Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Owl #2 and some news : :

sketch stitch owl pillow #2
Yesterday afternoon I finished up my newest Sketch Stitch Owl Pillow (details here)-- #2. I decided to number them like an artist print, since each one is different from the next and I may only make a small number of them.
sketch stitch owl pillow #2
This one came together much easier than #1. Thanks to a full bobbin, the entire owl was created by using almost one continuous stitch, just like a line drawing. Sorting through all the button for it's eyes -- took forever!
vintage buttons
We decided that two hole buttons look best and these pretty green one's were just the right size. A bit weathered from their age, but I think they suit this little owl just fine.
The reverse side is finished in polka- dots, just like the others.
reverse side. polka dots
I think it looks pretty nice with the other Spring colors I am trying to bring into our home, hopefully it will add a little Spring to whom ever receives it. I actually have a never-ending bunting project in the works for this mantle, more on that hopefully soon.
spring mantle
And now for some News : : My Owl Pillow #1 was picked for this months Blogger's Pillow Party, which both surprised and thrilled me! I wasn't expecting it, at all, since my little owly is so different and such a last minute entry. I am especially honored to be picked this month (since the pillows are all so amazing) and to have been picked now in the top 9 finalists for all three months of the party, wow! Now that makes me feel like I must be doing something right with all this crazy pillow making.
March Favorites {Blogger's Pillow Party}
Maybe next month I'll be able to change finalist to winner! Well, we'll just have to wait and see!


  1. He's beautiful too, Maureen! I'd love to make this owl myself - I mean just for my home. Do you make it FMQ? If so, I'll just have to keep practicing. My stitches aren't even enough, I fear.

  2. they're super cute!! congrats!


    P.S. Today is the last day to enter my Big Fat Crafty Giveaway!

  3. Congrats! They are really beautiful!

  4. Wow! That owl pillow is amazing. Congrats on being a finalist!

  5. Must have Owl 2! He is mine!!!!

    Why is everything you make SO CUTE? It's like I have to have it or I will die. I seriously feel that way.

  6. You're doing something right!
    That owl pillow is perfect.

  7. Maurenn, this latest owl is fabulous!!! I love all the details.

  8. congrats! your pillow is adorable :)

  9. Pretty, pretty! I love the owl!

  10. This is fantastic! The owl pillow is beautiful... You should submit them to The Owl Barn (I love that blog...) This is one of my favorite owl pillows for sure!


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