Friday, March 28, 2008

Succumbing to the owls

They're everywhere in the craft blogosphere! And before I knew it I was doodling and stitching this hooter.

Nope, not quite my usual colours........or my usual embroidery style for than matter. I've decided to branch out and play. Linen, quilting cotton and multi-colourpop checks on the front.


Big checks on the back in a lovely home dec cotton. I tend to grab whichever fabric is top of the pile, but for this project I actually dived into the box bottoms searching for old familiars.


I discovered another large-ish piece of this Amy Butler "seed" fabric swimming around in the piles. Kind of nice to know I had the foresight to hoard it.


Well, I got that out of my system now. What next? I'd show you a view of my craft table and the mountain of projects waiting in the wings, but its looking much too disastrous, its embarrassing. I think I'll attack another unfinished wip. I'm so itching to make some more children's clothes.

Until next time........cheerio!

29 comments:

A Spoon Full Of Sugar said...

Love the owl embroidery - it looks so effective on the linen!

Tamara said...

Itis perfect Jade. I just love it, all of it!

Chookyblue...... said...

cute.......

leslie said...

amazing. simply amazing. the cute little owl. and you!

Belinda said...

It looks great! I had fun, we must do it again soon.

twolimeleaves said...

I'm not overstating it when I say that I think that is the loveliest thing you've ever made and that is DEFINITELY the best owl I have ever seen. Way to go, Jade!!
I also love that seed fabric and only have a tiny skerrick left. I should have bought several metres of it.

Suzy said...

It's gorgeous - your embroidery is beautiful. I love all the colours too.

suzy - www.floatingworldviews.com

claudine said...

Fabulous stitching, Jade! Very cute owl.

de vliegende koe said...

Lovely owl Jade! It’s fun to step out of the comfort zone, using other colours. The result is really great. Love the seed fabric, didn’t buy enough of it. It goes with so many other fabrics.

Di said...

I love your little owl! Fantastic!!

Louise said...

You do such amazing embroidery Jade - you must have such patience. I LOVE all the colours you have used and that lining fabric is one of my faves. Gorgeous!!

2paw said...

The zippy Owl bag is gorgeous!!! Owls are very Now, aren't they???

beki said...

adorable!

Thimbleanna said...

AAAACKKK!!! SCREEECHHH!!! HOOT! HOOT!!! Ruffled feathers flying everywhere over here!!!! Holy Cow!!! I LOVE that little OWL!!! Really Jade -- he's just adorable! I love the colors. I love the stitching. I love the little bag. I LOVE it ALLLLLL!!! So, So, cute!!!

Phew. I've calmed back down now. Did I tell you how I love that adorable little bag???

Laura said...

How cute! I love owls and yours is perfect! :)

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

What a great little project. Love the stitching/appiqueing etc.
Love it all Jade.

Melissa Goodsell said...

It's really beautiful Jade..I love how you've stitched the eyes especially. Gorgeous work!
Melx

Cathy said...

just gorgeous, as usual. YOu are very talented.

fiona said...

your such a HOOT jade!, sorry that was terriable!what a cute little pouche, love your owl.great fabric's!

Shireen said...

So cute. I love the little talons and of course the "hoot".

Jhoanna said...

yay for Owls :-) Gorgeous work Jade - amazing details and the colours really pop!

Colette said...

Oooooo I just love this. The owl embroidery is so cute. Maybe you should start some embroidery classes. I'd come.

Sarah said...

Very cute! I hope that when you say "I've got that out of my system" you only mean owls and not cute embroidery.

sue said...

So so so cute!! I love owls and he is adorable.

Juni said...

That owl is so gorgeous and the colours that you've bought together through the stitching and your patchwork are absolutely stunning. Well done!

christine said...

LOVE the owl!

Cassie said...

This project is WAY too cute! Love the owl and the color combo.

Amy said...

What a sweet owl!! You are right, they are everywhere but this is really a great one :)

Flibbertygibbet said...

Gah, I go away for a while and you create magic! :-) that's the cutest thing I've seen in ages x