I do enjoy making softies, which means that there’s a softie pattern in almost every issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine (I have to limit myself to just one!). I’m busy working on the May issue now, and as an antidote to all those Easter bunnies and chicks (lovely though they are) I thought I’d create a fox. But not your ordinary, everyday sort of fox – oh no – my little lady is a fox in a frock!
I had so much fun making her – and my overlocker came in very handy for gathering the skirt of her frock – though it’s easy to do with long machine stitching of course – I just enjoy playing with my new toy! I’ve given her nice stripey laces on her black boots and embroidered dainty flowers on her little felt collar. She’s actually quite a large softie for me – though very slender – measuring around 15″ tall. Her arms and legs are jointed with strong thread and buttons so move quite freely…
Here she is nonchalantly perched on the edge of my ribbons box, casually swinging one elegantly booted paw! You’ll find her pattern in the May issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine – once all those spring lambs are safely out of the way! But at the moment we’re still eagerly anticipating Easter – though chocolate is likely to be severely limited here at Coombe Leigh as wedding day diets are underway! So as a different sort of treat, I’m having a egg-stremely good (groan!) good sale here at Bustle & Sew …..
There’s 40% off everything in my store (except magazine subscriptions) until Easter, so if you were thinking of stocking up on a few projects for some holiday stitching, now is a great time to shop. Just CLICK HERE to visit the Bustle & Sew store and don’t forget to enter code “EASTERBUNNY” at checkout to receive your egg-stra special discount. xx