Who wouldn’t love a friend like these? Yesterday I abandoned (most) of my usual work to make these little fellas for my little fellas while they were at school. I knew these would be the perfect Valentines gifts. I used the Night Friend Owl PDF Pattern by Mimi Kirchner. Do you remember the fabulous fish I made for my brother? That was from Mimi, too.
Unbeknownst to me, the personalities that emerged from these scraps of felted wool are somewhat similar to the boys that now love them.
What characters, huh? I had the best time picking out scraps and deciding on colors. You should’ve seen my studio while I was making these, what a disaster. I had to dump out bins and bins of felt just to see everything and find the perfect scraps. I was under a tight time constraint so the felt was flying!
One change I think I’d make is to put a small bean bag type weight in the bottom of these and maybe sew the base flat. That way they could stand on their own, since my boys are more likely to play with them vs. sleep with them. I might reduce the pattern (these are about 10″ tall) and make a few baby sized owls with the boys sometime. With my help, this would be a great project to teach some hand sewing techniques to the kiddos. Wouldn’t that be adorable!