For those of you that have never seen any evidence of me both starting and finishing a project - 'Do Not Look Away'!!!!!
Tonight is the annual Boarders Dinner at school to farewell the year 12 students before they finish school on Friday. As I work as an MOD in the girls boarding house every 2nd weekend I am invited to the dinner. Each student has a paper bag with their name on it that the other students and the staff can place gifts, messages and often 'study inducing' chocolate into. These are presented to them on the night. For the last 2 years I have wanted to do something a little different but was never sure what, this year I especially wanted to as these students are close to my heart being my son's peers (yes he finishes up as well on Friday but I am trying to ignore that at the moment!!). I saw these little 'Lucky Owls' on Cardygirls blog so bought the pattern at least 3 months ago,got the pattern and thought yes I can do that and promptly did no more, after all I had plenty of time!!! Looked at fabrics in my stash a few weeks ago to make one to make sure it worked and still got no further! Well Sunday was the day when I realised I had to make time!! Although I had planned to use bright colors I made the first one in black and white and was so happy with it I made all the others in the same fabric. I was able to get all 15 (yes 15!!!!) out of 2 fat quarters. They were SO easy and I think they turned out really well. I followed the pattern exactly , even to the point of buying the glue recommended (fantastic, so glad I did) and using dental floss to do the gathering. Of course by yesterday afternoon I still had to do beaks and eyes and this is where I started to become a little unstuck (actually poor choice of word) as I had glue from one end of me to the other!!! All finished last night in time for a photo shoot in the light and delivery tonight. I did manage to have one hiccup, I miscounted so HS misses out but I am sure he will enjoy 'study inducing' chocolate instead!!!
The pattern is 'Lucky Owls' by Jane MacDonald, available on www.bebejapanese-textiles.com The service was fantastic!