I think I will take advantage of my sister’s boyfriend being currently half way between to Sydney and Scotland to post about foxes- as a farmer he’s not terribly keen on them! But as a design motif they are pretty cool- their angular faces, plumpy tails, air of intelligence and beautiful russet colour lend themselves well to arts and crafts, and the thank you cards above I found on Etsy. Of course, I speak of the healthy, nourished, crafty fox of fairy tales and the countryside and not the bin-ravaging, skinny and bedraggled urban cousin you see on Argyle street in Glasgow.
I received this dress for Christmas -I’m sorry I can’t seem to put a picture of it in my blog, incompetent techie- and it was what fired off my foxy vibes this morning, as well as seeing this quilt on marvellous blog Touch Wood Design, from a new craft book called Sew La Tea Do:
So here for your perusal are a few foxy images for inspiration… enjoy!
Lea Stein’s acrylic jewellery has long been a favourite of mine and this fox brooch is no exception- designed in the 1960’s, it’s still so current.
Studio One, in the West End of Edinburgh, stocks beautiful lampshades by Lush Designs which I have been hankering after for ages. I love their wild boar but the fox and cubs, cutely sleeping on their mother’s back, takes the prize. I love the way the image is so sweet yet retains some of that clever folkloric meaning the fox carries in popular imagination.
And for the uber cool bambino bedroom (who has ‘nurseries’ like these?! Gorgeous though they are!), some wall decals, something I have just not got round to doing for Sol’s room (and anyway now I think he would just peel them off)
So there you have it. A bevy of foxiness. Will the humble badger ever reach such lofty heights in the design world?!
I really MUST go and do some quilting now!