Friday, April 16, 2010

A Week Of Owls : :

Well, it's been one week since we started this giveaway and I can't began to tell you all the excitement it has been bringing us. I know that many of you who follow are creative people, as well --- It just means so much to me to be able to share the details of my crafting with you and to have this place to tell you all how much making these handmade items together has improved our family’s lives. I always thought that I would be drawing or painting, but having my children awakened me to the desire to learn to make simple crafts, to knit, to sew, to learn new things, and to keep on learning, always. Creating for and with them has made me mindful of the materials we use and has given me the need to take care of this world of ours, for us and to teach us. They allow me to do what I love, to create items from their art, for them, and for other children like them. I am so grateful to have them as helpers and for the constant, unbelievable inspiration they give me.

The kids are always eager to help with choosing the yarns and the fabrics, and so it's only fair that they get to name them. They were stumped for a little with this one and were just throwing out adjectives to describe her. Then I added that the fabric is called Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey and Jacob through out the name - Daisy Jane Owl

This is a tiny owl I made, just to try it out. We decided the only thing we could name her was - Minnie Owl
One week of Owls! Thank you so much for joining us here. I'm very excited to share the next batch, starting Monday!
We're going to be very busy celebrating our Jacob's 6th birthday!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend! ~ Maureen

30 comments:

  1. Think Daisy Jane Owl is one of my favorites so far. :0)

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  2. They're all so pretty! I love the quality and detail of your work! :D

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  3. OMG I am totally addicted to the little ones !!! They look awesome all lined up !!! That little pink one on the end is my fav !!!

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  4. Your Daisy Jane Owl is a sweetheart!
    I love the last photo where they all sit together, so cute!

    Lovely weekend to you Maureen!

    p.s. This date widget of yours is pure genius! awesome!

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  5. Happy Birthday to your little boy! My son's name is Jacob, too! =)

    We featured your giveaway on our blog today: http://twohappystampers.blogspot.com/2010/04/fridays-fresh-finds_16.html

    Thanks!
    Adriel & Heidi
    Two Happy Stampers

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  6. They look sooo cute lining up together! Like you have a owl school. Great job!!

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  7. Agreed, they look so cute lined up (now I want more than one)!
    Happy Birthday Jacob!!!!!!!!

    kerridwen(dot)welsh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. The little Minnie owl is so cute, especially lined up with all the other owls! Can't imagine how long it took to make all of them- great work!

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  9. Another beauty, love Minnie!

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  10. happy birthday! i just love the work you've done... they all look so cute lined up together like that!

    maikosmom@gmail.com

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  11. happy birthday Jacob!

    Daisy Jane Owl is so cute... she's my favorite so far!

    melaniemelbob(at)yahoo.com

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  12. I love how they look all together, so cute! It reminds me of all seven of us sitting on the couch, waiting for the chance to see and hold the new one.

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  13. I agree, I think Daisy Jane is my favorite, but then again, I love that Heather Bailey collection.

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  14. Mrs. Shaffer - It does! Next week I am going to be more specific about their details I think. It is hard to tell the size of each of these dolls, but they are actually pretty big.

    Thanks for all the wonderful comments! Keep them coming next week - I am very excited about my newest ones!

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  15. I am not sure I am allowed to say this on your forum but Daisy Jane is super sexy. She looks like a little vixen of love.

    On a serious note, awesome color combo! She is very stylish!

    Here an Oliver would make a nice couple! HeHe

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  16. I love Oliver, he is perfect for a boy. If you haven't sold him already my friends son would love it. Did you make the pillow that all the owls are sitting on? That is really cool!

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  17. Awww!! It is so cute to see them all sitting in a row like that (:

    such adorable owls!

    (thepixie DOT etsy [at!] gmail DOT com)

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  18. Mrs. Shaffer - no the pillow is Anthropologie and it is HUGE! I thought it was going to be a standard lumbar pillow - bonus! for not reading the details on that one!

    Eco -chic socialista - She is sassy one, for sure! : )

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  19. The teensy owl is a great addition! What a fantastic parade : )

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  20. Your Owls are gorgeous. They caught my eye on Flickr, and when I saw you were giving one away I just had to enter. From a fellow Owl creater and fancier.
    xBetty Jo

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  21. Oh my gosh! How CUTE!!! I LOVE your OWL parade. I feel inspired to make some new guys myself!!!

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  22. Oooh, love Minnie Owl! She is so cute!

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  23. These are adorable, I love your fabric choices.

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  24. I love the combination of chubby blobule + skinny legs in knee socks - they're so painfully cute it makes me squeal!

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  25. I LOVE Minnie and Daisy Jane! They are so adorable and the colors are fantastic! They would be perfect for a sweet little girl of which I know a few!

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  26. My, my, my....I love every. single. one. Minnie is just way too cute!

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  27. Daisy Jane is all girly girl (love the flower on her tummy), but Minnie is just so sweet! I love her bunched in between Oliver and Austin like they're protecting her little self!!

    Very sweet.

    I hope it's OK to post on a later date....

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