Sunday, August 23, 2009
Fun and Easy Owl Applique
OK, so let me start by saying that I cannot sew. I can get a button on, and I can run a thread through a needle's eye ... and then a needle through some fabric--which is really all you have to know in order to do this here little project.
I saw this on a Web site--this one here--and bookmarked it, thinking, "I might could try that one day." And that day was today! (Please note that the cute outfits on the Web site are awesome, and I do realize that my project does not resemble the shirts on the site at all. LOL! I am a beginner's beginner. :o) )
I put this together during Kate's nap today, and took a little more time after she woke up to finish it (but not much, really)--and that includes looking for pieces of old clothing to cut up to use. (And that took some time!)
Anyway, I know it is very primitive and not polished-looking at all, but that's OK with me. I like how it turned out. It was really easy--that Web site includes the pattern and everything! Give it a try--and let me know how yours turns out!
What a hoot! Kate smiles because I bribed her with a lollipop.
Here's a close-up of the applique. The light pink is from one of Kate's old dresses (from Target that I got for, like, 75 percent off). The polka-dot material (and the pink beak) is from an old pair of play pants that I bought on consignment. The buttons were from my basket of random buttons. The black turtleneck bodysuit is from The Children's Place. Kate wore it some last year, but it still has a bit of room (and it is stretchy), so I think it will fit through fall.
We tried it with jeans and a denim skirt, too. Here is the skirt. Do you like Kate's pose? HA! She was watching her LeapFrog Letter Factory DVD, her current obsession these days. She LOVES that DVD!