Monday, January 28, 2013

Having a "Whoot"

One of my sweet neighbors was having a "Night Owl" themed birthday party/sleep over for her daughter. She wanted each of the girls attending the party to make an adorable owl pillow. This would be the craft and serve as a party favor.  What a CUTE and CREATIVE idea, huh?!?! I'm going to have remember that theme for later on;)
Anyway, my neighbor asked if I could help her out a little by sewing together a few pieces of each owl pillow. The girls would finish putting them together at the party.
So last Sunday afternoon, I locked myself in my "sewing closet" and got to work on the pillows;)
And now-a-days if I'm working on a new sewing project, my Sophie Lu is usually close by. She loves to sit beside me and "help" me sew. She enjoys lifting and lowering the lever, threading the machine, and pushing the back-stitch button when necessary. I LOVE that she enjoys watching me make things and I hope that one day she'll be sewing right along side me;)
As she watched me stitch together the owls, she kept asking me if she could make one too. I told her that these weren't for us, but as soon as I finished with them, we could put one together for her.
She was super excited. 
The pattern for this pillow was incredibly easy and totally kid friendly.
It really took no time at all to put this little guy together.  
What makes him so cute and unique are the different patterns and fabrics you can use.
We just used leftover material from my scrap bins to piece ours together.  

We knew Hudson and Addy-Kate would want one too, so we made sure to cut out enough pieces to put several more together.
And when Sophie's sweet friend, Zoe, came over for a play date last week, more than anything, Sophie wanted her BFF to have a owl pillow...just like hers.  
I just LOVE this picture!
Such sweet friends!
The kids played with their owls ALL morning long and I think a "WHOOT" of a time was had by all;)

Here's a link to the pattern , OR...you could just make it up like we did;)
**We used the "No SEW" wonder under to hold each piece in place, but I still stitched around them-- for extra security. ** 




7 comments:

Kristin said...

Those are adorable!!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

Those turned out SO cute!!!

Brian & Ashley said...

Adorable!

Melanie said...

So, SO cute! Those owl pillows are just totally adorable, only slightly less so than all of the adorable kiddos!

Sarah said...

It would have to be a "new sew wonder" for me!! I don't sew, but it is on my list of things to learn:) The pillows are absolutely adorable!!

Amanda and Hollie said...

Hey :) I just found your blog through a friend's and I LOVE it!! Your adoption story is SO sweet...I've always wanted to adopt...Lord willing, one day! But I just wanted to let you know how encouraging and incredibly sweet your family is.
xoxo,
Amanda

The Nelson Happenings said...

Looks like a fun project for young ones !!!!