Monday, February 9, 2015

Edgar Owl

Meet Edgar Owl:


Around Christmastime I splurged on several new patterns I've been interested in sewing.

I'm excited to get started on these this year, but one just couldn't wait. I started seeing Edgar Owl and Poe popping up on Instagram during Quilt Market weekend, and I needed to make one of those owl pincushions right away! I am not fascinated with owls. I don't particularly love small, fussy sewing. I don't even use pincushions. I've always used a magnetic one. I prefer the method of simply tossing my pins in the direction of the pin holder and allowing it to "catch" them. That's the beauty of the magnetic pin holder. I really have no desire to take the time while sewing to carefully push pins back into a pin cushion--especially when it has eyeballs. You really just can't stick pins in this guy's head!

Despite all of this, I still needed to make Edgar Owl. I have no explanation as to why.

I started working on this guy the day the pattern arrived in my little mail box. And he is so darn cute and so worth all that fussy sewing. He serves absolutely no purpose in my sewing room beyond taking real estate on my shelf, but I allow him to stay because he makes me smile.

I pulled various prints from my DS stash for this guy. It honestly took me longer to decide on fabrics than it did to sew him. I think I'm out of practice when it comes to pulling fabrics!


Seriously, aren't his feet the best! I think they are pretty stinkin cute!

Edgar really needs a sibling...

Edgar is stuffed with a combination of some random cotton-poly stuffing blend I had laying around and lizard litter. That's right. Edgar is full of lizard litter. I can't even remember where I heard about using it, but it's works great and gives him extra weight, plus provides extra resistance to pins (that is if pins were ever to be shoved into his cute little head).

So go make Edgar or Poe! You won't be disappointed! He is adorable and grumpy all at the same time. I've made nearly all of Heather Bailey's pincushions over the years (again, why?? since I don't use pincushions). Her patterns are fantastic, and I always walk away with an adorable little creature or fruit, and the tiny seams actually match up! That is saying quite a lot because 3D sewing projects and I don't always get along.

10 comments:

  1. Edgar is adorable and he does look rather grumpy. lol

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  2. He is cute beyond words! How could you not feel cheery when looking at that face. Nice selection of splurge you gathered.

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  3. He's awesome. Absolutely love your fabric choices and all of the detail.

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  4. He's very cute, well deserving of the shelf space! Which reminds me, I bought a penguin pattern before Christmas, but a delay in getting the cuddle fleece slightly distracted me from the end goal, thanks for the reminder!

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  5. Too cute! I love the fabrics you've used for him.

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  6. Edgar is adorable. Seriously, completely adorable! I love the fabrics you chose for him and I'm sure he loves his feet and eyebrows the best!
    Beth

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  7. That is the cutest and most adorable pin cushion I think I've ever seen!! Love him!! It goes without saying that I am an avid owl collector and he would be right at home in my collection!! If only there was enough time in the day and night to pick the fabrics and sew him up! Maybe I can just take a picture of Edgar and pin it to my sewing room wall. He could take up all the real estate he wanted in my studio, along with lots of friends he might want to bring along.

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  8. That is the cutest and most adorable pin cushion I think I've ever seen!! Love him!! It goes without saying that I am an avid owl collector and he would be right at home in my collection!! If only there was enough time in the day and night to pick the fabrics and sew him up! Maybe I can just take a picture of Edgar and pin it to my sewing room wall. He could take up all the real estate he wanted in my studio, along with lots of friends he might want to bring along.

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  9. I enjoyed seeing your cute project and your commentary. Keep up the great work!

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