Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Owl softie

Geesh, I don't know if my lens is all gungked up or my vision is really off today. Nothing is in focus. But here goes the post.

Here's another go at the owl softie I did here from More Softies Only a Mother Could Love

I tried to use the close zigzag stitch around the belly. Not bad for a first try.

This is my 3rd owl. i made one out of light grey linen with red teeny polka dot fabric as the accent and it was scooped up by a friend.

So this is what I woke up to this morning....

Fava Beans I think? I haven't asked the mad kitchen scientist yet.
These are the olives he started from fresh back in the fall. It made great presents to give to people.

In our pantry, we have jars of home made pesto, marmalade, dill pickles, olives, lupini beans, vanilla and now a batch of fava beans. Yum. I like my kitchen experimenting husband.



Aim said...

I think that your zig zagging looks fine. I did remember something that I forgot to tell you that helps me with that. I like to iron on a piece of interfacing onto the other side. It helps it not to buckle (if that is what you would call it)

ShirleyC said...

Very cute owl! Heat-n- bond lite would also keep it a little stiffer if that's what you want.

Peggy said...

Cute owl! How does your husband make his olives? Does he cure them himself? And how does he process the pesto? Can you tell I love the culinary stuff?! We have homemade vanilla in our cabinet which was supposed to have been Christmas presents but I forgot to give it out... Oops! Its a rum/vodka blend! Flavours eggnog wonderfully!

Kim Jamieson-Hirst said...

I have both of the "Softies" books and have made some items from them. This owl is quite cute. I also have a pattern for 3 owls called "Hootie" (www.chatterboxquilts.com) and used a satin stitch to finish the appliqué edges. I think they would be equally cute with just a straight stitch and a raw edge - certainly would be quicker!