Using some acrylic paints and the back of an old poster I did a rough painting of Mr Foxy, and added a layered tissue paper tail. He sat on the floor for several days, then at some point he got stuffed into a cupboard. There wasn't much practical use for Foxy, but I'd enjoyed making him.
Anyhoo ... yesterday I bought 'Crafty' magazine (shouldn't really - supposed to be saving money), and what was inside? Yup, a competition themed around foxes. The idea is that you make something that could be featured in the magazine.
Now, a deadline is always useful for someone as good at dilly-dallying as me. So I'm trying to conjure up a needlepoint design based on the letters F. O. X. and the creature himself. I don't usually bother with graph paper when working our patterns, but lettering's tricky, especially working out how many spaces to have between one letter and the next. It was also a useful exercise when it came to the fox. At first I had him looking to the left, but realized that seeing him face forward was a more powerful image. So the basics are there, and I need to buy some canvas now and get going. The competition closes in December, so there's enough time if I really push it.