Sunday, 22 June 2008

House of Parliaments

Well I managed a few small changes to my blog sign this week. I think I prefer this one's pinkiness. The puppies were fidgets though!
I've also been busy working with the scrap box in every spare moment. Can you guess what I've been making?
The beautiful boy has a very large collection of owls. He has loved them since he was tiny. The shoebox collection in now a two shoebox collection. The bigger ones sit high up on the shelf which goes all around his room. There are teapots and egg cups and pepperettes and pots. 
There's a serious and sensible pair of wise owl bookends,
and of course he wouldn't be my son if there weren't a few vintage buttons in his collection too!
So I've had plenty of inspiration; this lovely girl was to be seen earlier today messing about in our garden oak tree.
She came indoors to have a snuggle with the puppies
Oh! They do fidget and fuss so much!
But they are very loving!
I am hoping she and a few Owl Cushion friends will be joining the puppies on my website later in the week.
A Parliament of Owls. I do love collective nouns. Whoever made them all up?!
Have a lovely week. We are into fete season so I shall be busy baking and decorating cupcakes and biscuits. Yippee! t.x
Thank-you all for your kind comments! As many of you have asked, the pattern for the owls is my own. That's why it takes me so long to make my first one - cutting, stitching, un-picking, re-cutting etc. etc.! Where I do use an old pattern, for example my puppies, it is very rare that I do not make changes - not least because many old pattern books are very vague in their instructions. Glad you like them. Will post with finished owls soon! t.x


Diane of Crafty Passions said...

I just love your owls ohhh so pretty!! I want one!!
Take care,

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Your owl is beyond wonderful. Those button eyes...and the hearts...just great.

Allotment Lady said...

Oh how totally and utterly adorable - I just love them.

The yellow/cream with the chintzy patches is absolutely brilliant.

Off to look to see if they are on your website yet.

Simone said...

I have just discovered your blog. How colourful and uplifting! I am going to spend some time going through your older posts. Now wasn't there one about goosberry jam somewhere................?

Simone said...

Even better Goosberry curd and chutney!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi T,
Your owls are fabulously groovy man, in a far-out way!! (Sorry, I watched 'The Brady Bunch' the other evening! and your owls remind me of toys from the 70's - I guess you use an old pattern?)
That big lemon owl looks so at home in the oak tree- great photo! Good luck with the web update!

Its funny how kids latch on to certain types of animals, isn't it? One of my girls collected pigs (every holiday we had to visit a farm to go 'pig-patting'!) One collected frogs and the other loved dolphins......

Have fun with the baking,
Love Niki x