Sunday, September 26, 2010

Great Horned Owl Craft

So, I've been seeing a lot of owls around blog-town recently. I though I would try my hand at one!! Instead of totally cutesy, wouldn't harm a hair on Thumper's head owl....I made the real deal. This guy is an owls Owl. He's so owlish intimidating, that the Munchkin (who I made this for) won't let him in her room. Truth be told, I probably wouldn't enjoy waking up to him either. But, he IS a great snuggler. He went on a trip with us apple picking today. 
He was so excited. :-)
 The first time the Munchkin went apple picking, in this very orchard, we heard a Great Horned Owl calling. 

He may be intimidating, but he has no qualms with goofing around. That's my kind of owl. 
Now, I made this dude off the hip. That is to say, no pattern....and honestly, if I had a one I wouldn't know how to read it. What I'm getting at, is that if I can't read a pattern....I can't write a pattern. I haven't the foggiest how to do it.  What I *did* do is draw some sketches of general shapes you should cut out to make this guy:
I don't know if that helps or not. If you're like me, and you do it without a might be easier for you to understand. If you know how to sew and read patterns.....well, you're better off just forgetting you saw this project and my little sketch up above. *sheepish smile*
If you have any questions or need clarifications, just write me an email. 

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  1. Oh and he is calico too!! I love it. Great fun all the photos you took while apple picking!!

  2. What a brilliant owl!! He's got so much character, and I love all the photos you took of him!

    I'd love if you linked this project up to my weekly Round Tuit party at:

    Hope you have a lovely week

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. wow, i love love love that owl. my little one does too. he is obsessed with owls lately, and get's a real kick out of the picture of your owl. too cool, lady!

  4. Oh goodness how cute! I love the pic of him in the paper bag!

    Kendra aka “Domestic Princess in Training”

  5. wow, that is too cute. i LOVE his photoshoot, he's such a professional.

  6. I love your owl! What a fun project!

  7. I think he's totally cool! We had an owl land in a tree right by our deck a few years ago and I actually got a picture of him/her. (They freeze if anyone is too close.) We called it "Owlie" but it hasn't been back again. Probably a good thing for the birds at my bird feeder!

  8. Very owly owl! They are everywhere and your's is totally unique! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's.

  9. I just happened upon your blog from checking out linky parties... I LOVE your owl! He's fantastic!

  10. I love, love, love your owl! He is so darn cute! And I must say I am VERY jealous of your Munchkin to have such a cool owl. I love owls and I WANT him! Yes, I'm envying...hehe! You did a great job! If you don't mind, I'd like to post a link and picture of him on my blog! (I'm just getting started in blog land!)


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