Hey, it's difficult to sew with one less digit! Have you ever done it? I have and it ain't no fun. Sewing is far less pleasurable. When I nearly sliced off my fingertip on Thanksgiving, I was SOooo angry at myself for being clumsy because I knew this would slow me down. What you see represents an hour and a half of work. How will I finish this doll? I can hear the griping I'll do this weekend when I begin cutting and sewing small lavender pillows. I refuse to let down customers who ask for little ones.