Sunday, March 3, 2013

Mistakes

Mistakes. We've all made them. Misread patterns. Missed the crucial words, "at the same time."

We've all been there.

Recently, I got back into my toy making kick. I tried to make Rebecca Danger's Hugo pattern for my mother's birthday. This is how Hugo is supposed to look:

However, through my own silliness, I failed to make the head decreases on the sides, so instead of the nice, symetrical body, I got this:





He sat in the corner of my room for awhile, while I figured out what to do with him. I didn't want to frog him, yet I didn't feel as if I could give it away as a gift. It wasn't worthy. I knew I could do better than that. But, as the days went by, I began to appreciate the warpedness of the head. After thinking about it some more, I decided to play on the flaws. I put the arms on slightly crooked, same with the mouth. Instead of using black safety eyes as is customary, I glued on googley eyes- also slightly crooked. The result? Beautiful.

Even the kitchner stitch on the top of his head came out relatively nice.

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