Tuesday, 18 September 2012

OWLS!

Morning everyone! I'm back to work today after a lovely week off, all for a crust of bread as my dear hubby would say! Thought I would try something a bit different for me, stump work, which I have never tried before. I raided my stash and found a pile of lovely Harris Tweed pieces I succumbed to on Ebay and cut out an oval, a circle and a pair of wings out of different colours. I decided to try a Barn Owl as I love their heart shape faces, so out made several hearts out of muslin.
 

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Then I stitched them down, stuffed with wadding and adorned with buttons. I found one of the buttons for his eyes and couldn't find another and had to empty all my jars until I found the matching one - phew!
 
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His branch is from wire covered in tissue tape with a distress stained leaf and the moon is a glass pebble. My stab stitching could be smaller but it was a fiddle getting him on the size 8 tag I like to use
This was fun to make and I am looking forward to all the fabulous Owls you clever lot will create! Thank you all for your lovely comments that you leave for me, I truly  appreciate everyone, I feel as if I am getting to really know you all now! Hope you all have a lovely week, twit twoo! x

18 comments:

  1. He is just adorable Barb! You are sew clever with your stitchery. Such a great idea, thank you :0)

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  2. What a delightful owl, love him! Valerie

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  3. Oh wow! he's fantastic! I played about with the idea of doing something stitched for the owl theme but I just couldn't get into it :/ The use of the fabric, the buttons, the wire and paper, everything!! I really like what you have did here Barb its a lovely little piece of textile art x

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  4. Wow! What a lot of work! Cute!

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  5. What a brilliant owl Barb. You are clever xx

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  6. What a fantastic tag - he's so sweet and he looks like he's eaten a lot of voles!

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  7. Very complex and a lovely tag. Great needlework as always!

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  8. Gorgeous... I adore this little owl, love the textures & embellishments.. Hugs May x x x

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  9. Hi Barb, What an exceptional tag . I really love your textile owl and the addition of the pearly buttons really gives this owl a story to tell. The wrapped branch and leaf are also briliant additions - brilliant!

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  10. This is a really clever 3D designs. Blessings!

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  11. Love your button owl and the branch he's sitting on too :)

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  12. Oh Barb your owl is so sweet and creatively made, love the buttons.
    Anni

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  13. Your owl is absolutely gorgeous Barb!! LOVE the materials you have used especially all those BUTTONS!!Your branch is fabby too! :)

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  14. A great little 3D tag, I love the stuffing and the buttons, and the glass bead moon is just perfect, well done, Jane xx

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  15. I like his plump tum - seems he's very good at hunting, lol

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  16. Beautiful work Barb - I just want to pick him up and give his tummy a good squish!! The tissue tape twig is fab.

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  17. Love the branch and leaf! The owl is cute too!

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  18. Great tweed and button owl!
    Jane x

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