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« on: June 18, 2011 02:14:57 AM »

I finished. I love her. I didn't want to send her away, but alas, it wasn't meant to be. She was for the Mini Poppet Swap 3.

Presenting Briar Rose, aka Sleeping Beauty. She is an actual poppet, with tail, but sans ears and completely no needle sculpting... anywhere. The jointing is weak, but like a salt shaker if you stand her up exactly right she will stand up! Her hair is wool locks in a pale blond with some darker blonde highlights. Each lock is needle felted into her head. Her eyes are hand-painted in dark metallic blue and metallic rust orange with ice blue streaks. I used large eyes and made her eyelids low for that sleepy look.

She wears a removable headband (wired inside to keep form) with a tiny flower and a gibbous inspired dressing gown. The gown is tied at her arms and waist with deep purple satin ribbon. I put in godets in velvet and satin, and also used pieces of lace. Here is the back of her dress:

The vines are rattail in a shiny moss color which is hand-couched. Each rose is hand stitched of four different red fabrics: cotton, satin, rayon and velvet. There are a few ribbons stitched in below each rose bud for a leafy effect. Side detail:

At various spots I machine quilted, sometimes in silver, and added a sprinkle of beads too:

She carries her spindle loaded with some undyed wool roving that I spun up..

You can also see her at the Poppet Mini Swap 3 Gallery along with other great poppets: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=381282.msg4536700#msg4536700

Thank you to craftewoman for her post full of clothes patterns that helped me with the basic shape of her dress. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=293606.0
Thank you to ghilie for the amazing poppet pattern. Follow along with the Poppet-along:

Hope you like her! Questions and comments always welcome. Aloha!

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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2011 03:01:13 AM »

Cute! For some reason, she reminds me of Luna Lovegood.
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2011 04:03:46 AM »

Love, love, love the dress.  The roses are such a great idea!

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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2011 05:11:10 AM »

As per usual she is completely breathtaking Susan!
Seriously amazing work! Wink

« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2011 07:43:43 AM »

This is amazing! I've been looking at poppets on Craftster, and this is my favorite I've seen yet! All the detail! And those eyes! Beautiful!

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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2011 08:09:40 AM »

She is so amazing. I love everything about her and am so lucky that she's mine. Thanks so much puamelia for such a wonderful poppet.
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2011 08:28:24 AM »

She is amazing and I love that her dress. She is just so peaceful looking for sure. and her locks are so great.

So many ideas so little time. Will I ever get them all done?
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2011 09:25:09 AM »

What else could I say? Everyone is right!! Cheesy I just love her dress so many details. "Totally Awesome"!!!!!   Wink

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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2011 09:49:33 AM »

She's sooo pretty. Her dress is stunning!  You make the most beautiful eyes and I bet these look sooo incredible in person.  Such wonderful work and one of my most favorite poppets! So romantic Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2011 11:05:13 AM »

Thanks everyone!

Hermione -- I think it must be the hair Wink
Meleriffic -- you are very welcome!

I'll try and throw up an eye tutorial once I find the one I drafted last year. It's similar to another one floating around here on Craftster, but I don't remember where.

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