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kathleeen
« on: July 02, 2011 03:06:17 AM »

Hello I made these sweet little owls as gifts. The photos are not very fantastic but as its 8pm this is as good as I can get them.
The pattern is free and it's from here:

http://www.lollychops.com/lollychops/2008/11/abraham-owl.html

I did have to make some modifications as they are baby toys so:

I made the wings bigger and stitched them (pretty average at blanket stitch but never mind) firmly down over the side seam as the bub I love likes to chew things so I didn't want her to inhale any felt.

I stitched down eyes for choking reasons.

I added a rattle inside. This is very simple to do. I bought Kinder Suprise eggs, and ate the egg, threw out the toy and added dried peas and wheat (just a pinch inside). I sealed up the egg and it made a very good rattle. Just remember not to machine wash the toy or it will get mouldy. I guess you could find something else that wouldn't do that but I was using what was at hand.

I think my twin Abraham Owls turned out cute. I made them in retro colours to amuse myself  Smiley Sorry about photo quality.

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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011 07:08:32 AM »

Very cute.
Very smart to stitch down the wings - I doubt I would have thought to.
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011 08:30:23 PM »

They look great!  That was a good idea to make twins! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2011 03:46:44 AM »

Aww thanks so much Smiley!

I made them the same as I was using up some sunny yellow spot fabric. I gave the ten month old and the 9 month old their owl and they were excited to see, my keys!  Cheesy
Kids are unpredictable. The parents liked them a lot.
I'm making two more for some others that have fallen in love.
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2011 09:15:09 AM »

Well done!
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