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Christmas owls for Big Joe

Added Jan 19, 2011

by tobogon

Anchorage, Alask...




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I made this group of owls for Joe and stuffed them all into a box that was 3″×3″×3″ and mailed them to America. I used the Burda pattern, just a lot bigger. It worked on some of them, but the different fabrics made each one quite different to sew and stuff.

From left to right:
Donkey Owl, back made from black felt and scrap of donkey fabric found in attic for front
Brown Owl, brown felt front and burgundy corduroy from old pants for back
Plaid Owl, scrap from old table cloth front, cut off scraps from blue cargo cut offs on back
Floral Owl, pin-tucked bib from worn out shirt on front, corduroy pants for back
Cowboys & Indians Owl, old 80’s yellow t-shirt on front, scrap of cowboys and indians pj’s flannelet
Grey Owl, weird grey fabric for front, cut off pants for back
Checked Owl, scrap from attic of printed cotton, black felt for back

Material Notes

Felt made from recycled plastic bottles, pieces of various worn out clothing, scraps of bought fabric.




Garment Type
Corduroy, Cotton, Denim, Flannel, Knits/Jersey, Other

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    Jan 27, 2011, 09.45 AMby tobogon

    I’m glad you like them. The pattern is available on this site, but the Add a Project form didn’t like me putting it in. Cheers for the feature, nice blog too :)

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    Jan 27, 2011, 08.20 AMby hand-quilter

    I wish I had found your post before Christmas as these owls are the sweetest decorations! I bet Joe liked them :-) I will definitely be trying to make some for Christmas ’11! Sam xox P.S I featured your project on my blog also: http://hand-quilter.blogspot.com/2011/01/projects-i-am-loving.html

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