Friday, February 24, 2012
Blogland is GREAT! There are a number of talented bloggie friends that I visit. Sometimes I leave comments...sometimes I don't. Does that sound familiar? In the past year I found the absolutely cutest OWL on "A Spoonful of Sugar". The kind of cute that a very young child would find really cool. So, of course I bookmarked it! Clicking on that site led me to the Bernina site and then onto Ashley's Tutorial for her Snuggly Owl. Ohhh! I bookmarked that link, also. :)
My little grandson enjoys learning about animals, colors and just about everything else. The last time the little guy was over, "O-W-L" became the word of the day. Needless to say I remembered that cute little owl pattern in my "Sewing Projects" Bookmarks.
A few days ago we drove in to visit with a non pill fleece stuffed owl. It's about 9" in height - perfect for a little toddler's hands. And it's totally washable. I sure do remember that stuffed toys do land in the wierdest places. Do you remember those days?
For the eyes - I chose to machine stitch fleece circles onto larger cotton circles and then made Yo-Yos. Then, I hand stitched the eyes and the fleece beak onto the body. The cotton feet are machine stitched. (Owl will stay in one piece - no problem!)
Before Owl went on the Road Trip with us, I did take a photo. I do see a larger version in my future! I'm so happy that Jo-Ann's opened just over my town's border! I have Jo-Ann's coupons! My Janome has really been humming! :)
"Baby Owl" took a Road Trip during the day with the little guy back to Western MA this past weekend. He's aged really well and enjoys traveling in the car, often. His colors are as bright as ever! The washable non pill Fleece was a great choice in fabric. :)