Saturday, January 7, 2012

Plushie Profile - Fritz the fox

After what seemed like forever, I'm back on track with plushie-making. I was finally able to motivate myself to sit down all day and work on a new plushie design, and he just happens to be one of the designs I shared with you guys back before Christmas in this post. There, you can read a little about the process of designing what became Fritz the fox! This is what he looks like in progress:

One of the things that these new plushies have is this cute, attached tail. You'll also find a similar tail on the upcoming nerdy raccoon design, but this was my first time working on a plushie that has one like this. The little felt tips were easier to add on than I thought they'd be, and I really like the way they came out! I'll probably try to use these built-in tails from now on, as they're much easier to make and neater-looking than the tails I've made separately and sewn into the seam of the body pieces.

After making these guys, I think I'd like to work in this size more often. These foxes are pretty much the same size as my most popular plushies, the owls, and the same price. I'm also getting a little better at this style of eye, even though this is the smallest I've tried them. I think that they look really great and I'm excited to tackle his partner in crime, the raccoon, within the next week or so... maybe even tomorrow if I'm feeling particularly motivated.

You can now find Fritz the fox, along with his cute story and more photos, in my Fairweather Friends Etsy shop. Hope you guys are having a lovely 2012 so far!


  1. Aw I think this is my favourite one so far! I love your plushies, Lauren. I think they would make such a cute gift to close friends. I'll have to buy one soon. Always looking forward to seeing more :)

  2. @Louise (@KayleyHydeArmy) Yay, I'm happy you like him! I'll have more soon... I finished five or six other designs over the holiday season that I'm hoping to make next. Thanks for the comment!

  3. He is so adorable! I love hearing about how you create your plushies. I struggle with creating mulitple identical products so I'm always looking for tips on that!

    1. I'm glad you like these posts, Whitney! I like writing about the process and I'm happy to help! :)