i built an owl from old clothes and stuffed him with seams.
creator of all sorts of things.
- 11,628 weird little dinosaurs
i made this for my cousin’s daughter for her 4th birthday. i started on thursday and finished up on friday night. i think it took around 5 or 6 hours because i am slow and fussy. the wings took forever but i love them a lot. i didn’t have a plan when i was starting this, but do i ever have a plan?
all of the pink material is from a scarf that my cousin brittany (addy’s aunt) gave to me last week. it’s super soft and addison really likes it :)
i’ve been thinking about this ipod case all week.
i’ve been imagining a sweet little face with little black eyes and a pink heart nose and little round ears.
i’ve been dreaming about a big orange mane and sweet little tail.
i knew it wouldn’t be hard to translate this to felt. the pieces basically cut themselves out (the tail fluff actually did; i found it in my cutout felt leftovers pile and it was perfect) but the sewing kind of went all wrong. i sewed the pieces in the wrong order many times and had undo a few parts, after i had already finished stitching them up completely. i had to put it down at one point, and i finally picked it back up today and finished it off.
this case has a double layer of felt on the back because i stitched the arms to the original back, rather than the front under the mane. i had sewn the mane on first, without thinking that the arms needed to be stitched on first so their stitches could be hidden under the mane. i also stitched the tail to the back (don’t get me wrong, this is where it should be, but it didn’t look very good from the back), so i had to put another layer on top to hide all of these ugly parts. i still have to stitch on a strap and a button (another thing i forgot), but for now, he is mostly done : )
have a happy weekend : )