Aren’t foxes beautiful? Here’s the one for you

I have just finished this cushion cover today:

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I love foxes (they make regular appearances in my garden), I think they are very decorative animals, certainly for my cushions! 🙂 I find the process of the cushion creation quite engaging – how the idea is born, how the main figure is being surrounded by decorative elements, then the colour scheme…

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Little details, like these tiny beads on the oak leaves, sometimes come to mind in the process of sewing. Every little stitch is done by hand so I have  lots of time to think about the design.

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And then everything is done and all of  sudden it looks almost perfect – or at least exactly how I wanted it to look!

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You are welcome to see all my works of art here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/NaturelandsAndCo

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Hello, Mr Fox – how did you know?

I began my new project this week – making 3 cushion covers with different foxes but united with some common motif/design… Or that’s the idea anyway.

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And then guess what happened?

A fox started coming to my garden!

At first he ate some bread I left on the grass for the birds…

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Now he comes regularly, twice a day, every day and expects me to feed him!

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Which I obligingly do.

We named him Felix. He is so cute! He just comes into my garden and waits patiently for me to throw some food to him, then he leaves for a couple of minutes – presumably eating the food – and enters again! Until he is satisfied, lol.

Does he know that I am making those cushions or what? Is it like “you are using my images so pay for it”, something like royalties 🙂 ?

I think it is a bit mystic, don’t you? 🙂

Behind the Scenes of my workshop

For me making my appliqued cushions is an art.

Someone would laugh, no doubt, – art, really?! It’s only small pieces of fabric attached to a bigger piece of fabric.

Well, not so for me.

It all starts with looking for an idea. What should I make? What animal? What colour scheme? What background? What additional details? All this is important for the future cushion!

Then I have to decide on the order of working the fabrics, sizes, cutting out the details, etc. 

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Now I can start!

Mind you, at this stage it doesn’t look very promising 🙂

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Still not all that interesting, is it?

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How about now?

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Sleeping Fox with a Sunflower

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Detail – fox

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Detail – sunflower

I always give names to my cushions because I put my imagination, lots of work and creativity into making it.

This one is called “Sleeping Fox and a Sunflower”.

You can find all my work here. Thank you for looking!

 

My latest handmade appliqued cushion “Sleeping Autumn fox”

Autumn here (especially today – horrible wind and torrential rain!) and I was in the mood to make something autumnal…

Here it is:

handmade appliqued cushion "Sleeping Autumn Fox"

handmade appliqued cushion “Sleeping Autumn Fox”

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Everything is sewn by hand and I loved every minute of it.

Hope you will like it too.

If you’d like to see my other staff, look here