She is #100 for 2018!
All her things-
and a close-up of her school bag.
He is a shaggy, rather absent-minded professor. But he has some fabulous clothes!
He is made of Harris tweed that I bought many years ago. It is a coarse, textured wool. You can see in this close-up-
He has a Liberty of London lawn vest-
Elbow patches, of course-
And, his briefcase,
full of his scholarly papers.
She is all made of knits with some sweet, soft clothes. Her body is boiled wool knit. She has a cashmere neckerchief.
A printed wool/other-soft-fibers blend sweater-
And a wool/cashmere/plus other fibers blend striped skirt with an elastic waist.
A close-up of her purse-
He is an artist of the wander-out-in-nature variety. He has a portfolio on a strap, a sketch book inside, and a pencil in his pocket.
He has a cashmere scarf and sweater vest.
He is the last fox for now. Next up, tiny world pincushions.
Maybe you are thinking that she looks a little over-dressed for April but it is snowing (again) out my window today. Enough already! I got a little behind with my posting this weekend but with the various holidays I figured it wouldn’t matter. Now, back on track!
A plaid fox because it is the perfect colors.
He is going out for a hike to do some amateur scientific research.
Here are his supplies from his backpack- a notebook and pencil, a map, a snack, and a bit of money.
I take apart/cut up cashmere sweaters from the thrift store to make these sweaters for my foxes. I wash the cashmere but it stays soft and drapey, perfect for the way I use it. On this one, I cut out the sweater pieces so that the original sweater’s ribbing could get used for my little fox sweater. Then, I took off a ruffle that went all the way around the original sweater’s button front and neckline and sewed it on for this sweet girl. Now she has the fancy sweater! Also a silk bow.
And a Liberty lawn dress.
She is made from a rough weave wool- it is kind of scratchy and coarse but an excellent rich color. And, such a contrast to her cashmere sweater.
She has a picnic basket-
Here is his gorgeous vest-
He is made from an interesting reclaimed wool fabric. I bought an old wool kimono type garment at a yard sale at a local Japanese School. It had some moth holes and worn spots so I felt guiltless cutting it up and giving it a new life. It has a very interesting textured weave.
This Liberty of London lawn is just gorgeous, isn’t it?
Her school bag-
I’m seeing signs of Spring- there were blooming crocus where the snow has melted!