I'm continuing to feel a bit worn out after my recent patch of illness, and yesterday afternoon I felt particularly rubbish. I had to abandon my work plans for the afternoon & retire to the sofa to put my feet up with some simple, restful crafting. Luckily in my job there are always loads of crafty bits and bobs that need doing, so I can rest and do a bit of work at the same time :)
Yesterday's relaxing task? Sewing a whole flock of sparkly felt owls:
I've wanted to make some colourful owls for ages after making a set of brown felt owl ornaments last year and I knew they'd be the perfect project for my restful afternoon. They all still need their eyes and beaks sewn on but still, it's great to have been so productive on a day when I was feeling so under the weather.... and I have a plan for all these owls!
Fancy making some owls of your own? You can find my original felt owl tutorial HERE and a guide to adapting it to make little felt owl ornaments HERE. (The tutorials recommend sewing on the eyes and beak before adding the feathers / sequins / etc but as you can see from the above pic I'm sewing my owls the other way round. I used the owl I'd sewn earlier as a guide to make sure I was leaving enough space for the eyes & beak, I was just impatient to get to the fun part of sewing on all those sequins!)