I finished the pattern for this lizard and sent off both the owl and lizard patterns to the editor at Penguin Books today. I am sort of happy that both toys that will be photographed for the book are made from the same two green fabrics, the lighter of which I dyed. I think it helps them look like they were both made by the same person and it shows that the same scraps of fabric can become two very different creatures.
This was the first time I have written one of my patterns down and that was an interesting exercise. Time consuming. Things really have to be right because "and then you hack off the fabric that is hanging over the edge" and "fiddle with the seam until it looks right" weren’t really going to cut it. I totally reworked the way that the lizard’s feet are done and now it is simpler and more easily replicable. And no patchwork on these two toys. Although I like making patchwork and I think it makes the toys really funky and cool, I felt it made the pattern needlessly complicated.