With baby Crawford version 3.0 ready to make it's entrance at any time, I feel like today's review and giveaway fits right in. Emily from Tangible Pursuits contacted me several weeks ago regarding her Fox Lovey pattern. I had admired Emily's Fox Lovey on her facebook page and commented to tell her it was adorable - needless to say, I was happy when asked review the pattern and excited that she was generously going to offer one of my readers the chance to win it.
This was only my second time creating a plush animal, so my experience with her pattern is coming from that perspective. My first attempt (The Plush Pony) was successful but a struggle since I chose a more complex pattern (silly me). With the Fox Lovey, I appreciated the clear and simple instructions& photos, the clearly labeled pattern pieces, and the professional look of the finished blanket. I have been sewing many years and my family has seen much of my work- but when my mother looked it she said "You MADE that?!" which really shows that you can use her directions to create a beautiful baby lovey.
The original fox lovey is in the traditional orange- though my Joann's didn't have that darker orange color that is so classic and gorgeous. Instead, I chose to create a grey fox. At first I was a bit sad, but after putting it together, I love the grey! I also chose to embroider my foxes eyes on rather than use felt and I added a couple of small ribbon tags to the corner seams because the coordinating ribbon was too perfect.
The blue fabric is also from Joann's and features simple woodland creatures. I was given it at my baby shower from a good friend and I'm really glad that I could make something so sweet with it. I purchased a half of a yard of the grey and I believe the woodland creatures fabric was 1 yard - this gives me quite a bit of fabric leftover to make a second (you know how attached children can get!).
Now it's your turn!