Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Whooooo loves ya?

Happy day to you! I am in such a good mood on this beautiful Tuesday...it must be the sun shining and the warmth in the air. There are chickadees in the bird feeder, such cute little birds. I haven't seen any robins yet but I'm sure they'll be here soon! Anyone who has them already, can you give them directions to my house? Thanks!

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I cut some pussywillows this morning and made a very simple arrangement for my kitchen counter.


Now that says spring, don't you think? They're sooooo soft! Feels like our kitty Willow!

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Have you seen Sandy Gervais' owl tutorial on the Moda Bake Shop? They are tooo cute! My daughter and I were looking at it together and she asked if I could make her one. So I made this on Friday...

You noticed I added wings, did you? Ah! What a keen observer of detail you are! Well, after I made the wingless owl, my son saw it and asked for one of his own with "boy fabrics." So I made him this little guy, with fabrics he picked out himself...

But I apparently neglected to include two of his favorite states, Nevada and Wyoming. Since he thought it could use wings too (and I agreed), I used those two state fabrics on each wing. Then Annabelle wanted wings too so we chose the elephant fabric. The wings were simple, I just drew a template onto freezer paper and cut out four (two different fabrics) for each owl. I stitched them wrong-sides-together, turned RSO, and stuffed lightly with polyfill. Sewed the openings shut, added a button and sewed to the owl. Easy!

Mr. Owl and Owlivia

Once again I didn't have crushed walnut shells to stuff the bottom of the owls, so I used those little poly bead thing-a-ma-bobs again. They worked great!

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Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day...any big plans? We usually have corned beef sandwiches and cole slaw, since Dave is not a big fan of traditional corned beef and cabbage. He has a late meeting tomorrow night so we're going to celebrate tonight instead. Tomorrow a contractor is coming over to help plan our front porch and walkway remodel. I'm so excited, I can't wait for that to get done!

Have a wonderful day!

♥ Jen

5 comments:

  1. I am so ready for Spring! The owls are so cute and I love the fabrics you used. I have never used crushed walnut shells either.
    We don't have anything planned for St. Patrick's Day. Can't wait to hear about your front porch!
    Blessings,
    Donna

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  2. Your owls are cute, cute, CUTE!

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  3. Those owls are simply adorable...thanks for the link to the tutorial!

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  4. I just saw those owls yesterday, I believe. I'm not a big owl person but they are cute and can be made so many different ways! Very cute :)

    Leslie

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