Sewing day yesterday as I started on my doorstop owl. I got a pattern from a website but it was too small and not quite what I wanted so I made it bigger, then made it fatter, changed the wings entirely, did the same with the face and beak so it looks more like what I wanted.
Here he is looking very odd at present as it seems he has one eye closed. The material I'm using is at the top and the gold colour is for his eye area.
Think he is a little too fat as present but when he is stuffed that will round him out. Have to work out how to cut a flat base for him to site on. Tried yesterday to draw a pattern and failed to get my head round it so hope inspiration strikes me soon. The other fabric in rich reds and golds is some I bought on Wednesday on the way back from a trip to Delamere Forest in Cheshire. There is a great quilting shop just outside Frodsham so we diverted on the way home and I was spoiled for choice.
So that's the owl, what about the sea? Well, earlier in the week I had the inks out as I'm in a journal page swap (2 pages per month to the next person on the list). Posted on Tuesday and now they have arrived I can share them.
No dog walk this morning, it's not stopped raining since we got up and Sorrel refuses to go out in the wet so we are going to get out her favourite toys and have a bit of a play before I get the sewing machine out again.
Hope the weekend is better.