16 January 2014
wee wonderful critter
Hello and happy new year! I'm hoping it's not too late to still be saying that, but as this is my first post for twenty-fourteen, I thought I should acknowledge the fact, albeit briefly...
I am still in a peculiar flux state between what was the old year and what this new year will bring as I work through the last phase of what feels very strongly like a deep hibernation mode. Next month life will get very busy again, so for now I am enjoying this quiet flux time...
Anyways, I thought it would be fun to show you the little felty bookworm critter I created during my winter-retreat. I found her on another mission to create something entirely different that didn't pan out as planned (that is now on a backburner for another day). Little Miss Bookworm is from Hillary Lang's book of 24 dolls to sew and love, Wee Wonderfuls. As soon as I saw her I just knew she would be the perfect 'just because, thank you' gift for a book-loving curator friend.
One tiny word of note on this book of step-by-steps if you are thinking of making one of these Wee Wonderfuls, and this is solely based on my experience with this particular pattern:
Rather than taking the printed instruction and patterns on face-value, do double-check the suggested alignment of the facial features by eye as their positioning seemed a little out. So some fine-tuning adjustments may need to be experimented with for a satisfactory result.
I understand that there are several editions of this book available, so this issue may have been resolved.
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