The first three I made have a definite "creepy" feel to them. Maybe too creepy. I used bright Christmas fabrics, hoping that would make them look more cheerful...hmmm...
I decided to slightly enlarge one pattern and make one that was cuter--instead of black stitching, I used green, and I eliminated the extra lines on the mouth. Here's how he came out:
Yes, he is definitely cuter, but...is he still a bit creepy? Would he scare a child? (I don't want to scare children!)
I know that the Junker Jane style isn't for everyone, and for many (like me!) it is an acquired taste. This experiment has shown me that the details make all the difference in the attitude of the stuffie. Don't worry, I'll go back to my "regular" style after this!