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 bad points. I liked the elf ears and smile, but the nose was just too much.

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I am making progress on my doll! All of the first sewing is completed, and the parts are cut out. I will be working on it some more today. I like to use 15mm clear plastic “animal eyes” for these dolls. They are the kind with the plastic washer that pushes onto the post on the center back of the eye to hold them in place. They are easy to insert, and hold up well.

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Hmmm… That’s a pile of “stuff”! What will it be? Wait and see! I’m going to be taking some time off between now and January 1 to do some crafting. I will still post some recipes, when I make something new, but I’m going to be doing more crafting than I have been. The picture is a pile of things that I’m going to turn into a new Poppet doll. I have a concept in mind, but I never know how something will actually turn out until it’s done…

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Today’s post has nothing at all to do with food. I thought I would show you a doll I made that was delivered to her owner last week! (Yes, sometimes I do things besides cook! LOL!) Note: This post is image heavy. In addition, there are a couple of pictures of a nude doll below! This is Narin-Ja. She is an Ottoman Elf. All of the Ottoman Elf women are dancers, it is a major part of their tribal affiliation.

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Poppet Doll: Zelda

Please meet Zelda, my second Poppet Doll! This time, I decided to use the Elenore pattern created by craftewoman, a regular contributor on craftster.org. The main difference in this version is that the doll has a more mature, adult female body shape, including a bust. The shape makes drafting clothing patterns a little trickier, but I don’t mind a challenge! I also made some changes of my own along the way.

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Poppet Doll: Ashely

This is Ashley, the first Poppet doll that I made. I was going to name her Mouzie. But when I got the legs put on and stood her up, she announced loud and clear, “My name is Ashley NOT Mouzie!” So now she’s Ashley! This style of Poppet doll was invented by ghille over at craftster.org. She designed her pattern based on Nuno’s Nekomimi dolls. (Nekomimi means “cat eared”, and is a popular character type in anime.

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Dad’s Work Tote

DH recently changed jobs. He went from working at home to driving 30+ miles each way every day. He needed a way to carry everything back and forth in an organized way. (function ($) { $("#slides").responsiveSlides({ auto: true, speed: 500, timeout: 4000 }); }(jQuery)); I made him this tote as a Father’s Day gift. It will hold everything, including his lunch.

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