Saturday, April 16, 2011

Meet Amphibalinna

I have been spending all my time over at craftster.org lately. I have been swapping crafty goodies like crazy. I think I am addicted. 

In the last 2 months I have tried a few new crafts and gotten hooked on owls: 
Inchies- 1" x 1" pieces of art work. Think about the size of a quarter, only square. 
ATC's - Artist Trading Cards- Same size as baseball/football/etc cards. 
Owls- These will require their own post :)

My most exciting new item though is Amphibalinna.


Linna to her friends. 

Linna is a poppet. I discovered the world of poppets through, you guessed it, Craftsters! Here is a fun link with lots of poppet pictures.

Linna began her life as this:

A few cuts, a little thread, and the beginnings of Amphibalinna!



The instructions called for some sort of button shank thingy. I didn't have the time, energy, or money to go to the store to get what was recommended. I dug through my bag of buttons looking for buttons that might work. The buttons are so that the arms and legs can move. 

After attaching the arms and legs.

Her cute tail.
I was doing some detail work on the toes when Emma snatched this photo.

Making her clothes was a bigger pain in the butt then making her. The clothes, made from fabric scraps, turned out kinda crappy, but Linna's cuteness makes up for it. 


Her eyes are made from buttons, her hair is wool roving. Because her body is from wool, I was able to needle felt her hair right on. Might not be the best way to do it, but I thought it worked out nicely. 

A bit of Linna's personality has started to show through. She is an animal lover. She loves,
Cats

Dogs

Ponies

and dino's.

Her favorite cuddle buddy though is
Emma.

Thanks for stopping by! 

2 comments:

  1. Great job on this! I love the way you did her hair :).

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