And now the back :) It's always the silly things or minutiae that I get hung up on, and in this case it was the tail- I'd always thought pandas had black tails, but in all the pictures I could find, both in books and online, they don't! Their tails are that cream-ish white color.
She looked like she needed a bow on her hood too since there was so much black and cream everywhere, and it was convenient to use the same embroidery floss that I used for her mouth and hair ties.
This one was a bit different than my typical dolls, I added an animal face to the hood. I think I like the way it looks, and it's only a little more effort. I don't think I'll always do that, but it definitely adds something this time around, and I think it'll just depend on what I'm making, you know?
Anyhoo, to enter the contest, all you have to do to enter to win a free Pearl pattern is leave a comment and tell me- What is your favorite food of all time? And if you want to tell me why, that's always more fun. Only one comment counts per person, and no comments will be entered after noon PST June 16, 2010. Oh, and if you don't want to wait to see if you've won, you can purchase the pattern now and I'll refund you via paypal :)