Grey & Pink Owl

I made a snow monster a few weeks ago and decided she needed a friend. I love owls and wanted to make a cute big-head-little-body stuffed owl to send to my sister in Honduras. I posted about the teeny fox yesterday and realized I never posted about the grey & pink owl! So here we go 🙂

Owl

I think she is just the cutest little owl 🙂 I want to try another one with grey on the outside of the wings…I think that might look a little better. Again, I didn’t use a pattern for this so I just made it up as I went along.

I started from the top and worked my way down. I cut out all the felt for the head and face. I sewed little white circles on the eyes to add a little character then layered everything and sewed it together one step at a time! (I hot glued on the beak) I ended up leaving a hole in the neck so I could attach the body inside – I thought that would be a little more secure.

It ended up not working out so I closed it up and attached the body to the outside.

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With the head looking adorable, I moved on to make the little body. Same as the head – I cut out the shape, sewed it together and flipped it inside out. I filled it with stuffing and closed the top then sewed the body and neck together.

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I wanted the wings to be about as long as the body so when I cut them out I laid them next to the owl to make sure they were a  good length. I cut out little “v”s to add a feather look to the belly 🙂 And there you have it!

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I’d love to see other people try it out and do a few variations on the styling. If you give it a go – let me know! I’d love to see some pictures and get new ideas!

That’s life with Mr. Layland & Me!

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Teeny Fox DIY

My sister is living in Honduras right now as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I made a Snow Monster and Owl thinking maybe she knew some kids who could use a soft, little toy. I sent her pictures of them and she said she knew exactly who needed a toy.

I don’t know his name but this little boy’s only toy is a knife. A knife!?!

That’s when I decided to make this teeny little fox! I figured it would be more appealing to a boy than a fuzzy toy wearing a pink bow 🙂

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In all honesty I think teeny fox here is cuter than the owl or snow monster (sorry ladies) and he was easier to make! He’s small and will fit perfectly in that little boy’s hand. Now he’ll have something softer than a knife which makes me happy.

I didn’t use a pattern – making these little toys isn’t a science so they don’t have to be perfect. I drew on the felt with a colored pencil and cut out the body (front & back), tail, white poof for tail, and all the details for the face.

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I sewed the front and back together leaving a hole at the bottom so I could then flip him inside out. Don’t judge my sewing skills – I had just gotten home from work and I had zombie brain. That and I was trying to sew with my darning plate and that wasn’t the best idea I’ve ever had.

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At this point I stuffed him, making sure to fill in his little ears really well so they would stand up. I flipped the bottom hem in and sewed him up! When I made the snow monster I sewed on all the small parts – eyes, teeth, bow etc. but I decided to take the easy way out on this one and used a hot glue gun.

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He’s nothing fancy but he’s cute and I think will make a great toy 🙂 Now he and all his friends are set to go to Honduras and make little children super happy!

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Hopefully my sister can send me pictures of the kids she gives them to. If she does, I’ll be sure to update with pictures and any extra information she shares about the kids!

That’s life with Mr. Layland & Me!