After spending endless hours on developing the paper pattern design and so many attempts at making the head just they way I wanted......I finally got it to the way I wanted it! I did alot of hand needle sculpting to his jowls and mouth plus trying to make him look "old & dirty with age" was yet another challenge. I also wanted to put the "badger hair collar" on him but didn't want to actually use badger hair.....so I found some materials and made my version ...also since he is suppose to represent the pull toy with the pull chain....I added the old chain to give him a more authentic look.
I really am totally pleased at this finished piece and very reluctant to let him go. My hubby talked me into putting him on ebay.......so that's where he is now .....he is listed as a 5-day auction with no reserve. I have tons of pictures so please pop on over there and check him out....I even posted my "inspiration" photo....I think I captured that "creepy" look but yet made him a bit whimsy too ! Just click on my ebay button on the sidebar of my blog to get there.