Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Verity pattern nearing completion

I'd hoped to have my new Verity pattern completed by this time, but I'm finding that it's taking much longer than planned. One big reason is my decision to include two sizes of dolls - nearly double the work, I'm finding. I also want to include the two sizes of dolls for the cover photo, and I've not had nearly enough creative time to work on my girls.

But I'm so close to finishing... you can see two dolls above, who are waiting for face sculpting, painting, hair, and some finishing touches. As I write, Tibetan lamb pelts are soaking in dye in the back yard. I'll focus on getting the smaller doll done, as I can use the already-finished center doll for the pattern cover, at least for time time being.

I'll be teaching this class week, so have some pressure to have it done by then. Why, oh why, does it take me SO LONG to complete a pattern? I've got so many ideas...

5 comments:

Susie McMahon said...

Woo-hoo! Let me be first to order this pattern!

It probably takes you so long to do a pattern possibly because:
(a) You are very busy ('real'! job)
(b) The pattern is very thoroughly tested

But I'm glad you have nearly finished - I'm hanging out!

Susie

SympleTymes/PrimitiveRose said...

This is going to be a awesome pattern Deanna! Susie summed it the best and she is sooo right..Your patterns are so worth the wait!
Sherrie

Susie McMahon said...

Had to have another little peek.....I love the dress - it suits her so well.

Deanna Hogan said...

Thanks so much to both of you! As of today, I've printed the pattern and instructions, and I've purchased colored card stock for the cover.

The dyed Tibetan lamb is now dry (it took almost two days!). The faces are sculpted and have four coats of Messy Mix.

I'm headed to work in a little while, but will try to get more painting done tonight.

Dixie Redmond said...

Hi, Deanna - here's why it takes a long time -

1) You like to do things very well!

2) You have a full-time job

3) You're including two size in the pattern!

4) Didn't you recently work 12 days straight?

5) You have other things to do in life...like visit with your grandbaby?

Well, that's it for now. The pattern looks wonderful!

Dixie