Sunday Afternoon Housewife sent me a cross stitch piece with these cute little owl so I thought I'd make some more of them but I simply cannot believe how long this thing took me. It's not like I'm super slow either! So kudos go out to all the cross stitcher who make inspirationally beautiful and unbelievably time-consuming pieces. I don't know how you do it...
Here's my teeny weeny contribution to the cross stitch collection round here.
This is at about 12 hours of work when I was ready to give up entirely.
ETA somebody asked about the finishing. I basted a piece of cute fabric onto the back to cover the stitches then folded the aida fabric over and blanket stitched it in place. I used a bit of fray stop to make sure the aida doesn't unravel and I made the tassel with the same embroidery thread as the blanket stitching.