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My Poppet Zola
I have recently become poppet-obsessed. I received the pattern from the wonderful Ghilie on Craftster and after spending some time collecting all the materials, went to work on my first poppet.

I named her Zola, an Italian name meaning "earth".

Her body is made of Alova Suede (great to work with!), with thrifted yarn in 2 colours for her hair, and silk leaves for her inner ear. Her eyes are from suncatchereyes (eyelids of felt and jewelled lashes courtesy of the beauty section of my local dollar store). She is fully jointed (oh what a pain! will use teddy bear joints in the future because I SUCK at jointing using the buttons!).

I have been busy making poppet clothing for her as well as her upcoming siblings. I will also be making them to help raise money for the Strive For Life Foundation (to benefit Romanian street kids and orphans). I am working on finishing the element series (Lahni, the sky/air poppet; Shula the fire poppet and Mizu the water poppet), as well as my Manny Ramirez poppet and an Alice Cooper poppet for a friend. I will post pics when they are all complete.

Posted by Digital Misfit from Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Published See Digital Misfit's 3 projects »


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MetallICK™ Mandie-Poo<3 · Tacoma, Washington, US · 5 projects
whoa this is so amazing!
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1432 projects
Wow, you did an amazing job, she does look really complex.
Digital Misfit
Digital Misfit · Toronto, Ontario, CA · 3 projects
Thank you, moonfae. They are surprisingly easier than I thought. Zola took a long time (an embarassing 14 hrs!), but I have since made 3 more poppets and each one only took 2-4 hrs to complete. Zola was the first item I had sewn at ALL since I was 14 years old (I am 32). I am still not great at the jointing, but using teddy bear joints would solve that problem in future poppets. If you want to give it another try, I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
moonfae · Sunrise, Florida, US · 12 projects
she's beautiful Happy
I started making one but found that it's just a little too complex for me.

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