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Friday, August 8, 2008, 11:43 PM
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So, I read more about the paper mache and apparently it's meant to have that texture, so apparently I am just picky. They say you can coat it with this 'gesso' stuff and sand it and coat and sand and coat... until you get a porcelain-like finish, but I don't need them that smooth.

I *do* want them smoother than they are, though, so I went out and bought some. Since I have many coats of paint to do I won't be doing a ton of coats of this stuff, but one or two should help. I also moved them to the workbench downstairs and took a picture (it is now on the previous post).

Next, more sewing. Sew sew sew. Got the legs stiched up, some parts of the arms. Ran out of thread. Kicking myself (not literally, though) because I knew I should have bought more. Ah well.

Cut some pieces for the inner lips, pinned them to the head pieces. Once I get thread again I'll have lots of things ready to sew. Still waiting on the nails to dry so I can size the fingers before I start on pinning and sewing those up.

I'm really happy with how everything is turning out so far. I'm starting to get an idea of the scale of this project and it's kind of crazy... I stuffed one of the legs (I need to see the actual shape so I can start on the skeleton) and took a pic.



That's my favorite mug sitting on top of it, for scale.

Note: My favorite mug is about 12mm tall. It says 'Jessie' on it.

I'm really happy with this stuffing we got. I'm used to stuffing that goes all lumpy if you're not super careful and compacts like crazy. This stuff has been staying nice and even and it didn't take nearly as much of the bag as I expected to stuff the leg.

The leg is totally huggable. Until you realise you're hugging a leg. Then it gets kind of weird and you put it back away.
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