an owl in the making

Thursday, September 16, 2010

earlier this week i made a little owl brooch for a friend's birthday and took a few pictures of the process so thought i would share them here!

i usually draw up a small sketch of the design before i start cutting to get an idea of how it is going to turn out.

this one turned out to be kind of confused looking but cute and i thought, yeah, thats a good look for an owl!

i made the brooch in felt and used 6 different colours and 2 different thicknesses. the thick felt was used at the back (in dark brown) to make the brooch a bit more sturdy. the thinner felt was used for all the other parts as i find it easier to work with and gives a neater result.

the body of the owl was cut as a single piece and the other bodyparts (wings, face and eyes) were placed on top.

the felt pieces were then handstitched together. i stitched a few dots on the stomach and gave him a set of feet too.

a safety pin was secured at the back for fastening purposes and i added a few beads to finish off the eyes and beak!

and T A D A ! finished!

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