Everyone needs a little bit of pirate in their life, don’t they?
This fox is a traveler.
He has all he needs for his wandering ways. A warm jacket and vest, a kerchief in one pocket and his map in the other. He has a backpack to hold his other necessities. His vest is soft flannel and I love the pine trees- perfect!
Here is a close-up of his supplies- his notebook, money, utensils, snack.
I will try to get the 6 available foxes into my etsy shop by the end of today.
Mushroom hunting is a great excuse for a walk in the woods. No eating of foraged fungi is necessary. I am sure this fox is an expert though and knows the good stuff and will be making dinner later. You can see that he found a really big mushroom for his collecting bag.
The boy foxes I just finished are also made from hand-dyed by me wool fabric. I think you can see the color variations in these pics.
In his bag is his notebook and 2 mushrooms- a regular size one and a BIG one.
She is wearing a dress made out of Marimekko fabric that my sister bought me in Finland- perfect!
And a super soft fuzzy blue sweater with antique shell buttons.
And here are all the girls together-
Now I am working on some boys.
She is all dressed up, fancy fox style!
It pleases me no end to use little antique pearl buttons like those on her jacket.
Her dress is Liberty lawn and I used some antique (20′s?), never-used, still in original packaging, cotton trim at the bottom hem. As I was measuring it out, I noticed that it felt like it had a stiffener in it. That reminded me that being so old, I should be worrying about shrinking. A slight delay ensued while I washed and dried it. Any yes, it shrunk :)
Perfect fall clothes- corduroy jacket, lawn dress, cashmere shawl.
This batch of foxes is mostly made from hand-dyed (by me) wool fabric. The color has texture, if that makes sense- it’s a nice way to say it isn’t entirely even!
She’s got some great buttons- vintage (antique?) brass on the bag, metal on her coat with what I think are radishes on them!
Here she is standing among what are always my last flowers of the garden year.
This is the last tattooed lady for now.
2 silk bows in her hair and one at her back-
And she went off to a new home!
The available ladies are all in my Etsy shop now.
And something I think is amazing- on Saturday afternoon, I posted the group picture of the ladies to Flickr. When I got up on Sunday morning, I had a flurry of new followers on Flickr which was odd, so I went over to see what was up. The photo had had almost 20,000 views since I’d posted it less than 24hrs before. As of posting this, it has 37,855 views. Wow! It is pretty neat to think of all those people looking at my photo! Hurray for the internet!