ANYWAY - I was assigned the name Higgins for my elf. I don't often do elf type things, nor do I do male figures. Higgins made sure I didn't want to do any again soon.
Though I'm pleased with the end result, this is the most trouble I've ever had with a project. He took more time than any doll I've ever made! Lest you blame the designer, don't. I know the issues were mine, from the fabrics chosen on down the line. Because I was under deadline, I couldn't put him aside for another time, and I was DETERMINED to win (I've been living with Oldtimer too long). Now I am off to donate him before he torments me any further or the cat rips him apart.