When I was brainstorming, the first thought that crossed my mind when I signed up was that I wanted to do an owl pinnie. I've made another and they're a bit addicting....to say the least....and just so darn cute! I had a couple other ideas and was willing to go in a totally different direction if my partner was against owls (*gasp*) or wanted something different. But after speaking with her, I found out she wasn't an owl hater (at least I don't think she is lol) and she loved all things fall. Owls are fall~ish...right?? So, on with the owl plan!
After sorting it all out, I made this little guy. Isn't he just adorable?! He's tiny and colorful and I just love how well he came together. He has since been sitting on my sewing desk and kept me and my own little owl pinnie company. He's such a hoot! ;)
As I sat sewing one evening, late into the night, he suddenly looked up at me with those big ole' eyes of his and pleaded...don't stab me please!! (It was late so I could be mistaken, but I swear I heard him sniffle) My heart went out to the little guy. My own owl pinnie tried to calm him, but it wasn't happening so I decided I had do something for him. And I did, I made him a nest! :)
|Mr Owl on his perch. I made the bottom different just in case he gets in trouble and needs to blend in!|
In my defense it was late so thinking out the measurements in my head may not have been wise. Oh well. Now the little guy has his very own log to sit on and his new owner can safely stick all those pesky pins in the 'log' and he will stay safe and stab free. I was going to attach him, but didn't. This way he'll be more mobile...you know, in case he needs to stretch his wings or something. He's a very happy little owl now...no more late night sniffling!
When I originally posted that I had joined the swap I said that I had another idea in my head that just wouldn't leave. When I thought about doing the owl, I got a picture in my head of a reverse appliqued owl with colorful strips as the peek-thru fabric. After thinking about it for a while, I decided to make a needle book. Needle books and pinnies just seem to go together.