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« on: January 31, 2008 05:26:52 PM »

i mean, where exactly does a weird project like this fit in? i guess this is the spot!

made for owl swap 5, i had a devil of a time getting the box right. first i tried just making the shell out of fabric backed with stiff fuseable web but that was way too sloppy. then i cut and taped a crazy hard cardboard box shape together to go inside but had to take apart the fabric shell from the lining. then sew part of it back together. finally i got it right, i glued the lining fabric to the sides of the inner box, then glued the bottom fabric on. and then it seemed like it was going to be too small for the note paper i'd had printed, oh no! but it just fit in, whew. i found that wooden owl at the thrift store, it was a pin until i pried the backing off and glued it to a pencil sharpener, i really like his little eyes, wise eyes. it fits into a little side pocket.









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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2008 05:36:15 PM »

i totally love this. i am obsessed with all things owl! great job!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2008 05:40:28 PM »

That is super-cute! I'm sure that your swap partner will love it; I know that I would! Wink
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2008 06:59:34 PM »

OMG! MonkeyThumb, I love this! This is the kind of thing that I would love to make, but I'd get totally frustrated before I ever figured out how to do it. So, kudos to you for sticking with it!

Clever idea with the pin-to-pencil sharpener!

And, I can never find such cute owl fabric...sigh...
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2008 07:32:03 PM »

"This is the kind of thing that I would love to make, but I'd get totally frustrated before I ever figured out how to do it."


i thought i was going to pitch a fit figuring it out. i had to rummage around in the disaster area basement to find just the right box, the first three were too floppy. good thing i'm in a "save everything" kinda phase.


"And, I can never find such cute owl fabric...sigh..."


Sure you can! google harts fabrics and fabric tales. those are the two place i ordered from. SAH posted some awesome links to fantastic fabric sites in the owl gallery too. and that repro depot place claims my money regularly, they are Amazing!
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2008 06:38:08 AM »

this is fantastic!
I esp love the way you modified the pencil sharpener, excellant idea
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2008 12:25:11 PM »

"This is the kind of thing that I would love to make, but I'd get totally frustrated before I ever figured out how to do it."


i thought i was going to pitch a fit figuring it out. i had to rummage around in the disaster area basement to find just the right box, the first three were too floppy. good thing i'm in a "save everything" kinda phase.


"And, I can never find such cute owl fabric...sigh..."


Sure you can! google harts fabrics and fabric tales. those are the two place i ordered from. SAH posted some awesome links to fantastic fabric sites in the owl gallery too. and that repro depot place claims my money regularly, they are Amazing!

Ahhh...repro depot...a dangerous place! Fabric junkie here... I haven't been fabric browsing in a while since my stash is HUGE and my bank account is tiny...

But thanks for the ideas of places to look should I need a fix to cure my withdrawal symptoms Grin

And, I'm a save-it-you-might-need-it kind of person too! Made worse by the fact that I am a science teacher. But, I love when someone says, "Do you have a..." and I can reach into the depths of the closet and hand them exactly what they need Wink
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2008 11:12:49 AM »

Great big gold stars to you!  The whole thing is absolutely wonderful.  What an awesome gift idea!
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2008 12:14:01 PM »

That is so cool.  I love the style!
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2008 07:08:02 AM »

The whole thing is really awesome. The fabric covered tray is gorgeous (and has the cutest fabric ever) and I love the pocket with the pencil sharpener. I also love your genius idea to make it into a pencil sharpener when it wasn't before. (And now I'm really tempted to look at the fabric sites you mentioned.) Who printed your notepaper?
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