I finished up the frolicking foxes on the weekend. That last, sleepy fox and the few leaves left took no time at all to complete.
Then it was onto the outlining in black. Sometimes all that back-stitching can be a slog, but like everything else on this project, it just flew by.
The leaves, particularly, look a lot better with their outlining. They look like leaves instead of weird blobs. But the foxes faces definitely needed the definition. And I love how the outlining is all broken, and sketchy, really evoking that feeling of floof!
I’m still debating how to properly finish this piece. My original idea was to sew it into a panel on a purse or a bag. But that would require me making a purse or a bag, and they aren’t my favourite things to sew.
I may just get it professionally framed. It’s such an odd shape and size, I probably won’t be able to find a frame to fit it.
So I’ll sit and ponder it for a while… and go looking for a new tiny needle project!
9 thoughts on “Tiny Needle Tuesday”
You may find a frame at a resale shop; one that was originally made for three pics?
Then, turn it sideways.
Just an idea.
This piece makes me smile Val. The foxes all look so happy and content and isn’t it amazing what the outlining can do? I’m glad you’re going to get this one framed. It’s such a joyful piece of stitching, it needs to be seen, not stuck away somewhere.
Adorable – simply adorable. I love this piece Val! I don’t like doing outlining, but it sure does help to make things pop.
Very cute. Backstitching really makes all the difference.
I love this piece. Backstitching always makes the piece come alive. I bet you’ll find a perfect frame at a thrift shop – enjoy the hunt.
They are just the cutest things! That is such a great pattern. I love the leaves and the color changes in the fur. Brilliant.
I would definitely look for a frame at a thrift shop! This is utter perfection! I love it!
The frolicking foxes are just adorable! It is amazing how much backstitching adds to the beauty of the foxes and leaves.
Just beautiful! The foxes with all their colors are stunning! I agree with others that this needs to be framed.