Monday, June 15, 2009

Hello Foxy....

About this time last year I decided to start my Christmas shopping. I wanted to get an early start as I knew I'd be busy and didn't want to have panic attacks at the last minute wondering what to buy/make people.
So where did I start shopping?
On Etsy, of course. "Woolpets" was one of the first shops on Etsy that I made a purchase from.
I purchased a few needle felting kits including the "Red Fox".
I gave my Mum the Red Fox kit as she loves foxes...

The last time Mum and Dad came to visit Mum presented me with her very first "Red Fox". Not bad for a first attempt. You can probably guess, by this first attempt, that my Mum is pretty clever with her hands too!

At first, I refused to accept it but then she said, "don't worry there's enough in the kit to make about 6 so I'll keep going until I get one perfect!!!"
I don't know about you, but I think this one is pretty perfect.
I haven't started my Christmas shopping for this year yet.
Have you?
Kathryn. XX
P.S. there is still time to enter my giveaway if you haven't already!

19 comments:

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Oh, wow! That's simply amazing. What talent!

rachelmp said...

Foxy is just beautiful! Very clever first go. Shopping for Christmas - ha - 3 kids birthdays to shop for before then

marie said...

I would love to try needle felting _ I'll have to visit this Etsy shop. Your mum's red fox looks pretty perfect to me!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Christmas shopping??? Whaaaatttt!
No I um,herrr hummm Have'nt started it.
I love that needle felting...I saw some divine Mice...
Mabey a good pressie for me from Hubby and kids for Christmas...One already made tho! *wink*

Your Mum sure is good at it

Hen said...

Ooooh, I want a felt foxy!!! He is lovely. I love foxes, we have lots in our garden and two baby ones this year. There was a lady at the first V&H Fair who had needle felted birds, they were so clever.
Hen x

Kerryanne English said...

What's up with Blogger tonight?? I've been trying to leave a comment for ages. Anyhoo... just wanted to say that your mum's little red fox is the cutest.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your Mum's fox is really clever! I can't believe that anyone is thinking about Christmas already!

Sarah said...

Hi Kathryn,
Love the fox, looks just like a real one. If your mum is going for perfection, she got it right first go!
Christmas shopping....nope haven't even thought about it!
~S~

Nikki said...

So cleverness and craftiness is in the gene pool, it seems! Your Mum's first attempt looks pretty spot-on to me. Waht a fab present.

YOu have me a tad inspired for my next holiday project. I've never tried needle felting.

i cant sew said...

wool felting is on my try to do list. and it doesnt surprise me that someone as organised as you would be thinking of christmas :)
xxrosey

Antique Rose Designs said...

Your mum is pretty talented obviously you took after her. I think it's perfect. Take care Carol

clare's craftroom said...

That is one cute fox !

blushing rose said...

One foxy idea! Cute ... TTFN ~ Marydon

Cathie said...

cute little guy, needle felting sounds really neat. i like to start shopping early too so i can enjoy the holiday and have it all done.

A Stitch In Thyme said...

aww it's cute!! My sadie-mae reminds me of a fox! She has the prettiest coat and colors.

I like your fox.

shabbydreaming said...

Kathryn, Foxy is so cute!! Im not sure I'd have the patience to make one of those!
Ive had someone ask me to make them a bunting but as we all know I dont sew (well not properly anyways!) So Im going to send her your way as Ive seen the bunting's that Lynda has and they are stunning!!
Hugs
mands
oh and Lynda is doing ok at the moment, she has good days and bad days, has had some gooddays lately! I will pass on your thuoghts!

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Was only thinking yesterday it was time to get started on the Xmas shopping, Im a real early bird when it comes to that, gave my Mum & Dad theirs when I went home in March so one down heaps to go... the little red fox is just the cutest, what a talented family...

Lyn xxx

WoolPets said...

Hi and thanks so much for featuring me on your awesome blog! You did a fantastic job making the little fox! Thanks again!

Patchwork Harmony said...

awh! he is too cute!! x