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« on: November 29, 2012 01:24:00 PM »

Susanab introduced me to the work of Junker Jane, who makes all kinds of creepy and cute dolls.  If you google her name and choose "images", you will be able to get a good feeling for her style.  That's what I did this week when I finally had time to make a doll or two; after looking at tons of pictures of her dolls, I decided on which details I liked best, and made my own.  May I present:  Isabella and Henry!



I happened to have a cutter quilt on hand that was faded, stained and ripped; it was perfect for the front of Isabella.  Everything else came from my fabric and crafting stash.  The face and surface details were all sewn on by hand.

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I put a pin back on Henry, so I can wear him on my winter coat...but at the moment, Isabella won't let go of him, so I may have to forget about that idea.

Susanab and I will soon be organizing a craft swap of Junker Jane-style dolls; sign-ups will begin on December 2nd, and send-outs are way down the road on January 18th. The discussion thread is HERE.  If you like what you see here, please consider joining us!
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012 01:30:18 PM »

Oh yes! that is very Susan-ish!  Grin

Great work Leslie! Can't wait for the swap to start....


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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012 01:31:30 PM »

oh they are adorable!
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012 01:34:38 PM »

i feel LOOOOOVE when i see those dolls, LHH! the two of them together--please! they were (obviously) meant for each other

and wendiek, you are so encouraging and sweet. thank you.
im itching itching for this swap!
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012 02:42:37 PM »

Don't they just make the most precious couple?!   I'm on pins and needles waiting for this swap to start!!!!!  I've already got ideas brewing in my head!
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012 02:48:35 PM »

Oh, Leslie! Do you ever sleep?

She's adorable and I love the reuse of the quilt for the body/dress.

I pulled some fabric samples - linen, velour and brocade - from the stash in the basement to see if I can put something together this weekend.
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012 05:47:27 PM »

They are both so adorable and full of character!! Isabella's quilt front is so lovely. What a perfect use for your cutter. Henry looks like a real sweetie Smiley.
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2012 08:13:08 PM »

Thanks everyone!  Try one yourself, they are fun!
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2012 12:38:42 PM »

Oh leslie they are adorable!! I love the missed match arms & legs. I might have try to do this one. I'm anxious to get back swapping & it's a long crafting time to make these & that's great!   Cool   Just the thing to to get back into it!
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2012 01:18:56 PM »

Oh, Leslie! Do you ever sleep?
HAHAHA! LOL!!


Oh leslie they are adorable!! I love the missed match arms & legs. I might have try to do this one. I'm anxious to get back swapping & it's a long crafting time to make these & that's great!   Cool   Just the thing to to get back into it!
WOOHOO!! Great to see you're back, Shari! You are a GREAT doll-maker, we couldn't do without you!  Kiss


And I love the colours you used Leslie, such a sweet couple it is.

Oh and Susan, you're welcome! You are an amazing Junker-Jane-style maker, I secretly like yours better (than Junker Jane's), ssshhtt!
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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2012 12:16:58 PM »



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WOOHOO!! Great to see you're back, Shari! You are a GREAT doll-maker, we couldn't do without you!  Kiss


Oh Thanks "WendieK" I do enjoy making dolls, but I'm not that good! You do great yourself!! Anyway it'll be fun getting back into swapping! Can't wait!!  Yeah WOOHOO Grin


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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2012 12:33:15 PM »

Good to see you here, Sharalee!  I'm glad you are excited about this swap to!!
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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2012 03:41:04 PM »

I LOVE Henry!!
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