He is ready for the fall fungi season.
He already has found one and it’s in his pocket.
More on the cute little buttons at the end of this post.
And I know you are wondering what is in his bag.
And about the buttons- I received an email from a company called Lots Of Buttons offering me some free buttons to check out their site. Well, hurray! I’m all for free stuff! I looked at the buttons, starting at the tiniest- which is in the 1/4″ range. I am always on the look-out for good doll appropriate buttons. I picked out 4 varieties- the ones on the vest are little horn buttons and perfect for a fox vest. Unfortunately, because they are a natural material, they seem to be a bit more fragile than plastic and one of the first 4 I picked out was cracked. Oh well. I like them enough that I can imagine shopping there again. The prices seem good and they have a limited but interesting selection of small buttons. I should also mention though- they needed to substitute one of my selections and it took about 4 weeks to get them. All in all though, I am happy to have another resource for affordable and cute buttons.
I imagine this little fox girl is starting her first day of kindergarten.
I was thinking about this photograph when I designed the clothes- that is me on the left.
I grew up in an era where little girls wore dresses to school- even Nursery School and kindergarten. We did not carry backpacks like this little fox though. She got all her supplies ready- 2 notebooks, a penny for lunch and a pencil.
She is wearing skirt and shirt, both made from some more of my Heather Ross stash. I’ve been saving the gnomes for something special.
Her jacket is super-soft corduroy.
I still may get those 2 more fish finished this week but I’ve moved on to foxes.
This summer girl is wearing a cashmere sweater over her gauzy summer dress. She’s got a flower at her ear.
Her dress is made from a really sweet Heather Ross fabric with frogs on it.
I’ve had this frog bead forever and I think this is the perfect girl to have it.
I’m hoping to get 2 more finished this week. I am cranking for Chicago Renegade for the next 10 days or so. Well, except that I’m driving up to Portland, Maine tomorrow with a van load of furniture for Peter’s new apartment.
Some details- couching on a fish fin-
And I made the tail on this fish so that the 2 sides are different, using the back and front of the sweater fabric.
this is number 5.
There is a super nice interview with me over here in Australia!
I used a lot of different whites- the eye piece is alpaca, the wings are a cabled angora/wool blend, the body is a plain angora/wool blend. Lots of softness on this owl!
He is sitting in my pot of oxalis.
This fellow is made of lots of greys. The piece on the top of his head is some more wonderfully soft cashmere- perfect for petting.
I posted a photo of all the dogs over here on flickr.
This one has a piece of cashmere sweater on the top of his head that is so, so soft.
And the wings are made from an angora/wool blend sweater that I dyed a long while ago. Also very, very soft.
Owl time! I love working on partially started projects. I have bins with bags of cut out dolls and animals. All the decisions are made. I just have to sew them up. When I finally get to it, I feel like I am getting so much accomplished!
His ears are made from sweater ribbing.
He’s got a lot of different brown wool fabrics in him.
You can see the curly tail- I put a pipe cleaner in all the dog tails so they are pose-able.
I have a little confession. I’ve been holding back on you. I finished all these doggies over the week-end but have been posting them slowly. I can’t show you what I’ve been working on and don’t want things to get too boring around here. I’m working on the prototypes for another line with Land Of Nod. I am getting soooo excited about the first line which will be in the Holiday 2012 catalog. Every day it gets closer to reality!