September 27th, 2007

owls for luka, originally uploaded by elsiemarley.

If you have a blog that is even marginally related to crafts you must make a stuffed owl. This is the number one rule of craft blogs. You cannot break it. I tried. And here I am making frikken owls. And I’ve only had this blog for a week.These were made from Moonstitches tutorial, which I would link to if I knew how (here it is), and really they were a pleasure to make. They are for a new baby boy so I make them with rugged, little boy fabric: cordoroy, denim, wool, and canvas. It was a little bit of a pain when it came time to sew their beaks, as all the fabric was quite thick, but I like how they turned out (if I do say so myself). This was my first attempt at embroidery and it’s pretty wonky, but I had a damn good time doing it.

Posted in plush.

11 Responses to owls

  1. sarah says:

    just lovely- I love the letters you’ve embroidered

  2. Kristy says:

    I love this idea.I already liked the owls but the letters are a great touch!

  3. Alicia A. says:

    I didn’t know it was the number one rule. I better get started! ;)

  4. I love the toys you’ve stitched. The owls are adorable!

  5. leslie says:

    these are gorgeous! you have a really great eye for colour.

  6. knockoutniki says:

    I am addicted to these little owls to. I went on a long journey of trails and errors to figure out these cuties… then finally Moonstitches posted her tutorial. I made my first (real) one last night… pictures on my blog to come. Welcome to the crafting/blogging community. Definately adding you to my blog roll. :)

  7. LOL.. :-) your owls are very sweet…

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  9. Katy says:

    That was your first attempt at embroidery?!!! WOW!!!!

  10. Claudia says:

    Oh no!!! I’m breaking the rule!
    I need to make an owl this weekend.

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