Posts Tagged 'owl'

Dusting off the cobwebs for Halloween

Oh my it’s a little dusty in here; there are enough cobwebs to make any Halloween party go off in style. So sorry I haven’t written here in a while. Rest assured I have been crafting (apart from a month-long break back in England) and here is my latest, and very cute, project.

For Emily’s first Halloween I knew I wanted her to be an owl. I couldn’t resist this cute critter hoodie from Old Navy but to make it more my (her) own I added some felt wings. All I did was cut two wing shapes from one shade of brown and then added feathers from a darker shade. A little bit of stitching later and it was all finished and ready to show off at the pumpkin patch. You could easily customise your own plain hoodie to give it ears, eyes and a beak.

I may make an outfit for me to complement my little owlet but we’ll see how the time goes – there is very little of it with a busy 6-month old around!


Nursery projects part 1

The time is approaching: Baby is due in 5 weeks and 1 day. I can hardly believe it! So much has happened since I found out I was pregnant and that we were moving to the west coast of America. You can catch up on what we’ve been up to since moving over on Letters Home.

So, to the craft. As you can imagine I’ve been itching to get making for the baby’s room for quite some time but the arrival of my craft supplies (and other important things like furniture) from the UK has really kicked me into action.

I still have some projects on the go so this is the first post of probably about three or four about what I’ve made or am making for our little one’s first room.

We’re renting so painting wasn’t really an option – and even if it was, it’s not something we have time for. So decorating the walls in other ways was high on my list of things to do.

The very first thing I made was this handsome chap.

I picked up the wooden owl shape from Michaels. But you could just as easily cut one out of some sturdy cardboard (corrugated would be best).

I then drew around the owl onto some paper (thin cardboard would be better) and divided it into the shapes of wings, feathers across the chest, head etc. I used them as a template to cut out pretty scrapbook paper which I then pasted onto the wood using Mod Podge (PVA would do fine too).

You could make this for virtually no cost if you used cardboard and paper or fabric scraps you already own. It would be fun to personalise it with your baby’s name too. As we don’t know if we have a boy or girl I can’t do that yet but maybe later.

And that’s it. Here he is hanging over our changing station (the drawer unit is from Ikea, along with most of our furniture).

Just look at the cuteness in this drawer…

Part 2 to follow very soon and it’s my favourite project so far.


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