July 20, 2009

Fox softie dilemma...,

I'd been meaning to re-visit the Fox softie pattern I started a while ago, and after a trip to the local charity shop resulted in an ideal coloured woollen jumper to felt, there was no excuse!  The original pattern got tweaked slightly, but while I was sewing, another idea kind of popped up.  When I begin a new pattern, the first decision I make is whether it's going to be a side on profile or front on profile.  Usually, it's an obvious choice as to which will work best, but in this case, I'm not quite so sure...!

So, here we have them both,

FOX 1,

and FOX 2,


(Fox 2 from a different angle)  


So, I need your help on this one, which do you prefer?

FOX 1 or FOX 2?

110 comments:

Schneesternchen said...

Hi!

I prefer Fox 2! Soooo cute! :)

*Martina*

kedicibasi said...

I prefer fox 2 too:)

crafty things said...

Foxy two gets my vote. Love your combination of colours.

sara said...

Fox 2. The other one is a bit strange in a cute sort of way!

Carol said...

I say Fox 2 -- she's darn cute!

Anne said...

I LOVE Fox #2!

Robyn said...

Definitely Fox 2!!!

julie said...

My votes for Fox 2 - although they both have something about them. :)

Celeste said...

Fox 2.
I love the embroidery to make the tails bushy.

IdaDown said...

Does there have to be an either or? They are both delightful! I love the abstract quality of #1, and #2 has an adorable cuteness to him. Fantastic work.

Claudia said...

Fox 2, definitevly. It so much friendly.

andrea creates said...

Oh wow, I like them both-maybe a tad more #2 :)

The WoodLand School said...

I love Fox #2 ... the face is just perfect!

Mandy said...

Yep fox 2, i love the face :-)

Kathy said...

Fox 2 for sure.

Dolores said...

Oh, most definitely little Fox #2. The button at the end of his nose is just the right little addition. He's a cutie.

Hashi said...

2

Needled Mom said...

Both are darling, but I like the second one better. The face is so expressive.

Moriah said...

Fox #2 is adorable!

Bagladee said...

Loving them both, but Mr.Fox 2 is my favourite, he reminds me of the clever fox in the Roald Dahl book :) x

Jo said...

I am so with the choir on this one! FOX #2!!!

knittinginpink said...

Fox 2! I think he's really, really cute, in a foxy way!

Arabella said...

I think they are both cute! I think I prefer Fox 2, but I think they would be good as a set.

Jingle said...

Well, I'm going to through a wrench in the system and say Fox #1. Why? Because it is slightly more abstract and quirky! It's unique and I love it! That's the fox that I would want! He is just fabulous!

whatkatiedid said...

Fox 2, Fox 2!!!

Florence said...

fox 2 with no hesitation !

Cal said...

Fox 2. So cute and ...well, foxy!
Calx

noelle said...

no. 2 most definately

French Knots said...

I'll join in the chorus...fox 2!

joanaatthebeach said...

I can see your dilemma, but... Fox 2!! Utterly cute!

Diana Banana said...

I like fox 2

Margaret L. said...

Fox 2 without a doubt! Margaret L.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I love them both..;)no help here...they both have their own unique look..;)

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I'm going with my instant choice and coincidentally nearly everyone else's too (!) and say Fox No.2 - I just love him!

Lucy x

Rachel said...

Fox 2 does it for me too! :)

sewfunky said...

I like Fox 1! I know it's going against what everyone else is saying - but he's just so adorable!!!

Love him!

Janie said...

Definitely number 2, very cute!

Anonymous said...

Fox2 ... love his nose!

Sharon said...

Fox 2 - hes so cute. Will you sell the pattern? As I'd love to buy it. x

Mearaid said...

Fox 2, although fox 1 is cute too.

peppernys said...

Fox 2! I like his nose!

Megan said...

My vote is for Fox 2 :)

Mindy said...

Number two is definitely more realistic, but I love the quirkiness of number one. He reminds me of Swiper the fox on Dora the Explorer. Your work is a constant source of amazement!

Jacqui said...

I guess two, but I do like number one a lot as well! Bit of a toss up because they're quite different each with their own charm.

little t jane said...

adorable foxes! always the outcast here- i gotta say, number 1 is my favorite!!! ;D cheers!

Sarah Doyle said...

Fox 2 gets my vote. Both are nice, but I love the #2. Great work!

Sarah J Doyle
http://PatternsThatFitYou.com
http://SewingBusiness.com Blog

busy lizzie said...

they are both really cute, but probably side on fox wins by a nose!

Rainbow Child said...

#2 definately :)

Patrícia Karina said...

O nº 2 é lindo, mas...
o nº 1 é M-A-R-A-V-I-L-H-O-S-O, é único, é criativo, é especial, é fora do do padrão, é fora do comum. É muito mais que especial.
Sou grande fã do teu blog.

Jenxo said...

do both but i love the quirkiness of fox 1, love your colors..jenxo

Prue said...

I am going against the tide of opinion and saying I really like Fox 1 best.

Handmade in Israel said...

I like No 1! They'
re both adorable but No. 1 is a little different and has that extra soemthing! Sorry to go against everyone elses opinion.

Lyn said...

they are both such cutie pies! i prefer fox 2 though :)
and it IS the perfect colour! :D

Doda said...

Wow, you've got a lot of votes here. Please add mine for Mr Fox no.2
x

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

I prefer fox 2

trixi said...

Fox 2 gets my vote!

Terry said...

They're both cute but I prefer the front view (number 2)! :0)

raspberry said...

I prefer Fox 1, simply because I think he looks very cool :)

Rebecca said...

definitely number 2, but they are both sweet!

Kelly D - ThreeLittleApples said...

FOX2 for sure! He's so cute :) I like FOX1 also, but he's a bit too quierky for me :)

Rachel J. said...

I adore the quirkiness of foxy numero uno:)

Linda said...

#2 for sure, such a cutie.

undonegirl said...

I LOVE Fox Number 2!!

Kristy said...

I love foxy 1but think foxtoo is more 'your' style if you know what I mean?

Eva said...

Both are very cute but my favorite is the second

You're very talented

Aldana said...

Hello!!! Sory but my english is very bad!!1
I like the FOX 2


Hugs!!!

GreenWhisper said...

Hi :)

..they're both so cute!

Fox 2 the cutest though x

Whosies said...

twosies!! i do like 1- it is more abstract pillow on the bed cute.

PonyBoy Press said...

Well, I was going to give you my vote for Fox 2, but I am guessing you already decided since it was the unanimous choice. It is super cute!

Swaddle Babies said...

They are both darling, but my vote is for #2 :)

Rilla said...

I love FoX 2! I like his nose too!

Gemma said...

Fox 2, he seems more real i think.

xx

Lisa L. said...

#2 for me.

Sarah in Houston said...

Such a hard choice. Both are so cute, but #1 is very unique. I vote #1

TheresaK said...

They are both adorable, but i think #1 is the cutest!!

Caroline and Jayne said...

I love this and the blog .. havent ever been here b4 but will return xxx

tammywith2 said...

I am going to go with the handful that say #1. There is something about the wonky perspective the makes him super cute!

Leah said...

#2. They are both cute, but #2 is more foxy.

Wanda said...

It's been said many atime before me, but Fox #2. He is adorable.

solomi558 said...

No,. 2---cottonreel

TopCat76 said...

Fox 2, Fox 2, FOX 2.... did I say I prefered Fox 2???? awesome!!!!

KristenMary said...

Fox 1 is so cute, but then when you see fox 2 it is even cuter! I say #2

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

i love 'em both but fox #2 just wins!

Anonymous said...

I love fox 2! Amelia

Jan said...

it's Fox 2 for me - Fox 1 looks a bit sinister!

Gail said...

Love them both, but #2 looks more foxy :-)

Gail x

Stephanie said...

I'm with everyone else too- # 2 is SO cute! I've GOT to get my hands on that pattern! My sons name will be Fox...teehee!

lyndyloo said...

Fox 2 gets my vote. Love him!@

Brittney Cat said...

#2 is very foxy!

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picciolo said...

i think fox two - he has a wonderful nose!
: )

andamento said...

definitely, without a doubt, fox 2.

sooze said...

FOX 2 is sooo cute, love that little pointy nose. sooze1match@hotmail.com

anne bebbington said...

Most definitely #2 - the first one has a slight picasso-esque air to it :o)

Hel said...

Hello, Fox 2 is my fave, interested to see the vote totals!

x hel x

Saskia said...

Wow.... beautiful work... so cute!!! Both great, bur I just prefer nr 2... oh, look at his nose... hihi!!!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

Beth said...

i like fox 2, his nose is so cute sticking out!

Dawn said...

2 is 2 cute!!

Bettina Groh said...

Fox2 !!

Janine said...

Oh definitely Fox 2!!!!

Jeff D said...

Okay, so I am the lone strayer--I like fox 1 best. He is odd and lovable. Amy in Sebastopol.

Katie said...

I like 'em both, but I prefer fox #2!

Suzanne Vaughan said...

Fox 2 is cuter, but 1 is great too. I think no. 1 looks like a Picasso version!

Anne C said...

Fox No.2 is my fav...he is so cute

monda-loves said...

I like them both, but fox 1 gets my vote - he's more kooky.

Monda
x

Lyn said...

Fox 2!
Love
Lyn,
ps but I like fox 1-don't want to hurt his feelings!
x

Helena said...

Fox 2! Though I love them both!

Moonish (moonsun) said...

They are so cute :)

Christine said...

Love your creations. Fox No 2 is my favourite.

BonesInspired said...

Really, both are too cute!