Hope & Gloria - Sewing Inspiration for Children

Hope & Gloria - Sewing Inspiration for Children
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Fabulous Ms Fox

As a child I dreamt of having a pet fox. If the truth be told I still wouldn't mind having one as a pet. However, I am old and wise enough to appreciate the impracticalities and having had the chance to get up close to a baby fox at a local fete a couple of years ago I also realise that they smell pretty unpleasant(!)

We have the occasional foxy visitor in our garden - when we first moved into our home we were lucky enough to have a family of foxes living at the bottom of the garden and the boys and I spent ages watching the cubs playing together at twilight. They have since grown up and moved on but we still get the odd fox passing through and all feel very lucky to see these beautiful creatures.

The trend for woodland creatures in home decor and accessories looks set to continue which is brilliant as I adore anything that is just the right side of kitsch. I have been playing around with the idea of a fox cushion for a while and this is what I have come up with.

I took my inspiration for the design from retro fabrics and I was pleased to find the fabric below in a local shop. This fabric will be put to use shortly when I am designing the Hope & Gloria Summer projects - patchwork bags. Like the fox in the fabric my fox has patches of cream on his face but I have also used a retro spot fabric on his ears to give him a colourful "lift".

This lovely lady would look fab sitting on a bed or chair in a child's room and I am so pleased with her that we shall be making these as part of an Easter workshop - I can't wait!

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