Friday, March 4, 2011

 It's a MIRACLE!

Can I get a hallelujah?!?
 Because between...
Valentines Day
Dance Competitions
PTA Stuff 
(Including a Birthday Carnival I host for the kiddo's every other month)
Being a mom/homemaker/nurse/wife
Learning how to make a pdf
Learning how to use illustrator (well sort of)
And the other normal insanity which is my life…
I've finally finished the owl pattern!
And you can find in my Etsy Shop 
(Crossing my fingers here friends… this is my first experience with etsy).  
Here is the link…

So now to tackle what I hope will be miracle #2 today…
The Laundry!  
(I have the Psycho music playing in my head as I type that).
 I'm working on the adoption certificates next!  
Hopefully now that I've worked some of the kinks out it will be A LOT quicker!

Happy weekend all!!!


  1. Yay Anj!!! That's so great! I'm so going to get one. ;)

  2. Anj, I got the download and it is saved until I get to work on it. I was wondering if you have ever used wool from thrift store cloths and just washed it for felted wool?

    Good job on the pattern.

  3. Way to go superwoman! :D That owl is super cute!

  4. I just found your blog and I'm amazed at your talents! Loved the owl party ideas!!

  5. I got my pattern! You did a great job! I hope you do more in the future. he's SO CUTE!

  6. That owl is adorable!! I WANT one!

    I have to tell you how much I LOVE the quote at the top of your blog. Brian Andreas is one of my faVOriTES.

  7. I showed the owl pictures to my 9 yr old and she LOVED them. Your party was super cute and the table/bed idea was the cutest. Great job!!

  8. i'd love to have a go at these but i don't even know where to start. yes, i'm that sewing challenged. hee! do i need a machine or are they all hand stitched. do i just buy felt by the yard??

  9. Thanks all! You are sweet as can be!

    A sewing machine is used in my pattern. I'm sure you could blanket stitch around the entire owl instead, but I haven't tried it that way.

    I would also do an internet search for blanket stitch tutorial and try it out first. I think it's pretty easy, but that would give you another idea of what to expect.

    As far as yardage goes. This is a tricky answer. At one point the owl pattern is 12 inches (you have to piece part of the patten together). So you would need at least a 1/3 of a yard (but I'd get a bit more to be safe). You'd also be able to make a couple owl bodies out of that amount. For the other pieces (eyes, beak etc…) you don't need a whole lot of fabric, so I guess you could by those sheets of felt, but I'm guessing the quality is significantly lower. When I made mine, I watched for felt to go on sale (it was 2.50 a yard… blessed black friday sale;)), then I went and bought a 1/2 yard and full yards of varying colors. I got about $15.00 of fabric and so far I've made 14 owls from it, and I'm sure I could make more.

    I hope that helps!

  10. You are so awesome Anj! Thank you for sharing your talents with us! You are an inspiration to us all!! :)

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  12. thanks anj. you=awesome. :) xo

  13. I made an owl!!!! It turned out great! Thanks so much for the tutorial, Anj! You rock!


    p.s. I just realized from looking a the party post, we have the same couch! LOL!

  14. That's darl-eeng!!!

  15. I found you over at Creation Corner, and I am totally in love with your blog! I'm your newest follower and I can't wait to see what you come up with next {after I search your site for another hour checking out the goodies you've already made}!

  16. Over here in the UK I've made an owl too. I'm really please with it and so is my daughter. Photo on my blog if you're interested.

  17. something about owls:)

    Your one is beautiful:)

  18. Thanks so much for the party inspiration and sharing your owl pattern. The night owl pajama party was a super hit at our house a few weeks ago! Here's my blog post with all of the details:


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