I do hope you won't find this post yawn-inspiring! May I present my latest creation? The sleepy owls. When I was little, I used to love those soft, furry flanelette sheets (the Munchkin does now too). A while back, I made the Munchkin an owl, I made it from flanelette and much cuddling later, "Baby Owl" is now looking quite sorry for herself but any offers to wash her are flatly refused! I'm sure fellow parents will recognise this scenario. And so, for maximum "cuddle-ability" I decided to use the flannelette again for these new little owls with sleepy eyes. I also raided my recently purchased stash of divine 1930s style fabrics.
I didn't use any buttons on these owls as buttons do present the possibility of a choking hazard for little people. Of course, adults love owls too, as I found out when I met some of you at the V&H Fair!
I love choosing the combinations of fabrics and felts for each one.
One of my (other!) favourite bits is thinking up names for them all and faffing with bits of pretty cardstock, ribbons and letter stamps to make up name tags. Ah yes, the child in me has never died!
The Sleepy Owls are quite cosy in my basket but are looking for lovely new homes here.