Thursday, January 28, 2016
Handmade Birthday Gift Idea: Francie the Fox!
A little friend of ours has a birthday coming up! She is doing a woodland animals themed party and I asked for a gift idea - a stuffed fox! I had fun translating that into a homemade stuffed fox and made this cutie absolutely free.
The orange chevron was left from this quilt and the gray from this one. Odds and ends finished up this adorable gift!
First, I scoured Pinterest for a pattern or tutorial. I found this one very easy to use and I love how it turned out! The pattern says it is a free download but the site it is on requires a membership so I just held a piece of paper up to my screen and traced it rather than join the site.
As I was making her, I just kept thinking of her as Francie the Fox - so I went ahead and named her!
I included another of these rainbow books to suggest the birthday girl write and illustrate a story about her fox! Won't that be fun?!
One of my favorite things is this little pennant she is holding! It is simply a paper stripey straw with some paper attached with two brads. I hooked it onto her hand with a rubberband and then tied a fabric scrap around to cover the band. Sooooo cute!
If you count the little rainbow book, I spent thirty-eight cents on this gift! The only problem is Rachel is in love with it so I probably need to make another one!