A Needlefelted Barn Owl. Not a nametape

needlefelted barn owl flying 1“Have you sewn the nametape into my new joggers?”

“Hmm. No. But I have made an owl. Look. I needlefelted it”

needlefelted barn owl flying on branch 2

“But I have PE today.”

“Hmm. I meant too, but the owl made me. OK. Not true, but I just had to make it”

needlefelted barn owl flying on branchOh yes.

Please tell me that I’m not alone? Some creative ideas pop into my head and I have to a make them. There and then. No turning my back once the idea is there. This time it was a barn owl. What if I made a flying barn owl? Could I make the wings arch without them flopping? How could I do that?

needlefelted barn owl flying blue sky I’m sure you can all understand why I didn’t sew the nametape, until 5 minutes before we left for school the next morning. The irony was that after all the fuss, the planned PE lesson didn’t happen.

But my owl did!

And the wings hold the shape perfectly.

So I’m happy.

Just need to find the best way to photograph needlefelt.

 

Linking up to Craft Schooling Sunday

12 thoughts on “A Needlefelted Barn Owl. Not a nametape

  • Saturday 7 November, 2015 at 3:11 am
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    Excellent! really excellent…it’s lovely and needed doing more than a name tape …no contest 😀

    • Saturday 7 November, 2015 at 4:51 pm
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      Exactly my sentiments. It’s not as if I didn’t do the nametape at all. Just left it to the last minute.

  • Saturday 7 November, 2015 at 9:59 am
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    Stick on name tags (that don’t even need an iron) have changed my life; or at least the night before a new school year starts! Love the barn owl, definitely the right thing to do in my view.

    • Saturday 7 November, 2015 at 4:55 pm
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      Strangely, I quite like sewing on name tapes. I’ve heard of iron on name tapes, but not sticky ones. I can see the advantage, but I do love hand sewing. Maybe I should invest in both types.

  • Saturday 7 November, 2015 at 11:15 am
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    The owl is amazing, much better use of your time than name tags!!!

    • Saturday 7 November, 2015 at 4:56 pm
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      I’m glad everyone is agreeing with my priorties – maybe not my son, but the rest of you understand.

  • Saturday 7 November, 2015 at 12:04 pm
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    I know what I would rather be doing……….my eldest had a pair of trousers that needed a patch urgently…….

    Got that book out the library yesterday looking forward to reading it 😉

    • Saturday 7 November, 2015 at 4:59 pm
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      It’s all down to priorities. I hope you enjoy the book. Love to know what you think.

  • Saturday 7 November, 2015 at 4:59 pm
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    Ooh, your owl is so wonderful! I have always wanted to try needle felting – this is so inspiring…but a bit intimidating. Lady, you are GOOD!

    • Saturday 7 November, 2015 at 5:11 pm
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      I am blushing! Although if you saw how many times I manage to stab my fingers, you might be a little less impressed. Needlefelting is easier than it looks. Super fast, so you can make something in a few hours.

  • Saturday 7 November, 2015 at 7:39 pm
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    The owl looks great and that scenario certainly sounds familiar, ha ha! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

    • Sunday 8 November, 2015 at 11:44 pm
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      (Glad I’m not the only one)

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