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 all, I also got the pattern! So now I can make a whole nursery of baby poppets!
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.
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 on at the end, so I don’t mess them up while dressing the doll. And her wig is still a work in progress.
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 back of the doll. So then, I had to come up with a way to attach it, so it stays in the proper location.
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.
Sometimes the simplest of tools are the most useful! The doll I’m making has a “tail”. It is a thin tube that is sewn, and then turned right side out before attaching to the body. It can be tricky to turn such a tiny thing right side out, but I’ve developed a technique that is simple, and works like a charm! You will need the sewn tail and a chop stick!
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.
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.
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.