Foxy Designs

Time for anther fantastic Etsy Friday!  This week I have showcased three Etsy sellers with beautiful fox designed products.


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Laura Frisk

This little red fox pillow is just as sweet as can be!  Perfect for a child, or honestly just wonderful for bringing some light-hearted whimsy into your home.  Etsy seller Laura Frisk first draws her own original designs, and then hand carves them into a wood block.  She then transfers the resulting images by inking the block with archival, eco-friendly water based fabric ink onto 100% cotton fabric.  Once heat set the ink is waterproof and durable.  Prints are freely cut then sewn into a pillow and stuffed with non-allergic polyfill.  Finished size is approximately 8×10 inches.

These cute pillows are custom made with your choice of ink color for the animal design, and fabric color on the pillow back.   Need another animal from Laura’s menagerie?   Just check out her collection which includes a bear, deer, rabbit, sheep, squirrel, raven, penguin, hedgehog, and many others!  So adorable!!


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Brooklyn Love Designs

Keep this little appliqued orange fox close by your side in this clutch made with 100% cotton fabrics by Brooklyn Love Designs.  Open to reveal a second sitting fox on the inside zipper pocket section, and a lining made with some brightly colored chevron fabric.  Credit card pockets are a cute cotton aqua polka dot print.

Who would not want to keep all their money and cards organized when you have such a pretty wallet?  Including are:
– 6 credit card pockets, each pocket holds several cards
– 2 large money/coupon pockets,
– Zipper pouch to hold change or other valuables.
– Reinforced outside tab closure with slim easy to open magnetic snap.

The 8″x4″ wallet is made to last with ultra-firm stabilizer adding durability and strength to the overall design.  Etsy creator Meagan lives in the wilds of Alaska and clearly takes great pride in her delightful, woodland inspired designs.  She also creates functional, beautiful coin purses, card cases and key chains.


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CCollier Studio

I have loved this quilt fabric art since the first time I saw it.  I love the dark and light values of the colorful cottons that are seamed together to form this very stunning and visual piece.  Titled “”Red Fox in the Sun”, this piece is an original work of art by creator CCollier Studio, and it comes mounted on stretcher bars.  It is nicely sized at 19″ x 23″.  What is perhaps not immediately observable in the piece is that the only parts that are appliqued are the fox’s eyes and nose; all other cotton fabrics are pieced together to give more dimension to the artwork.  I so love the subject matter and nice composition of this piece.  It’s like the fox is “speaking” to you.

The fabrics are mostly abstract batik and Kaffe Fassett prints. The deeper colors are brown tree trunks and blue shadows on the snowy hill behind the fox. In the fox fabrics you will find wildflowers and persimmons and…yes, even mermaids!  Just take a closer look.




A Big Woof!

It’s Etsy Friday and I’ve got some really great dog finds!



Border Collie Artwork

First is some fantastic original graphic artwork by Etsy seller Gemini Studio.  Artist Stephen Fowler creates giclee prints of his original illustrations on archival matte finish paper.  This particular print is 12″x12″, but custom and larger sizes are available upon request.  It is a hand signed and numbered print.

Stephen professes a “fascination with big graphic artwork, vintage/urban design, and advertising posters”. Although Gemini Studio began as a handmade greeting card company, it now includes a variety of media including graphic design, photography and illustration.  Themes include Cats & Dogs, typography, Chicago themes, Food & Drink, and other beautiful designs.  Also be sure to check out Stephen’s website at  Inspiring!  Although his art must look just fabulous on big loft walls, I’ve no doubt it will look just as nice in your home or office (or both)!


Engraved Buckle Dog Collars

 Need a colorful personalized dog collar for your pet? Or an engraved buckle on that collar?  Check out these great pieces by Shop Mimi Green!  What a fantastic idea to combine the info normally found on your dog’s tag right onto the collar’s buckle.  Your pooch will be styling and safe!  Buckles are made of a hybrid metal/plastic and are lightweight.   Washable designer fabrics stitched to tough nylon webbing make the collars both durable and easily cleaned.

This classic cotton collar comes in 5 sizes and 2 widths. No matter if you have a Great Dane or a tiny Chihuahua, a laminated cotton collar by Shop Mimi Green will fit your dog just right, be super strong and match your dog’s cool style!  Be sure to check out their collars in bridal leather (3 colors) and many wonderful shades of the softest velvet.



Dog Placemat

Bring on the messy dinner!  These great oil cloth and chalkboard placemats by Diggity Dawg Designs make cleanup a breeze. The one shown in the photo has a lovely turqoise dot border design, and comes with a single white piece of chalk in it’s own coordinated carrying case.

Personalize with your pet’s name or your own endearing words or design.  Free your imagination and get creative!  I love items that are beautifully and simply designed, yet serve a very practical purpose.   These oil cloth and chalk mats score on both counts.  They can be used on any flooring, and are easily cleaned by wiping with a wet sponge or damp towel.  Then just air dry and you are ready to go again!

Chalk Mats measure approx. 12″ x 19″ and fit standard size pet food and water bowls. There’s room for two bowls on each mat. Each comes packaged with a custom hang tag which makes them ready for gift giving.  When on the Diggity Dawg site, but sure to also check out her toy hampers and cute toys for dogs.



Dog Pillow

Val’s Art Studio makes some truly detailed and beautiful felted design pillows. I just love this one with the little terrier. So cute!  Val needle felts a “painting” out of wool roving onto recycled, felted sweater fabric.  Then she uses ribbon and trims on the pillow sides, and a coordinated print fabric for the  pillow back.  Pillows are stuffed with an organic cotton/bamboo, eco-friendly non allergic batting.  These are personalized by using a photo of your favorite pet, and then turned into either a pillow as you see here or a wall hanging.  Each is a true endeavor of love!

The measurements are approximately 9 x 11″ – 11 x 12″.  These are “art” pillows and meant for gentle/decorative use only, and can be created in either the box style design or with a ruffled trim.  Let Val know if you have a color preference and she will work with your color palette, keeping in mind that recycled sweaters are used as the base for each of these one-of-a-kind pillows.  Also, if you want, your pet’s name can be added to the design for an additional $25.00.