She is a fancy fox!
She is wearing a dress made from a piece of Liberty fabric that I bought at Liberty’s in London, probably in 1999. I am so happy to have projects where I actually use these special fabrics that I’ve been saving for so long.
She is wearing a silk ribbon bow, attached with a safety pin so it is removable.
I pulled out some beads for this project. They had been safely hidden away in the attic. Getting them out might be a mistake. Who knows where I will end up if I go down the bead path!
Here is a close-up of the sweater- I wanted the closures to be mostly invisible.
The skirt closes in the back with a snap.
And today was the last day for my intern Tori- Good-bye! Thanks for all your help!
Tomorrow is my Tiny World Workshop which means there will be a break in fox production. I need to focus on the Tiny Worlds for a few days. Hopefully I will get these girls up on Etsy this weekend. They will be $140 each.
this little one is ready for a New England Spring day- where it isn’t actually warm but we are all pretending!
She has a ribbed wool shawl to keep warm- spring breezes can give a chill. And a dress made from some more beautiful Cloud9 fabric.
Cashmere sweater with embroidered loop closures. Her felt bag for treasures. The shawl has a beautiful brass floral button- guess I should have taken a photo where you could see it…hmmm.
And all her stuff-
The back of the dress closes with one button.
There were so many great links to explore on my blog tour this morning-
from Camilla- Matt Stuart
from True-Up- Helen Dardik new fabric, here and here. Wow! I love it!
and fantastic stumpwork at Needleprint. Wish I could be in Bath for that Doll Fair too.
One finished so far-
I love this Cloud9 Organic cotton- a perfect fox skirt print.
I cannot think of the right word to describe the color of her coat- a yellowish-green. Too yellow for Lime or Avacado. Kind of light olive but not really. Help!
She has a very dark red shawl that closes with a glass shoe button. The buttons on the coat are some that I’ve been saving for a long time- just waiting for the right project. Her bag is dark brown wool felt. I love my wool felt.
Here is all her stuff and the rest of her dress-
and the backs-
btw- I bought my Cloud9 fabric last week when we had the Crafty Biz meet-up at Gather Here in Cambridge. What a fun venue! There is tons of gorgeous fabrics, great books that I’ve only seen online so I got to browse them in person, embroidery floss not displayed in the darkest corner of the store (why does every other store do that!), and tons of other stuff that I am not quite so interested in,Â like yarn and classes and, and, and… so much! See Kerry’s fantastic photos and description here.
Remember this lady? She was one of my favorite dolls of last year. Around Christmas time, I cut out all the pieces for this new lady, stuffed her, pinned on the birds and started doing the applique. Then, I put her aside. And there she lay for these last months. Finally, last weekend, with a vow to finish up some of the many partially finished dolls that I seem to be stockpiling, I got back to work on her.
The funny thing is that I would never have chosen these colors to work with at this time of year. She is most certainly a winter palette.
And this is what is on the work table now-
Hmm, which ones are boys and which ones are girls?
I have finished up a new batch of fish.
this little bit of Sesame Street goes round and round in my head when I work on these.
I’ve got a Tiny World class scheduled for April 30 and there is still space. I would love it if you could join in the fun. All the info is here, but these are the basics. You bring a tea cup and than get to play with all my materials and tools. Like my scallop scissors and my endless variety of felt and wool. It is loads of fun!
the last one for now.
I sewed up this kitty last fall, but could not figure out what to do with him. I sewed his face and it turned out I could not move forward with it. When I started on this new set of kitties, I undid his face and started over. Now, I love him!
His bag and vest have snaps.
I just had to-
It was difficult to get an accurate color of the kitty in these photos- he is more yellow than orange really.
he looks sort of academic to me- maybe a high school teacher kitty?
His tie is sewed to a safety pin so can be taken off.
His bag opens with a snap-
and his vest has snaps too.