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deliriousbiznasties  asked:

I'm sorry if I'm overstepping since your faq said not to ask much about the dolls but how do you get your needle felted dolls to stand on their own? is it just like balance and luck? I'm assuming you're using a wire framework so is that the key?

Yes and no!

As loosely felted as the puffs are, the small wire frame absolutely gives them the structural integrity they need to stand.

The real key, however, is balancing the doll and providing them with either a flat, solid surface, or a “tripod” to balance them.  Eridan’s cape is actually too thinly felted to act as a tripod (and he’s actually difficult to balance, though he can and does stand on his own, it isn’t stable like my larger armature dolls)

The real key though I would say are the “half eggs” I make for their feet. They’re baked, hard clay with a flat bottom. The wire from the doll is inserted directly into a small hole [I also bake the feet on the exact same type of wire I use as the felt skeleton, so the hole will fit perfectly when the foot is moved to the doll itself. But baking your hard parts on a wire or a very small rod allows you to handle them and paint/glaze them without ruining them).

The combination of the wire and the flat, hard foot  gives them enough surface to plant them and the wire then acts as a skeletonto support the doll.  They still don’t stand perfectly on their own just due to how small they are (and how light they are, a sigh could knock them over lol) but they stand well enough that I can pose them and photo them. I usually either prop them against something, hang them off of something, have them sitting or use a small stand to display them though.

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MERRY JUNE CHRISTMAS, PAULA!?!?!?!

I took a ton of shots, and I’m bending my “if I get it done by midnight” by just… 40 mins, but whatever.

YAY I FINALLY FINISHED TEREZI. First time I’ve ever made a pair of… crocs. uhh. (detail shots will follow later). Everything’s made by me, from scratch, blahblah. Check out my sewing tag if you wanna know/see more!

the scalemate is like, two inches tall. Itty Bitty Pyralspite

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Here, have a few extra shots of him while I nom on my lunchies. I was so out of it last night I forgot to even show his hood off. It had to be patterned differently due to his horn placement.

Top photo’s how i’m going to leave him set up for a while. Cept every time I look up I hear this “uh… hey baby” in Beavis’ voice.

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I want to work on him ;m;

didn’t get as much done on him this weekend as I wanted. What a difference in the eye and head shape it makes once the eyes are actually set. Check out that slightly changing expression depending on the angle~ tohoho.

(because this one’s mine I gave him freckles. HAA HA HAHA I love vantas boys with freckles. stupid crabs)

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Well, I’ve been meaning to do a giveaway for quite some time… and so I took some time out of my personal weekend projects to make, just for you guys, the single-most requested character I’ve gotten since I started making fanart plushes from Homestuck! So in celebration of reaching several milestones that all went by too quickly for me to celebrate (and still coming, yow!) Here it is!

BIG GRAND PRIZE:

  • twwo royal curvved horns 
  • savvvvy specs
  • a shock a vviolet hair proof enough a this princely heritage
  • a piercin gaze fittin only a wwell hatched troll a the sea
  • a friend for evven your most genocidal a powwwwowws
  • stunnin sense a dress enough to strike fear into evven the most foolhardy a landdwwellers 
  • a matesprit any abdicated empress to be wwould a been lucky to havve
  • powwerful wwretched wwhite science incase the wwould be empress abdicates too hard and accidentally eschewws your advvances
  • its not magic man wwe talked about this

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Actual genocide

RULES:

  • Reblog this post to enter
  • You can reblog it as many times as you like, but don’t use alt accounts
  • You don’t have to be following me
  • Send ANY INQUIRIES to my special giveaway tumblr: http://pukind-giveaway.tumblr.com/ask/

FURTHER READING (IMPORTANT INFORMATION):

  • This giveaway will run until July 12
  • THE DOLL IS COMPLETELY FREE
  • Winner within the United States pays NO SHIPPING
  • International MUST PAY SHIPPING and MUST UNDERSTAND any and all problems that may arise with international shipping (customs, lost packages, long shipping times, etc.)
  • ALLERGY WARNING: This doll is made completely of wool and is not recommended if you have a wool allergy
  • THIS DOLL IS NOT A CHILD’S TOY. It is a hand-made collectible and has fragile parts.
  • If you are under the age of 18, you must have permission from your parents or guardians to give out your shipping address. 
  • and lastly, I do NOT sell Homestuck dolls or Homestuck doll commissions, nor will I sell this doll to you privately before the contest’s end. Please do not ask!

That’s it, have fun and good luck, landdwwellers!