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Thursday, August 19, 2010

WIP -- Papa Smurf cont...

Well...I got a bit further on my 'Papa Smurf' WIP:


These measure close to 2". I stuffed them with pipe cleaners so they can be posed. Here is a pic:

'Papa Smurf' Arms


These measure close to 1"1/2. I stuffed them with poly pellets for added weight to support the head and body after construction. Here is a pic:

'Papa Smurf' Leg


These were a bit tricky to figure out, but I think when they are sewn to the legs and constructed they will make more sense. I might have to alter the size for stability and weight support during final construction which still remains to be seen. Here is a pic of them as they are now:

'Papa Smurf' Foot/Shoe


I added a spiraled pipe cleaner to the tip of the hat for shaping purposes. I think it turned out cute! Here is a pic:

'Papa Smurf' Hat


'Papa Smurfs' beard gave me the most headache and I worked on it for over 3 hours. I can't tell you how many sketches and frogging was done in the process. What I finally ended up with was a moustache and a separate beard. I can't believe how awesome and tough they look! Here are the final pieces:

'Papa Smurf' Moustache

'Papa Smurf' Beard

...and now for a sneak peak of 'Papa Smurf'!!!!!:

'Papa Smurf' pre-sew head & body


'Papa Smurf' pre-sew layout

Now...I just need to add felt details, and sew this sucker together. I will keep you posted!!


  1. WOAH! OMG! He's is awesome! I love the hat and the beard is amazing! I was wondering how you were going to do that! Great job :) :) :)

  2. Thanks all! This has been one of the most exciting projects of mine to date. I took him to work with me yesterday to work on him before my shift and everyone went gaga. He makes me smile! I should finish up the details by tues for sure (it has been a busy weekend) and I will post the fo on wed for WWIP!

  3. Where can i get a pattern for this??

  4. Jenny~

    I wrote the pattern for this 'Papa Smurf' I have not published it anywhere due to copyright laws. I might put up a free pattern on my blog in the near future ;)