When we left J's new buddy, she was nothing but a set of arms and a head. She's come a long way since then.
After attaching the arms to the head, the whole thing is assembled in a marathon of hand-sewing. When it's done, it looks a lot like this:
There's more hand-stitching to do at the ankles and the hips. I like to add a belly button - an outie just like my little son.
Next up, one of my favourite parts -- the face! Features are first marked with pins
Then embroidered in place
Finally, the hair is added. This girl's hair is only half done - I'll be finishing it and adding the final touch (blush) in short order. Next time you see her, she'll be finished!