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« Reply #10230 on: November 05, 2009 04:57:05 AM »

I have a discussion open about the next poppet swap. So far, I'm thinking about starting sign ups November 30-December 6th 2009 and having send-offs February 6th 2010.
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« Reply #10231 on: November 05, 2009 07:09:27 AM »

I have a discussion open about the next poppet swap. So far, I'm thinking about starting sign ups November 30-December 6th 2009 and having send-offs February 6th 2010.
If you made sign ups in January and send-outs in march I could actually participate. But those months it's listed for now are holidays, and then 3 of my 5 siblings have birthdays in January and mom's is in February. I'll go post this in the topic though.
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« Reply #10232 on: November 07, 2009 09:58:32 AM »

I just got 16 pairs of eyelashes! (2 pr are rainbow!) I'll add pictures later!
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« Reply #10233 on: November 07, 2009 03:53:02 PM »

Where, where??? Awesome
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« Reply #10234 on: November 07, 2009 05:51:18 PM »

I got some from Walmart, and some from Kmart.
Next poppet swap, my partner is gonna sooo get some!!
Halloween clearance- the kmart ones, i got for .50 a pair!
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« Reply #10235 on: November 07, 2009 09:59:59 PM »

My mom picked me up some at target. They are super thick and long, but I can trim them down some. She paid $1 a pair! Grin
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« Reply #10236 on: November 08, 2009 06:55:53 PM »

I think my kmart/target/walmart got cleaned out. I saw some nice ones at WM last Mon. but they were still $2, hopefully on wed when I plan to go back they'll be down to at least $1. I picked up 2 pair at KM for $1.25, plain black but they have upper and lower lashes in them.
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« Reply #10237 on: November 08, 2009 09:49:15 PM »

the cheapest lashes i can find in the shops here in Aus are for $4 a pair, and they don't always look crash hot either
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« Reply #10238 on: November 10, 2009 02:01:10 PM »

Oh kay I have been gone for a while and I just love all the new poppet and I am so in love with the lion I want one.
I just need to rant for a minute so you dont have to read i just need to get things out. I have 3 poppets cut out sewn and partly stuffed for like a month now and I cant even touch them because I have been costuming Murder mystery trains. I am so tired I have to finish 4 outfits including 2 outfits that have jacket that are all 40s style for saturday evening and I have been sewing for several days now. Not to mentions that the past 4 show that are about every other week I have had at least one or two costumes to make for several months now. Then my good friend needed two costumes for spirit week at school but didnt get me the fabric till 2 days ahead of time. The other director and his wife (my dad and mom) who act with me are ablivious to all the work and money this takes. I just want to poppet already I  am bursting with ideas and I want to make some for my daughter.
Sorry just ignore me I am just tired and needed to vent sorry everyone.

But for real I want that lion. How did you figure the pattern out?
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« Reply #10239 on: November 10, 2009 02:11:33 PM »

My First poppet was born in November 2007 , and at that time I had trouble with the hair (shown here)
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=105918;sa=showPosts;start=230
as a result her second photo shoot with her poppet left her without hair
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=195129.msg2197234#msg2197234

after reading through this thread I was both happy and sad to realize that I was not alone, but I knew there had to be a better and faster way to accomplish this

I recently completed my third poppet featured on page 1051 and really liked the hair much better than my first poppets, but I still struggled with the methods I used and felt it was too fussy and time consuming, and while I am usually a patient person who lives to craft,lol, some methods just seem to frustrate me,This last time I used the book  and tape method as I didn't have any freezer paper and unfortunately the tape won, for a little while,

 At a recent trip to JoAnn fabrics I came across this book:
Doll Fashionistas: Beautiful Dolls and Ultra-cool Fashions You Create With Needle and Thread  by Ellen Lumpkin Brown
in there she created a loom for making hair wefts, that turned out to really good with just a two step process: wrap and sew

I was inspired to create my own loom based loosely on her idea

 I made this loom out of regular corrugated cardboard and an Axacto  knife with a sharp blade


using packing tape I sealed the two edges running vertical to the sewing guide to aid in removing the yarn from the loom after sewing, just make sure you save the guide piece you cut out you will need it during the wrapping process
The finished loom, simple, huh?


to use: replaced the sewing guide piece so you have a solid piece of cardboard,this will keep you from bending the cardboard as you wrap, ensuring your wefts are the same length as when you started wrapping, Begin by first tying your yarn around loom as shown about 1/2" down from the top of the sewing guide (held as shown in the first diagram)


start wrapping the yarn firmly but not tightly until you get to the bottom of the loom and tie your yarn at one edge of the loom


carefully slide out the sewing guide piece to sew your weft begin at the closed end of the sewing guide and sew in the sewing guide channel to the open end of the guide

 after sewing your weft this is what it will look like


carefully remove the yarn from the loom

fold weft in half at thread line and sewing 1/4" from your folded edge



The finished weft measures 6" length-
you can vary the fullness of your wefts by varying how closely you wrap the yarn- closer together will result in thicker hair, a little space between your hair will be thinner, allow the yarn you use and the look your after to decide how to wrap

 if you desire longer or shorter hair you can make a larger or smaller loom just make sure your sewing guide is 1" wide to accommodate your sewing foot

with this method I wrapped and sewed my hair weft in less than 5 minutes
I hope this helps anyone who has struggled with hair, If you have any questions feel free to ask, I'd only be too happy to help





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