She has excellent arm ink-
A silk bow at her back-
This is the first of 5. Hurray for something getting finished!
Hopefully this will be the start of a flood of finished items as I get ready for my trip to Nashville and the Tennessee Craft Fair. So soon!
In my Mom’s later sewing years, the 1980′s and 90′s, she used a lot of beige and brown. When I make the brown owls, many of the fabrics are from her scraps and/or stash. I love thinking about the beautiful clothes she’d made from them.
Pretty much everything on this one is directly from Mom’s attic.
This one is a mix of newer and older- wovens from Mom, knit (wings and cap) is a reclaimed sweater.
This is the last man for now but I love this toile so much that I just couldn’t leave him lingering in the in-progress bin any longer.
The plan is to cut out a whole new batch and start the process over- cutting, dyeing, marking, stitching, stuffing, embroidering, embellishing… SO many steps. That’ll start next week I hope.