Grace is adopted
Grace is a French bulldog. She measures about 8.7" (22 cm) from the tip of her paws to the top of her ears when she is standing. Her length is about 11.5" (29 cm) from her nose to her little tail.
Her fur is a wonderful white Steiff-Schulte plush which I partly coloured in black. I stuffed her with natural sheep wool.
Her paws are soft leather, her nose is sculpted of clay and painted in black.
Grace has an open/close mouth with beautiful white teeth (also sculpted of clay) and a tongue.
Her eyes are of black German glass.
I needle sculpted her face to give her the typical Frenchie wrinkles, Grace's ears are wired.
I gently shaded her face by hand to achieve a living expression.
Grace's legs are jointed and in addition wired for a maximum of both: flexibility and stability.
Instead of a neck joint I gave her a lockline running from head to tail like a spine. So Grace can move her head up and down and side to side (and everywhere in between), which looks very realistic for a dog.
Grace can excellently sit and stand - which you can see on the photos - and pose in many different ways.
She will come to you with her extravagant, sparkling dog collar and her Certificate of Authenticity including a cute photo.
Of course she was born in a smokefree home.
Please note: Grace is for the adult collector only and not suitable for children to play with.
To design Grace took many many hours of work, and even more hours in studying (and developping own) different techniques of handcrafting a puppy like her.
I admit that I am truly satisfied with the result this time...
Grace was not created of existing patterns, but designed only from photos and sketches, and exclusively by myself and just by hand.
So it is secured that she is a real OOAK.