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!



14 comments:

Mary Ann said...

That is too cute! Good job on using your resources and making an adorable little gift. I love the woodland animal theme--I've been thinking of incorporating some woodland animal touches into our nursery!

noricoleman.typepad.com said...

That is the best!

Anonymous said...

That is so very cute, you make the best thoughtful gifts.

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness how adorable! My kids would crazy for something like that, what a lucky little girl to get such a great gift.

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

So adorable. I love how your gifts are full of love, thought, and handiwork.

angie said...

Ingenious! Francie is fabulous! and what a great idea to just trace the pattern from the screen. I haven't even taken off the plastic from my rainbow books and you have found clever uses for at least three.
Hanna has a bday party to go to this weekend. In my imagination, I wanted to apply a theme to the gift, shop my stash, and wrap it up in a clever fashion. Instead, Hanna used a curbside code to get Yoobi school supplies as part of the gift, used some items she had purchased at 90% off and wrapped it using a black wine bottle gift bag, chalkkboard marker, and pink tulle. Yes, she has definitely learned from her mama, but I must say that I missed the joy of doing it. She is so independent!

Tina Leigh said...

I got so tickled when I read you traced the pattern from your computer screen! Lol! I think that fox is adorable and no one in the world has one like it. How sweet & unique.

Shelby said...

Absolutely adorable friend. I love it so much.

Mom said...

So cute! :)

Anonymous said...

I think this is one of the best gifts that you have made! So cute!

Michelle in Georgia

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

This is so fantastic!! What a great idea and an adorable fox. The birthday girl is gonna love her for sure!! Have a beautiful weekend!! xo

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Alyssa Corley said...

That is adorable - my daughter would love that.

*carrie* said...

Super-cute! And 38 cents is extremely impressive!

How much did N's shirt cost--anything for the supplies?

Garima said...

nice