Monday, January 20, 2014

Mr. Fox Pillow...


A few years ago we came home from church to find this handsome fellow in our backyard...


Although we live in the vicinity of open space, we don't live in the country, so he was a rather unexpected surprise. We found out shortly after I took this picture that foxes can jump 6' fences with a single bound. No kidding. I was amazed.

For a couple of years I've wanted to make something as an ode to Mr. Fox's visit. Last week I was inspired by the Glitter Fabric Rectangles I found at Hobby Lobby. This glitter fabric is located in the same "craft" aisle as the felt squares. When you cut it the edges don't unravel -- much like a fabric-backed faux leather -- and you can easily stitch through it to attach it to another fabric.

I came up with this ode to Mr. Fox...


Unfortunately, my fox has an uncanny resemblance to a racoon. My best laid plans sometimes don't pan out. I think I should have used smaller buttons for the eyes.

I used both the silver glitter rectangles and the gold glitter rectangles to glitz up my Mr. Fox Pillow. 


I drew a simple pattern, then cut out the different pieces and appliqued them onto the blue and white canvas background...


Buttons were used for the eyes and nose.


These past few months I've been redecorating our rec room in the basement. This room is primarily used as a playroom for the grandkids. I started by painting walls and creating a Herringbone Accent Wall.


With a wall like that anything goes. It's been fun to put some playful things in this room that appeal to young and old alike. My Mr. Fox Pillow will fall in line with some of the other decor I have in this room...


All the fabrics I used on the pillow are found at Hobby Lobby. The blue and white is a canvas fabric that is the perfect weight for pillows.

6 comments:

Happy in red said...

I LOVE those pillows! Foxes are so pretty aren't they, and pretty clever too.
Esther.

sewcool said...

So cute! What fabric did you use for the pillow? Love the print...

Julie said...

absolutely adorable! love the nose!!!!!

Chris said...

Cute idea Suzanne! AND I LOVE the blue and white fabric. I have been thinking it was time for new deck pillows this year...you have inspired me. Hummm, I think its time to take a trip to Richmond (where the closest Hobby Lobby is to me) and purchase some fabric, or maybe Joannes which is only 15 min. down the road. :)

Cheryl Vaughan said...

That is super cute! I've not seen the glitter fabric before. I'll have to look for it.

handmadeby EvaRose said...

Lovely Mr Fox and Mr Squirel Pillows!