Saturday 23 October 2010

Two Hoots

Hello Lovelies,
Hope your weekend is getting off to a good start. Mine has been extraordinarily quiet so far,due to Mr BM being at work and the boys being out at a sleepover.

Have you noticed all the fabric owls about in blog land and in the shops at the moment ? I even spotted one on the cover of Country Homes and Interiors this month.
Well inspired by some lovely examples like Vintage Vicki's' and Ilarias' I decided to make my own.

I've had this old baby blanket in my stash for a few years now...

It's a lovely royal blue velour ,so soft and mostly cotton........

And yesterday some of it was used to make this.........

Oooooh, I'm so pleased how he turned out :0) I kept my design simple as I want to make one for all three boys so they had to be fairly quick to make. My eldest put in a request to have this one, so I used one of this old check shirts for the wings and gave him a green beak as this is his favourite colour......

I've called him Albert as one of the teaching assistants at the boys school has an owl with this name that she brings in for them to see.

This morning I've finished his brother. Meet Alfred !....

Again I've used one of the boys shirts to make the wings.......

I'm so happy with these and the only thing I had to go out and buy was more stuffing.

Here they are perched on our ever growing selection of pumpkins.......

Have a great Half Term if that applies to you . Otherwise have a great week .
I'm just off to make their little brother.
Jacquie x

P.S. nearly forgot , I've called my bike Felicity, after Felicity Kendal. She too is a girl who was most popular in the seventies ,but is just as beautiful and flexible today :0) Can't wait for Strictly Come Dancing tonight.


  1. Oh Jacquie you do make me laugh! Felicity.....The owls are gorgeous! I'm loving the peeks of your new blanket. Press on with it, chick. You're nearly there and it's going to be your best ever!!! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

  2. Love them - am honoured to be an inspiration :)

    Felicity Kendal is amazing - I loved the Good Life - still something I'll watch over & over if I can find it on TV. She's a great inspiration for women over a certain age - just wish I was as flexible as her.

  3. I love your owls, they are so cute.

  4. The owls are great! Congratulations on getting Felicity, she's a great bike! :) x

  5. Oh they are adorable, you clever thing you!
    Kandi x

  6. Alfred and Albert are fabulous! Love them.
    Hope you have a great half term.

  7. How adorable these are. I think I shall make three for my three grands!!!

  8. Oh Jackie ~ I love those two owls they are fabulous ~ Well Done :O) x

  9. Well done Jackie! I love them both! soo cute because so big! Your post made me smile:)

  10. Your owls are darling! My son would love one of those. Have a great day!

  11. oooh, they are so lovely!! Maybe l have to give it a try also, but when?!! Beautiful!!!!

  12. Absolutely gorgeous! I love them. I'm not great at sewing with a machine but I might have to give these a try. x

  13. might have to have a go at these too they're fab!!!

    (she adds these to the ever growing list of lovelies to make!!!)

  14. There super charming, funny you mentioned an abundance of owls as I've just posted a picture of mine in progress

  15. They look fantastic! I've not had my sewing machine out for a long time. Maybe I though have a go at making these!

  16. Hi, Jacquie! I just LOVe your owls!! They´re great! I´ve made a felt one some months ago as well.
    I´ve just posted my finished cushion covers using your "closure method" and put a link to your blog.
    Thanks for the inspiration and the beautiful blog! :)

  17. How wonderful and clever of you.. they are so adorable.. Thankyou for sharing :)) pat in tas :))

  18. your owls are so cute! I love how the first one multiplied so easily! Loving all of the beautiful crochet goodies in the background, especially the granny stripe, so lovely in greens, I think it's the nicest one I've seen in fact, I love the blending of similar colours, great stuff!

  19. Too wit too woooo
    Im sure they will be treasured
    cate x

  20. I am loving those owls they are fab. I love owls and these made me smile very much. The colour of the blanket you have used is gorgeous for them too x

  21. These are just too cute. Off to make sure to have you on my blogroll, so as to not miss one thing over here.

  22. I love your owls, they have such cute faces. You have inspired me to have a go twooo! (sorry)

  23. Hey Jacquie, what a lovely post and thanks for sharing your re-use ideas for the owls. Great granny as well, inspirational! Have good day,
    love, Maaike

  24. I just stumbled across your owls. I LOVE owls! They seem to be everywhere at the moment, I smile everytime I spot one. I might have to try making one, you have inspired me!


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