Meet Charlotte Fox. I'm smitten, aren't you??
Since my sewing machine will be in the shop for a while, I've been on the lookout for some projects to do from the winter comfort of my couch. You can imagine my excitement when I came across this clever Charlotte!
This Charlotte Fox is the creation of talented designer, Cynthia Treen, a delightful Rhode Island artisan who sews, crafts, quilts, you name it. She has a whole line of felt animal patterns and kits under her brand, threadfollower. Here's her adorable lineup of animals sold individually in kits:
These kits are a perfect afternoon-cuppa-tea-in-hand-project and would also make a great craft to make with an older child. Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, which would you sew up first?
So, back to Charlotte--she's stands just 6.5" tall. On this inside, she has pipe cleaners for arms so that you can pose her and, with the help of her tail, she stands all by herself. The PDF pattern has very detailed instructions and illustrations. I can't wait to gather all my materials to get started.
Check out Charlotte's little hand-sewn cape! It's currently 14 degrees (Fahrenheit) in Houndstooth Falls, so she'll need this to keep her warm!
Oh, and Charlotte has a "friend" too (or is it a beau??). Say hello to dashing Felix.
Happy crafting on the couch!