I’ve never hidden the fact that sewing isn’t my strong point. So when I was asked by Hillarys if I wanted to enter their craft competition, to create something out of 1 meter of their blinds fabric, I was initially hesitant. But I like to challenge myself, so I figured what the heck? What’s the worst that can happen?
Well, after weeks of pondering what to do with my Safi Turquoise fabric, I finally managed to make this little feller:
Not bad if I say so myself! Okay, so he isn’t perfect but I think his higgledy piggledyness just adds to his charm. The fact that he matches the new colour scheme in the hall and stairs is purely coincidental but I think he looks quite sweet perched on the step.
I didn’t follow a pattern as such, I simply drew the shape I wanted onto some paper. Then I cut the eyes, feet, beak and mouth out of felt and stitched them to the front panel along with the wings before sewing him together. I filled him up with the stuffing from an old pillow that was no longer being used.
It was actually a lot more simple to make than I first expected, although I did have a few issues with the machine getting knotted up, but they have a tendency to hate me so it’s lucky to actually to still be alive. Seriously, other sewing machines have not been so lucky in the past.
O is very taken with the owl too. The first time he saw it he kept kissing him over and over. I think I may be making him one of his very own soon!
If you would like to see some of the other entries in the competition you should check out Hillarys board on Pinterest. I have had a look through them all and I have to say there are some fantastic entries!