Today a schoolgirl made... An Owl Family!
I got these owls in a buttonbag kit for christmas. It is aimed at kids around 10 years old, but I had seen it in a shop months ago and I didn't care about the age limit - I wanted them. Since unwrapping them at christmas I've been saving them for a rainy day, but yesterday I decided that the time had come to make them.
I'm a complete novice at sewing - I nearly took textiles for GCSE but didn't because I had no control over the sewing machine! These owls were nicely easy but not so easy I got bored, and the fabric was so gorgeous I was never going to leave them half finished!
I sat on the floor in my room for hours and hours cutting all the fabric, sewing on buttons, and stitching seams. I even had to invent my own way to sew my faces on because I didn't know blanket stitch! But now I have a wonderful little owl family to sit on my desk and inspire me.