Monday, February 7, 2011

Snuggly Owl

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A while ago I saw the cutest little stuffed owl on Make It and Love It  She had created a tutorial with the pattern and everything which can be found HERE This is her owl:

 
I put in on my list of things to do and I finally got around to making some.  My cousin was having a baby shower for her twins and I thought it these cute owls would be a fun gift rather than getting her clothes - not to mention, they were quite a bit cheaper than buying two outfits.

I decided to make her two owls (one for the boy and one for the girl) and to make one for my daughter at the same time.  I bought a huge bag of stuffing for $9 at Walmart and used extra fabric my mom had lying around.  I did do one thing differently from her pattern.  I didn't sew the 3 inch strip of fabric between the front and back pieces.  I did this because I wanted them to be more pillow like.  Here are the owls I made.

These are the two owls I made for Jessica's twins:


When I finished the owls, I decided that I wanted to have some little baby owls for my daughter's room too, so I made up a smaller pattern and sewed 4 baby owls.  Here are all of the owls I made for her room:

I just couldn't resist and HAD to make a little "branch" pillow for the owls too :)

I love them!  The pattern is really easy to follow.  I have received several emails from people wanting the small owl pattern so HERE it is!

35 comments:

  1. me likey! i just finally learned how to use my sewing machine so maybe i'll try one when i'm a little more... skilled like you! :)

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  2. WHEN WE WERE FIRST MARRIED I COLLECTED OWLS. I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD REMINDER TO BE WISE AND SEEK WISDOM.

    YOUR OWLS ARE DARLING! YOU AMAZE ME WITH YOUR ABILITY TO CREATE!

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  3. Loving those owls! Owls are quite big over here at the moment & I've been meaning to make one for ages - this is the push I need hopefully!

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  4. These are so adorable Madelyn! The branch is a cute idea too.

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  5. P.S. Her bed and bedding look super cute too, perhaps you should show off her room on here!

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  6. :) Elizabeth, that's actually my sisters room haha. My daughter is still in a crib and the owls looked cuter on a bed and I thought they matched my sister's quilt. BUT I might have to show off my mom's cute "decoratingness" and post some of the bedroom on here.

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  7. I just love that quilt! The owls are adorable! I'd love the small owl pattern tutorial. Are they fairly easy to sew? I have a machine, but wouldn't say I'm the best at it. LOL!

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  8. I LOVE that you didnt do the 3 inch strip! I've been wanting to make these and this gave me the push! I know i can get it done much quicker now. :)

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  9. My dd has been begging for a pillow pet forever! I refuse to spend the $20 for just ANOTHER stuffed animal, so I am in the process of making these for them for V-day. I'm so glad I stumbled across yours. I love that you left out the strip and the branch is the greatest! I would really like a copy of your small owl pattern! Thank you so much for sharing these. Great job!!

    Paula
    tpfoley42@msn.com

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  10. AWW so cut!! I'm so gonna make one. or two.. or maybe three. They are going to look great in my new living room!
    thanks for the inspiration ;)
    love, Annemarie
    bakker-beer.com

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  11. Love love love your owl family! The fabric you chose coordinates perfectly without being too "matchy-matchy."

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  12. I found this on UCreate today and I would love to make them for a couple of baby showers I have coming up. Can you send me the small pattern please??? andrea@joyindeed.com
    They are adorable!

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  13. Can you send me the small pettern as well? Thanks so much. I love them!! runningisfun99@hotmail.com

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  14. I would love the small owl pattern - these owls are adorable. Thanks. a.haun@sbcglobal.net

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  15. These are really cute & adorable! Easy enough to make in an afternoon.

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  16. LOVE owls!!!! I'm going to share this on my facebook page, Pirates-n-Princesses. Thanks!!
    Heather

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  17. Sooo adorable. Can you send me the small pattern too?
    laceylady123@hotmail.com

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  18. Nevermind. I just saw where you added the small pattern.THANKS a bunch.

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  19. oh my gosh! Those are so cute! I'm totally blown away.

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  20. Oh my goodness. I'm stopping by from the make it love it snuggy owl post. I LOVE your little owl family. Great job on the owls and branch. so cute!

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  21. I love the branch! Soooo cute and perfect for your owl creations x

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  22. I am wondering...I am new at sewing and its great to have the pattern, but what are the sizes of each piece? I know you made different sizes, but can give me the dimensions of the big owl?

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  23. Omg I love these! I just found out that I'm having a girl and would love to make these for her nursery! I'm having a hard time finding the patterns though. Every time I click on the Here word for them nothing happens. Can you please send them to my email? I would so greatly appreciate it!
    Lisa
    lisausm17@aol.com

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  24. These owl pillows are adorable! How am I able to get the small owl pattern? I clicked on the link, but it redirects me to gmail. I would really appreciate it if you can send me the pattern. My email is: shazaadi786@gmail.com
    Thank you!
    Mariam

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  25. I love these!! If you have the pattern for the small owls, could please send it to me. I want to make an owl family for my daughter for her birthday. My email is: josiegal_01@yahoo.com

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  26. ohh so cute!! im going threw a phase of owls at the moment and im wanting to make some for my boys room also as a keep sake , im picking my 1st sewing machine up tomorrow and i cannot wait, i have two boys and like you im going to use it to wind down when i get a little me time , my eldest boy starts full time school in september so will have plenty of time to get practising.

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  27. You are, pardon the pun, A HOOT!! Your owls (and branch! A BRANCH, LOL!!!) are totally adorable, and this has been pinned :) Coincidentally, I just made 2 stuffed owls for a niece that had boy and girl twins - for a second I thought I was reading my own blog post, LOL. I can't believe you made a branch to go with them - that takes the project from super cool to over-the-top fantastic - you ROCK! (And thank you for the pattern for the owlets - this just got added to my To Do list!)

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  28. I am going to teach first grade next year and my classroom theme is going to be owls. Thank you for the pattern and directions - over the summer I hope to make an owl for each of my upcoming students!

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  29. My husband and I are adopting and since we don't know the sex (he's hoping for a boy because he has three girls from a previous marriage), I am putting together a gender-neutral nursery that can have more specific colors added later. We are going with the owl theme and I found the sweetest owl plushy-pillow at Target, but it was WAY too girly (pink!). I am DEFINITELY going to make these matching our color scheme of green, white, and orange (can you tell the country of origin of my husband's family? Think, Irish flag! Haha!) with touches of Caribbean blue and brown. Thanks for posting the pattern and directions!

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  30. will you please send me the pattern to jprinsloo23@gmail.com

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  31. would love the pattern if I could. love to make one for my granddaughter.thank you. Linda-P@live.com.au

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