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Make It: Love Bug Finger Puppets

Published on January 31, 2013 in Sewing

I need to take my sewing machine in for service. Unfortunately, that means I’ll be without it for a few days. So I was digging around in my sewing room trying to figure out what I can do while it’s gone… since I use it almost every day! I came across this little finger puppet

 
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Wordless Wednesday

 
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Tips, Tricks and Tools: Steampunk Softies Book Review

I’m interested in the Steampunk genre. So is DD1, who is busy making steampunk style costumes. I’ve had this book on my shelves for a while, even though I haven’t actually made anything from it… yet! The book is Steampunk Softies: Scientifically-Minded Dolls from a Past That Never Was, by Sarah Skeate and Nicola Tedman.

 
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What’s For Dinner: Squilly

It’s cold outside. Cold and windy! There’s snow on the ground, ice on the roads, and it’s still coming down. Well, maybe not where I live, but winter comfort food is what we all tend to want this time of year. So this is what we had for dinner last night. We call this “Squilly”,

 
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Make It: Doll Pattern Evolution

I’ve been working on a pattern for a small doll for a few years. Here’s where it’s at. The oldest version is on the left. I made it a few years ago, and wasn’t happy with it for several reasons. First of all, I didn’t like the feet. And the head had both good and

 
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A Gift: Baby Poppet Doll

Published on January 11, 2013 in Poppet, Sewing

Isn’t this just adorable? She is a little, baby poppet doll! I received her in exchange for Sasha, which I showed you yesterday! This is what she looks like from the back. I think she’s the cutest thing ever! Here she is with a ruler, so you can see what size she is. Best of

 
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Make It: Sasha, Elf Poppet Doll

Published on January 10, 2013 in Poppet, Sewing

I would like to introduce you to Sasha! She is an elf poppet doll made from my adaptation of ghilie’s “My Pretty Poppet” pattern, combined with craftewoman’s Elenore poppet pattern. Sasha’s Story Sasha is a “mutant” elf. That means that she is a cross between two different elf tribes. In this case, she is part

 
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Wednesday: Wordless

 
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Update: Mystery Poppet Project

Published on January 8, 2013 in Poppet, Sewing

Although I haven’t posted about it in a while, I’m still working on the Mystery Poppet Project! You may remember the previous post, where I had all of the body parts ready to stuff and string? Well, I have her put together! She doesn’t have her eyelashes or wig yet. I usually put the eyelashes

 
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What’s For Dinner: Berry Delish Salad

It’s flu season. Where I live, it isn’t really bad yet, but I saw a report on the news the other day that said it has hit some other areas pretty hard. While just about everyone gets the flu once in a while, the best way to get over it quickly is to make sure

 
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