37 Things I Want to do Before I Turn 38. I definitely wanted to make something a little funky, a little eye catching, and definitely one of a kind and I got the idea for a Faux Fox Stole after seeing some done in crochet. I thought the idea would translate better to felting. I am satisfied with my results. And I only consider this my prototype; I plan on making another one.
Originally I was thinking to make this in time to wear to the Seattle Opera in October. (We are going to Carmen: can't wait!) But some friends invited us to go to the Canlis in Seattle with them tonight for a birthday and that is such a swanky place, I thought it would be fun to make it in time for the dinner. It took me about 4 days, working about 2 hours per day. I spent about 20 hours sketching and thinking about it first!
All the main body parts were done by wet felting. At first I was going to have the legs attached to the body from the start but in the end I made them separately and then needle felted them on after I figured out how I was going to wear it. The eyes and nose were done with needle felting. I love the little white tip I put on his tail. I am wearing black for sure, so it will really stand out. I attached a barrette underneath the head so that I can clip it on to any part on the scarf. I may need to change that part on my next one but for now it works great.
Now I need to go and figure out the rest of what I am going to wear tonight!