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11  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Here Be Dragons (New Pic!) on: January 24, 2009 07:47:20 AM
I remember being in love with your first dragon, the blue one. I bookmarked the page and visited often to drool over it.  This one definitely looks more refined though. They are both so lovely.

I would love a copy of the pattern, if your still offering it.
12  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Azura the Poppet (Picture Heavy) on: January 24, 2009 07:43:14 AM
the topstiching is actually to hold the pipe-cleaner in place (as well as looking cute) since i made her ears poseable as well as her tail.
13  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along on: January 23, 2009 12:33:52 PM
I made Azura a while back but finally decided to post her.


You can find the rest of her pictures and a description of what I did at https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=288701.0
14  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Azura the Poppet (Picture Heavy) on: January 23, 2009 12:31:29 PM
I made Azura a while back, but while I was on today I got inspired to actually post the pictures of her.

I made her for my best friend. Eventually I plan on making Viola, Azura's twin sister, for myself, but right now life is a little hectic.

Azura was made using Ghile's Poppet Pattern, using the suggested moleskin fabric. I sewed the pieces and turned. I stuffed (and stuffed and stuffed) and button jointed (holy cow, i needed a huge needle...).   I gave her some beautiful blue 15mm safety eyes purchased from http://www.suncatchereyes.net/. She has eyelids and eye lashes glued onto the safety eyes. Her hair was wefted and applied according to this tutorial https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=195129.msg2102625#msg2102625.  Her ears have little wrinkles on them.  Her tail is poseable. Her hair is made of this wonderful soft fluffy yarn, but the ends had to be tied in knots to keep them from unraveling. I kinda liked the effect. Her dress is made using this the patterns sent to the Poppet List. She can stand on her own.


Azura's cute wrinkled ears

Azura's Hand

Azura sitting (you can see her feet and tail)

Azura's long hair (she can stand on her own)
15  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / 2008 Christmas Journals (Very Picture Heavy) on: January 22, 2009 05:22:18 PM
In my family, all the women over the age of 18 do a Christmas Present Swap. In the swap, instead of trying to think up a unique idea for each person, you come up with a single idea and create a bunch of that one idea using different colors for each rendition. Since I've done a few journals before I thought that would be a fun and easy thing to make a bunch of different colors of the same sort of thing.

Boy was I wrong! There are currently about 12 people participating in the swap and it was a struggle to come up with that many unique cover decorations. I worked until Christmas morning (cutting it a little close...) but i was successful!!

They are all made with the Coptic Binding Stitch, using book binding needles (which have dull points) and waxed cord. I used an awl to punch the holes for the binding.  I created the pages in a program called Freehand MX and printed them on computer paper and cut them in half "hamburger" style.  The fabrics were remnants of other projects and the decorations were mostly purchased at Michael's. The inner covers were all cut out from scrapbooking supply books. I stiched them with 6 signatures (sections) of 6 sheets of paper each, this gave them the desired "balanced" look. Each one was signed and stamped.

The first journal: The Denim Heart Journal

The Japanese Blossom Journal

The Leather Journal

The Purple Flower Journal (for an Aunt who loves purple)

The White Journal

The Orchid Journal

The Holly Berries Journal

The Skull & Crossbones Journal (for a younger cousin who just got into the swap)

The Elegant Grey Journal

The Elegant Black Journal

The Blue & Brown Hearts Journal

The Owl Journal

Group Photo!

Each one was signed and stamped
16  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along on: February 28, 2008 11:59:44 AM
I have just recieved my jointing button, (YAY!) and i can see how they are supposed to work for the outside of the boy, but are we supposed to put the metal plate in place even if we are ticking inside the body?

17  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along on: February 19, 2008 03:50:07 AM
Yay! I don't have any TV either! Haha. We were going to get some but there's only one company available in my area so they kinda have a racket going on, they charge like $70/month for the basic cable package, so we just decided that it wasn't that important.
18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along on: February 18, 2008 12:46:07 PM
funkysockmonkey, you should totally call the pink one "Cotton Candy", that's what she reminds me of!  Grin
19  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along on: February 17, 2008 01:28:43 PM
So I finally got time to go to Wally World. I made out better than i thought i would!  I've got skin, and hair for them both, eyelashes, stuffing, and tissue paper for the hair wefts.  So all i have to order online is the Dritz half ball cover buttons, the doll big needles and the doll eyes.  But at least I have enough to get started. Yay!
20  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along on: February 15, 2008 10:08:44 AM
I just got the pattern a few days ago (Much thanks and Love toward Ghilie) but since the only thing in a hundred miles even approaching a craft store is the local Wally World, I'm a little worried about finding all (read "any") of the supplies necessary for these adorable twin girls i have in mind.  This will be my first doll so i don't already own any of the needles or anything else that's needed.  I haven't had time to read all the entries (although i looked at all the lovely pictures) so i don't know if this has been asked before, but is there a list of link to the ideal parts being sold online?  This would be greatly helpful.  I'll check out the Wally World this weekend but i fear only meager pickings will be available since they've been slowly phasing out their craft department (after putting the local craft stores out of business, they close their craft department! That just seems spiteful...).  Thanks!
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