Owls are cute and gender-neutral, so they are great for embellishing furnishings for a new baby. These owls are not your typical horned owl - they are styled on the Australian Barn Owl. This is a project for anyone who has tried and loved Counterchange smocking before, and is looking for a new challenge or an out-of-the-ordinary design. Try it on brown and cream stripes for a realistic look, or gingham in the mother-to-be's favourite colour. This pattern includes basic instructions for making a nappy hanger and wipes dispenser from your completed owls.
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I grew up in a rural location, where we had to make things for ourselves, so Mum taught me to knit, sew, embroider, draw, paint, make toys...