Saturday, February 6, 2010

Cute owls!

So I am still working on the Perfect 10 quilt.  I've got the top 2/3 totally pieced together and done.  I just need to finish the bottom 1/3 but I haven't had time this week.  I did get out to the LQS today during a sale to pick up the fabric for the border. I got a dark brown with small white polka dots.  It matches the dark brown fabrics and I think it's neutral enough that it won't overwhelm the rest of the quilt. I hope it looks okay. I will try to get some pics up soon.

But for the last couple of days, I can't stop thinking about owls!  These owls, to be specific, from Pottery Barn:

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Aren't they adorable?  I first spotted these owls in the catalog some time ago and I just think they are too cute.  I don't want to pay $25 dollars for one, but they have inspired me to think about trying to design my own version of one for my daughter.  I like the smaller owl the best and so I am inspired to try to create one in a similar style.

I have some corduroy I picked up at Joanns recently and I'm thinking I might use some to try to make this little owl. I love the idea of being able to pull some really cute fabrics from my stash to dress it up and coordinate it with my daughter's room.

I really don't need another project, but I have a feeling I won't be able to resist trying out one of these owls sometime soon!


Marcia said...

She's very cute. Love her chubby little thighs. I had a big owl pillow on my bed as a teen. (A very long time ago...) No legs on my owl though. Lots of design possibilities there. I'll be back to see what you've been up to.

Diane said...

Love these and can't wait to see your!

Sew It UP! said...

My daughter loves owls and these are just to cute. I might also just try to make my own pattern.