Wednesday, March 07, 2012
I never estimate time very well when working in the studio. All of a sudden, 4-5 hours have passed, and I'm amazed.
I'm not very good at estimating how much time will be involved on a project, either. All I had left on Caillou (Bryce Eleanor named her when she was bald) was legs.
So yesterday, I figured she would be finished in short order. Except...I had to make a pattern for the legs, sew, stuff them, and close up the feet.
All of which took longer than I expected because of some of the following questions: which color fabric? solid or patchwork like body and arms? what shape leg? how long? feet? jointed? if jointed, how? I'm not good with decisions, and if there are too many options, I'm forced to take a break.
Then I come back and do something-- usually what I figure will take the least time, but doesn't always turn out that way.
The good part is that the vacuuming and floor mopping got done!
And the darn doll is finished.
These colors are not what I usually choose, but I've had that bicycle fabric for a long time and loved it. And, as it turned out, Caillou's bright colors are cheerful and fun.