...Owl Cushion Toy!


It's my niece Stephanie's birthday tomorrow and we had a birthday dinner for her tonight. So cute-a pink party!

Pink hats, pink drink, pink food, pink cake...fun!!!



We were shopping a few months ago and Steph pointed out an owl toy at Cotton On Kids that she liked! I asked her if she'd like me to make her an owl toy for her birthday and she seemed pretty stoked! So I scoured the internet for a cool owl toy pattern and I came across this gorgeous little fella which also doubles as a cushion. Cute!!

Here's the pattern, it's super easy, and clearly quite cute...and big!

You'll need

Sewing Machine
6 different fabrics
Fusible Webbing
needle and thread, scissors etc

I made a few little changes to the above pattern, I decided to use fusible webbing behind the wings to avoid fraying when I cut the fabric. I ironed it by covering it with baking paper (so it wouldn't stick to my iron!) Then I cut it out. I was really happy with the result.

 



I also decided to use felt for the eyes and beak as it doesn't fray! I used a zigzag stitch on the big part, then hand stitched the pupil.


Here it is!



Who's eyes are bigger?!

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Depending what day it is, you may see this project at any of these fabulous parties!

13 comments:

  1. So adorable!!!Love it!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  2. This is so cute! What a great way to use up some bigger fabric scraps. I'll be pinning it. Jessica www.cutesycrafts.com

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  3. Super cute, Emily. Reminds me of ones from Pottery Barn...but yours are WAY cheaper! :)

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    1. Thanks Jocie! I actually live in Australia-where Pottery Barn doesn't exist! An unintentional knock-off!
      Thanks for visiting :)

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  4. super cute!!! I popped over from Project Inspire... I host a Tasteful Tuesday Party that I would love for you to join! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/03/tasteful-tuesday-link-party-and-features.html

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    1. Thanks Emily! (Great name by the way ;)) I've linked up and added you to my list of 'Blogs Emmie loves!!'

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  5. Only thing cuter is the baby next to the owl!

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    1. Aaaaw, Thanks Sharlyn! I'm pretty lucky to have such a cute little model!

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  6. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I'd love to have you link this to What to do Weekends Party. following you also. Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/02/what-to-do-weekends-8.html

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  7. My daughter would love this! So cute! I would love for you to share it this week on Thrifty Thursdays link party @ http://fromnature-tonurture.blogspot.com/ Hope to see you there! Bonnie

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  8. This is beyond darling! I love owls and I could see do this in fabrics that would work in any room (like my family room!).
    Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven!
    xo,
    Lisa
    ps love your blog background!

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  9. Owl's are definitely HOT right now!! I love your pattern. Soo cute!!! We are starting a link up party on Thursdays (today:), and we would love for you to join us with this post and/or any others you would like to include. We are at allthingswithpurpose.com. Hope to see you there!!

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