It is hand embroidered and I also did the binding by hand (which took over 6 hours to do!) And it IS straight!!
I'm in awe of your perfect binding! I can't do that very well.
Yay Pixieval! I'm so glad the mailman came back!
Here's a couple of pics:
before painting & after baking...
all painted up & lookin' pretty...
A different view:
This took much longer than I thought it would & must apologize for having it sent late. I kept wanting to add more characters as a nativity needs animals...& sculpted Santaslittlehelper over last weekend & it felt more complete to me.
Maybe we could do a personal swap Pixieval, and I can add Krusty, Moe, and Flanders as wise men or shepherds?