14 October 2012


...and as promised an up date on Project: Foxie Loxie.

Project: Foxie Loxie is starting to take shape.

After deliberating for an age as to whether or not poke more white felt fluff into Mr Loxie's face.
I caved.
Now I know it was the right thing to do.
Still can't believe how lovely needle felting is.
Feels just like you're are drawing with wool. 

On the picture below, I started to add in Mr Loxie's white beard.
Continually stabbing with a single felting needle, this helped me add in all the extra fluff he needed.

Sara @ bichinhos na cabeca asked if I would put a mini tutorial together for those, like me, who are trying this craft for the first time. 
No problem!
It is top of my to do list! 
In the mean time here is where I found my felting needles and this is where I laid my paws on some divine colours for future projects.

For Mr Loxie's nose, I simply cut a triangle piece of normal crafting felt and again, poked.
Mr Loxie has been totally trial and error so far.
I had a spot of fun styling Foxie's hair.
Only kidding!
His head needed a little more shaping after adding on his ears.
Cool though, don't you think? ; )

Slightly worried that I was just carrying around the head of a creature who has a name but nothing else, next on the to do list must be his body.

In the same way I made his head.
Using an odd end ball of wool that I had left, I started to wrap orange felt fluff around it, poking it into the ball of wool as I go.
On a plus side, stabbing the felting wool into the old ball of wool has quickened up the forming process and saved me using all of the orange coloured fluff.
Will do this again on future projects.
So as I continued to shape his body, stabbing and poking away. 
I thought he needed a nice white bib.
Having the bib shape in mind, I took more white fluff and poked it into position.
Oh the joy!! 

Thought it was about time to marry these two floating body parts together.
Come on! 
What's he going to look like???
So taking a long, sturdy darning needle and the help of a very experienced {in the soft toy making department} good friend of mine. 
We made 2 parts became 1!
Foxie Loxie has started to gain some character!
I added the eyes in the same way as I had his nose.
My little friend just needs some limbs and his tail now.
Oh his tail!
It's under construction as I type.
Very Basil Brush style bushy. 
Hee Hee!

Watch this space!
Till next time...Take care



  1. Ooh he is sooooooo cute! Really want to give needle felting a go, looks so much fun!
    Victoria xx

    1. Hey, Oh thanks so much Victoria. You must give it a go, I really can recommend it! It's very therapeutic xx

  2. Oh my gosh! The cuteness... I die! Foxie Loxie- I just love him and his rich orange coat :)

  3. he is proper cute. Im looking forward to seeing the finished foxy.

  4. Hi Rubie! Oh boy does the time flew this past few days! Thank you so much for the tutorial! I have been watching some videos on youtube about needle felting, but they never tell you the secret of using old wool to put inside, that is a great idea that I will use for sure! I made some market research downtown (aka shopping day!) and I already found some places where I can buy all the supplies I need! Thank you so much, I hope you are having a fantastic time (:

  5. The tutorial is great, I love how cute the little fox is!!!! Great colours on him :)

  6. This is so cute and darling! Very Fantastic Mr Fox like

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  7. Hi, I LOVE the screen print..its something I've always wanted to do but haven't quite got round to...I like so many types of craft! The fox is amazing too, Ive just started neeedlefelting but have been making nests...somewhat randomly! Found you via the house of nicnax blog...I'm a happy new follower x

  8. Hi, just found you...phewf! A fellow fox maker, I love your critters.
    I have never tried felting but after meeting your feltie friends I am very tempted.
    I shall now continue reading.
    Emma x


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