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Topic: My first poppet...A super fantastic Halloween witch!! (IMG HEAVY)  (Read 6790 times)
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« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2009 07:55:17 AM »

I love the hair and boots in particular. Is the hair hand woven? I crochet my own boots for the dolls that I make, did you make her shoes? I've been wanting to try sewing shoes but somehow they never turn out right.

The hair is handwoven but not by me!  LOL.  My mom is a weaver and she has this amazing collection of yarn...some she spun and dyed herself and others she has "collected" over the years.  This one was definitely handwoven though as I had to carefully check for, and pull out little sharp twigs before I finished the hair.

The boots were a pain in the you-know-what.  I had never attempted to really make doll shoes before (except an easy pair of Mary Janes or ballet slippers).  I used a fake leather-like material that could be cut without fraying so I didn't have to worry about hemming anything. I used some of that stiff but not-too-thick felt for the soles to give it some stability. I must confess that my mom had to help me fix the boots because my first version came out so ugly and crazy looking like a deranged bag-lady had made them.  So she helped adjust my pattern and finished them off for me!

« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2009 11:39:08 AM »

I LOVE her!!!

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« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2009 02:56:04 PM »

Just when I think I'm so tired of seeing more poppets, you create this cutie! I love her costume. She's so festive!

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« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2009 09:34:03 PM »

Wow, she really is beautiful!!  Perfect for holloween!  You did an amazing job on her!!  I only hope that my first poppet turns out as good!! 

« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2009 10:04:29 AM »

She's amazing!

I can't wait to see more poppets by you!

And yeah, that hair just rocks. You lucked out finding that and your mom is awesome for letting you have it!

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« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2009 05:08:22 AM »

I am simply be-witched at this adorable poppet.  She couldn't be any cuter!  Great job and I hope to see more.  Keep up the amazing work.  The attention to details is impressive.

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« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2009 07:22:45 PM »

WOW! You did a wonderful job with her, and I love the hair - I was actually thinking of getting some roving and spinning something similar because I wanted some thick poppet hair that didn't cost an arm and a leg!  I'm almost done with my first and you've given me great inspiration!

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« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2009 08:18:51 PM »

She's wonderful.  Your attention to detail is fantastic.  Great job.

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