Thursday, April 8, 2010

Teddy bear update

I've had to take a break on my teddy bear over the last week and half because I ran out of my taupe yarn (which I suspected would happen), so I started other projects in the mean time. 

However, before I ran out, I was able to complete one bottom leg and shape his big bear hiney.
I added felt to the bottom of his foot, handstitched with embroidery floss using a blanket stitch.

I attached his leg using a safety eye as a moveable joint. It's a new technique I wanted to try out. I'm not sure if I really like how much his leg sticks out where the joint is instead of looking like it belongs to the body. We'll see. This whole project has been a great learning experience for me. 

I think the biggest lesson I've learned is not to get ahead of myself. There's been a couple times where I've jumped onto the next step, forgetting something crucial -such as, forgetting to put in the leg joint before closing the leg up, having to reopen it, add the joint, and close it back up only to discover, that completing the joint by attaching it to the body before closing the leg up made it harder to crochet. Argh! Oh well. Next time, I'll be an expert...right??