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I've been making things all my life in some way.....its all I know and all I want to do. You are welcome to follow me on any of the following links...Website, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Facebook.

Monday, 3 January 2011

2011.......

Happy New year again to everyone.!
I hope that you all had a great time.
Today took the Christmas tree down and now have to refocus on the new year ahead and all the things that I want to gain from it. Last year I wrote a list and had it up on my board and I'm going to do the same again this year as I think I need a constant reminder of goals and such.
Over the past few days which are always a bit non descript Ive been working again on the sleeping fox pattern and have made it bigger! This new size I'd say would have to be life size for a fox and Ive included the baby one with him so you can see the size difference clearly.I didint consiously want to make baby and adult animals but when you make diffrent sizes in such extremes I guess it just naturally happens.Ive been wanting to make bigger things for ages and now seems like the right time especially with the New year arriving.
So here they are....



















Ive heavily stained them with tea as this is something I'm really into at the moment so Im just going with it and see where I arrive.There is always the urge to overwork things slightly so leaving things quite blank even though they do have tea markings on them is a bit hard!
I may do some smaller ones and embroider words on them I've not decided yet.
I did come across a quote that I love by Ruth Brown....

'A fox is a wolf that sends flowers'

Isnt that great!

 It conjours all up allsorts of images doesnt it.!?

6 comments:

  1. The tea stain is a great effect for the foxes. Fabulous saying about fox. Looking forward to seeing your creations of 2011. Happy New Year!

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  2. Chantal many thanks and bestest wishes to you too.
    x

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  3. What a great post... Love the quote and the tea stains are brilliant. Do you stain them after they are made or before you put them together? If you don't mind me asking.

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  4. Victoria,
    Yeah I stain them after,I soak everything in water then throw teabags and dribble tea all over them!
    Ive tried staining the fabric then sewing but it gives a 'made from tie-dyed fabric look' which im not to keen on.
    Drying them slow too seems to work well too as the stains move and get darker over a few days.

    Finch

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  5. Love the foxes, love the tea stains, and LOVE the quote!

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  6. beth,
    Thanks,i just wish that I had wrote it!
    Finch

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