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Thursday, June 28, 2012

"Owls.... Hoot Toot and Cute."

Hello,

I tried something new recently. Machine piecing in the hoop. These owls were so easy to make. It only took two hooping's. The first hooping was for the wings. Then in the next hooping the rest of the owl was machine embroidered the wings put on and then backing.  Then it was time for the feet, which meant a little un-picking at the bottom so I could put in the hair ties for the feet .The next step was stuffing them then sewing up the side.
"Hoot Toot and Cute."
Yes they are addictive, I have plans to make some more.

Here they are all ready for work...

"Hoot Toot and Cute ready for work."

They are pincushions, or they could be used to hold your crochet hooks. The feet each hold one of those large reels of cotton. You could leave the stuffing out and turn it into a needle case.  If you are not a sewer they would be great for holding your manicure set.


"Screen Printed Fabric."


The best part of this project was  I got to use a length of fabric that was screen printed. I bought this length of fabric from Good Sammy's many years ago with this design repeated across it. I couldn't understand why someone would go to all that trouble and not use the fabric. Even though it looks like a fish it was the perfect owl material.

Happy days.
Bev C

25 comments:

Jessica said...

They are so cute! :)

Hugs

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Bev,
Yes, those are defiantly a "hoot". Just adorable. Your framed samplers came out really nice Bev. It is neat to be able to add our very own home decor. I hope you are doing well. The garden is keeping be pretty busy and sending time with Danielle, our time with her is going by quickly. : ( Thank you for your sweet comments too. You are such a Dear.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

Terriaw said...

These are cute owls! I especially love that screen printed fabric you used. Very inspiring!

Simone de Klerk said...

Such cute owls!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Very cute Bev...something about owls is so appealing!

Lynn said...

These are just as cute as they can be Bev!

Maria said...

I love owls and these are so cute....

Fiona said...

they are lovely.... and great to find a use for that pretty fabric.... amazing what you find in Sammy's.... owls always manage to make me smile.... love them...
Hugz

Christine M said...

Your owls are so cute Bev. I love how the scissors look like they are wearing glasses!

Jeanette said...

Love those owls Bev. So cute. Where did you get the pattern? Would love to make one for my daughter. Hugs,

Cubby House Crafts said...

Oh Bev they are just adorable!!!
Lisa

Karen said...

Bev, Your owls are delightful. They look so cute and are full of character. Love them.

Cheryll said...

Well Bev... I give you a HOOT for making these little cuties!
They're great! :)

marina said...

they are so nifty!
what a great idea.
great use of that fabric too.

shez said...

oh Bev you are so clever,they are very cute,well done.xx

Dolores said...

Bev, those owls are so adorable. I too would love to know where you got the pattern. They would make lovely gifts for my sewing friends.

Susan said...

They are adorable, Bev! I am going to have to seek out instructions for making one (or two!)

Have a wonderful weekend!

FarahLin said...

Those owls are sooo cute and practical too! Great idea, Bev.
Have a great weekend!

Oddbj├Şrg said...

Thanks for nice words on my blog!
Your owls are sooo cute. Where can I buy the pattern?
Have a wonderful weekend!

Kristys Stitches said...

ooo I love the screen print fabric, I am hoping to get on a course to teach me to do it myself!
The owls are very cute!
:O)

O'faigh said...

Hello Bev, the owls are a great idea.....Hugs, O'faigh

Kat said...

Those are adorable!

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

They look fantastic Bev!! I might have to seek the pattern out also....LOL!!

Narelle said...

Awww, these are amazing little fellows and love their 'glasses'.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Hello Bev, your little owls are gorgeous, sounds like they are a clever design. Wendy