Monday, January 5, 2009
Owl Try This Again
Right before Christmas, someone donated a book for our library sale. It's volume 2 of a series from the eighties called Stitch by Stitch. I paged through it, looking for hidden gems, and found this guy. Yeah, I know--he's not exactly a gem. He's kind of cross between an owl, a duck, a penguin, and then throw in a little Nauga. Grrr!
But I thought maybe I could tweak him a little and come up with something cute. I knew I'd spend all afternoon trying different shapes and combinations unless I gave myself a deadline, so I allotted an hour and a half, tops.
I started with a plaid, corduroy skirt from my refashion pile.
The rest of the fabrics were in my scrap basket. (Yay! Used some scraps!) You can see I made a lot of changes and left some things out. Even with the clock ticking down, I tried different eyes, different wings, put things on, took things off, until I finally just had to sew everything down the way I had it and hope for the best.
If I'd had the right color, I think some rick rack trim would have been neat. I did add a touch of black to his eyes.
My husband said he needs a mouth. A mouth? He has a beak! I do think he needs something, but not a mouth! Maybe a hat?