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Monday, February 24, 2014

Owie the Owl pendant

Sometimes I wonder what I would be crafting about if I didn't have a daughter.

I probably could find a lot of boy crafts, but the truth is that most of the time, when I want a quick project that I can complete in a night (to avoid adding to my already large pile of works in progress), I usually turn to girls stuff.

This is how Owie came to be.

A couple of weeks ago, after an event organized by the company I work for, I took home a large circular pin. My daughter was instantly interested, but I had to remove the real pin in the back before I gave it to her.

After removing the pin, I passed a piece of yarn through the holes and told her she had a new necklace. She twitched her nose. The pendant was ugly. It was. Corporate but ugly. Now exactly jewelry material. Here it is, seen from the back:

So on Friday night I browsed a little around the Web for inspiration and then took out my felt scraps. And Owie the Pink Owl was born. Against my usual tendency of sewing everything, this time I just used fabric glue. The only thing that is actually sewn on is the bow.

Little girl was happy and Owie was actually lucky enough to be chosen to accompany us to church on Sunday morning...

See you around,


  1. I have a sister-in-law who adores owls! I will have to make one up in purple. It would make a great decoration for a gift tag.
    Thanks for sharing at the Retro Re-pin Party. You've been pinned to our board. See you next Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET.


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