Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Anyway - I LOVE owls & since August's room's theme is "Owls" I always have my eye on them. Owl ornaments, owl pillows, owl lovies, you get the idea. There are oodles of owls all over Pinterest & Etsy which is fantastic.
But I wanted to make my own. So that maybe I could use up some upholstery fabric & some wool I felted & sell them. In my Etsy shop. Who knows, but why not, right? The supplies are staring me in the face & I'm not exactly gainfully employed at this point (except by a couple of tiny employers who only pay in hugs & kisses, which I gladly accept, but they do not pay the mortgage, sadly).
So, I drew a "pattern" (really, I chuckle when I say that) & cut it out & voila! My first Owlie was born. August shouts with glee 'OWL!' every time he sees it & I have to admit, he's pretty cute. He cost me...well, nothing to make. Not true. I used about 1/20th of a bag of poly fill (for $5.99) so there was that. All the other fabric, embroidery floss & buttons were in my stash. Either from years of being there (in which I negate their expense) or from samples given to me by Michelle's Mom. So there you go.
I hope to make a bunch of these in the coming weeks & get the in my Etsy shop. Let me know what you think!