She has a fancy wool coat made of Liberty of London peacock print. The fabric was a shawl/scarf that I wore for years until wear and moths indicated it was time for it to have a new life.
And she has a silk ribbon bow.
Her dress is baby wale corduroy and is also my new fox dress design. I am thinking I might want to make something along the same lines for me!
Her coat is excellent camouflage!
Yesterday when I was taking photos, the temp was in the high 50′s. Today, snow.
Three more fox girls and then on to the next thing. Wow- 6 solid weeks of foxes for me. I think I’ve got them out of my system for now.
A fox girl in teal with a bunny in her basket!
I love how the teal and green look against the orange and rusty brown herringbone wool.
I used some of my antique lace. It can be a push to get over the too-precious-to-use syndrome.
This is a new design dress that I’ve been working on- no waist gathering. I like how it has sort of a 60′s vibe.
Hi little bunny!
And a new batch of foxes. First are a few little girl foxes-
I am still having fun with the foxes and I have piles of fabrics all over my studio that I’d love to match up with the perfect fox. Kind of a disaster really!
I couldn’t wait to make something out of this lovely wool blend boucle knit. Of course it is perfect for a fox sweater!
It was pouring rain and very gloomy when I finished her up and there was no time to wait before she went into the window. I had to take photos in what were not ideal lighting conditions so these are the best I got.
She has a tin bee pin on her backpack.
Tomorrow I will post photos of the foxes in place in the window.
One more photo! Here she is, waiting for her turn to go into the window.
The fabrics in this sweet girl fox have stories. The wool I used for her body is some that I dyed and somehow, when I look at it, it seems to have a life. I bought the fabric in the dress when I was in Portland last summer. And her Liberty wool shawl is made from a shawl/scarf that I wore for years before I wore it right out. Time to turn the beautiful fabric into something new.
I made her a bag for her knitting project.
She will stay warm in her wool coat and shawl.
She is made of an orange knit, a former sweater.
Here is a close-up of her purse contents-
Silk bow, striped cashmere sweater, dress with snails- what could be more summer-y!
And a fox girl!
She has a cashmere cape that closes with an antique shell button.
And there is her bunny (this one is grey), peaking out of her bag.
In with the foxgloves!
And a close-up of the treasures in her bag.
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 made from a reclaimed knit sweater. The foxes I make from knits always look rounder and younger to me.
She has a toy owl and a bag to carry it in.
Do you know what she is standing in? Next Spring’s foxgloves!