Tuesday, 7 June 2011

An owl commission

 It's about time we had some crochet here!
I have been neglecting my crochet readers lately, even though I have actually been working on a new crochet blanket for the last few weeks (more on this soon). I have also been neglecting my owls and really need to top up the rather sad stock of 3 in the shop. But I have too many other projects on the go right now!

But this owl is a special owl. For one thing he is a bit of a giant!
 Here he is next to one of his 3 tiny cousins. And he is also a special commission for a little girl in Kansas called Parker. Parker's granny is Jackie from my Tag Square Bee. Last year Jackie bought 2 of my little owls and off they flew all the way to Kansas. Jackie's granddaughter loves the little owls so much that Jackie asked if I would make a 6" high version for her birthday in a few weeks. Well how could I resist such a challenge?!
He actually came out at about 6 and a half inches tall, but he really does look huge next to this mini one! He is already winging his way across the Atlantic as we speak. I just hope he can find his way ok!

7 comments:

  1. I crocheted some owls for Helen's party gifts this year but they didn't look as good as yours. I did it without a pattern and made it up as I went along. Also did a Hello Kitty, penguins, koalas, a frog and a ladybird. Mine were more like round pillows and certainly wouldn't be able to stand up and be counted! That little girl in Kansas will be thrilled.

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  2. Oh these are so cute - I crochet too but have never tried a cute wee birdie. Jxo

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  3. Your owls are super dooper cute xxx

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