The eyes seemed a bit small to me but I kept at it, making the "crinkles" beside the eyes as toddlers have. What.
The mouth, by far was the simplest. Each corner is tightened up with the inside of the eye to create cheeks.
You see I started ears? That was not part of the pattern but I thought it would be nice.
And I ever....so carefully removed the ears, embroidered the brown in the eyes and painted the rest adding blush to the cheeks. I varnished the back of the head to have a stiffened surface for my hair and I clear coated the rest of the face with spray paint. The clear coating darkened the color but really enhanced everything. I clear coated because over time the tight stitches may cause a run in the nylon and the paints acts like nail polish in the idea it holds it all together. Oh, and I also corrected the shoulders although I need to finish it.
All in all, she's not bad, she kind of grows on oneself. C&G Design
Words and photos by Dawn,