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« on: December 20, 2005 09:05:14 AM »

My father and stepmother make plenty of money.  They've been the most frustrating every year to find a gift for.  If they want something, they buy it throughout the year.  But, their weakness is that they have a dog.  The dog is the center of their life.  So, one of their gifts this year is going to be an ornament I made out of polymer clay.  I tried my hardest to get it looking like the real thing.  I don't think it looks very much like the real dog.  Tell me what you think.

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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2005 09:13:17 AM »

I dig it - I really like the pose!  It does look like the dog and since it was handmade with love I'm sure your father and stepmother will appreciate it.  Is the dog a Chessie?  My parents have one that is also the center of their lives and that's what it reminds me of.
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2005 09:26:00 AM »

Are you kidding?!  That ornament is adorable!  Looks so sweet, like the real thing.  And it's one of a kind.  I'm sure your family will treasure it.
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2005 11:26:11 AM »

I agree.  I think they'll just LOVE it (...and it does look great too!)

(if you ever want more tips on sculpting with polymer clay, you might want to check out these pages at my site... I think there's a least one mention of making more-realistic dogs too --maybe especially in the Websites section:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/kids_beginners.htm )

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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2005 06:54:56 PM »

Thanks guys!  I guess I'm too critical of my own work.  It obviously looks like a dog but just not Chelsea (the real dog).   My husband says it looks "cute" which means he doesn't like it personally but he knows others will.

onemosphere-yes, Chelsea is a Chesapeake Retriever.  When she sees cows (no, actually when she just smells cows) she wants to run out and herd them.  She's an odd one but my dad and stepmother love her to death.

KCGal-Thanks!  I hope they do appriciate it.  They can buy almost anything they want but this will be something from the heart and handcrafted.

Have a wonderful holiday all!
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2005 07:41:47 AM »

I can't see the pictures Sad

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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2005 07:02:49 PM »

it's adorable! as a devout dog lover, i'd be ecstatic if someone made me an ornament of my girl, so major kudos on a good idea.
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