Early last Fall I started gathering ideas for handmade Christmas gifts for my grandchildren. My intentions were good and I had a plan but things happened. Plans changed and handmade gift ideas were put aside. Except for one. Johanna put little, soft, stuffed owls on Caleb's Christmas list. I decided I could squeeze in some time to make something similar to these little guys.
But first I had to decide what to make them from. Fleece was my first choice and I knew just the place to buy some ~ the thrift store! I found three toddler sized fleece tops and one fleece blanket there and I paid a total of $4.74 for all four! I have enough "fabric" left for three or four more sets of owls! I washed and dried all the fleece and cut out a shape that I thought looked like an owl. Next came the stitching and the stuffing ~ with a bag of fiberfill that I found at the thrift store too! The eyes and beaks were cut from felt I already had, and then handsewn on. In about an hour I had four little owls for this cute little guy.
Hey! Who took my owls!?
So...it's a new year (that's a month over already...Yikes!) and the plan is back in place. Handmade treasures for my grandbabies. I have so many fun ideas on one of my Pinterest boards.
Caleb likes that idea!
This photo is from Caleb's mommy's blog.
I had to grab it.....'cause it makes me smile!
Hope it makes you smile too!