done, now to dress the poppet to get her sent to her home.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: averyg on July 06, 2012 03:44:37 PM
Hi ladies!

Just wanted to let you know that we now... HAVE A GALLERY! Click HERE (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411074.0) to see it!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 06, 2012 10:26:15 PM
yay!!  the gallery is up and can't wait for the poppety goodness to begin! 

Just finishing up a few things and it'll be off on Monday!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on July 06, 2012 10:52:20 PM
Finished everything then relized that the shoes were funky. So I am gonna remake the shoes and send out everything on Monday.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: lanikins on July 07, 2012 01:24:04 PM
i am posting this on my cell phone, because our internet is down.  i have taken pics of my awesome poppet that i received from avery, but can't post them until i get a proper internet connection.

attempt number 3 on the wig for me.  i'm hoping to get everything wrapped up tonight, but with the luck i have had with this poppet, chances are, it is going to come down to the wire.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on July 07, 2012 02:25:55 PM
Yay for the gallery! Can't wait to see what you put in there when your internet goes back up - sorry it's down, thank goodness for phones.

I forgot how finicky these poppets are - Beth sorry you have to redo the shoes, and Lanikins I can't believe you are on #3, but then again you are always the perfectionist.

I was up late last night (DD#1 threw up - yes, the stomach bug hit us again.) and in a fog, I decided to skip the wig for the poppet, stitching straight onto the head. I may have to pull everything out and go back to the wig option - looking a bit sparse. After the hair is done, all I need is eye lids and lashes. The box is waiting, half-packed!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: averyg on July 08, 2012 01:42:33 PM
i am posting this on my cell phone, because our internet is down.  i have taken pics of my awesome poppet that i received from avery, but can't post them until i get a proper internet connection.


The pics I took are somewhat shoddy- what can I say? Photography is not one of my strong crafting abilities ;) So no worries, whenever you can post them is a-okay with us!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: warpedhooker on July 08, 2012 06:23:02 PM
Finishing touches going on.  I have never done a poppet swap, so I'm worried I might not be doing enough.  But since it is a "mini" swap, hopefully, it will be enough.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on July 08, 2012 09:03:20 PM
Ready to take some pics and send out tmrw morning. Love poppet swaps.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 08, 2012 09:18:18 PM
finished up some little details tonight, will be packing up and sending tomorrow! ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: averyg on July 09, 2012 07:17:38 AM
Well ladies, TODAY is the day! Please send me your DC#! OR if you are sending late please let me know in a PM rather than posting it on here!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on July 09, 2012 09:47:59 AM
Frantically finishing up...


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: lanikins on July 09, 2012 09:53:54 AM
i really worked to get my poppet all wrapped up. THEN, after like what seemed like the LONGEST dry heat wave ever...4 days of rain and high humidity (which for denver, humidity is a rarity).  so now, there is a piece that hasn't fully dried, and was still tacky to the touch this morning. i REALLY don't want to send late, because its DONE...its just being uber stubborn.  i might still put it in the box and cross my fingers that it doesn't get damaged on its long journey.
YAY...we have a couple extra days drying time...now for these storms to settle down a bit, lol!!!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 9th, 2012)
Post by: averyg on July 09, 2012 09:55:01 AM
Check your PMs ladies! I have extended send-outs for what I hope is the final time! Send-outs are now WEDNESDAY JULY 11TH!

If you have any questions or concerns please DM me!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 09, 2012 12:04:28 PM
Sent today!!


Avery..thanks for being so patient with us!  It would seem we are all a bunch of perfectionists (I know I am!! ;D)and your patience with the extra time is really awesome!!

It should be a stellar gallery!!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on July 09, 2012 06:52:06 PM
Sent out to puamalia today hope her and her girlies love what I made.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on July 10, 2012 12:26:44 AM
Sent out to puamalia today hope her and her girlies love what I made.
Of course we will!!
Done, will be sending in the morning, after some coffee and some pics.
Hoping these will contribute to a ”stellar gallery”! ;)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: warpedhooker on July 10, 2012 04:23:46 AM
I sent yesterday also, hoping for a warm reception for the little guy.  I can't wait to see the gallery fill up!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: lanikins on July 10, 2012 07:42:37 AM
YAY...no rain or humidity today, so if that tacky piece of the poppet doesn't fully dry, i'm going to start coming up with conspiracy theories ;) AAAAAAAAAAND mr. kins set up an appointment to have someone come and look at our interwebs connection, so i can most likely post pics when i get home from work!!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: IsikkahJai on July 10, 2012 04:01:16 PM
Ohh boy  :D Poor averyg. Thank you for being generous to us poor poppeters whose poppet children have differential ideas on what "deadlines" are :D The extra days help *waves surrender flag"


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: IsikkahJai on July 10, 2012 04:04:09 PM
I sent yesterday also, hoping for a warm reception for the little guy.  I can't wait to see the gallery fill up!

 :o COULD IT BE?!?!! COULD IT POSSIBLY THAT I MIGHT BE GETTING MY FIRST MALE POPPET?  ;) Okay, now I'm EVEN MORE excited than before.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: warpedhooker on July 10, 2012 06:37:23 PM
:o COULD IT BE?!?!! COULD IT POSSIBLY THAT I MIGHT BE GETTING MY FIRST MALE POPPET?  ;) Okay, now I'm EVEN MORE excited than before.

hmmmm....... I'll never tell!!!  ;D


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: averyg on July 10, 2012 07:00:33 PM
Ohh boy  :D Poor averyg. Thank you for being generous to us poor poppeters whose poppet children have differential ideas on what "deadlines" are :D The extra days help *waves surrender flag"

BAHAHAHA! No worries, it's understandable- they truly have personalities of their own!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on July 11, 2012 12:38:05 AM
Bwahahahaha! Love poppet people!

Well, those darn ornery creatures have finally left my house and are off to meet Bethany and the fam. They sure were a big challenge. I'm hoping they hurry and don't get distracted along the way! ;) Thanks again for your kind patience Avery! xo


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: averyg on July 11, 2012 05:17:56 AM
Okay ladies,

TODAY IS THE OFFICIAL LAST DAY TO SEND!

I am still waiting on three of you, so if you could let me know your DC# (or confirmation in the case of lanikins/ international sending) sometime today I would greatly appreciate it!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on July 11, 2012 07:42:01 AM
Why is it when you send out poppets you feel this sence of relief they are on their way and you are done. Then you feel swap anxiety. What is with that.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 11, 2012 08:00:50 AM
Why is it when you send out poppets you feel this sence of relief they are on their way and you are done. Then you feel swap anxiety. What is with that.


UGH!  I hear ya!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on July 11, 2012 11:49:09 AM
Why is it when you send out poppets you feel this sence of relief they are on their way and you are done. Then you feel swap anxiety. What is with that.


UGH!  I hear ya!

mm hmm... I was just telling my friends who saw them before I left that I was relieved to be done, but missing the energy of making them, and soon would be feeling the anxiety of waiting for them to be received.

btw, does anyone else have people thinking you are crazy for blindly sending out without a clue as to what was going to arrive in return on your doorstep? I always get the comment "you're giving THAT AWAY?!" Yes, I have great faith in my poppet peeps!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on July 11, 2012 07:08:31 PM

btw, does anyone else have people thinking you are crazy for blindly sending out without a clue as to what was going to arrive in return on your doorstep? I always get the comment "you're giving THAT AWAY?!" Yes, I have great faith in my poppet peeps!

I did at first, But now they understand and I figure as long as my husband doesnt care no big deal. Besides they think is so cool that I have crafty stuff all over the globe. New Zeland, Australia, Uk, Canada and all over the US. And now soon Hawaii too.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: averyg on July 12, 2012 10:29:12 AM
If IsikkahJai or Sharalee read this- please PM me ASAP!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: IsikkahJai on July 12, 2012 02:46:24 PM
YESSSS! I sent avery!! I JUST got back from the post office! My daughter was super sick yesterday and I couldn't go out  :-[ :'( But it's on it's way ^^
Why is it when you send out poppets you feel this sence of relief they are on their way and you are done. Then you feel swap anxiety. What is with that.


UGH!  I hear ya!

mm hmm... I was just telling my friends who saw them before I left that I was relieved to be done, but missing the energy of making them, and soon would be feeling the anxiety of waiting for them to be received.

btw, does anyone else have people thinking you are crazy for blindly sending out without a clue as to what was going to arrive in return on your doorstep? I always get the comment "you're giving THAT AWAY?!" Yes, I have great faith in my poppet peeps!

Yesss...someone here once said that they know that a poppet is finished when you get tired of looking at it  :D It's exhausting keeping the energy going for such demanding "children"
   As for the blind trust thing that Pua mentioned, I don't really have problems with that. I just have people staring at me with bored glazed-over eyes when I prattle ON and ON about my different swaps and what I sent and received  ::)


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on July 13, 2012 03:34:31 PM
Recieved my package today, but it is addressed to me and my daughter who has a cupcake doll in the package, and she is spending the night with her grandparents. I am so excited to see what is inside, but Will have to wait till tmrw. 


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: averyg on July 13, 2012 03:43:50 PM
Hi ladies!

I just wanted to let you know that I will *hopefully* be updating feedback tomorrow for those of you have sent/ received!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on July 15, 2012 10:37:37 AM
Recieved my package today, but it is addressed to me and my daughter who has a cupcake doll in the package, and she is spending the night with her grandparents. I am so excited to see what is inside, but Will have to wait till tmrw. 
O-pen! O-pen! O-pen!

Well, we received our box yesterday so the Cupcakes Beth made came out to the beach on the North Shore with us all day, then fell exhausted into bed when we got back late last night. Love when friends come to town! Anyway, my newest poppet (LOVE HER!!!) stayed home and stayed clean. Pics soon! THANK YOU BETH!!!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: averyg on July 16, 2012 05:29:32 PM
AHHHHHH! We only have one poppet left to be received (and that's just cuz its international ;) ). I just wanted to thank you ladies for being so awesome! I know that at times I was a bit of a [email protected], so I really appreciate y'all sticking it out with me! ;) Hopefully I'll see y'all next year...

PS. Please check your feedback- if I have failed to update yours yet please let me know!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: beth8144 on July 16, 2012 06:44:19 PM
Posted pics of the amazing package Pua sent us.


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: averyg on July 22, 2012 12:26:04 PM
*DRUM ROLL PLEASE***

And we are officially finished! Please check your feedback and ensure that it says that you have completed the swap!

Thanks again ladies for being so awesome! <3


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on July 22, 2012 01:52:22 PM
Thank YOU!


Title: Re: The Poppet Mini Swap Round Four (SU May 24th-May 31st, Send-Out July 11th, 2012)
Post by: puamelia on July 23, 2012 11:47:47 AM
Thanks Avery! And thanks everyone for a great time! Count me in again next summer lol. ;)