Monday, 22 November 2010

i just LoVe owls!


... so for a bit of relaxation this weekend I got out my felting tools and made myself a phone case.  The idea came from Etsy but I designed the owl to fit my own quirky sense of fun :)


I just love the distressed look you get when felting sheer fabrics so used my hand felting tool to embellish a circle for each eye, the wings and the body.  I then hand sewed the eyes and beak together, something I find very relaxing, before sewing the pouch together with the sketchy machine sewing I so enjoy.  


I don't 'do' neat, specific sewing on my machine as the slightest wrong stitch would really bug me, but I love the look of sketchy, mad stitching and enjoy doing it too.


Now to design some little keyring owls for the Advent Fair at church on Saturday...watch this space :)

18 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Really love your owl phone case, great idea and gorgeous colours too. Really quirky, love it. Tracy Evans x x

Sue A said...

This is fantastic! I love owls too and you can be reminded how much you love them whenever you make a call.

The stitching is great. I don't EVER do neat. Love it , Sarah!!
Glad you are feeling better.
Sue xx

ElizabethR said...

I think your owl is fab. not played with felt for ages. lifes too short to be neat!!! Hugs Elizabeth x

Neil said...

That is seriously stunning! Makes me wish I knew how to do and had the tools for felt work as my daughter would adore this!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there Sarah, WOW what a brilliant little owl, I love how you've made him. I don't(because I can't) do any real sewing, everything I attempt seems to turn out like a dishcloth. So I'm intrigued and think maybe this could be the style for me??
Nah!! but yours is just superb, he he he :0) xx

Netty said...

That is a brilliant Owl Sarah.
Annette x

Carol Q said...

oh wonderful Sarah. lovely colours and love the random stitching.

Julie Ranae said...

This project is SO you and SO adorable! xx

Brenda Brown said...

GOrgeous little owl Sarah. Hope you are feeling much better.
Take care.
Luv {brenda} xox

Sarah A said...

Oh Sarah, I love your lil owl!! Wish I could sew cos I so want one of these! My phone is always getting scratched through dropping it!! You should do a workshop on these (put my name down lol)

Sarah x

Muckypup said...

This is sooo cool! I can see owls, pussycats, rabbits with big floppy ears....

~amy~ said...

LOVE this!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOVE this! Super cute owl--and the felting and sewing....LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I might have to order one of these super cute creatures:) You are awesome, Sarah!!

Terri Sproul said...

love your project. stop by my blog and see what I did special for you! very exciting!

Joanna K said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!

Sue said...

Thank heaven for sketchy stitching, I would be stuffed without it!!
CUTE CUTE CUTE owl!!!

Suzanne C said...

This is fabulous! Love this! Wonderful design.

Ruby said...

TOTAL YUMMINESS! LOVE him!! x

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