Got it finished! I wish the pictures were a little better, but I didn't take them until this evening and the light was terrible. I had to use a lamp to get enough light. I love how his eyes turned out.
I figured out the teeth as soon as I finished the outline of the mouth. It was an "duh, of course" moment. Tom didnt like how I had the nose on the original pattern and I have to agree after stitching it. I am making a couple of changes to the pattern. It will be posted on flickr in the next day or so. I chose the same bright colors that you would see on a real sugar skull. I had the opportunity of decorating a great Day of the Dead altar last year with some friends so I had lots of inspiration.
Isn't that the coolest bread! Those are supposed to be bones crossed on the top. Its a Mexican bread traditional on Dia de los Muertos.
The photo is me in 8th grade with my dad who passed away in 2005.
Hope you all have a happy and safe Halloween!