Monday, 22 June 2009

TWIT TWOOO!

Have you noticed that owls are everywhere at the moment? For some reason crafters love owls. Maybe its that the big eyes mean you can make an impossibly cute softie. There's so many around that it takes something really special to catch your eye.


So imagine my joy when I was browsing round Paperchase (my favourite shop EVER) and I saw the owl range designed by jilly p. I couldn't resist the tea towels - gorgeous design and such a bargain!

Man, I really wish I'd ironed them before I took those pics! If you want to see more pictures of the range then take a look at this Print & Pattern post - much better pics than mine!! (Print & Pattern often features other Paperchase designs and is a fab blog so you should read it anyway!)

But the more I looked at my tea towels the more I didn't want to use them for drying dishes - they were way too nice for that! So, I formulated a plan to turn these fab prints into little softies. I embroidered round the design, added some buttons and used the small owl print fabric on the back and ta-da!


My own set of four jilly p. owls. Not bad for £5 tea towels eh? I leave them sitting amongst my books looking wise and learned!


I'm hoping they haven't sold out in Paperchase because I need to go back and buy another set to actually dry my dishes on!

Dotty xx

11 comments:

bex said...

awesome! what a good idea, paperchase have lots of good tea towels ive made a few purses out of some i brought a while ago
x

Mandy said...

Oh the owls look fab! How clever are you ....
I have purchased lots of the owl range in paperchase... I too love the shop xxx

Bee Designs said...

They are soooo cute! I'm glad i'm not the only one who's mad about paperchase, it's lethal when I go in after pay day!

Polka Dot Daze said...

Very very cool!
I'm so jealous of your shops!

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Oh my god, they are GORGEOUS!!! I am in love. Everything you make is sooo wonderful- you 100% need to never go back to work and start a softie business. Just trust me!! I'm off to check out this Paperchase now, after all that raving!!

Felicity said...

gorgeous, paper chase is my all time favourites, and the owls too! so pretty!
felicity xx

Lyn said...

the teatowels are so gorgeous!
and the softies are so adorable!
im one of those who have a weakness for owls. and matryoshkas. and mushrooms. :D

tracey said...

these are stunning

Cecca said...

Brilliant idea, they look fab! Thanks for the link to Jilly's blog, I've got the little owl bag and I love it! :-)

It's A Wonderful said...

Too flipping cute! I adore them! Great job!

Katie said...

LOVE the owls and I love that you did something amazing with them instead of drying the darn dishes on them. So creative, I love it! Good Job!

 
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