After discussing vintagey things with my coworker Casey, then being blown away by her lovely blog full of eye candy, I decided it was a good time to stop being jealous of everyone else’s vintage finds and break out some of my own vintage fabric. I perused through my stash full of fabrics from both of my grandmas, and decided on this floral print vintage corduroy.
I’m in the process of making a hoodie, which is coming along very nicely, but I was getting sick of the whole “pattern and directions” thing. I had already edited the pattern like crazy, but that didn’t count.. I didn’t feel creative enough. So with this corduroy fabric, I wanted to make something entirely new and different. I began carefully cutting out pieces, and the fabric chose to become an owl.
Using polar fleece scraps from Ben’s plush Goomba, I made her a cute little face, and a bunch of separate ruffles for her tummy feathers. I then added a beak and some huge owl eyes, then a bunch of stuffing and some plastic Beanie Baby-type beans so that she stands up on her own. I finally sewed her up and she was finished! I am so very proud of her!
I just posted my owl, thank you for the inspiration!!!
she is so, so cute!! i just love all the detail work you did on her; and that vintage fabric is just amazing! as i’ve said before: vintage textiles are just so cool. ;) lol. kudos on this new cutie!! :)