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 that I made a while back. I called her a Love Bug, when I made her.

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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 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 Bengali and part Siberian. This particular mutation often results in elves with very white skin and varying amounts of “tiger” markings on their bodies and blue eyes.

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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 the option of changing her hair styles. So I designed this wig, thinking of the pink leopard felt, which I intended to use for some of her clothing.

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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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