Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Crrrrrafting Presents

Last night I made this adorable little owl for my brother's as-yet unborn spawn. The little nipper's due in less than a month. I'm fairly positive S. is unaware of my blog and wouldn't read it even if he were, so it'll still be a surprise. Wait, it's not for him anyway. I just felted a sweater I found at the thrift store, cut it into an owl shape and embroidered the eyes and beak on (after M. accused me of actually wanting to kill my unborn niece or nephew with button eyes), sewed it, stuffed it, and voila!

8 comments:

kbmulder said...

Oh! What a cute little pillow! How do you felt a sweater? Do you shrink it or put it in water?

Bes said...

I just love the little owl! How Cute!!! I have a couple of old sweaters that would make cute little animals..but I am sure mine would not come out really looking like anything recognizable....

Caitlin said...

AWWWWWWW!!
I wish I were your neiceornephew. :)

Kathy said...

I just loooooove this project! So cute, so resourceful, so crrrrrrafty!

Special K said...

Why, thanks for the kind comments everyone. Felting is very easy. You just put a 100% wool thing in the wash, with soap, with hot water (you can just throw it in with a load of other clothes), and then dry on hot too. It will shrink quite a bit. Might be necessary to go through two cycles. You know it's felted when you cut it and the yarn doesn't unravel.

clterry said...

I think he/she will love it. My kids still use the blanket you made for Sean, it has the silk around the edges that they love to feel.

kbmulder said...

It's also GREEN since you re-purposed the sweater. How environmental of you!

Anonymous said...

Kelly...she is quite the "Aunt" and so creative, the newborn baby and parents will love it. dad