Well I am feeling much better now, thanks everyone for all your well wishes... I had another go with this piece and am feeling much happier with her then I was before.
I think I have mentioned before that I am part of what I called our local etsy group... well we have grown into some kind of wonderful. We are now a group of passionately creative Kiwi's with a diverse range of skills and expertise and we have started a website/blog http://www.newzealandhandmade.co.nz. I see this as a place for everyone to get ideas, support, advise and probably a few laughs, so go take a look, leave a comment, and let me know what you think.