About a week ago I contacted Julie of QuirkyDame to ask her if I could try to pattern an owl plushie based on her paintings for my next Toy Society drop in May. She said the wouldn’t mind my making one…so I set to it.
Here are a couple of her paintings that I drew my inspiration from.
I really love the purple and green one’s colors… and I seem to have a thing for purple and green together. I’ve worked in those colors often in different mediums.
I started out with a rough sketch to get the shapes and size of things down.
Then I cut out the individual main pattern pieces.. the body, and 3 wing sections. They eyes I used a tiny glass and traced around it on the back side of the white fabric with a marking pen. The beak was done free hand and the eyes are needle felted. All in all, I think he came out fairly well. :) I’m pleased. :)
Most of his body is made from left over cashmere sweater parts. The green striped part is wool sweater felt and the eyes are roving spinning wool. He is stuffed with shredded cashmere and wool scraps. He is so soft and squishy, I’m sure who ever finds him will love him.
So here is Owl 1, my toy Society Drop for May. I’ll drop him this Saturday. :)
All in all, I think he came out fairly well. :) I’m pleased and Julie of QuirkyDame has given me permission to make more and to list them in my shop for sale. So… Owls coming soon!