I finished this new owl doll in the beginning of the week. I think I may have been inspired by all of the blogs I follow that have been sharing beautiful pictures of the apple, magnolia, and dogwood blossoms. None of that is happening yet where I live, but soon - very soon.
I am totally loving the Nicey Jane Fabric collection by Heather Bailey. I purchased a few fat quarter bundles from The Fabric Shoppe, one of my favorite etsy shops that I visit, too frequently. I used a little for this pillow and decided to use a little more on this owl, a little swing toss and a little lindy leaf, in pink! I am really enjoying incorporating sewing into the process of making my dolls and I love the added color that come with using all of these beautiful fabrics.
They look just a little more finished to me, a little bit softer, and even more playful ~ my children's favorite thing to do is to have them soar around the house with their wings spread out from hand to hand. I haven't been able to capture that yet on camera, so a video may be in order. It's so very sweet for me to watch.
Today I caught Haila playing peek-a-boo with the owl doll I finished this morning, it was too much. I can't explain it, but there is something so heartwarming about watching my (or any) child play with something I've created. It touches me beyond explanation and is a big part of what keeps me creating more.