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Topic: homemade stuffed kitsune (Japanese fox spirit)  (Read 6814 times)
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« on: December 09, 2008 11:37:17 AM »

hi, Craftsters! It's been a LONG time.

So, I made this for my friend for her birthday. She wants kids someday, so I told her I would start learning to make stuffed animals now, so that her kids could have a whole menagerie of homemade toys one day. She has a moose, a squirrel (moose and squirrel, get it? haha) and a kitsune now.

This kitsune is made from recycled fulled wool double knit fabric (the salmon coloured parts), leftover corduroy (the ivory), leather scraps and buttons taken from an old sweater I turned into rags (the eyes), and wool roving that I needle-felted to its paws, ears, tails, and chest for shading and/or fluffiness. Pattern is my own design.

I took these pictures before I made it a little navy blue cardigan, like a fisherman's sweater, out of an old sweater of my own that my boyfriend put in the wash (and shrank).

like it? =)

I needle felted a little heart tattoo on its bum!

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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008 11:45:55 AM »

Thats so cute! I like all the tails and the perfect smile  Grin

« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008 12:01:42 PM »

That's so great!  I looooove wool and blending it's different forms. Your friend is lucky!!
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2008 01:15:21 PM »

so sweet Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2008 01:53:03 PM »

So cute! And I love how you felted details onto it after it was done. That's ace Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2008 03:25:01 PM »

Wonderful job!  I love his cute little face.

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