Monday 24 October 2011

PDCC#104 and All things weird and wonderful, all creatures great and small (to be sung!)*

* blog title shamelessly knicked from Sue's blog 'cos it fitted my post beautifully

I can't believe that this week sees the two year anniversary of The Play Date Cafe Challenge!  Where has the time gone!  I've not managed to play along since I stepped away from my place as co-collaborator with my fabulously creative friend Julie Ranae, and on the design team, but this week is half term and a bit quieter work-wise so last night I collected some fabrics and set too...

I LoVe this colour combo, that creamy yellow is just gorgeous, and I knew I had some old velvet curtains in a similar green to this so...

... now I have a new owl in my collection :)  I started him by sewing some yummy aubergine coloured velvet onto a similar colour felt, then I attached this to a piece from the curtains.  He's stuffed with a bag of rice so he sits up and doesn't fall over.  He doesn't look very happy to me, and I'm wondering how you make happy owls!  Any tips gratefully received :)

But then, Lucy Casson's creatures don't look happy, but the actual pieces make me smile!  This is one Sue and I saw on a visit to Knighton on Saturday.  As part of Powys' open studios event, Lucy Casson had some work on display, so we went and had a look :)  

There are a few artists working in the Old School House, 

...some with tastes similar to Sue's ;)...

(these were in the porch on our way in!)

...including another artist who works with recycled metal...

This is taken from a balcony looking down, how cool is that giant fish slice!!!?!  

'The Voles think God is Dead!'

We had such a fab day out, and Sue's shared some different pictures on her blog if you'd like to share in our fun day :)


  1. Your owl is incredible, completely and us utterly gorgeous.

  2. Love the owl:) and I don't know how to make happy owls either.....not sure there is such a thing!
    Thanks again for a fab day out....must do it again soon:)

  3. Owls should look owly and yours does, he's great.

  4. Wow, fabulously creative! I would not even know the first place to start to make such a stuffed cutie! So glad to see you on the scene again...we miss you! Hope all is ok with you!

  5. This is so cute, Sarah! And it makes me want to reach right through this computer screen and run my fingers through his little feathers :)! So good to have you visiting us and play along this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  6. OHHHH! Sarah that owl is SOOOOOO amazing! I love his eyes! Great job-and I'm so glad that you were able to play with us on the 2nd anniversary!!!!

    Those other creatures look fun--I've never seen them before...and I think the bucket of skulls is the perfect Halloween decoration!

    Hope you are doing well!! TONS of love!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. SO pleased to have you join in the fun at PDCC. I miss you!!!

    Your little owl is adorable! You're so talented! Hope life is treating you well, it would be great to catch up with you sometime soon xx

  8. I MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

    This owl is SO you and I would expect nothing less for our anniversary sweet indeed xx

  9. Super cute fabric owl Sarah! Love his big eyes!


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