Owl Pillow

I’ve been seeing a lot of owl-themed projects out there lately. Is it any wonder? I mean, let’s face it, there’s just something cute about owls in a way that isn’t so for any other bird of prey.

After adding the owl patch to Eli’s knee-pleat pants I didn’t quite have the owl quite out of my system. I decided this would be a perfect opportunity to continue using up the wool blanket I had accidentally felted and the remains of an old sweater.

There’s really not a whole lot to say about this one. It’s cushy and very huggable and it makes me smile.

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  1. ReStitch Me said,

    February 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Very cute!

  2. Melanie said,

    February 17, 2012 at 8:01 am

    How adorable! I like the owl themes I’ve seen lately!So glad that you linked this to Things I’ve Done Thursday~


  3. Tammy Gaede said,

    February 17, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Do you have a pattern for the large owl pillow. I have been looking for a large pattern and all I seem to find is those 9 inches or under. Would appreciate it if you could e-mail it. Thanks. Great job on the site. Love it!

    • February 17, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      I’m glad you like my owl. I am sorry I don’t have a pattern to offer you. I just freehanded a quick pattern on some freezer paper and have since thrown it away. Basically it was just a U shape with the upper sides curving in a bit and then a line dipping down to connect the two sides across the top. After I cut out the top and bottom pieces I folded the pattern piece in half and cut a curve out of the side to use for the wind pieces that I appliqued to the front of the owl body. For the eyes I traced the bottom of a drinking glass and then a smaller circle for the pupils. The beak I free handed. I wish I had something to send to you, but the best I can do is this description. I hope it helps. 🙂

      • Tammy Gaede said,

        February 17, 2012 at 2:49 pm

        Thank you for getting back to me. Appreciate it. Loved the owl – turned out really cute.

  4. Ruth said,

    February 18, 2012 at 2:52 am

    cool! Thanks for the inspiration! Pinning!

  5. amy said,

    February 18, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Adorable!! I heart owls. I’m so glad you shared this cutie at Shine on Fridays!

  6. February 20, 2012 at 2:19 am

    Did you whip up the pattern yourself? It looks great! 🙂

  7. phteague said,

    February 20, 2012 at 7:13 am

    So cute!
    Heather @ CreativePreschoolResources.com

  8. February 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    So cute – love the fabric!!

  9. Claire Jain said,

    February 21, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    This is so adorable!

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  11. Sherry said,

    February 22, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  12. February 22, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Oh my gosh, that certainly a face to fall in love with. Cant believe you free handed it. So adorably cute. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday’s Best!

  13. Carrie said,

    February 24, 2012 at 5:37 am

    Oh he is ADORABLE! Thanks for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday!

  14. audra said,

    February 28, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Hey there! Just wanted to pop by and say thank you for linking up to Tuesday Tutorials at The Kurtz Corner! I love your tutorial! The pillow is adorable…I’ve recently fallen in love with little owls for kids. I also, wanted to let you know that you’ve been featured!! Stop by and check it out 🙂 While you’re there feel free to grab a featured button and link up to this weeks party! Oh also, you’ve been pinned! I hope you’ll stop by and check out the other features! 🙂


  15. Maysem said,

    February 29, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I love owls! And yours is so stinkin’ cute!! He makes me smile too:D

  16. April 25, 2012 at 6:55 am

    I am getting a “hooooot” out of your pillow (sorry…..I couldn’t resist)! Seriously….absolutely adorable!

    Thanks for linking to the party!


  17. April 25, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    It makes me smile too!

    So very, very happy that you linked up to our Pillopalooza slumber party!



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