Gin's a fox loving girl... so... I made her a fox using a tutorial from A Beautiful Mess. And guess what? I used a sewing machine and didn't end up in a fight with it! Amazing.
I made a doily from this ebook (the same I used for her doilies in last post), with size 3 thread and a 2.2mm hook. After blocking it overnight, I used Aleene's Tacky Glue to attach the doily to the front fabric piece of the fox (before I sewed the front and back together).
The fox's eyes and nose are from my vintage button collection (thanks Grandma!). I thought they were perfect!
I love how he turned out and am still amazed I used a sewing machine without one disastrous incident. We both walked away unscathed and happy. Well, I walked, and the sewing machine more or less just sat there... But, I SUCCESSFULLY used a sewing machine! Woot woot!! (Granted, it was already threaded... Minor detail.)