Showing posts with label owl. Show all posts
Showing posts with label owl. Show all posts

Saturday, September 29, 2012

More owls



I know what you are thinking...more animals??!!! Well, yes...as I said previously, my home is full of them, but this is not premeditated, believe me...
It's because of the internet, sure enough...there's too many ideas and too many attractive tutorials not to take advantage of them...I know that someone will understand me =)

Talking about tutorials, I found the one about these owls on this page (Moonstitches' blog) back at a time I still did not own a sewing machine, so I stored it in a safe place, until the sewing machine arrived, together with the new home to be decorated ;-)

I just changed two small things with respect to the original tutorial:
  •  I did not use fusible web (I felt it was not necessary).
  • For the body of the owls, instead of wool I used fabric, as wool seemed to me too much wintry, whereas I wanted something that could fit all year round.
  • Finally, as I didn't find the alphabet tags very attractive, I preferred to stitch the letters with a back stitch directly on the belly of each owl.

    Here is a link to a very interesting tutorial that explains how to transfer some letters printed on paper to the fabric, so that you can then stitch them easily and with no fear.



I hope that you find this useful! Ciao!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Owls in the dining room


When we moved, one year ago, I was looking for something to decorate one of the walls of our dining room (it looked very sad and empty). During a walk on the hills, I found a very nice branch, and I already knew what to do with it =)

In the internet, I found this owl pattern, from which I took the inspiration: http://juicy-bits.typepad.com/juicy_bits/2009/12/131-give-a-hoot-for-the-holidays.html

and here are some pictures of the mobile, and the pattern for the flying owl  (to be printed at 100% resolution, without adjustments).



For the baby owl, I  made a scaled down copy of the pattern, 25% of the original if I recall correctly.


And here is the most friendly  one: it moves with the breeze that enters in the morning, while his companions stand still on the branch and rest.