Day 1 in the Foster household. 8am. Mummy is in the kitchen; F is already bored and pestering her senseless about the possible ‘adventures’ they could go on today.
I’m sure I am not the only person who has started the Summer holidays in this fashion, I did consider locking myself in the toilet simply so I could have my coffee in peace but instead I allowed cbeebies to nanny the boys and sneaked off to the studio to have my coffee in silence, accompanied by the rather delicious new children’s ‘Fat Rascal’ as delivered by me sister from a recent Bettys visit (it is smaller and has chocolate drops in it, yum!). I then took the boys to our local soft play in return for being allowed to sew this afternoon.
So, I couldn’t help but notice a number of the comments on the recent ‘Little Foxes‘ post asked about the new tweed foxes face and this has highlighted a ‘problem’. You see, he does already have a face (and please, don’t feel bad if you didn’t spot it, it was very easy to miss) but it is in my usual very minimal style and looks like this
As you can see, it’s really just a simple eye (there is one on the other side as well) and a nose and I can understand how it was so easily overlooked. Which has had me thinking about other possible solutions, such as
the last is simply a larger embroidered eye. I am still undecided but need to make a decision as I already have a couple of pre-orders for Foxes that I would like to get out early this week. The photo of my other creations is to give an idea of my usual style, I want to be sure to keep the new addition within the same feel, I don’t want it to end up too ‘twee’, I prefer a more simple look. It’s also worth remembering the clothing is pretty fancy, so I think will work best with a more simple body/face.
All comments most welcome.
Right, best go take the boys outside for a play, they will be getting square eyes at this rate!