Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Cute, Casual, Whimsical, Funky
Fabrics made of cotton, metallics, sequins, ribbon, gold thread, cotton thread, very thin cotton wadding (batting), odds and ends from my sewing box ...
What was your inspiration?
I'd been making Christmas decorations (some of them are on my Projects Page) and I'd made a Christmas card wall hanging for a friend. Her son liked it so much he asked if I could make a wall hanging with an owl on it to take with him when he went back to university and this is the result. The stitching is pretty ropey as it was the first thing I made on my new sewing machine, which has lots of decorative stitches and I wanted to experiment. However, Christopher didn't mind! I finished it off with some Suffolk Puffs (yo-yos) in the bottom corners and at the top instead of buttons where the hanging ribbon is attached to give it a bit of depth.
What are you most proud of?
Making something different and unique, even if it's far from perfect. I'm usually very "picky" and like everything to be as perfect as possible but, somehow, it didn't really matter in this case.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Let your imagination run riot and have fun!