I saw this free pattern for making these little knit owls puffs and I thought it was a great project to use up some of the misc. yarn leftovers I have. They were fun and easy to make. I found myself knitting so many of them that I decided to create a string of owls like you see strings of other fabric birds and things that are sold at import shops. Then I got the idea of having the owls perched on a branch. I found little pieces of branches and drilled a hole in them like a bead. I hot glued on some faux leaves too. I actually made 3 different sets of hanging owls, each with a different number of owls. I even made 3 in eyelash yarn and they look like baby owls.
|String of eleven knit owls each perched on a branch.|
|Six owls. I gave this string of owls to my daughter.|
|String of 8 owls.|
|They look better outside, but they kept turning while I tried to take their photo. I had to be quick or I would get their backside.|
|I made these 3 with eyelash yarn. After sewing on the eyes of the bottom one and getting the yarn tangled up as I sewed, I opted to glue the eyes on the remaining two owls. They do look like little baby owls in the eyelash yarn.|
I also love the bird logo from Bird Brain Designs. This bird is a free embroidery from Bird Brain Designs. I enlarged it and did a combination of applique and embroidery.
|Bird Brain quilt.|
|This owl was a free applique pattern from Cherry of Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio. Cherry has been a frequent blog hopper with Mdm. Samm's blog hops too.|
|I decided to do a reverse applique border and then added rickrack and French knots all around the rickrack in 2 colors.|
The state bird here in New Mexico is the roadrunner. I wanted to make something with a roadrunner too, but alas too many ideas and not enough time. So I leave you with a few photos instead.
|The Rail Runner is the commuter train here in New Mexico. As you can see the roadrunner head and tail painted on the train. My grandson calls this the "bird train". He loves trains! Although roadrunners do not make a beeping sound like the roadrunner cartoon character does, when the doors are closing on the Rail Runner, you can hear the beep, beep, beep sound.|
Wednesday, May 8~
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