An owl for Luke

February 16, 2010 at 8:44 pm 4 comments

I brought in an owl I sewed for my cousin’s first birthday (to be posted this weekend after she has received it) to work today, and my coworker Kim requested one for her son. I realized I didn’t have many boy friendly fabrics. So, I broke my long streak of not buying fabrics happily, and went to the cute sewing store in downtown Maryville to pick out some beautiful woolen, brushed flannels in gender-neutral and boy-friendly prints.

When I finished the owl cut outs as I traditionally do, something seemed missing. I decided to add eyelashes and it made him perfect.

The only downside to this beautifully soft fabric (perfect for a baby boy’s hugs) is that it was much stretchier than the quilting cotton I was used to working with, which meant when it came time to stuff him, the stuffing stretched his shape a bit. However, I think it can be a worthy tradeoff for a snuggly baby toy.

I wish I had a better place to take photos after dark – the colors are terrible in this photo. Look at the eyelashes, though!

And on that note, back to the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Yes. I don’t know which is better – the adorable dogs or the hysterical commentary.

Also, the Purina shelter ads are making me cry.


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. seventhsister26  |  February 16, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I love to watch the dog shows…and yes the commentary is funny;) I think the eyelashes are great. And as far as soft and stretchy go….kids love cuddley things;)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier….it’s always great to meet new people out here in cyberspace;)
    Happy Quilting!!!

  • 2. Mary Anna  |  February 16, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Oh, I love him! I’m on a bird and owl kick lately.

  • 3. Di  |  February 17, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Love the owl. Nice work.

  • 4. Lindsay  |  February 17, 2010 at 10:02 am

    This is adorable! I love owls, and I really love wool felts. So cozy. (And those commercials make me cry too.)


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My name is Mallory Murray and I have a love of all things oldfashioned. I'm a modern day feminist who also adores Martha Stewart. Read on for my sewing, crochet, cooking, gardening, quilting and crafting projects. I am the chief officer of marketing and design at Northwest Missouri State University, so expect the occasional random post about marketing/universities/design. I dream of a hobby farm with baby doll sheep, a sheep dog, a small flock of chickens, and other animals to be announced. I'm also a Pitt State grad, football lover, HGTV addict and obsessed with the color aqua.

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