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Giant Owl Pillow DIY

January 17, 2012

DIY Owl Pillow

(A while back, I blogged about my room makeover, here is my latest project.)

Mmmmm. One of the best places in the world. Or my world at least. The newest addition to my room is that big old owl right in the middle. And when I say big old owl, I mean old. The pillow inside of the owl I made is actually from when I was thirteen– ten years ago. I’m usually not one for throwing things away, I do have some hoarding tendencies, (I think all crafters do, really) but I couldn’t bring myself to get rid of the best and comfiest pillow I own. so I just recovered it. In an owl. 🙂

DIY Owl Pillow

Because I was just recovering an old pillow, I didn’t have a pattern or anything. If you have a large pillow that you want to cover, you just need to measure out your pillow, allow some room for seam allowances, and then just cut out some shapes, stitch them together, and stuff your pillow into it.

DIY Owl Pillow

I pinned the fabric shapes to the base fabric, and then used the blanket stitch setting on my sewing machine to stitch it all together.

DIY Owl Pillow

I bought the fabric remnants at my local antique shop, Salvage Sisters. If you are ever in the Indianapolis area, I definitely recommend this shop. 🙂

DIY Owl Pillow

Side view– corduroy remnants.

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Framed Art

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Flower Pillow

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DIY Owl Pillow
The doll on the left is actually my first doll ever, her name is “Baby”. Creative, I know. Most of my friends are creeped out by her. I mean, I couldn’t imagine why with those natural dread locks and all. 😉

PS: And speaking of owls, I saw a gigantic barred owl on Sunday when I came back to my house from a run. It was sitting up in a huge sycamore tree on our land… Those creatures are just plain regal. I tried to get a photo, but he swooped away right when I got out the camera. There are also rumors of an eagle roaming around these parts of central Indiana– a few weeks ago I saw this HUGE dark bird sitting in a tree on my run route. (What is it about my runs and these birds lately?) A farmer in the area also reported that he saw an eagle… (A BALD eagle. A female.) (!!!) 🙂

PPS: Go check out my post on Shrimp and Salad Circus on photography tips! 🙂

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  • Shug in Boots January 17, 2012 at 4:44 am

    Oooh Weee! He is super cute! Love him! I wanna make one now!

  • Alice January 17, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Oh my gosh, that pillow is sooo cute! *____*
    Great pitures too!

    my blog:
    http://alicecloset-sewing.blogspot.com/

  • Alice January 18, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Oh my gosh, that pillow is sooo cute! *____*
    Great pitures too!

    my blog:
    http://alicecloset-sewing.blogspot.com/

  • Shug in Boots January 18, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Oooh Weee! He is super cute! Love him! I wanna make one now!

  • Kim February 23, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    love it

  • Kim February 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    love it