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Topic: Owl night mask (a little bit cute, a little bit country)  (Read 2742 times)
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« on: November 06, 2008 06:54:40 PM »

A present for a soldier so that she can sleep no matter the conditions. Grin

Doesn't that look comfy? Modeled by one of my friends on her fantastic bed.

The mask is made from felt, ribbon, a corduroy or twill fabric (not sure which is is) and embroidery thread. Six threads for satin stitched eyes and blanket stitching around mask, three threads for blanket stitching around eyes and nose, two threads for satin and split stitch details on nose.

I did everything in this mask from scratch, even to the point of cutting my own patterns from catalogue pages. However, the idea was not my own! I wanted to recreate Roman Sock's lovely owl eye mask but didn't want to crochet it. Since I'd forgotten how to blanket stitch, I used Futuregirl's blanket stitching tutorial to help me remember. And when I couldn't remember how to start an embroidered blanket stitch, I used Angie's tutorial to remind me. I haven't embroidered or worked with felt for ages, so this was quite a fun time for me. Wink

I did make one big oopsie, though. When I sewed the cloth to the piece of felt I used for batting, I used a decorative running stitch (picture here to keep the thread more dial-up friendly) to hold the fabric down. It didn't even occur to me that it might not look that awesome when I blanket stitched on top of it.  Embarrassed Oops. In the future, I'll just use a basting stitch so I can rip it out after.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2008 07:38:38 PM »

That is so super cute! Thanks for all the great links too, I was needing a blanket stitch tut for a scarf I made. So thanks!  Grin

Question: Where did you find that adorable owl fabric you used for the back?
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Laughing Cat
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2008 07:55:21 PM »

Thanks, DaringToBeGreat! Glad the links were useful. To answer your question, the fabric was a JoAnn's brand fabric that I found earlier in the year at their store. I don't know if it's still there, so good luck hunting for it. Just a note for if you do find it: this is definitely a fabric to prewash. After I tossed it in the wash, it came out much smaller and much thicker.
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2008 08:16:18 PM »

I REALLY REALLY LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! It is so cute and awesome! How fun. You did an amazing job on it! and also thanks for posting links for hte tutes etc! YEAH!!!!!!!

I have paint all over my fingers and fabric all over the floor. Yeah it was a good day!
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2008 08:15:10 PM »

Thank you, pollkadOt_iT! Smiley
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2008 12:11:50 PM »

this is awesome

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