Monday, August 10, 2015

Custom Skunk

For Laura
created from her cross-cut mink coat

Laura has named her unusual skunk "Pepe"

 6 inches high while sitting

Tail is 5 1/2 inches long
Tail has wire armature to curve it
but it is too large to allow the skunk to stand alone

glass eyes
embroidered, waxed, and sealed nose

I tried to alternate the black and white areas when I was laying out the pattern pieces
but once I stuffed the skunk the black and white blended into an overall grey color

I added a white mink stripe to the tail to give it a more skunk-like appearance.
The basic tail was created from the chevron pattern in the crosscut mink coat.

7 1/2 inches standing

I did not give this skunk my usual double jointed neck
because I thought it would make the neck area too long

I actually cut the pelt so there would be a white stripe down
the back ... but when stuffed it became less obvious.

This is a very unique ... definitely One Of A Kind ... custom made skunk.

Laura actually requested two skunks from her crosscut mink. So I will see if she likes this one enough to have me make another (of course, a second would look very different from this one due to the random patterns in the crosscut mink pelts).

No, one unique skunk is enough ... I agree with that!
Laura has decided that she would prefer a spotted dog ... 
I think that is an excellent choice because I love my spotted dogs!!!

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