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.