helena the owl

So. I made an owl for Annie for Christmas.

 

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I, um, cheated.

I looked at a felt puppet tutorial and decided there was no freaking way I could make such tidy and adorable puppets. But I couldn’t get it off my mind!

So I started looking at types of felt. After six (seven?) months of “I’m just not going to…” I bought two rolls of thick felt and grabbed a few pieces of craft felt and some embroidery floss that didn’t match ANY of the felt (contrast!).

I looked at a few more owl toy pictures, then I freehandedly chopped up the felt. And I do mean chopped.

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And then I started stitching. I can’t actually blanket stitch so I cheated there, too. HA!

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She took about 5 hours of actual work, spread across three days. Then I had to wait a whole day to see if Annie even liked her. BUT SHE WAS SO PLEASED. She squeezed her and used her as a pillow and scooted around with her… whew. Winning!

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. ruthrawls says:

    You invented a new stitch! Helena is adorable.

    1. MeganFloyd says:

      THAT IS PRECISELY WHAT HAPPENED!!!

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