A well-fed mushroom hunter-
He is dressed and ready for an afternoon in the forest. He has his backpack/collecting bag on his back.
What is in his bag? So far it has been a good day-
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.
Yes, definitely a cranky face.
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).
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.
His fox body is made of some more of my hand-dyed wool, hence the not-so-even color.
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?!
I plan on getting these into my etsy shop soon- hopefully today. I will update here when they are listed.
All the foxes-
When I make a fox out of a knit, they usually end up being a little bigger.
Then, I need to readjust/tweak all the clothing patterns. Keeps things interesting, right?!
This fellow is another fox made from my hand-dyed wool.
He is dressed warmly for January weather.
This fox boy looks like an eager beginning school student.
He is all ready with his new book bag!
You can see in the below photo that I used some of my hand-dyed wool fabric.
Now, 4 fox fellows. First, this explorer or wanderer fox.
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.
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.
I will be putting this weeks foxes into my etsy shop today.
The first of the foxes and the first doll for 2016.
It’s winter so even though he has no pants, he definitely need a hat.
He has a olive green velveteen vest- perfect on a russet red fox.