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« on: February 24, 2009 09:16:30 PM »

Owl in My Pocket

Nicknamed "Owl in My Pocket" due to it's miniature size (only 4 inches tall!), this creation is hand sewn with love and epitomizes my novice-ness at softie making. He's stuffed with cotton balls! (I've since upgraded to bamboo stuffing, rest assured you other craft-a-holics!) Brown felt was used for the body and goldenrod felt for the beak and feet. Embroidery floss was used to attach the beak and feet, to add embroidery eyes and wings, and to sew "Owl in My Pocket" together.
I designed my own pattern for this softie and kept things pretty basic. A lot of guess and check work went into the details, as I am a perfectionist!

I made him back in October and have since improved and experimented in softie making. Thanks to animusmessor for his encouragement and support! xoxox

I look forward to posting more of my creations here soon!

Your comments and tips on softie making would be much appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2009 09:54:54 PM »

He's cute. I like owls. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009 05:53:08 AM »

He is great!  I am trying to get the hang of softies too.  Did you do the embroidery for his face and details before or after stitching him together?  One set of instructions I read says to do it after it's assembled, but then doesn't the knot on the thread end up on the outside of the project?  Or am I so bad at embroidery that I've got it all wrong?  ha ha!

Way to go, I love owls!   Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009 08:10:32 AM »

This is very good!!
Your stitching is beautiful,I'm quite jealous!
He is so cute,amazing job!!!
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When in doubt,get out the sewing machine.
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2009 06:11:14 AM »

adorable Smiley
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