Back in November, Suzanne posted some new fabrics on her blog. I fell in love with
"It's a Hoot" by MoMo
You can see that post here.
Right away, I could see embellishment possibilities. I had to have it and bought 1/2 yd. not knowing what it would become. Normally, I'm not an owl fan, but since we have moved, every night, I hear a barn owl that lives in a barn behind us. Sometimes I am lucky enough to see his silhouette in a tree outside my sewing room window just about dawn or at dusk. So I had double the incentive to
want need this fabric.
On Christmas day, I found a way to use some of my new coveted fabrics.
I started this
I finally finished it yesterday. It would have been done a lot quicker, but I had to do some of the embellishing I told you that I have a fetish for. I hand quilted around everything and added button eyes. (Aren't they just the perfect owl eyes?)
Then I added little pearls to the dots on his wings and some bugle beads to the flower on the flap. There is a little ric-rac on the bottom right corner.
Right now, you are asking "What is it?"
It's a 3g Kindle. I am an avid reader and it was just the most thoughtful gift. My Kindle needed a home. I carry my book with me everywhere in my purse and I just couldn't through my new "baby" in my messy purse to get banged up, could I?
On the back, I made a pocket with ric-rac for the cord that charges the battery and added a cute vintage button.
I lined it with this fabric. It looks like the tree outside my window where the owl is sometimes perched.
I added a magnetic snap to hold the flap closed.
Now as cute as this is, I have a confession to make. It is almost too small. The Kindle barely fits and that's okay, but it is too snug for the cord to fit in the pocket. I thought I added plenty of room to the dimensions when I designed it, but it shrunk when I added fleece for padding and quilted it. At least I think that is why. But it still keeps my "baby" snugly and safe for now and I really had fun working on it.
That's what counts.
God is Good!
Life is Good!