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Friday, October 7, 2011

All about an owl...

...an owl scissor keep and needle book.

As some of you know I love owls even though one visits nearly every night and I'm convinced he comes with plans to eat my tiny little poodle, Matilda.  You can read more about this HERE.
Anyway back to this sweet little owl and how to make him.  You will need:
  • Some felt.
  • Some thin card, an old greeting card or cereal box is perfect.  No-one is going to see it.
  • A bit of fabric glue.  To see what I use read HERE on the candle-mat post
  • Stranded cotton
  • Beads, sequins, buttons and bows - if you want.  You can decorate him anyway that takes your fancy.

You can print out the templates needed to make him HERE.

Cut out the felt and card pieces.

Take one owl piece and lightly glue and sew on the ruffles, then the wings, the eyes and the beak.  Decorate anyway you want.  Do all the sewing and decorating before you start to put the owl together.  If you click on the picture below, you will see a much larger image.  Use this if you want some ideas on decoration.  

Trim your cardboard owl shape all around the edges so that it is slightly smaller than the felt owl shapes.  Sandwich together and blanket stitch around the edges. 
Follow the same procedure with the scissor pocket and blanket stitch on the back of your owl.

 If you want to add a needle-case cut a couple more scissor pocket pieces. Decorate the ruffle before attaching.  Now blanket stitch to the top of the scissor pocket.

And there you have it, a cute little owl sewing companion that costs virtually nothing, only takes a couple of hours to make and adds a bit of whimsy to your sewing basket.

A Quilt Show
Tomorrow I'm off to the North of the Yarra Quilt Show.  I'll be taking my new bag - so please say Hi if you see me.  
These are the details in case you feel like a trip out to Eltham, Victoria  

 2011 NOTYQ Exhibition

To be held on the 8th and  9th of October, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Eltham Community Centre,
801 Main Road, Eltham
Melways 21 J6

 Quilts, Stalls, Refreshments. Quilt Raffle
Admission $8, children under 14 free

One of my favourite nurseries, shops and cafes is just around the corner - 
62 Brougham Street
Eltham VIC 3095
(03) 9431 6622

Hope to see you there
Today I'm linking up to:

Free Style Friday at Happy Hour Quilts
Turning the Daunting into the Do-able at Project Queen
Sundae Scoop at I Heart Nap Time
Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence
Handmade Show and Tell at Mommas Kinda Crafty

If you haven't taken a look at any of these link parties before, pop over and visit.  They are full of fabulous ideas.


  1. Thank you for the tutorial. such a cute owl.
    Have a wonderful day out at the exibition and enjoy visiting the nursery too.

  2. Wonderful tutorial. I adore your owls.
    Have fun at the quilt show :-)

  3. Great tutorial and what a cute owl! Owls must be very popular, I just finished a pillow with one on it.
    Quilting by the River

  4. Oh my goodness Melody this is too darling for words - I'd like to ask your permission to use your pic, so I can link to your tutorial, it's just beyond darling! Thank you so much for this!

  5. Those owls are just too cute, thanks for the tutorial :) I too love owls and collect them.

  6. This is sweet and your tutorial is very clear step by step. Love all your fabric works.

  7. thankyou Mel for you tutorial on the owls ,they are so cute and it is very kind of you to do so.Have a good day at Eltham.oxo

  8. Your owls are SO, SO cute! I wish I had some bright felt; I 'd get started right away! I might need to get to the Eltham QUilt Show, maybe tomorrow or Sunday! Thanks for the heads up!

  9. Love the owls they are too cute for words.
    Have a great time a the quilt show

  10. they are so cute... thanks for sharing how to make them... I get so many compliments on the one you gave to me....
    have fun at the show...

  11. Those owls are fabulously cute...thanks for sharing...got to go to Ballarat tomorrow but Sunday just may be a visit back to the old country (yep I'm from a space in the old Shire of Eltham!) for NOTY...so glad you mentioned it and put it back into the memory banks :)

  12. Love the owls - definitely a must make ... Thanks for sharing.

  13. I love your owlies..so cute. Such a gorgeous design. Loved the earlier Matilda and the owl story. Enjoy your quilt show.

  14. How adorable! The stitching is divine.

    Happy blogtoberfest to you!

  15. Thank you very much for that tutorial! I love your owls, they are so cute!


  16. That is so cute Melody. Great tutorial, have to try it. Tracee xx

  17. Wonderful tutorial Melody and the owl is adorable! Have fun at the quilt show ,wish I was going too ;-0

  18. The owl is gorgeous, thank you so much for the tutorial. Your stitching is beautiful.

  19. Oh Mel, that is the cutest little owl I've ever seen! Adorable :-)

  20. Thank you for the pattern & tuto, beautiful owl.

  21. It goes without saying... but I will anyways....
    E-N-J-O-Y the show! :)

  22. What a beautiful owl, Super cool, thanks!



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