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51  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / The Poppet Mini Swap (Send-outs July 11th) on: May 28, 2009 03:52:52 PM

Swap name: The Poppet Mini Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: averyg and amigurl55
Sign-up date range: May 28th-June 11th 2009
Date to send item by: July 11th, 2009

Limited to a certain number of people? (Optional): 26
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
If so, which country?

Age requirement? 13+

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

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 13 years old: YES

Details of swap:

In this swap you will just be crafting one completed and clothed ( if applicable) poppet for your partner. If you want the poppet pattern, PM ghilie with your email address and as always, check out the poppet along at https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.0. As I 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!

1. Flakers will not be tolerated.
2. DC #s are required when shipping. In the case of international shipping, keep the copy of your shipping receipt.
3. It is required that you post once a week in the thread to keep both your partner and myself in the loop as to where your poppeting is/ to know that you are still alive in the world of poppets.

When you sent averyg AND amigurl55 a PM, please label it as Poppet Mini Swap Approval/ Sent/ Received/ etc.

If you want to participate, send this information to the organizers:
Name of swap: Poppet Mini Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)

What crafts are you most interested in and what crafts do you feel most comfortable in/ are the most skillful 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 for your partner(ie. a specific themed poppet, boobie poppet, mini poppet and so forth)?

Information about yourself for your partner:

Do you have any allergies?
Do you live in a smoking household or a household with pets that may affect a partner with an allergy to either?
Favorite colors:
Least favorite colors:
Do you have a wist? Please provide your partner with it if so.


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

1. averyg                     (organizer)
2. amigurl55                  (co-organizer)
3. blue_lalita                 *WELCOME! first time swapper*
4. lovesclutter               *WELCOME! first time swapper*
5. KimD                        *WELCOME! first time swapper*
6. SilverWing
7. ghilie
8. ClonedBravo
9. elwynceltic  
10. PirateColey
11. littlezo                    *WELCOME! first time swapper*
12. rasita                     *WELCOME! first time swapper*
13. sewhappysue
14. Riechan
15. GlassSpider
16. craftewoman
17. aquasnow
18. Silvren                    *WELCOME! first time swapper*
19. twistedbeader
20. Seraphina_de_Sangre
21. Wildfyre
22. CartoonJunkie
23. kmichele_craftyfae    *WELCOME! first time swapper*
24. hotgluegert  
25. panda
52  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / I will learn how to make poppets other than fairies... Eventually... ;) on: May 19, 2009 04:30:47 PM
So of course, here is another fairy poppet (big surprise- I know Wink ). My church asked congregation members for items to put into the silent auction and I figured that she (and another poppet that I made) would be great, especially for the little girls in my Sunday school class who love to play fairies and princesses and such. 

I know that she is very similar to all of my other poppets... I just love making fairies/ fantastical creatures so much though! I found some really great tye-dyed purple/blue felt at Hobby Lobby when I visited the States last week, and I used that for the top of the dress and I also used the blue florally dye-cut-ish felt thing that I found in the scrapbook section of a local store that I also used on my mer-fairy also on top of the dress. AND of course the bottom of the dress consists of felt flower petals...

The colouring is really washed out in these pictures, everything is really, really bright though.

Poppet along thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.9270


Oh yeah... PSSSTTTTT... Check out https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=305616.0 for a discussion about a poppet mini swap!
53  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Anyone interested in a poppet mini swap? on: May 19, 2009 08:18:17 AM
I know that there is a larger poppet swap that is already hosted by Nezbutt, but I was just wondering if anyone would be interested in participating in a poppet swap, where as opposed to sending/ receiving one large item, one medium item, and 2-3 small items, participants just received one completed and clothed regular sized poppet from their partner (so one large item). From my Craftster research, I don't think that there has been a poppet mini swap before, but please, correct me if I am wrong.

Not only would just sending/ receiving one poppet be easier time wise, but it would also be easier if you already have all of the poppet supplies you need, it would be more inexpensive as opposed to a 8+ point swap, and just overall easier (in my opinion) than sending an much larger package. Also, I think that lately there has been an even larger surge of new poppeters in the world of Craftster who were not able to participate in the last larger poppet swap, so newcomers would definently be welcome.

If there is enough interest I think that we should go forward with this swap.

As always here is the poppet along link: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.0

And if this swap were to occur, when would it be best time for everyone (ie. end of May, early June, etc.)?


EDIT: to fully clarify.

I know other swaps, for example the Twilight swap has a full 14 point swap and it is just called "The Twilight Swap", but it also has a smaller swap consisting of 5 points called "The Twilight Mini Swap", therefore I thought that this would be considered the mini swap version of the "I Love My Poppet Swap" SO... you make a normal sized poppet for your partner (unless otherwise decided between the two of you) and you do not have to send other supplies or so forth, like you do with the larger swap.
54  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Another Fairy Poppet on: May 01, 2009 02:46:43 PM
So I am obsessed... Like really, really obsessed. I think that I worked on poppets more than I studied for my final first year university exams... Oops. But alas, my obsession is about to dwindle (not if I can help it though) because tomorrow I start workng full time (at a chocolate store though both making and selling chocolate,  therefore hopefully fulfilling my crafty need side).

Anyways, here is my latest little gal, again her outfit is made of felt and the same style of dresses I have been making lately (I suppose if I were a fashion designer- which I no way am- this would be my signature look Wink), the top of her dress is made from little sparkly butterflies and flowers and as I hot glued them I no longer have a finger print on my thumb from burning myself so much.

Her head isn't so tilt-y looking in real life as it looks in this picture (and there is a random curly piece of hair that isn't actually there).

And all of the little butterflies and flowers used on her dress (because they all came in a package, I used all of the whites, pinks and purples, so now I have to figure out what to do with all of the blues, yellows and greens)

Anyways, comments and criticism always welcome

Of course here is the link to the poppet along (thanks ghilie!): https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.9040
55  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / 2 Fantastical Creature Poppets for the Price of 1 (Picture Heavy)! on: April 29, 2009 11:11:40 AM
So, it is true... I am obsessed with poppets. I have 3 done now and 4(?) on the go. Anyways, here are my 2 latest gals. Both are fairy-is, sprite-ish, mermaid-ish-ness (I also have an obsession with fantasy). I always seem to take their hair-do inspiration from whatever my little sister wears for the day Smiley.

Here is the mer-fairy, you may remember her just as a head from here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=302028.0 (she could not decide for the life of her if she wanted to be a mermaid or a fairy, so together we came up with her dress bottom which could either consist of leaves or scales. The bodice of her dress is made from this crazy pucnhed-out felt scrapbooking ribbon that I found (actually both of them are entirely clothed in felt). She has a tiny necklace and bracelet set.

Dress bodice close-up:

Face close-up:

And this little missy is somewhat of a forest or wildflower sprite. Her skirt also consists of leaves and she is decked out in flowers.

Face close-up:

And here are the two besties together:

I am finally feeling like I am making progress with my poppet technique. I am doing better with sewing their heads on (I got a curved needle to help me) and I think that the darker head is the best I have made to date.

And of course here is the link to the poppet along: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.9000 (thanks ghilie!)
56  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Ugh... finally a finished poppet out of me! on: April 21, 2009 05:53:14 PM
So I have been stalking poppets for quite a long time. I wanted one for soooo long, so I was so excited when Silverwing claimed me for one in the OWS43, and sent me the most gorgeous poppet ever (still my favourite). So I just knew that I had to hop on the poppet bandwagon, so a couple of weeks ago I went out and bought a sewing machine (I had been handsewing everything for a relly long time). So I had the poppet pattern (thanks ghillie!) and the sewing machine sitting around for a couple of weeks without any action... until I bought some weird cheap fabric made of unknown contents to test my skill, and let me tell you I felt like a serial killer with a box full of different poppet body parts, just sitting there. So I took the initiative to go out and get some real fabric but would you believe that I was unable to find alova suede anywhere?!? I got lots of weird looks at all of the fabric stores I went to, so I was stuck with velour, with I was kinda mad about, but now with working with it, I love it. And would you believe that I could not ind safety eyes anywhere in Canada either? Thank goodness for Hobby Lobby and my dad travelling to the States a couple of times a week for business... Anyways, I made a bunch of good poppet bodies, without any heads, but today I thought that I should take the initiative to make the gals some heads before I started anymore bodies. I have some difficulties sewing the head by machine, so I handsew the front part and back part together. Anyways, enough rambling... Here are my poppets (some still in parts... until tomorrow that is).

In a dress I whipped together less than a hour ago...

They all turn out a lot taller than I expected, just more to love I suppose Smiley

A more detailed picture of her hair texture (sorry it is blurry):

And here is the next poppet that I am working on (she just needs a body). She can't decide if she wants to be a fairy or a mermaid (that is why she looks kinda sad), so for now she is a fermaid or a mer-ry.

And here are the next couple of bodies/ poppets I am working on...

I find that I like making the bodies, sewing them, stuffing them and jointing them more than I like to clothe them and give them hair and eyes and such... I dunno why... Also, I personally sometimes find that I like mine more without hair, but some members in my family think that it creepy. And luckily I think that I have enough fabric to get at least 10 more poppets... which is good since I just finished my first year of university (yesterday!) and have nothing to do, so I suppose you can expect a lot more poppets (plus without any distraction but TV I can crank out 2 (nude ones without any clothes or hair) a day.

And here is the link to the Poppet Along: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.0
57  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Green Man Stained Glass on: February 19, 2009 04:07:12 PM
I have always been in awe of stained glass and last year in my final year of high school I decided to try my hand at stained glass making. For the entire year I picked the theme of the green man, and therefore that is what my glass piece is. I had so much fun making this, it is one of my favourite pieces ever, though I cut my hands so much making it and burnt myself quite a bit also...

After making it I noticed that the eye holes are unevenand there is something wonky with the mouth... but I still heart it...

58  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Girl in a Hijab Oil Painting on: February 19, 2009 04:00:55 PM
Last year during my last year at high school I was enrolled in art and for the entire year I boycotted paint... I hated it so much, it would never work for me and well, I gave up on it. In November-ish my parents went to France and they brought me back oil paint, which I had never used before and was superbly intimidated to, but I couldn't not use it, so over the Christmas break I experimented with it, and this is my second favourite piece that I did (the first being my Volturi)... It is an oil painting og a Girl in a Hijab (creative name in the title, I know)...

Anyways, I had a lot of fun painting this and know I am nto so much afraid of oil painting...

59  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Volturi (Twilight) Oil Painting on: February 19, 2009 03:52:54 PM
Okay, so like millions out there I am a hufe Twilight fan and therefore I decided to express my love by making an oil painting of a member of the creepy Volturi clan.

For those of you who are not familiar with Twilight, the main characters of Twilight, the Cullens are 'vegetarians', they only consume the blood of animals, whereas a family known as the Volturi consume human blood. Both the Cullen and the Volturi families are kidna rare because they have so many vampires living amongst one another, and quite a few members of both families have special abilities. The Volturi are described as the vampire royal family living in Italy, in deep dark tunnels underground. They have red eyes, until the Cullens who have topaz eyes (due to their diet) and the Volturi wear black cloaks. I decided to change the colour of the cloak...

And anyways, here it is (with a weird camera glare in the picture):

PS. I really recommend Twilight to whoever hasn't read it.
60  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Monster Bags (Updated with better pictures)!!! on: January 29, 2009 05:56:25 PM
So this is technically my first craft post here on Craftster, so I am pretty excited. I have been working on these little guys for almost one month. I have made 5 small clutches and 5 messenger bags, and one super large bag, and one Ipod/ blackberry case and I still have tons of fun fur (the pictures shown are of the small clutch and the messenger bag)!

I kinda broke my mom's sewing machine over the summer so I have been hand sewing everything.

Because these bags are very fun and whimsical, I wanted the inside of the bag to almost be fun, so I lined the bags in a cute purple and green brush cotton plaid pattern.

So I hope that you enjoy my little crafts...

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