Friday, March 8, 2013

They called him "Mr. Owlie"

I saw this embroidery pattern on Pinterest and knew, right away, that I had to make it for my friend, Beki, who's crazy about owls.  It was meant to be an embroidery pattern.   Here's the link to the pattern -

But, Beki also loves wool, as I do, and wool-felt.  So, I decided to use wool felt on the bigger things and then fill it out with embroidery.  I guess I didn't take a picture of the back, but I just overlapped the fabric, by about 4", I think, to create an "envelope" back.  I bought some largish buttons and just cut open the wool, to create button-holes.  That's one of the cool things about wool.... you don't have to finish the edges!  It's not going to unravel!  I did a blanket stitch all around the outside edge and then did a running stitch about 1/2" from the outside edge, so that the whole edge would be flanged.

She hasn't received it, yet, but she rarely gets on the computer, so I'm pretty confident that she won't see this before I actually give it to her.  :)

On a completely different note, I've always used the word "unravel", to mean something that's fraying.  But, just now, all of a sudden, I wasn't sure if that was the correct word.  It seems sort of like fiction and non-fiction suddenly!  So, I looked it up and, basically, they mean the same thing.

Enjoy the weekend!!

      ~  Teri


Angela @ Cottage Magpie said...

It's beautiful! I love wool/embroidery and I have a basket of scraps I keep meaning to get to but haven't yet. What a cute pillow! ~Angela~

Teri said...

Thanks, Angela! Geez... I'm just now seeing this comment from you!! Not sure why I wasn't notified. I better look into that. :)
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