Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My Ollie Owl Angel

I made my challenge owl today out of a left over felted wool sweater that I had made into a purse earlier.  There were just enough scraps to make this little owl, and put felted angel wings on.  I had trouble with the halo sitting just right, but that's ok, as this little owl is kind of quirky anyway.   Except this is a Cancer Awareness Ollie Owl Angel.   The little top knot of gold doesn't show real good in the picture, and I wasn't sure I wanted to add beads, etc. to his little tummy.  His tummy is the cable knitted cuff of the sweater, so that gives the tummy some dimension!  The pink ribbon is decoration enough.  I used yellow felt for his beak, and yellow and blue felt for his feet.  I had some little silver beads, and strung them on wire for the halo.  Maybe that should be larger.  I used a dark grey felt for behind the eyes of old buttons.  This Little Ollie Owl Angel is in honor of a friend of mine and I'll be giving it to her so she can hang it on her Christmas tree.   She recently had a double mastectomy, and will soon be done with her chemo treatments.  She is anxious to have her hair grow back and has been active every day that she hasn't been sick from her treatments.  I admire her so much for the strength she has shown to her family and friends. 

I can see where each and every little owl would turn out different.  Mine isn't real round as I thought it should have been, but you make do with what scraps you have.  This was a fun little project to do.  Thanks to Daisy Quilts for the suggestion.


Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Very nice - he sure is cute! Your friend will love him!

Far Side of Fifty said...

He is extremely cute..great project and I am sure your friend will just love him:)

Rae said...

It turned out so nice and that is a fantastic gesture. I was an oncology nurse for years and I used to give out little bears to my Chemo patients at Christmas. It always meant so much to them. She will cherish your owl.

Robyn said...

I love your Ollie the Owl!!
Thought I'd already posted here...Mmmm maybe I emailed instead... Absolutely love him and his purpose!
Well done!

Rebecka said...

I love your angel owl. The sweater cuff on the tummy is a great idea. Your friend will love him!