Owl on a key chain?

The Three Muses challenge us to use a KEY somewhere in our artwork this week. Instead of another journal page, I had the urge for some “creature comfort” and created this Stuffy Owl – for my DD – so when she looks at it, she’ll know I am thinking of her. The little suitcase key is symbolic, as I know we don’t have a suitcase that it belongs to!!

He’s made from a swatch piece of upholstery fabric – yep, from the Scrapstore! So, ‘green’ in more than one sense…

His hair is also recycled wool, and his eyes are buttons from my mate Fiona (Feebee)… He’s about 5″ tall and 3″ wide and about 1-2″ fat!

“Self” came as part of a prize from a challenge blog over a year ago…

All the embroidery thread is from my cross-stitching days and the little black feet are cut from a recycled felt hat. Beads from stash…

I enjoyed this one. I’d had the idea of making textile paperweights for presents for Christmas, but I really like how he turned out, so I may make a few ‘characters’ for people I know very well – could be fun and I get to practise my blanket stitch!!

DH has his renal Ultrasound scan today so it’s a fair old drive to the hospital and back. I just hope they tell him how it went in basic terms, providing it looks okay. Anything else will be iffy, so we probably won’t know the results till next week at the earliest.

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  1. The other day I saw a man sitting outside a pub with an eagle owl on the table next to him. I kid you not!
    Love this little fella, we like recycled!
    Hope it’s good news for you at the hospital.
    Take care.

  2. I’m SO glad you shared this guy with us. He’s adorable, and gives me the itch to play with fabric! Thanks for playing along (and fingers crossed for the test results).

  3. Sandy

     /  November 18, 2009

    Wow this funny and brilliant.
    Fantastic design.

  4. taluula

     /  November 18, 2009

    There is no end to your talents Rosie, he is gorgeous and you are so clever, and I’m sure DD will keep it close.

    I keep my fingers crossed for a good outcome for your husband Rosie and I will keep you in my thoughts.

  5. Hey Rosie.
    First of all..i wish you also a good outcome for your husband !! ( I didn’t know )
    About your OWL.
    What a creative talent you have ! You can realy make everething !! And the buttons are indeed EYE CATCHING ! LOL
    Thanks for your comment about Ernst Haeckel Rosie.
    When you can find the time please check out his Art with the hummingbirds and sea anemone.
    They are amazing .

  6. What a handsome dude!! He is obviously an owl not to be ignored and your daughter isn’t likely to forget you when he is around. Fantastic craftwork. I love those eyes!
    Rosie, I hope that your husband receives some good news about his health – and soon. There is nothing worse than having to wait days for the results of tests.

  7. This is darling, Rosie! It reminds me of some things I made when I was in school for a textile art class. You may have inspired me to return to fabrics in my art.

  8. this owl is just marvelous!! great with the ear/key-ring!

  9. Fantastic! 🙂

  10. Wonderful owl Rosie- so creative and useful- my best to you and your husband!

  11. I love this owl! Great for the challenge. Hope all goes well with you and your husband. I will keep my fingers crossed!

  12. This is adorable, you crafty lady you!! What a little cuddly. Did you give it a name, Rosie. You better not give it away, or sell it…just in case that suitcase does show up one day!! lol

    Hope all is well with you. Are you still rushing around creating new things for the shop? I feel like the hurrier I go, the behinder I get….grins. Hugs, Gayle.

  13. This has got to be the most unique take on the challenge! Your owl reminds me of someone, but I can’t place who it is! ~Lori

  14. Wow this is really beautiful!!!

  15. barnie

     /  November 19, 2009

    Rosie, how funny. Such a great idea, love you owl-key-chain.

  16. Oh what fun!!! I love owls and this is the cutest thing ever!!! wonderful work Rosie!!!

  17. Ohh, so cute! Thanks for sharing!


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