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Friday, November 27, 2015

Snowflake Rabbits

 
Here are five little snowflake rabbits in various stages of drying for their first firing.  Most are for gifts, but one or two will go in my Etsy shop.  The basic shape of an animal head on a cone-shaped robe has done well for me.  There are so many possible variations, and they're always fun to make.
 
Unlike the way I finish most of my figurines, I haven't put a bottom on these.  There a hole down through the top of the heads, and my plan it to put a hanger on the up side of the hole, but continue the wire down through to hang a large (20mm) Swarovski crystal snowflake through the bottom.  I also have tiny Swarovski crystal fat-back snowflakes and will glue 6 or 7 towards the top of each robe.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Beginning on the Outfits

I've now finished the second fox, so I have twins.  I'm still contemplating their names.  One possibility is Rose and Lily, but I'm still thinking.

Of course we all know that proper woodland foxes wear demure underwear.  So far I've finished the panties and camisole for one of the twins.  I have to make up the patterns and then I hand sew the clothes.  They just seem too tiny to do on the machine.  It took me quite a bit of time, but then creating panties that accommodate a foxes' tail is something of a challenge.

I think she looks quite lovely, and her sister can't wait for her set.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Fox Ready for Clothing

She's all needle-felted now and ready for a nice outfit.  She also needs a name, but I may wait until I've finished the sister I'm making for her.

I usually like to work with vintage fabrics, but I got two pieces of irresistible modern cottons from www.craftofquilting.com.  One piece is a light coral pink and the other is cream.  They have identical patterns of sweet little stylized cats and kittens.

I plan to create the clothes in a 1950' style and might use some baby ricrac on them.  It will be fun to do some hand-sewing.