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« on: August 10, 2007 04:24:49 PM »

After looking all over the internet at everyone's lovely thrifting finds, I decided it was a good time to stop being jealous of everyone else's vintage finds and break out some of my own vintage fabric. I perused through my stash full of fabrics from both of my grandmas, and decided on floral print vintage corduroy.

I'm in the process of making a hoodie, which is coming along very nicely, but I was getting sick of the whole "pattern and directions" thing. I had already edited the pattern like crazy, but that didn't count.. it didn't feel creative enough. I was feeling so creative I was twitching! So with this corduroy fabric, I wanted to make something entirely new and different. I began carefully cutting out pieces, and the fabric chose to become an owl.



I used some scraps of polar fleece to make her face, beak, and individual stripes of ruffly tummy feathers. I stuffed her full of stuffing, plus added some Beanie Baby-type beans so that she can stand up on her own. I think she was the perfect project for this tiny piece of vintage fabric!





I hope you like her! I want to make more.. I just love the feel of vintage corduroy! She took quite a bit of handsewing, though, which I have to be in the mood for.. haha.

Anyway, comments? Suggestions? Critiques? Thanks so much!

<3 Sam

ps.. i've also posted a blog entry about her, if you'd like to see, click the link in my signature!
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2007 04:28:58 PM »

wow, that is awsome.  i love vintage owls.  i would love to make some but i am not near that skilled (yet).  great work!
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2007 04:33:50 PM »

super cute Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2007 04:39:20 PM »

She's so adorable! I love the floral prints the vintage corduroy came in...
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2007 04:45:02 PM »

I love it! its super cute, and I really like the chest part of it, nice touch. I find it so hard to actually USE my vintage fabric. You don't just run across these kinds of fabric everyday, right?  Huh
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2007 04:53:49 PM »

love her feathers!!! it's funny cause i'm almost done making my very second softie ever-an owl- and i got online for just a minute and the first thing i see is your awesome owl!!!  love it!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2007 04:55:49 PM »

owls + clowns = NIGHTMARE........

  but yours is adorable!
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2007 05:03:17 PM »

I love it! The cordouroy works fantasticly, such a cute owl Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2007 05:22:04 PM »

That's adorable!
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Wait, where did those come from?  I swear I didn't go to the craft store, honest!

Let the baby crafting commence!  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2007 07:57:21 PM »

the corduroy looks so nice; and the fact that it has flowers on it instead of just being plain makes it even better! very cute!  Smiley
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