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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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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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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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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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Make It: Pocket Pixie Mermaid

I have a major fascination with small dolls. I discovered this pattern from Gingermelon on Etsy for Pocket Pixies. They are about 7-1/2 inches tall, and sewn entirely by hand from felted wool. I got the pattern last week, and made my first doll. I got this far. I wanted to give my little pixie

 
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Update: Mystery Poppet Project

Published on November 30, 2012 in Poppet, Sewing

I just thought I would give you a little update on my current poppet project. Her body is all sewn together, and now I’ll be stuffing and assembling the doll! Here’s where I’m at: Enjoy!

 
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Trick: Magnetic Attachements

I have something that I want to attach to the back of the poppet doll that I am making. I decided that using a magnet is a good way to make the object “stick”, yet make it easily removable. I have some small, super strong, neodymium magnets, and I decided to use one inside the

 
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Tips: Hand Coloring Eyes

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

 
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