Friday, December 10, 2010

Whoooo

I am back in action! The bobbin issue was solved in about five minutes for $5--I had put the piece that holds the shuttle in place in incorrectly. D'oh! I only had to buy a set of new needles. That's good news.

I was also able to finish up the coasters in quilting class. I am putting together a few more sewing projects that I won't be able to show you because someone reads the blog.

I am in a bit of a bind though. I need to come up with an owl pillow for a boy who loves Harry Potter. I bought some fluffy white fleece, but I can't find a pattern anywhere. If you have any ideas, I'm listening!

8 comments:

Sadie said...

I found these three tutorials for owl pillows.

http://ashbyfamilyblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/easy-owl-pattern-and-tutorial-win-one.html

http://littledeartracks.blogspot.com/2010/03/scrappy-owls.html

http://community.livejournal.com/craftgrrl/9935490.html

my favourite is the last, it just seems more boyish, and it's nice and big.

Michelle said...

I think you could adapt one of the patterns Sadie linked to. If it were me, I would do a basic head/body outline of the owl and sew on simple eyes and a beak. Then you could attach some wings. You might play around with a paper pattern first to try it out.

Glenna said...

http://www.clotilde.com/list.html?criteria=owl

I like the "Hootie Hoo Family Pattern." Looking forward to seeing what you do.

(And for Christmas for an adult, although it's too late, I love the Santa with Owl pattern.)

C in DC said...

Not quite what you're looking for, but I thought this was cute: http://www.dmc-usa.com/mjRS/1/doc/US_freedesigns/Half_Cross_Stitch/OWL_PS.pdf

You could use the pattern to work out an outline for a pillow, though.

Alice said...

Can't help with the pillow, but am very glad your machine is in action again and for $5 too!

Axelle said...

Hello

I'm a silent reader and I just love your blog :-)

Thought today was a good day to comment and possibly help

a free owl pillow pattern

http://www.robertkaufman.com/quilting/quilts_patterns/owl_pillows/

not a pillow but could be useful

http://lucykatecrafts.blogspot.com/2008/06/owl-egg-cosy-tutorial.html

Love

Axelle

Anna van Schurman said...

Axelle, thanks for coming out of the woodwork. And thanks everyone for your help!

Melissa said...

Did you find an owl pattern? Jenny Hart(Sublime Stitching) has an owl on her Birds of Prey transfer I think.