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601  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along on: December 19, 2007 09:38:25 AM
I FINALLY found a long enough needle to attach limbs to my poppet body last night! El Cheapo that I am, I never actually bought buttons with shanks - just took some sturdy wire that I had on hand and looped it through a regular flat button and twisted.

I also joined the extremities to the body with extra-limp fishing line - thinner and stronger than floss, and I like that you can melt the knots for extra security.

Oh, and I never use freezer paper (I don't know that I can get it here) - just trace the parts on the back of the cloth with either a very sharp white pencil crayon or by lightly pressing a ballpoint pen.

Now I can work on the fun part - clothes, face, and personality, baby!

Have any other Crafty Canadians been able to find safety eyes? The only eyes I could find were googly eyes at Fabricland.
602  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along on: December 14, 2007 01:33:52 PM
The fibre fill will not burn - the polymer clays are baked at such a low temp that there's no chance that the fibre fill or fabric will ignite (unless you touch the heat element or something). In fact, I use to purposely bake my polymer clay easter eggs on a bed of fibre fill so that I wouldn't get a little flat spot from contact with the baking sheet during curing (sidebar).

I started a poppet with corduroy - it's they grey bunny in-progess on page 12 of this thread) ... I found that the heavier suede lends itself to much smoother legs and arms while the cuorodroy isn't quite thick enough to hide all of the lumps from stuffing.  It's not terrrible - you just don't get that nice smooth look...
603  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along on: December 12, 2007 08:02:06 AM
I MUST make an elf poppet! Brilliant!
604  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Wool Felt Ornaments on: December 11, 2007 09:15:19 AM
The little horse is so perfect!
605  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Wool Felt Ornaments on: November 29, 2007 06:04:05 AM
These are SO cute! I love the little snowflake on the mitten and the owl is brilliant.  I'd be interested in the pattern, if you care to share it.
I'm thinking this would be a great activity to share with my younger cousins - cut the pieces out and assemble a little ornament "kit" for them to make their own.  How rewarding!
606  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: The Finishing Touch...! unique teapot on: November 27, 2007 10:49:12 AM
My vote is for something metallic.  I think a metallic colour would assist in enhancing the structural/ industial shape of your teapot.
It's beautifully made, I'm interested in seeing more of your work!
607  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: little squirrel on: November 23, 2007 05:46:17 AM
I love, love, love this! It would be so cute to have a little colony of squirrels living in a Christmas tree.  I would also be interested in a pattern if you decide to make one.
Love it! Love it! Love it!
608  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along on: November 21, 2007 08:47:05 AM
Poppets are taking over the workd! Ghilie, I can't wait to see your next pattern design! (How will you ever top Poppet!)
609  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / Re: Generations Quasi Scrapbook on: November 10, 2007 09:34:31 AM
I used copies.  I used the computer to shrink them to the size I wanted and to make them black and white.
610  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / Re: Generations Quasi Scrapbook on: November 10, 2007 07:58:49 AM
M Fox - I'm so glad I inspired you to do this! I found the process very theraputic.
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