January 9, 2014

Upcycled Owl Plushie

I love making owls.  I have made lots in the past and can't seem to stop, there is something magical about them!  I'm a bird lover all around.  I always make sure their feeders are full on our property and love nursing my little one while watching the birds fly about steps outside the window, almost within arms reach.

This is a great project to make on a chilly Winter afternoon, the heavy texture from the sweater I hand cut and the layering of the fabric scraps for his little wings makes this guy perfect to snuggle up to on a cold Winters night.

I have a pile of old  sweaters from a closet purge I did a few months ago, now it's just a matter of finding the time to put them to use.  I chose a soft knit sweater to use for the bulk of his body.  His eyes and beak are made from felt that had been recycled from plastic water bottles.  And the wooden button has been hand made from a fallen tree branch.  He's the perfect eco-friendly companion.

What are some recycled, up-cycled, eco-friendly projects you have made?

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