Mushroom Hunter Fox

A well-fed mushroom hunter-

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He is dressed and ready for an afternoon in the forest. He has his backpack/collecting bag on his back.

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What is in his bag? So far it has been a good day-

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He is made of a reclaimed wool sweater and as is common with many of the knits, he ended up being quite a chubby fellow once he was stuffed and finished. I love the variety of shapes and sizes that I get by using a range of fabrics.

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Cranky fox boy 2

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Yes, definitely a cranky face.

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He has a fine baby wale corduroy jacket and a yellow cashmere scarf. He is sporting some Liberty of London fabrics, both in his classic vest and also his pocket square which is a scrap of fabric from and old shirt of my Dads’ (probably form the 60′s or earlier).

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Fox boy 1

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A fox fellow in summer biz wear. He has that nice blue linen jacket which, when I put it on him, reminded me of Bill Cunningham. So, I was tempted to make him a felt camera. But there was no time before the show and he really is just fine and dapper as he is.

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His fox body is made of some more of my hand-dyed wool, hence the not-so-even color.

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These last few things will be going into my etsy shop today and then I will be done with the listings for the time being! Writing up the listings is one of my least favorite jobs but obviously, it has to be done, right?!

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When I make a fox out of a knit, they usually end up being a little bigger.

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Then, I need to readjust/tweak all the clothing patterns. Keeps things interesting, right?!

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This fellow is another fox made from my hand-dyed wool.

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He is dressed warmly for January weather.

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sometimes I get an idea

Sometimes an idea pops into my head and I follow it and then… stop. Idea- a fox in a kilt. Sounds like fun! After the kilt was made and on, I came to a crashing halt because I couldn’t figure out what should come next. I tried lots of things that didn’t work- a nice sweater made my fellow look like a preppy lady fox. A bulky sweater was just as off. A jacket? no. A wool vest? nope. I now had a nice pile of reject clothing that will find other foxes that suit them better. And I put him aside as I finished up the foxes for my window display. But, this week, he was back on the work table. I tried to shut of the critical/judging part of my brain and move forward with him. That is how this rather silly but takes-himself-oh-so-seriously fox came to life.

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He makes me think of a mountain man/fox, a hermit, or a wanderer. When I work on my characters, I ask them, Who are you? I am not really sure with this one.

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I will be putting this weeks foxes into my etsy shop today.