Sunday, 28 February 2010

Owls

There's no getting away from the fact that we like owls.

Well, Dot in particular LOVES them!

(this is a VERY small example of Dot's owl-y collection - not counting her green owl necklace from Dottery Pottery, or the Roman owl necklace that Daisy bought her on a recent museum trip - and various other owl-flavoured presents.
The Happy Birthday card and notelets were made by the wonderful Charlie P)

and then, of course, there's Walter Pigeon, her huge owl-heat-pad-cushion that I made for her birthday last year

so making cardboard owls for the top of the stairs was obviously the next step after all those horses


and Dot and I also collaborated on this appliqued owl which Dot is busy stitching


Finally, I was going to show you my new handbag (which has nothing to do with owls other than the feathery fabric) but it is still in the washing machine where it is being "softened up" to create that "lived-in" look!

Next time..................

25 comments:

Gina said...

That last piece of stitching is lovely!

dottycookie said...

Oh, that owly bag is utterly fab!

French Knots said...

I'm looking a bit lived in myself but didn't need the washing machine to get this way.
Your parliament is looking most fine!

periwinkle said...

loving the owls on the stairs Lucy, where did you get the shape from ? I think my boys would like these

Farmyard Crafts said...

Cute! My mother in law is crazy about owls too... it's amazing what weird and wonderful owl things we've found!!

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha -- you guys are so funny! The owls look great! Now...on to the cardboard gnomes LOL!

wonderwoman said...

i love them! the applique owl looks amazing!

x

Dragonfly said...

My little owl post-it's from Paperchase make me smile each time I use them!

Mavis said...

Just a thimbleful....

I think the owl is made out of the tablecloth/lining material used in the bag in your last post! Do you use the tablecloth with those bits cut out of it?

ladydi said...

What clever Lockets you all are. I hadn't realized quite how charming owls could be until I saw Dot's collection.

Annie said...

Love all the owls Lucy - a great collection

Moogsmum said...

What a lovely owly post - I love the owl applique and those little paper ones are fab!

xxx

Michaela said...

I love owls too. And I really, really love that last photo, can't wait to see it finished. just send it over here, you know my address....!

Khris said...

love, love, love, owls...wooohoot. See the owl craze is taking over...lol...hugs Khris

Jane said...

Dots owls are beautiful and the one she is making is lovely soits going to be wonderful when it is finished. Jane x

WendyBee said...

I loooooove the owls! They really make a very pleasing motif.
I am captivated when I hear a barn owl in the night, usually perched on our neighbor's barn. Sometimes on well-moonlit nights, I can just see him/her up there, and when it hoots, he/she bends forward, puffs out like a bellows and blows out the "who-cooks-for-you" call that the bird books describe. In that moment, it just seems miraculous....I shiver for the field mice.
WendyBee

Anonymous said...

I just love reading your blog!!! Please look on the Moda Bakeshop website - there is a fab pattern for an owl cushion that I'm sure your daughter would love.
My daughter is a big fan of owls too - we even hand reared a barn owl chick that had been born in captivity which was really exciting, and she used to live in an aviary in our garden (the owl, not my daughter!!). here is the link for the moda bakeshop website
http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/03/introducing-owlivia-sewing-companion.html#more
Nicola

joanie said...

I love all the owlies. Been working on a little owlie project too. Owls are so fun because each one can be so different and have loads of character. Yours all are adorable. Dot's stitching is fantastic too.

Helen said...

Ooooooooh, T'wit T'awoooooh!!! I have seen the handbag it's gorgeous,
I turnwd green with envy!!

Charlie P said...

Wow, Dot has quite a collection! I love owls too...just don't tell the pigeons.

The owl applique is FAB- I love the wings.

Ally Johnston said...

I lve owls too. They are so adorable. Great work.

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi,

My DH has an aunt who has been collecting owls for most of her 80 years. Her name is Dorothy or Aunty Dot to Kris :)

Hope your Dot enjoys her owls for a long time too.

Hugs, Sharon

LiEr said...

Oh Lucy, one of my oldest friends just confessed she loves owls! She used to be a cow fanatic but obviously she has begun to diversify, and for good reason. Owls are so cute! I was thinking I must sew an owl-something for her soon. Look at all the inspiration in this post! Thank you!

sewtakeahike said...

those owls are really cute Lucy! Walter is especially cute!

silverpebble said...

Hey there - it's still a bit parky at the top of your blog - makes me want to put my coat on inside.

What a luvverly lot of owliness here. Magic.

I do hope you had a wonderful time in the smoke xx