First up were some cute little owls from Toad's Treasures. I had so much fun making these adorable owls. I made the first one but decided that I wanted to move the wings a bit so you can see that my second owl (the orange one has "high flying wings") plus I added a little batting to give the wings some body! Aren't they cute? (Click on photos to enlarge!)
|Betting my grandkids will love having stuffed owls!|
|Note I used the same "night time" fabric for both rug mugs. It was just perfect!|
The Purl Bee. The minute I saw them, I knew I had to make my own. Finding the perfect black and white fabric was fun and I actually had to buy some extra...not enough variety in my stash. So without further ado, I would like you to meet my little guys!
|I had to dress them up since they were standing on snow and needed their scarves to keep them warm.|
After I finished these projects, I decided that my grandchildren really need some new pillowcases. I had some really neat owl fabric(told you there was a pattern appearing!) but had to find some coordinating fabric that was appropriate for both a boy and a girl. I used the fun tube pattern I found at Michigan Star Easy Tube pillowcase. If you have never made a pillowcase in this fashion, you must try! It is quick and easy and your pillowcase turns out so perfect!
|I love using the bright green cuff with the contrasting chocolate polka dot trim. Great for a boy or a girl!|
I filled my pincushions with crushed walnut shells...and that was an adventure! Everywhere I read to go to a pet store and look in pet bedding for the crushed shells. Well, it took several different pet stores and some questioning looks when I told them I wanted the shells for stuffing pin cushions.They kept telling me it was lizard bedding. No lizards for me! Guess that is what makes life so much fun; different strokes for different folks.
Hope you aren't getting tired of my birdie experience because I have a few more items I made. I had so much fun doing all of this! My next projects were some kindle covers...of course I couldn't just make one...I had to do three(and I only have one kindle but heck, I can change them when I change my mood!)
|A cute little appliqued robin, some blue birds and of course, more owls!|
Next I tackled clutches! The first one I made was one that I just stitched together as I went along. You will recognize the cute little owls one more time! I decided on a matching key fob. After finishing these, I found a wonderful pattern from Michelle's Patterns (although I don't see it listed anymore)
|My little design and matching key fob|
|Michellepatterns insert clutch|
|I lined the clutches with the deep chocolate polka dotted fabric that I used on my pillowcases.|
|I really love this clutch because I love the fabric!|
|I love this chicken fabric and I had the perfect matching blossom fabric for the lining and handles.|
Box contains 9 5x5 squares of 9 different fabrics(81) charm squares total from one collection, plus a project sheet (yes you have to solve a sudoku!) Fabric for sashing , border and binding is not included. All you need to do is make a comment on this post about your favorite game or puzzle. (For me, it is crossword puzzles or any similar word game.) For a second chance follow me on Bloglovin! Make sure I have a way to get in contact with you if you win. Giveaway will end on May 15th at 8 PM EDT.
I want to thank Madam Samm for all of her hard work on all the wonderful hops she thinks up. Special thanks to our head cheerleader Mary who worked so hard to keep us all in line and working on our projects! Don't forget to visit everyone else who has birds to show you today, May 10th: