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Topic: Posey, the Junker Jane Style Greyhound  (Read 2677 times)
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« on: February 01, 2013 02:42:58 PM »

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This is Posey the Greyhound.  I made her for gotgrey for the Junker Jane Style Swap.  I named her Posey because she is poseable Grin.  









Her head is held on to the neck by a pocket, so it can be tilted and made to look any direction.


I used an vintage earring from my mom for this eye.  You can also see the dog tag with her named stamped on it, and the heart tag I sent with her.  Her nose is a square shell bead.



This eye is some vintage gimp I sewed down so it looked like eyelashes



Here's her tail.  It's fabric coated wire, twisted around and then tied down with string.  You can also see in this pick, the tiny patches sewn down to the body.  These wear made by the newest member of our house, Luna the long haired chihuahua.  She is a chewer and I give her knotted up lengths of wool yardage to chew.  She chews off tiny pieces, but never swallows them.  They were just the right size I thought to add some more texture to Posey's coat.  You can also see how I used a sliver spray paint to dull down the bright colored fabrics I used.  Part of the Junker Jane style is to make things a bit used looking.  I felt the silver would help to unify the two bold colors and help to capture the greyhound feeling a bit more.



She is sewn by hand using a heavy pearl weight cotton in a ruff over cast stitch.  It was hard to spray paint something I had sewed by hand, but I like how that worked out.  Her front legs are packed with polly bead stuffing, so they have some weight to them, while the thigh is left unstuffed to look more like haunches.  I made the pattern as I went along, using triangles mostly.  I didn't plan ahead much, just worked with what I found in my stash.  It was a fun project to make, and I miss Posey more then some of the things I make.  But I know she will be quite happy in her new home with gotgrey Grin

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013 03:54:23 PM »

Charming and ready to run. I like the mix of fabrics and the very greyhound attitude you gave her. Very nice.
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013 06:58:28 PM »

She is so cool!  I love how eclectic she looks!
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013 08:36:07 PM »

this is brilliant Suereal.

I'm admiring the junker jane dolls, but you went above and beyond, into a creative new direction, and I love all the elements.  It turned out so spot-on as a greyhound.

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2013 11:06:40 PM »

Ahh!  Thanks y'all!  I was a bit worried while I was making her.  I'm glad it all worked out Grin
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2013 05:02:09 AM »

She's amazing! Great job, suereal!
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2013 09:45:51 AM »

Really neato!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2013 11:01:34 AM »

Posey is in a wonderful home!  I ADORE her!!!  She lays, just as elegantly as a greyhound does, on my window sill, in front of my sewing machine.  I can look at her, no matter where I am in my studio.  And, as a bonus, I can look right at her, as I'm sewing at machine.  I LOVE her sooo much!!!  Posey is soooo BEAUTIFUL!!!  Sue did an AMAZING job!!!!  She knew the love I had for my late greyhound, George, whom is pictured in my avatar.  Sue captured the eloquence of a greyhound so well.  I'm proud to have Posey gracing me w/her presence, and adding beauty and inspiration to my studio.   Grin
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2013 11:30:31 AM »

gotgrey, I think that is some of the nicest things anyone has ever said about something I've made.  I'm just delighted y'all are so happy together Grin
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2013 01:27:33 PM »

She ROCKS! That's for sure!

Great job, really! I admire your work suereal  Cheesy
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