Thursday, September 13, 2012

Put A Fox On It : :

Wow everyone!! I have to first THANK YOU all today for being so sweet and supportive in light of our HOME news!! I am a nervous ball of emotions, as you can imagine. I can't wait to share all the details, photos, and decorating ideas as this all plays out. Right now we're looking at closing sometime within the next 6-8 weeks, so I'm going to be super busy...but still sewing all the while, maybe with a few decorating inspiration posts, too?! It's going to be fun, I promise.

So yes, this post is inspired by the silly genius that is Portlandia's Put A Bird On It! That hilarious video actually became a running joke around here between my husband and I. Well that, and the amount of pillows we have! It's ridiculous, and I love it! I am certain that my crazy pillow making will never stop, it's true, and putting birds on things is likely to continue, as well. But today is all about cute little fox things! Want to see?!

It's been quite a while since I made a fox pillow. I love simple applique projects, especially when making pillows, and this adorable fox design is always a fun one for me to make! 

red fox pillow

I actually chose an image from my fox pillow making for the front of one of my new mini Moo business cards!

Fox  mini card

It's one of my favorite fox pillow pictures ever and now it lives on about 300 of these cute, little cards!

Mr Fox

On the back is just a list of my sites and contact email. I do plan to share a post sometime soon including what I had ordered a few weeks back to prepare for making, selling, and blogging full time. I was so bad about carrying and giving out my business info before. But not anymore! It really helps to have cards that you love and that represent you well!

back mini cards

While in fox making mode, I decided to make my very first quilted version. Reaching for a few prints from my Simply Color Layer Cake from Southern Fabrics. I love the bright colors and leafy designs in this collection by V and Co., and have been wanting to make something combining blues and orange for a while, so this was perfect!

pretty blue

I added my felt fox applique to the pillow front, and backed it with a layer of soft batting.

quilted pillow front

I think it turned out cute?! Haila and Jacob both love it, so that made me happy. It's always nice to find things to make that work for both boys and girls. I'm hoping someone will snatch this up from my little etsy shop! SOLD, woohoo!

quilted fox pillow

The back is finished with more blues and orange, in some of my favorite Full Moon Polka-dot from Moona and a little more Simply Color.

orang dot and blue

So, that's the extent of me "putting a fox on it" for now. Today, I'm off to work on a new, very special quilt top. More on that soon, but first -- I had to make one of these! I just couldn't stop myself!!

funny

LOL!! Happy Thursday, friends!   Maureen 

p.s...my HUGE Willow Giveaway continues HERE today! And, I have a new custom bundle Giveaway beginning early tomorrow, around 7-ish (est)!! Don't forget!

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30 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this & need to know how I can buy or have no made.

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    1. I have them available for order and often times made to order in my etsy shop here -- http://www.etsy.com/shop/maureencracknell

      Thank you Ashley!!

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  2. LOVE this and every time I see one of your fox pillows they make me smile! Have you thought of selling this pattern? I bet it would be a big hit.

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  3. I think you're gonna start somethin'!!! I love it! I've been really, really enjoying your drawing / artsy posts, too!! You are insanely talented, Maureen!! xo jan

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    1. Thank you, Jan -- as are you my friend!! I am so excited to be drawing again! It feels amazing!!

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  4. your Fox pillows are really cute. Wheres the Put a fox on it video? You really should make one it would be a hoot.
    Margaret

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  5. Oooh, awesome picture for the mini cards. I love the colours and general setting in that picture so much. Love the new fox, too!

    People *always* question me about your fox pillow when they visit me and I have to admit that it's the only thing in the room *not* made by me. :D

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  6. Portlandia is the best!! And I love your new fox pillow. The blue fabrics you chose are so fun behind Mr. Fox!

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  7. Hi Maureen, I LOVE the fox pillow and quilty hanging. Do you sell the fox pattern? If so, I would love to purchase it. :)

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    1. I will have this pattern available eventually, but I'm not sure when. I will of course announce that here when I'm ready!!

      For now I have them available for order and often times made to order in my etsy shop here -- http://www.etsy.com/shop/maureencracknell

      Thank you, Pam!!

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  8. I love foxes and have a few around the house ~ my son did a drawing of one for me. Just love what you do!

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  9. I always love your fox pillows. I need to make myself some fox items.

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  10. So cute, no wonder it was snapped up!

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  11. I just love your fox pillows, etc. They make me smile. Yes I will keep calm and let you put a fox on it:)

    Thank you! Looking forward to seeing your quilt top.

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  12. Such cute pillows! The fox is adorable! No wonder the pillow sold so quickly =D

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  13. Tee hee - keep calm and put a fox on it. I love that!

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  14. lol! i love it! have you seen "the fantastic mr. fox"? it is great!

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    1. Oh yeah, that's a great little movie! The illustrations are so cool, too!

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  15. That little fox is absolutely adorable. I love it.

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  16. Now that is the sweetest fox I have ever seen.

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  17. Your new motto is so funny! I love the sign you made!

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  18. Oh, I really like the blues for the background. Sounds like you've adjusted to being alone all day! :)

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    1. I'm actually volunteering at the school tomorrow for the second time this week! Ha ha Which helps and so does staying busy, which I am! I will always miss them like craz
      +y, that's just a fact! There are pluses, though -- like being about to write a blog post that shares a little more than "this is what I made, it's made with this, see you tomorrow..." :)

      I am also realizing, that the time we do spend together now is much more special and just much more well spent. Which is really nice, too!

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  19. So cute! Aww, I want one! I also want to order some Mini Moos, I am bad about carrying around cards as well.

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    1. Oh, you'll love them!! I handed out my first one at Joann's when a woman complimented my bag! I told her I made it, she was surprised I was so young, and of course, I had to mention all the young mother, sewing bloggers out there!! ;)

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  20. Maureen your blog and your creations are beautiful. I have added you to my blog roll. Thank you for the inspiration.

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