Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Handmade Christmas: "Owl" Together Now!

So I've been tinkering with my blog design again. I'm not really happy with this particular look. I wanted to do something Christmasy and I love the background and header individually, but it's just not working for me. And I really didn't have time to mess with it. But because I'm crazy like that and have nothing at all to do (sarcasm alert)...My dining room table has so much stuff on it right now there isn't any room to actually eat there. Hello. My name is Beke and I don't know when to stop. Anybody else like that?

Anyhoo. I thought I would share one of my top secret Christmas projects. I can safely splash these pics all over the net because the recipients of any of these cuties won't likely be hanging out at my blog.

Owls are a really big thing right now. I saw lots of these pillows over on Pinterest. And because I have nothing at all to do (sarcasm alert...again) I thought I would whip some up for some of nieces and nephews and of course, Josiah.

What I love about this project is that I was able to use bits and pieces out of my scrapbag and didn't have to go out and purchase yards of fabric. I have been working on another top secret Christmas project (which I will share soon) and have some pretty cute fabric scraps just begging to be used.

I finished the first three last night. I plan on making 3 more. Just please don't look too closely at my stitching skills. I fake it 'til I make it.

Here are the trio. I made a little Christmas Owl to take to my Momma this weekend. The other two are for two of my nieces.


I almost named this one Lola. But then decided I better let my niece name her. I don't know why I thought of Lola. Except her tropical colors remind me of Barry Manilow. You know. "Her name was Lola...she was a show girl...." You know! "At the Copa, Copacabana..." Oh come on! I can't be only one in the world who get that!  Lola's beak is a little whanky. But she's had a rough life...At the Copacabana, don't fall in love!


This is my Merry Christmas Owl. I think she needs some kind of something. But for now I am just happy she's done. I wish I would have taken a picture of her backside. See her fringy flannel trim? I used it for her back, too. Very cute. And no. I didn't give her a name.



This one is probably finished. I don't know. I am still thinking about adding a button to the little oval shape she has on her belly. But (just a bit of advice), I should have sewn the buttons on before I stuffed her. She doesn't have a name either. Though I am thinking of Clementine (don't ask).


This were pretty simple to make. I found a few tutorials.

This one has great pictures and detailed instructions, plus a pattern.

This one is a little more like the owls I made, but I had trouble finding her instructions. Maybe someone else will have better luck.

What helped me the most was this youtube video. I had trouble finding her pattern pieces so I just made my own. I am extremely visual so video this was a lifesaver.


I still have another girl owl to make and 2 boy owls. After Christmas I think I will make a few more to send to some other little nieces and nephew. I'll try and share them as I make them.  That is until The Studly Muffin decides he would like to see the Dining Room table again.


2 comments:

  1. These are precious! I'm sure everyone will be thrilled to receive them. I'm with you on "all the spare time" but I'd love to make some time for some fun craft projects like these!

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  2. Those are super cute!! Awesome job!! :o)

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