Not really being able to focus on anything other than the inside of my eyelids during most of December, none of my projects got any attention.
Having to miss my favourite little girls 2nd birthday was likely more painful than anything this flu bug could do to me. I consoled myself with some colourful yarns and knitting needles and somehow managed to get a little scarf together.
Just before the big nasty virus launched it's attack in early December, I did get a few gifts in just under the wire. After hundreds of feathers were cut, stitched and turned over many months, (OK, maybe not hundreds, but lots and lots), there were finally enough for this little Owl doll. Ollie the Owl is a creation of Angela Yosten, from her book "Sew Modern Baby" published by Stash Books of C & T Publishers. With big, round googly eyes and colours galore, it has to fun!
|Scads of scraps from previous baby quilts were used up for the feathers.|
|Fusible interfacing and machine applique quickly took care of the details.|
|Ollie dressed for the party.|
With a number of new babies in the family this past year, I stitched up several more Owl towels using up some of the left over feathers.
|Left over feathers came in handy for the owl's head.|
|The face was machine appliqued using a fusible interfacing which softens up nicely after washing.|
A coordinated binding, machine stitched on both sides, finished the towels quickly and easily and off they flew to meet their new little owners.
|3 sets of towels with handy bath mitts for mom and baby.|