Monday, April 14, 2008

Gray Matter?


Last night I had one of those head slapping "I can't believe I did that!" moments. Last week I drew out the pieces for another Schnauzer, cut them out, then proceeded to dye them two different shades of gray. I cut the body, ears and part of the head out of a short mohair, then the legs in a longer mohair. So last night I sat down in front of the tv and pulled out the pieces to start sewing. The picture above shows what I discovered. Can you tell what is wrong? I have been sewing since I was a little girl. I have been making critters for more than 25 years! It is such a silly mistake. Notice that all the legs(these were to be the back legs) go in the same direction. I should have 2 facing right and 2 facing left. Argggggh! Luckily I have more of the fur and the pieces are small. The challenge is to get the shade of gray right, so it matches the other pieces. I timed how long the pieces were in the dye bath so hopefully the new pieces will come out right.

5 comments:

Karen in Wichita said...

I cut out the pieces for a Javelina version of Teddy Pig, and when I went to sew them all up, I had three going one way, one the other. Grumble, grumble, get the mohair BACK out, cut another leg.

And then I had FOUR going one way, one the other. GAAAHHH!

Poor litttle Teddy Javelina *still* isn't finished.

Yvette said...

I so hate when that happens! Luckily you have enough fabric to make more. Do you have enough to make two?
I like the fur - it looks soft and fluffy!!

vivian said...

yup ya did! I noticed right away! I've done it before.. makes me mad! You have been a very busy girl! cant wait to see your swap puppy!
hugs
vivian

beautifulwolf said...

Oh man! Sounds like something I'd so... A LOT! heehee

I got Tou Tou and LOVE her! She's so adorable, I esp love those little pink pawprints! Awww!

BumbleVee said...

it happens every so often to all of us ... hope it all worked out in the end.

I am trying to needle felt a little hound dog.... I used the wrong wool for one of his back legs...hahhaha.... close in colour... but the texture was all wrong...now how come I didn't notice before I spent any time at all on that? Sigh...see what I mean..? same sorta thing.....