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Friday, 26 February 2016

With Mother's Day...

...and Easter fast approaching - I had a bit of a stitch.

I pass the Stratford branch of the Works each day on my way to work and unless I'm in a hurry, I usually pop in to see if they have anything new & interesting.

I found these in the craft section...
 ...and thought I would grab a couple to make gift bags for some sweets (for some reason the PC will not let me rotate this image).

I decided to get one of each design and Wednesday evening I sat and made them up.

The 'girl' owl is a little more fancy than her male counterpart...
 ...but the whole thing only took a few minutes. The stitching of the basic bag is quick & easy as the panels have punched holes ready to take the yarn. Once the 'body/bag' is complete all the decoration is added - pre-cut self adhesive felt shapes make this a doddle especially as there is a photo sheet showing the step-by-step process.
The 'boy' owl is less fancy but just as easy to complete...
...my only concern on both these items is that the wings extend past the body so I left some of the backing paper on the them to prevent the sticky backing getting mucky.

I think they are cute and just right for little gift bags for the coming events.

If you want some quick & easy bits (especially for Easter) these are done in a flash. They are also a perfect project for the kids as the needle provided is a plastic darner and there is no cutting out involved.

If you are having an Easter Egg hunt, these would look such fun hanging in trees & bushes in the garden.

I think the Works also have something similar shaped like a bunny - I need to investigate...................................................................

EDT: The bunnies in the Works are toys not bags (disappointment) but if you are looking for some cute little felt toy makes they have bunnies, owls, birdies, foxes. At £1 a pack these are inexpensive makes as everything (including the stuffing) is included.

9 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Too cute, love the owls and gorgeous colours you used.xx

Stef H said...

fabulous find! i have to drive 30+ miles to the nearest craft store as our walmart carries just about NOTHING! love the owls.

still waiting to hear from the roofer.

have a great weekend!

hugs :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Mmmm I need to check these out, very cute.

Virginia said...

Ah how cute are they - fabulous stuff!

sue jones said...

aww they are so cute my daughter would LOVE them!

Redanne said...

These are adorable Toni, I love the Works, there is always something new to tempt....! Hugs, Anne xx

Crafty She said...

What a great find...they look fabulous. x

Chidkid said...

Sweet! Perfect for Easter!

Sandra said...

Oh aren't they cute