Thursday, 11 January 2007

owl obsession


I don't often get obsessions, I am not very faddy, I tend to flit about many interests at a time, fads are more my husbands thing, as I like to tease.

Anyway, I think I am developing a thing for owls, an obsession maybe. the other night I had a vivid dream about owls, which I only remembered after thinking my winter tree needed an owl. So, above and below are pics of my first needlefelted owl, he is only about 2 inches tall and comes complete with button eyes (I couldnt work out how to needlefelt eyes). I think he is sweet, and liked how quick and satisfying needlefelting turned out to be (can you see he has wings too?). I had been scared to try it, although I have had the 'gear' for a while, as my sister in law here and also here, who is soon to start her own blog... gave me a needle and some wool last summer.


I would share with you some of my other owl finds as some are pretty cute, here, here and here. And how did I miss that one of the month of softies last year was birds, but had so much owl cuteness??? I must have been asleep or something (for a whole month!!) .

Yesterday in town I also bought an Oilily bandana for the fabric, some of which I have already covered my smallest diary in (the diary that has been uncovered since its beginning in september as I hadnt found fabric I liked enough), and look what the design is called...

8 comments:

weirdbunny said...

When I was in infants school, one of the other childrens mothers bought in a wonderful owl tht she had made for the teacher. I sat there and thought it was so unfair that my mother didn't make owls too. Or is that twit - too, as in twit t - woo maybe? ! ....

kates said...

the owl is gorgeous, I love owls, my aunt had an owl ornament collection.

anamama said...

I love your owl and the button eyes are perfect. Looking at the sites you've found I'm also finding them irresistible.

Green Kitchen said...

That owl is all sweetness and good. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Lori said...

Very cute. i love the felty softness of your little owl. I, like you, am unable to deny the trendiness of the owl. I just love it. I remember my grandmother's macrame owl in her bathroom between the mirrors. I loved it. Owls are timeless and it is nice that they are trendy right now, because we can snatch them up and love them until they are trendy again when our kids are our age.

angharad said...

That owl is so freakin' cute I can't stand it. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, I'm glad to have found you in return.

:)

Amy said...

Love your owl -- the eyes are brillant.

lindiepindie said...

And there he is! I saw him the other day, but didn't realize he was needle-felted. Very cool. I need to get myself some thicker needles and felt something!