Owls for Tots

Added Jan 20, 2012

by neenkster

Dallas, Texas, U...

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Picture 1-3: I made these owls for Toys for Tots.
As much as I love making items for friends, I never feel like making plush toys, because I’m pretty sure every newborn baby in my circle of friends is getting plenty. I really enjoy making plush toys, but I’d rather make one that’s gonna be used&loved than one that’s gonna be one of the bunch :).
To be honest I’m not completely happy with the result, stuffing is hard and I guess making the same thing 5x is not in my nature.

Picture 4: This is actually the very first sewing project I made on my own! (in August 2011)

Picture 5: I made this Miss Owl for my niece (born 12/30) and altered the pattern a little bit by adding
stuffing and crinkly plastic to the wings, only attaching them partly to the body.

Material Notes

Felt and fleece

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Children

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    Jan 26, 2012, 11.28 PMby avajenkinsyahoocom

    Your project made me smile :) Very cute and do-able. Good luck.

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      Jan 27, 2012, 12.06 AMby neenkster

      awww, thanks!! :)

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    Jan 21, 2012, 11.10 PMby YellowSunshine

    These are so cute, I can’t wait to make these. Thanks so much for the inspiration! :)

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      Jan 22, 2012, 06.03 AMby neenkster

      you’re very welcome! :) looking forward to your color combination(s) and ideas! :)

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    Jan 21, 2012, 07.35 PMby Zaiba Shaikh

    soo Wow! :)

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    Jan 21, 2012, 01.58 PMby Adriana Orozco Gomez

    They are so lovely!!!!!

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      Jan 22, 2012, 06.04 AMby neenkster

      thank you!! did you retrieve your account yet? :-/

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    Jan 21, 2012, 05.11 AMby sew4my3

    Wonderful idea and a great cause! Maybe this could be a matching challenge for the rest of us.

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      Jan 22, 2012, 06.08 AMby neenkster

      aww thanks!! I wanted to go for quantity instead of complexity (this is a very simple project but cute,so it won’t matter to kids I think), as I heard Toys for Tots is getting much less donations due to crisis. I only spend about $10-$12 on the 5 owls! I love making plushes, but my apartment is full,so I figured this year I’ll make whatever plush I want and then gift them to Toys for Tots at the end of the year.I’m hoping to make 12, one a month sounds doable :) Looking forward to your (possible) contribution :)

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    Jan 21, 2012, 04.27 AMby blueartisan

    A lovely gesture and I’m sure any child would be delighted to own one!

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      Jan 22, 2012, 06.09 AMby neenkster

      thanks! I really hope so :)

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    Jan 21, 2012, 03.23 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Very cute! What a great idea making some for charity. I am sure they were much appreciated.

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      Jan 22, 2012, 06.03 AMby neenkster

      thanks! I actually never found out if Toys for Tots accepts handmade gift,but figured they wouldn’t throw them away and in worst case scenario gift them to another charity :) or so i hope! haha

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    Jan 21, 2012, 12.58 AMby kinsmana

    What a lovely gift!

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    Jan 21, 2012, 12.57 AMby kinsmana

    What a lovely gift!

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    Jan 21, 2012, 12.24 AMby alenahenriksen

    You posted them! They are absolutely ADORABLE! I really heart these. Will attempt my own owl inspired by yours. Thank you for sharing. :)

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