Monday, June 9, 2008
I have had a thing for Owls recently. I saw the cutest Owl Softie at the Craft Fair and I was so suprised that the pattern was from a Handmade Magazine (Vol 25 No 8). I really think the Owl should of been on the cover, many more copies would be sold if he was!!Anyway, using my Summer in the City fabric, I think he looks great, a bugger to make but we got there in the end! Designed by Annalisse Wakenshaw, there are 3 styles to make, this is Stripe. A small modification, I filled his feet with pellets to provide a little weight and assist him in sitting upright on his own.My original plan was to make 10 for Teachers gifts this Christmas but I am not sure if they suit, as Owl = Librarian and Teacher = Apple, so I will see if I can find something else. (I don't want to make quilts this year due to the high number of Teacher and Aides in the 3 classrooms). And for cuteness value, here's a pic of Muffin taking a nap while I was putting Hoot Hoot together.