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« on: December 02, 2012 06:18:04 PM »

Well, as mentioned in my tag line, I have bags of fabric samples. Some are 6 x 8" and some are much larger, like 24 x 24". So I used a bunch for this practice JunkerJane doll for the upcoming swap.

The body is linen and the limbs are silks/rayons and embroidered pieces.



I used felt - how could I resist? - and buttons.



And I took a page out of Leslieshappyheart's book and JunkerJane herself and added a label on the back:



And a tail - it is supposed to be a dog.

And a close up of the legs and fabric:



I ran out of stuffing so I used some cotton balls in the arms and legs but left them mostly floppy. The body is temporarily stuffed with paper and I will open up the seam and add fiberfill after a visit to the fabric store this week. The only stash fabrics I used were the pink heart fabric for the heart and the newsprint fabric arm. Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012 07:12:29 PM »

Oh, so cute--even with that "X" for an eye!  I love the detail of the button on the top of the arms; and the tongue!  And the tail!

That was very inventive of you to temporarily stuff it with paper for the photographs--you're always thinking, Susan.
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012 03:38:08 AM »

I love your dog! Especially the eye-patch: like a critter that has been hugged by its owner 'till it fell apart!
And its tongue is funny. The heart makes it more hugable. An great interpretation of Junker Jane, if you ask me!

Now I wonder what other great doll will be made by you! Curious  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012 08:37:34 AM »

Your dog is too cute!! I love the fabrics you used & the cute heart! The eye patch is neat. Great job!  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012 02:53:29 PM »

sent in my questionairre, this will be a fun swap. i love making dolls so this is great for me. i have never made a junky jane style doll so this will be a challenge.  Shocked but i love challenges.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2012 09:20:57 PM »

aww so cute! I love him so much!
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2012 05:27:38 AM »

i also love this pup!!!
i love the fabrics--the body fabric is GORGEOUS--=but everything you selected is just perfection.
the tongue puts it over the line for me! so cute!

label...want to remember the label for the swap! much thanks for posting this, smmarrt!
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2012 06:05:09 PM »

I love it! The tongue is the kicker for me, too! I love all of the fabric you chose and I really like the unevenness of the legs.

Oh, and your comment about running out of stuffing reminded me of what I found last year after Christmas... I got a couple of bags of rolled snow on clearance for $2 ea. and I've been using that as stuffing. I think it's made up of the same thing, the texture may be a little different because it's rolled, but once you pull it apart, you can't really tell!
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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2012 08:14:02 PM »

Awesome! =D The tongue is quite cute, haha, ties in the whimsical nature of this doll! Hahah, I think my favorite parts are the two different fabrics for the ears, and the writing on that one arm! Very cool, I love the style! \^^/
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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2012 03:37:13 PM »

Thanks all.

About the stuffing - I teach sewing to the Pre-K kids each January. And we make a lot of stuffies so there are days that we run out right in the middle of finishing a project. So we have used - plastic Easter grass, excelsior (sp?), shredded paper, clean used socks, crumpled paper (in a pinch - as I did above) and raffia. Too bad the working moms don't wear panty hose anymore.

Still working on the new ears - I will post photos this weekend.

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