Ok, so every second Tuesday night i head over to my pal Dannii’s house for a craft night. Usually i spend a day or so before hand thinking about what i’m going to do. Because i get very little craft time at home these days without sticky fingers interrupting, i use dannii’s craft night as an excuse to get something done that i usually wouldn’t be bothered doing. Like sewing or making something detailed. And Noah just goes to sleep in the porta cot at dannii’s house so i feel like i can achieve a lot more.
So, as i was saying, i usually spend a while thinking and planing what i’m going to do but last night kind of snuck up on me. I had no idea what i was going to do a few hours before i left. So i was quickly scanning through my to do list and looking over Pinterest for some inspiration when i came across this little guy that i pinned a while ago. I loved how scruffy and messy he looked and i remembered that i was going to try and make something similar. So then i spotted a few other owls like these guys and these guys and so i decided that i would have a crack at making my own scruffy owl softy toy for Noah. I gathered up a mix of old jumpers and fabrics as well as some thread and bits, stuffed them in a bag and headed out with a vague plan in my head.
I drew up my own pattern using those owls as inspiration and just went about crating my own crazy owl. I think it worked out quite cute. He is not particularly child friendly but as long as i’m watching while Noah plays with him i doubt anything too bad will happen. It’s all stitched on fairly well. It was quite therapeutic sitting there hand stitching lots of bits and pieces on and seeing a little personality emerge. I started to cut out another one but i didn’t get time to finish it. I have a sneaking suspicion Charlee will pounce on him as soon as she walks in the door,so the next one I’m making will be a bit more girly for her. If Noah stays asleep after i finish typing this i might try and get her finished this afternoon.
Anyway, here are a few photos of my creation. What do you think? Scruffy-cute or Creepy-freakish? lol
Most of the materials used were recycled from old clothes (jumpers/t-shirts) or scraps of fabric left over from other projects. A mix of hand sewing and machine sewing. I have a feeling our home may soon be a little over populated by scruffy owls LOL