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My name's Alison but for reasons too long to go into I'm known as Cockney Blonde or CB for short. I've been rubber stamping for several years but now spend most of my time either knitting or crocheting. However, with the advent of a New Year I have bitten the bullet and am tackling my usually hated pastime of sewing. I've even bought 'Sewing for Dummies' to guide me on my way. I've been with my hubby Dave for 24 years and between us we have 4 kids and 5 grandkids. We also have 2 cats and a dog, the latter features as my 'photo' image. I used to be able to blog daily but these days I struggle to blog weekly. Hopefully now we are settled into our new home in the country, I can get back to a daily (well almost) update from the room I now have to share with hubby. No more personal crafting space for me!!! Thanks to all the blogs and sites I follow for all your brilliant inspiration, and thank you to everyone who finds the time to comment on my blog.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Owl be hanging around

See what you can make when using up scraps of wool. I'm on a mission to deplete my stash of yarn and fabric, although I did take a quick trip to Black Sheep Wools and buy a little more. My excuse is that it is for specific projects and Christmas presents.

I downloaded this pattern and I must apologise that I can't reference it to the clever person who devised it as I can't find the details. So if anyone knows who came up with this pattern please let me know. It is so so simple to make. A basic crochet circle with a little extra to form the head.
Make two the same (back and front), add some eyes, ear tufts and wings and voila. I actually crochet the eyes rather than use felt but either is good. I also embroidered the blacks of the eyes (and beak) but again you could use buttons.

Then before you finish sewing it together add some stuffing and you have one tubby little owl.

Cute or what?

Hope you've been able to enjoy the lovely weather today and have a good weekend, x

Add - thanks to Maria who pointed out it was Jacquie at Bunnymummy's blog that provided the pattern for the owl


  1. Hi - it looks like it's Bunny Mummy's pattern.

    I made one here: http://dinkidots.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/pink-owl.html

    And I used the Bunny Mummy pattern here: http://bunnymummy-jacquie.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/easy-crochet-owl-tutorial.html

    Does that look like the right one? It's such a cute pattern!

    Maria x

  2. Toowitoowoo! Hope you are managing your health and feeling as good as possible. The one benefit has been all the wonderful crafty results you've achieved.You should pay a visit to the Central Library... lots more to see than I showed!
    Jo x

  3. Definitely cute, Alison :o) It's fabulous. Easy - if you can crochet lol

    Hope you're well and taking it easy xx

  4. Love your owl Alison, you are getting too clever my girl


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