Maybe it’s my love for Harry Potter, or that it’s a fad, or that they are just so darn cute but I kind of have a thing for owls. The huge eyes, small beak, pissy or surprised expression… gah so cute! I came across this tutorial for zakka style owls back when I was still a n00b at sewing. I decided to give it a try in June 2012.I didn’t have much of a stash back then, so I went to Wally World to get nice, cheap fabrics (some at $1/yd!) to play with. I also grabbed some multi-packs of buttons and went to work.
I thought some lace trim would be cute to mimic feathers and used gold shiny thread for the beaks. This was crazy easy to put together and I was surprised at how fast it took me at the time. These are now hanging in my cubicle at work and they’re pretty much a hit. They make me smile and they make my coworkers smile, so yay! Now if only I can bring my other birds to work….
Have you handmade something to spruce up your work area? (Then immediately been asked by your coworkers to make them one, too?… sigh…) -RED