A few weeks ago I showed a happy dance, when I finished stitching “Wise Old Owl” by Raise de Roof. Today, I can share the full-flung happy dance with you because this was made as an un-birthday gift and has arrived safely. The lucky un-birthday gal is DebbieRose, a friend in Australia.
Anyway . . . drum roll please as I show you a few “in the making” photos . . .
I started out with an “old” shirt ^^ This was one of my daughter’s shirts that she put in the recycle bin last summer. Nothing wrong with it, just not really her taste anymore, and I couldn’t bring myself to throw it out. And I’m glad I didn’t, because the colours were a perfect match for some of the pinkish words in the cross stitch text. So, out came the scissors
and I set to work.
Bands sewn around the edge . . . wadding, backing and some straight line quilting
then binding, loops and buttons.
I’m really pleased with the way it turned out, and was doubly pleased when I found the little fimo clay owl button in my button box.