...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 ShowTomorrow 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
Turning the Daunting into the Do-able at Project QueenSundae 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.