Pillow Pet?

Kids and birthday parties.  It’s a never ending wonder what to have the kids take as presents.  A couple days ago my 12 year old daughter got invited to a birthday party Saturday.  Today at dinner she asked me if she could buy her a small pillow pet.  Ah — no.
But. . . we could make her a pillow with some minky type fabric I have. 
But could we put velcro on it so it can open and close?  Ah — no.
So the idea gradually evolved into our version of an owl pillow pet.
Yes, I actually made an owl.  That may be a surprise to those who know I am not a huge fan of the owl fad.  Evidently, my daugther’s friend is a owl fan — and likes the colors brown and blue.
I had found what I thought was the perfect fabric, a brown mottled flannel.  My daughter wasn’t sold.  Then I found some scrap sections from my brown quilt.  My daughter said they were perfect.  I thought so too.  The back is the cream with brown dots that is on the eye.  It’s about 14″ squarish in size.
All in all, I think it’s kind of cute — for an owl.


  1. Laura
    March 30, 2011 at 3:49 am

    I think it’s adorable.

  2. Val
    March 30, 2011 at 8:47 am

    It looks great and those horns look very huggable. I can imagine them wrapping around my neck 🙂

  3. Gene Black
    March 30, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Ahhh, I am so glad you insisted on making one rather than buying one.

  4. Stray Stitches
    March 30, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    The owl is adorable!

  5. April M.
    March 30, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Cute! For a minute there, I thought you had ditched the hexagon quilt!

  6. grendelskin
    March 30, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    It’s adorable – for an owl! You did a bang-up job, the kid will love it.

  7. Beth
    March 30, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    It is adorable. My DD loves owls.
    You did a great job.

  8. Gari
    March 31, 2011 at 1:39 am

    As an owl fan of over 35 years, I love it.

  9. Bern
    May 9, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    I love this owl! But not because of the current owl/bird trend in decorating and craft but because I have loved owls for something like 30 years now (ever since being identified as an owl on the Enneagram – it’s a personality type indicator).