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« on: January 31, 2008 07:21:33 AM »

I made this for an owl swap, it was originally supposed to be a pin cushion but it's a bit big for that i think.



i fussy cut the batik so the back part looks like a tail, there are swirls in each ear, and the front bit looks like belly and beak.



i've seen similarish eyes on other dolls, a bunny i think and maybe an owl too.



the wings are fussy cut for a feather pattern.





i wish i could have gotten a closer picture of the wee mousey. he has beaded eyes and nose, the ears are fussy cut so there's a heart on the back of each one and a swirl inside, and his tail is braided embroidery floss. his body is one of those strawberries from the classic tomato & strawberry pincushion combo. it's filled with this stuff that sharpens pins so you gotta stab it with them now and then. i told you it was kinda creepy! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2008 07:51:52 AM »

You did a wonderful job! The work around the eyes are amazing, and the extra time to cut the batik like you did really paid off! It looks really professional!
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2008 08:36:13 AM »

I love the squinty eyes!  I definitely prefer this owl over some of the ridiculously cute ones out there.  They're birds of prey, they deserve a little menace Wink

Also, what is this "stuff that sharpens pins" that you filled him with?  I'm curious!
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2008 08:42:21 AM »

thanks guys!

the mouse is made of one of those strawberries that come attached to a tomato pin cushion. they are filled with stuff (emery) hat sharpens pins. you Can buy it somewhere but it costs a ton and i don't know where to find it. you don't need much though so the mouse is big enough!
here's a pic of the tomato guy.
http://www.hancockfabrics.com/product--iMainCat--4194--iSubCat--4199--iProductID--22089--22089.shtml
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2008 09:07:09 AM »

not creepy. your owl looks wise. wise owl.
i adore it, and the mouse too.
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2008 09:33:05 AM »

creepy?  whatchu talkin bout willis?  No way.  the owl is mega cool.  Fussy cutting the fabric the way you did was perfect for this little guy.  this rocks!

ps i dig your lamp in the background too! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2008 10:20:35 AM »

I absolutely love this owl. You are my hero!

The way you fussy cut the fabric for the body is incredible! (And so is the fabric you chose)... I love the owl, he looks like a wise, slighly annoyed old owl... which I love Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2008 10:25:28 AM »

 Cheesy You did a great job on the eyes!

What is an owl swap? I love owls!
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2008 10:48:14 AM »

That's AMAZING! Really, that's super awesome!!
Those eyes! ahh! So cool!!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2008 11:22:51 AM »

I love this guy!  His eyes are great Smiley  you did a great job Smiley
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