Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pillow Pet?

Kids and birthday parties.  It's a never ending wonder what to have the kids take as presents.  A couple days ago my 12 year old daughter got invited to a birthday party Saturday.  Today at dinner she asked me if she could buy her a small pillow pet.  Ah -- no.

But. . . we could make her a pillow with some minky type fabric I have. 

But could we put velcro on it so it can open and close?  Ah -- no.

So the idea gradually evolved into our version of an owl pillow pet.


Yes, I actually made an owl.  That may be a surprise to those who know I am not a huge fan of the owl fad.  Evidently, my daugther's friend is a owl fan -- and likes the colors brown and blue.

I had found what I thought was the perfect fabric, a brown mottled flannel.  My daughter wasn't sold.  Then I found some scrap sections from my brown quilt.  My daughter said they were perfect.  I thought so too.  The back is the cream with brown dots that is on the eye.  It's about 14" squarish in size.

All in all, I think it's kind of cute -- for an owl.

9 comments:

Laura said...

I think it's adorable.

Val said...

It looks great and those horns look very huggable. I can imagine them wrapping around my neck :)

Gene Black said...

Ahhh, I am so glad you insisted on making one rather than buying one.

Stray Stitches said...

The owl is adorable!

April M. said...

Cute! For a minute there, I thought you had ditched the hexagon quilt!

grendelskin said...

It's adorable - for an owl! You did a bang-up job, the kid will love it.

Beth said...

It is adorable. My DD loves owls.
You did a great job.

Gari said...

As an owl fan of over 35 years, I love it.

Bern said...

I love this owl! But not because of the current owl/bird trend in decorating and craft but because I have loved owls for something like 30 years now (ever since being identified as an owl on the Enneagram - it's a personality type indicator).