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« on: October 10, 2012 10:55:49 AM »

-I made this for the Vintage Halloween swap, inspired by some smaller vintage owls.  He's about 12" high, made of fabric and covered in (gulp) glitter.  The eyes were an accidental find, but I can't imagine any other use for those buttons than owl eyes!

and here's another view (borrowed from rackycoo!)  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012 11:09:38 AM »

Mine, mine, mine! I just love my new owl!

Look how great he looks in my dining room, next to his new friend, Mr. Crow.


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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012 11:50:51 AM »

I absolutely adore this. Now I can't be convinced that I DON'T need a glittery owl in my life.
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012 12:04:00 PM »

He's made of fabric?  He's awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2012 02:35:47 PM »

LOL nooo.  I think you need one too.
MW-  I stitched him up, stuffed him and gave him feathers. Then covered him in black glitter. (Eeeeeek!)  His legs are fabric wrapped wire.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012 08:18:36 PM »

Stunning! i would display this all year.
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012 10:53:49 AM »

Ooh, 'bird! I love what you did! He is fantastic and I want him!
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012 12:59:17 PM »

Is this pattern from the Artful Bird book?
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2012 01:44:58 PM »

Thanks all! - And Diesels mom - it is based off of that pattern, although I changed most of it.  (I changed the head size and shape, wing shape, tail shape, ears and eyes.  Also I added the fabric feathers.)  I pretty much just used it as a guideline for the body gussets and legs.  Good eye though!  Have you tried any of the patterns in that book?
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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2012 02:45:57 PM »

very cool!!
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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2012 05:20:00 PM »

No, I consider myself a decent seamstress but they look like a lot of work. Your owls shape I like better than the book. Totally love your owl.
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« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2012 12:51:07 AM »

He's gorgeous! Kinda reminds me of the Ann Wood owls, but he's definitely all original! I'd love to have him in my Halloween decor too. Really lovely!
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« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2012 06:55:02 AM »

Thank you!  Craftewoman - I hadn't heard of Ann Wood (Huh?)  What lovely stuff!  And there on the front page of her site is a black owl - I love him!  Thanks for broadening my horizons!  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2012 11:08:11 AM »

He looks amazing! Hopefully he gets to stay out after Halloween as well.  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2012 11:28:48 AM »

We'll just see how well he behaves.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2012 07:41:41 AM »

I love this spooky owl! Extra spooky because of the glitter. XD
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« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2012 10:24:46 AM »

Vampedangel - thank you!  He kind of reminds me of your profile picture.  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2012 01:36:50 PM »

What a beautiful owl!
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« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2012 05:35:30 PM »

That is so incredibly cool!
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« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2012 06:23:24 PM »

Oh I want him sooo bad!!!!!
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« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2012 07:45:02 PM »

Well thank you so much everyone!! Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2012 09:19:09 PM »

LOVE that he is made of fabric rather than feathers: he's cruelty-free! that keeps REAL owls and fowls smiling!!!
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« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2012 06:55:54 AM »

Thank you wings!   Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2012 03:01:31 AM »

So very beautiful! Excellent work I soooooo envy you rackycoo you have no idea haha. Cheesy I would be proud to display him year round as well but he is absolutely perfect for spooky halloween decor.
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« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2012 12:18:00 PM »

I absolutely LOVE him! I definitely would keep him out all year!
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« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2012 01:54:47 PM »

Mine, mine, mine! I just love my new owl!

Look how great he looks in my dining room, next to his new friend, Mr. Crow.

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He DOES look great in your dining room! You lucky gal!

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« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2012 02:43:35 PM »

Thank you one and all!  Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2012 03:14:56 AM »

He is absolutely wonderful...and I am wondering how you did such an incredible job balancing his weight and getting him to stand on his birdie feet! Grin
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« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2012 09:50:06 AM »

He is absolutely wonderful...and I am wondering how you did such an incredible job balancing his weight and getting him to stand on his birdie feet! Grin
LOL - well it's funny you should ask.  I think he is a bit wobbly until you get him positioned just right.  The key is to stuff him very tightly and make the feet big enough to support him.  (I think next time I would make the back toe slightly longer to make him less prone to tipping over.)
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« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2012 10:23:37 AM »

Your owl is awesome. It's so hard to believe it's just fabric (and glitter). I would totally leave him up year round too, he's too cute to reserve for Halloween only.
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« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2013 02:00:45 PM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked

This owl is freakin AWESOMMMMMMMMMMME!!! 

DY*NA*MITE job!!!
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« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2013 06:04:43 PM »

Thank you so much!!!
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« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2013 09:20:08 PM »

it's pretty cool..how about adding some feathers?
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