Saturday, October 29, 2011

How to not make a ten dollar owl softie



A few months ago, we were at our regular weekend markets when Roboboy spotted a lady selling owl softies for $10. He saw one, a teal coloured one with fringed wings and he fell in love. The only way I could pry that creature out of his little paws was to promise that we would make our own owl, all his own design. I probably should have just handed over my ten dollars.

But no, ever since then, the unfinished owl project has been hanging over my head. Complete with the Spotlight receipt for about $37 for all the bits and pieces. Together we designed a pattern and Roboboy diligently snipped it all out himself. He even helped with the pinning.


And finally, just in time for my Blogtoberfest pledge to complete a sewing task by the end of the month, we did it. Meet our very own Hoot. He is tucked up in bed at night with Roboboy and our cat, and has been trotted out to the lounge to watch the favourite TV shows as well. He is just the right size to tuck under an arm and snuggle or  to use as a pillow.



Now I can't wait to make another one for miss Liongirl, pink of course, with some vintage sheet highlights.

14 comments:

  1. Well done for starting an finishing so quickly. If you make enough of them they will eventually work out at ten dollars each! He is lovely and so is the owl.

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  2. just gorgeous! totally worth the $37 and all that love. cannot wait to see little liongirl's creation, for obvious reasons. happy sunday lovely. xx

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  3. What a gorgeous little owl! Bet Roboboy had a ball making this with his Ma! Dont think you can put a price on the quality time you guys spend together making this !

    x

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  4. Owlie is gorgeous, just lovely. Great colour choices. Love him and love that you guys made him together. How does that credit card ad go??? he's priceless!

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  5. That owl will go down in his family history as teh best Owl ever You are such a patient and loving mum xx

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  6. ohhhh I love it Mel! Such a great size too. Perfect for snuggling and precious memories in the making of it too.

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  7. I think you've done an excellent job. I try not to look at Spotlight receipts.

    Your little boy will always love his pillow and in years to come will say, "Mum made this just for me."

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  8. I love it... and already has better memories pinned and tucked into it than any bought owl. Hoot-tastic! gxo

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  9. Mel you and Roboboy make a great team, that owl looks fabulous. He will remember making this always:) A vintage owl will look rather sweet for Miss Liongirl. x

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  10. awesome work, I am very impressed!

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  11. Aww... He is adorable! ♥ I just love your header too. Thank you for the bloggy birthday wishes at T.H. last Tuesday. It was so nice to hear from so many of you. Happy Sunday! :)

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  12. now I definitely want to make a $37 owl aswell! great teamwork and it does look extra cushy ♥

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