Fox in a Frock and my Easter sale

by Helen on April 6, 2014

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


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Julie April 7, 2014 at 6:59 am

Miss Fox looks lovely
Julie xxxxxxxx


IsDihara April 7, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Fabulous Ms. Fox!


Linda B April 7, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Adorable! I love her!
X Linda


CindyM April 7, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Miss Fox is adorable. Can’t wait to make her.
I have a question for you. What needles do you consider the best for embroidery? I have purchased big box store needles, John James, Roxanne, just about every size, type out there and I can’t find one that I like. I have arthritis and need a fairly long needle but also need a large eye. None of those needle threaders work well. I may have to give up embroidery if I can’t find something grand. Any suggestions?


CindyM April 7, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Well, never mind. I found where I had stashed your Simple Stitchery primer and got my answer there. Thanks.


Helen April 8, 2014 at 9:03 am

That’s great Cindy, so pleased you’re finding it useful. Any more queries, please do get in touch – meanwhile happy stitching!!


Jacqui Wise April 7, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Love your fox. The little dress is so pretty especially the embroidered detail on the collar.


Helen April 8, 2014 at 9:03 am

Aw, thanks Jacqui


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