Wednesday, December 29, 2010

World, meet Hooty

Remember this post a few weeks ago about the wonderful Hooty pattern I bought from Melly & Me? Well, he's ready to make his big debut: World, meet Hooty!
I LOVE the way he turned out. This is actually the first of two Hooties I made for Christmas presents — one for my little sister Houston (who we call Houdie — get it?) and one for our niece Jesselynn. I made them both from the same fabrics. The body is Ann Kelle's fabulous Owls in Bermuda from the Urban Zoologie collection and the wings, tummy, and feet are from scraps I had (sorry I can't remember the names — I'll try to find the selvages at home and update this), all of which was bought at my local Jackman's. The eyes, ears, and beak are all white felt.
I think he's the cutest little thing. The first one sat on one of our living room end tables for several days before being shipped to California, and even Matt, who was originally skeptical, was so enamored of him that he asked if I would make him a blue and gray Rice owl for his office. I said yes, of course, so add that to the January project list.
Hooty, shake your tail feather!

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