Bleh - it hasn't been a great day so far. I have a show coming up in Stratford on 15th June, and I'm starting to get a bit jumpy about it. I got up yesterday morning and thought 'I need more small bear patterns'. So I started out adapting an existing design, got distracted by the shape and decided to go a different route. I spent all day working on the body and the head, and did they match? No.
This morning, I looked at the two patterns and thought, 'well the body is a bit unlikely, but the head really works' - so onto trying to make a new body for him. By 11 o'clock, I had admitted defeat.
I guess I did two things wrong. A and 1, if I'm going to spend ages getting the patterns right, I need to spend a bit more time in the planning stage, making sure the ideas are viable. B and 2, maybe two weeks before a show is not the right time to start a new project.
It's these birds which are making me panic. The crows were supposed to be my 'new thing' for this show. I have lots of plans for them, but I'm waiting for the fabric to arrive (again). I do have two in the cabinet at the Art & Craft Centre, but I'd love to have a little mob of them! That would make a real impact.
In the meantime, I have finally worked out the pricing for Arthur. He was very expensive to make unfortunately. But he is beautiful. Hopefully someone will have him.