Saturday, October 18, 2014

Oct 18: Samhain Siren's Saturday Craft-Tacular - Poppets



Welcome to the Samhain Siren's Saturday Craft-Tacular.  Each week we'll bring you a fantastic craft that will help bring in the haunting Halloween spirit.  Our crafts will range in age and complexity and we would really love to get your feedback on them.

Today's craft is something that is a great joint creation for the family.  I recommend using care when letting kids work with the scissors and the sewing needles of course, but I think this is easily a craft that can be done with the whole family.





Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson



Making Poppets
Poppets are a great way to use up those leftover bits and pieces of fabric as well as spend some time with the kids.  Many times, especially around Halloween ghost stories abound.  This makes the little ones start to worry about what goes bump in the night.  Making poppets is a great way to give your youngster something to focus their energy on and then place in a special place in their room to watch over them while they sleep.

Supplies
·         Felt Fabric squares
·         Polyfill or stuffing
·         Stick Pins
·         Sewing needle and thread
·         Embroidery Floss (red and black suggested)
·         Scissors
·         Yarn for hair
·         Little things to decorate – bits of trim, buttons, feathers so on
·         A special stone or herbs to put inside (optional)

Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson

1.       Start by selecting the shape of your poppet. This can be a gingerbread style shape from the web or just free hand it.

Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson

2.       Next cut the shape out.
3.       Using the embroidery floss, create the face on the right side of the poppet and attach any detailed decorations to the front and back of the poppet.
4.       Wrong sides together, over hand stitch the poppet together, leaving an opening large enough to put in the stuffing.

Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson


5.       Stuff the poppet with the polyfill, add the herbs and any little protection stones or amulets if desired.

Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson

6.       Cut yarn for hair in length desired.
7.       Put the ends of the hair into the opening at the top where the polyfill was added and sew the top closed.  (add yarn hair if desired)

Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson


Poppet is complete and ready to enjoy!

Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson

I'd love to see what you come up with.  Feel free to add your poppet photos here or over on the Samhain's Sirens Facebook Page.  You can find more of my handmade items over at Sosanna's Closet Facebook Page.

Blessings!
Sosanna

 Be sure to check tune into the Sunday Stew over at Imramma tomorrow and back here for more festivities and the giveaway results!

16 comments:

  1. Neat! Will definitely do this with Grandchild #1, maybe #2, & will take an order from #3.

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    1. I'd love to see what you come up with!

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  2. SOSANNA...!!!! THIS WAS A GREAT POST! VERY CLEVER! YOU TOOK SOMETHING THAT I THOUGHT WOULD BE FAR MORE TIME CONSUMING AND DIFFICULT; AND SIMPLIFIED IT! THEY LOOK WICKED! ( i can barley thread a needle, not my thing!) NOW I'LL TAKE A FEW POPPETS, AND ABOUT 10 OF YOUR WITCH HATS!!!! XO S (:

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