Friday, March 16, 2012

Stuffed Owl and Prayer Journal

Happy Funky Friday! I have two crafts to share with you today.

The first one is a simple prayer journal - it doesn't look as nice as it could, but I hope you guys like it. I found a $1 journal at Michaels, and covered it in "inspirational" paper, which has churchy-type words all over it. Because I couldn't find any good faith-based stickers, I wrote the word "Pray" in cursive and added a sticker. Simple, but a great place to journal my prayers.


The second craft is a stuffed out I made for a friend for her birthday. The tutorial is below, but I must warn you, I don't really know how to sew. =P

The finished product

What you need:
Fabric
Buttons
Scissors
Thread
Orange Felt

First, sketch out the shape you want for your owl. Since I had big buttons, I made a bigger owl. I also had fun choosing fabric from the remnants rack at JoAnne's.


 Second, cut out two of your owl forms.


Pin them together so that the "good" side of the fabric is in the middle.
** I would sew the eyes on before pinning, because that would be easier. I just didn't think ahead. **


And sew them together, except the bottom. If you know how to sew, I would use a different stitch... this one didn't work that well.


Turn the owl inside out and stuff.


Sew the bottom shut


I added eyes at this point, but I would add the eyes before sewing so it's easier.


Add a felt beak, and voila! You're done. If desired, you could also add felt feet.

(For size perspective)

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2 comments:

  1. Pretty cute little guy! I love the fabric choice. I would love if you would link up to my new Linky Party- Scout's Sweet Sunday-http://xstitchandcrafts.blogspot.com/2012/03/scouts-sweet-sundays-features-and-linky.html

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