This is the last of the back up- A snowy owl which was another sample for the owl class.
I took this picture a few days ago, before the blizzard which we are in the midst of right now. I started this owl in my owl class as a sample and finished him up last week. He is stuffed with “slippery” stuffing and is very squeezable (huggable?). We used this type of stuffing for all the classes and I learned some useful things about it. Firstly, it is much easier to stuff a large open space- like the owl or the baby- with this type of stuffing. It seems to expand to fill the space. And, when making the dogs and foxes, they come out fatter. Here is a photo-
Anyway, back to the owl.
My first day of Artist-in-Residence at Gather Here was fantastic. We had loads of fun in the owl class.
Mid-afternoon was quiet and I organized supplies and went over the owl pattern on my own.
This fellow is made of lots of greys. The piece on the top of his head is some more wonderfully soft cashmere- perfect for petting.
I posted a photo of all the dogs over here on flickr.
Owl time! I love working on partially started projects. I have bins with bags of cut out dolls and animals. All the decisions are made. I just have to sew them up. When I finally get to it, I feel like I am getting so much accomplished!
His ears are made from sweater ribbing.
He’s got a lot of different brown wool fabrics in him.
Look, look, Look! I won this gorgeous moth when Mister Finch celebrated his 2nd blog birthday- Lucky me! I am so thrilled!!!
His work is amazing and I’ve been stalking his Etsy shop for a while, looking for the perfect piece (usually what I want has just sold). This is the best though! I am going to find the right spot in my studio to hang it up. Then I can get back to his shop and start to shop again- I think my moth might need a friend.
And, I finished up this owl.
I was in the mood for a quick project and this owl body was already sewn and stuffed.
Of course I can make any project more complicated by spending hours picking through my fabrics!
I am trying to finish up a few more items before the show on Sunday.