my first embroidery hoop - the positive fox

It's been a month since I signed up for the embroidery hoop swap on Mollie's blog, and my little embroidery is finally finished, woop!

My swapee likes animals, and I love foxes, so it was kind of inevitable that that's what it would depict. I've drawn this style of fox many times, and have used him on a series of cards I made, but I've never sewn him before. It was quite fun drawing him in a different medium, though my stitch work has a lot of room for improvement. I just used basic stitches as I'm not the most confident embroiderer, but perhaps if I sign up for Mollie's next swap in the autumn I'll have learned some new stitches by then!

It's the first embroidery hoop I've ever done, but I think it turned out OK, what do you think?

1// designing
2// drawing onto the canvas
3// stitching the outline


4// all filled in
5// now for his face
6// what's that 'h' for?


7// ...hooray!
8// a little heart and some paw definition
9// finished!

Do you like my little positivity fox?
I hope my swap partner loves him... I kind of want to keep him for myself!

9 hellos:

fingersandtoes said...

That is gorgeous!

Vixie said...

Aw, thanks Sarah! I'm glad you like him!

laura manfre said...

It looks fantastic! Bravo!

Vixie said...

Thank you so much, Laura! I think I'm going to start making more of him again, I forgot how much I liked my positive foxes!

Animal Cafe said...

So cuuute! xx

Siobhan said...

He is a brilliantly foxy fox! Love it!

Missy said...

This is adorable. I love the colors you used, too.

Vixie said...

Aw, shucks, guys!

mimismae said...

This little fox is a real cutie. I like him a lot! And your stitching looks fabulous! :)

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