He's done! Can you believe it? How long have I been working on this fella? Geesh. But it's all for good reason because this guy...
...is a gift for my adorable nephew. What do you think? I put so much time into this guy. He was seriously a true labor of love.
There's so many hours in this critter...I couldn't even begin to estimate.
But I'm pretty happy with him. And I'm super glad he's done.
Am I completely satisfied with him? No. Sometimes I can take an idea from my noggin, to paper, to pattern, to completion and have it turn out exactly like that initial idea. This dragon came pretty darn close. Not quite. But pretty darn close.
There are a few things that are driving me nuts that I wish I could tweak. (I'm not telling you what they are either.) ;) But sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who sees those things anyway.
Overall -- I'm happy with him. I think he turned out great. I LOVE the all the colors together. Generally, he makes me happy. I hope my nephew loves him. He's still kinda a munchkin, but my sister's been sharing with him my progress pics on the blog so I'm hoping he'll have a pretty good appreciation for the work that I put in. I'm not counting on that though. ;)
And speaking of kicking some serious crafty butt this weekend, guess who else is coming along!
Another custom order I've been working on. He's almost complete. Just have to finish a couple stitches. But then I have his whole outfit to do - and I'm not sure what this guy likes to wear yet. I do know he'll be sporting a nice fur vest...but that's it so far. Excited!!