Well now with the pictures...
auditioning skin.... oh no!!!!!!!!! not this one. He looks like a leopard.... I do love this fabric though. Now, this one will do just fine. I loyke it (like it with British Accent)
add the face over the trees. Something wrong with the eyes. It took me about 4 different tries to find the right ones by it was worth the whole entire afternoon...ahaha , now trying to decide on the variegated threads for quilting the hat. I think that it worked out ok with a hint of green in the pinkish and brown hues.
then the bottom was adorned with leaves and branch debris hand beaded one at a time. That was a lot of fun. Just a few hours, enough to watch two full series of BBC historical shows. I would say 7 hours... who's counting anyway?