So. I got my Hitty basswood blank and woodcarving knives in the mail the other day. Whoot, gonna try to bring the inner Hitty right outta that piece of soft wood! I got the tools out tonight, managed to gently carve off the saw markings (I could've sanded it, but I wanted to get a feel for the knives and the wood), round out the feet, and start on one hand.
I didn't actually hurt myself, but the potential is HUGE for major self-mutilation. I'm not the most dexterous person except for needles, thread, paint brushes, pencils, and/or writing instruments. Considering how I have a real talent for hurting myself while cooking, washing dishes, closing a box cutter, then on the closed box cutter...I dunno, y'all. Maybe I should hire out the carving, then do the painting myself.
Alternatively, I do have a really nice pattern for a cloth Hitty that I'd bleed on much less.