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I've written before about doodling and Zentangle or tangling. It's so relaxing. Recently I did 3 practice ATC heart doodles/tangles in my moleskine. You can find more about Zentangle here. I've been inspired by some tangles here. Here's a pic of the latest...and sorry about the blurry scan. Need to remember to press down at the bend!
Many years ago I saw an owl needle case online. I liked the idea & kept it in my idea book. Now, years later, I wanted to make one for my sister's big birthday since our Italian family Lare is an owl, but I couldn't remember who to attribute my inspiration to. I remember it was just a couple pictures, but had no tutorial with it. If you recognise something similar to this, let me know & I will give you credit. I had no idea how to start, so I decided to ask my DH to draft a pattern up for me. And he did! Not only a pattern but instructions! It's wonderful to have a co-creator as a life partner! And I hope our Owl Lare continues to protect my sister. Here follows a tutorial for the one I made which was much larger than the one I saw online & used very different materials.
1. Get DH to draft the pattern for you!
2. Cut out the pattern pieces.
3.Set out where pieces will go.
4. Cut out lining pocket and felt.
5. Sew owl body to cover.
6. Sew owl body parts to cover.
7. Sew branch and leaves to cover.
8. Owl sewn to cover.
9. Sew wing closure, felt and pocket.
10. Sew gusset pocket to lining.
11. Add snap to wing.
12. Add snap to body.
13. Blanket stitch lining to cover.
14. Here's the finished lining full of useful items...including a band aid!
15. Here's the snapped & finished cover.
16. Here it is RTG with a card made by my pal Azlina.
You can see her site here. If the link doesn't work,