Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What Hoot!

So I’ve had this hankering for the past several weeks to SEW something.. something other than paper…. Poor Bernie (my Bernina Activa 240) has been staring at me from where she’s been sitting on the floor in my studio and I swear if she had puppy eyes, she’d have been using them… LOL!  ANyway.. yesterday I was perusing the internet and came across a fun little project on the Fiskars website.  Oooh La La!  I found me a project.. and then another… and then another…. but those anothers will have to wait.  Project #1 was about to be created.

I shared this little sneak peek yesterday on Facebook. (So much easier and faster than blogging!)

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Miss Stacey Flores texted me cuz I texted her the sneak peek and she already knew what it was… “Cuz I’m smart like that” she said.. and “Cuz I’m addicted to ____ and ____ right now”. LOL!  Crazy woman!

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The hardest thing about this little project was the time consuming stitching of the eyes…  round and round and round and round…. :)

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I just love the eyes… I think that’s what drew me to the original Fiskars project. 

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They just pop out at ya… literally, lol!

Introducing… well I haven’t decided on a name for her just yet… but I’m thinking Olivia or Ellie, maybe even Sally… what do you think?  She’s a wise ol’ girl… I think I will keep her around the studio!

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She’s made with some scrap fabric I had in my scrap basket and the felt is real wool felt from my “penny rug” supply box.  I used bits of scrap ribbon to create her ruffly front.  All of the fabric is lined with lightweight pellon for stability (and ease of sewing) and the wings have an additional layer of polyester felt to give them some structure.  The pellon and felt were not in the original instructions.

Bottoms up!  I stitched my initials on her bum… remember Cabbage Patch dolls? 

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Thanks for popping in today!  I’m off now to help Brent make another batch of Roasted Red Pepper Spread so we can bottle it up tomorrow. (It’s dang good schtuff, maynard!)

~Inky Smiles!

Erin

14 comments:

Kathi C. said...

LOVE your owl, Erin!! So cute.

Stacey said...

Well, SERIOUSLY..........I THINK you should name her....Stacey Smartypants. :) Just sayin'... :)
And you KNOW what I think of that Roasted Red Pepper Spread!!! :)
I {heart} YOU!!!

Jenn Embry said...

Ca-ute! No other way to describer her but as cute! Love her! I think Olivia or Livvy is a nice name. ;)

JeFf * niChOle * HuDsoN said...

So super cute! Love it!

christana08 said...

So cute!!!! I think Olivia would be perfect - Olivia the Owl. I'll have to save this one for when I ever get my craft room.

Kari Seals said...

OH I love it! sew cute! ; )

I wish I liked sewing! I used to try but I just don't love it the way I love playing with paper! Super cute Erin! Thanks for sharing!

C U later!

Amaryllis said...

oh My goodness!!! How cute and adorable and cuddly!!! The perfect addition to your craft room!!!

Nancy Ball said...

Okay, so are we all sewing up owls these past weeks....I did one too!

Yours is really cute and you should show more love to your Bernini, more often. I'm sure there are some puppy dogs staring back at you from somewhere!

CUTE CUTE CUTE!

Sue said...

This is adorable! I have about a bizillion scraps that need to become something - good plan, this! I'll link up if/when I accomplish the task... Thanks for a fun idea!

Jeanne said...

Oh Erin! This is absolutely adorable! I'm not a huge fan of owls but after seeing this, I may have to rethink that! You've done an excellent job and it sounds like you had a blast making her (which is even better). What a wonderful addition to your already terrific studio! Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeves...

Jena said...

SO cute! My youngest daughter has a thing for owls for some reason - I may just have to steal my sewing machine back from my SIL, find my fabric somewhere in the boxes we haven't unpacked yet since moving, and make her one to go in her already owl covered room. Okay, that seems a little too time consuming right now - any chance I can hire ya ;-P TFS - she's darling!

Barb's Boys said...

I also vote for Olivia, or should I say Owlivia? Too cute!

Sarah Mullanix said...

soooooo stinkin' dinkin' cute!! :)

Stacey Lyn Tippetts said...

So cute! You did such an amazing job. What a great friend you will have in your studio to watch over you.