Well yesterday when feeling I was finally there, he was perfect or as perfect as I could get this time , when putting his eyes in properly and putting a joint in his head, the seam around his eye split.
My heart sank and i desperately tried to fix it and , but somehow this made matters only worse.
WHen I finally did managed to sew it shut, it was ruined, or not ruined, but not the bear i had been feeling sort of proud of. As you can imagine, i was a bit devastated and distraught, something i had spent so much time on , energy on and love on, has been lost just like that.
I know I'm going to sound like a bit of a hypocrite with my love of wonk, but believe me the bear was wonky enough, it was something was wrong, which couldn't be fixed and had changed the head changed the spirit etc. I showed mum and she said it was obvious too, so it's not just me being silly. It also wasn't strong, and something I pride myself on is my bears are made to be loved this guy was already to fragile.
Look god i know there are so many many far worse problems out there but at the time, i was shattered. It's hard when something you had is taken away from you just like that.
The good thing is though , i feel like i've cracked something and I still have the pattern.
And today's a new day so it's dye another lot of mohair, and start all over again ( with a wee break from him i think)
do you have any craft horror stories you can relate to mine with?
PS. Apologies for two photoless posts in a row,but as you can imagine, i'm not really feeling like posting a pic or even taking on of the ruined head.