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61  Funky Marie Antoinoppet in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Artisan82 on: March 18, 2008 07:34:47 PM
Here's my gal - she's inspired by Marie Antoinette.  I was inspired by Kirsten Dunst's character in the Sofia Copola movie...

Her earings and necklace are snipped from a pair of chandalier earings that had broke.

I'm not a great sewer, and I knew I wanted my poppet to have a very detailed, colourful corset, so I fitted her for a sculpey corset...

Her skirt is very simple white fabric with a bright pink sheer overlay.  The "pannier" is some purple fabric I had left over from a Halloween costume.

This challange was such great fun and I love seeing everybody's contribution!!!
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62  Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along in Craftalongs by Artisan82 on: March 07, 2008 08:50:43 PM
Here's Marie Antoinette's new head!  This is much closer to what I was hoping for  Grin.

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63  Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along in Craftalongs by Artisan82 on: March 06, 2008 05:30:09 PM
Here's the Marie Antoinette (Antoinoppet) head on a stick.... Not sure how I feel about her.  I like the hair lots, but not sure that I love her head/ face shape... dunno... this is the second head I've made for her.  I just want a poppet with a nice smooth face.
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64  Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along in Craftalongs by Artisan82 on: March 02, 2008 03:01:40 PM
Here's the recipient of the poppet wig posted above: Beatrice the bedtime bookworm poppet.  Beatrice likes to stay in bed snuggled up with a good book.

Here's her thread:
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65  Beatrice the book-loving poppet! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Artisan82 on: March 02, 2008 02:58:31 PM
Here's my new poppet, Beatrice - she likes to stay in bed in her pyjamas with a good book!

When she can be coaxed out from under the covers, you can see she has a very cozy handstiched fleece robe and heart-print pyjamas (all hand blanket stiched - thank-you-very-much!)

And Beatrice will be sure not to let us forget her crocheted bunny slippers!

And of course; this little bookworm needs a good pair of reading glasses, and a poppet-sized story book.

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66  Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along in Craftalongs by Artisan82 on: February 23, 2008 07:27:05 PM
i'm working on a new poppet, and this is how I did my hair.  It takes a while, but I like it because it doesn't leave any major bald spots - so you can do pigtails, ponytails, whatever.  I used Bernat Cool Crochet in chocolate... I've done this with worsted weight yarn, but you have to space out your hairs more, or you will end up with one thick wig.
Here are the steps:

Start with a netted bag - like this one...

Cut the bag such that you can make a little cap for your poppet head (Note that this poppet head was later destroyed by my 5 month old Shiba Inu puppy and I had to make another this afternoon).

Use a crochet hook to loop your lengths of yarn into the strands of the netting like this:

Continue on and on until you get a poppet wig that looks like this:

Then stitch that wig to your poppet's head.  I used the same cotton as I used for the hair to stitch on the wig so that I could hide the white netting with my stitches.  Final wig-on-head picture is top secret until she's done!

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67  Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along in Craftalongs by Artisan82 on: January 26, 2008 11:25:05 AM
Kay, I'm glad the seam allowances are a hit.  AutoCAD does rock.  I find it's really easy to draft patterns because you can measure, mirror, and fix things with just a few clicks. Speaking of which, I modified the CAD drawing from the original pattern to make a racoon pattern.  So, here he is - Bruce the Racoon!

He's made of plain old dollar store felt and faux fur from Fabricland (regular $34.99 per meter on SALE for $10 per meter!).
Mods to the original pattern include: widening the face and the hips, shortening the legs, and adding fingers and toes.
I think this pattern would be suitable for a fox (in red or oranged coloured fabric) so that might be my next one.

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68  Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along in Craftalongs by Artisan82 on: January 04, 2008 09:16:59 AM
Okay, ghilie: I have got a question for ya - I love the new poppet head and I've noticed that my poppet heads never come out round like yours.  It seems that there are some others out there having the same results (I'm not going to call it a "problem" because I think this is part of the wonderfulness that makes a Poppet a Poppet).  How do I get a more round head like yours, and a head that has less full jowls, such as the ones pictured?  I love my Snowflake's jowls, but I'l like to try one that looks a little more petite.
Any tips are much appreciated.
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69  Winter Elf Poppet (From the Poppet Craft-Along!) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Artisan82 on: December 27, 2007 01:36:55 PM
Here's my Poppet from the craft-along.  Her name is Snowflake.  Thanks to Ghilie for the pattern and for all those participating in the craft-along for all the inspiration.

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70  Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along in Craftalongs by Artisan82 on: December 27, 2007 01:28:29 PM
Here's my first FINISHED poppet! She's an elf from the north pole!  I think I'm going to call her Snowflake.

I sewed pipecleaners into her ears so I could get them to bend back so that her hair could be tucked behind her ears and so I could get them to curl over slightly at the top.

There's a few more pics here:

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