I thought it would be fun to show these, the ones that didn't go quite right...
the toadstool that will not stand up, (when I photographed it before, I cheated, and used blue tack on the bottom!)
And the owl egg cosy, that was too narrow to fit over the egg, (cue back to the drawing board with the pattern!)
This one, however, is a wip... a fish,
I'm beginning to hit a stage where things need to change direction slightly. I have plans, but none of those can happen without the work itself being right. I know I love working three dimensionally, I also like working small, the choice I need to sort out is between a style that is cute or do I go down the more realistic route.
At the moment, the fish, is neither one or the other, I'm at a crossroads. The danger of the cute, is the crossover with the toy market, which I want to avoid, (too much red tape for the handcrafted) and the danger of the realistic, is am I actually able to pull that off well, or will it look like I'm trying too hard?.
What do you think...?