After my brothers and I had all moved out of home and started our own families; I started a rather non-rigid, and not annual, tradition of making a Christmas ornament for each of us... just something silly and small, not anything of great worth or anything but something that could be a commonality to us in our separate homes. This year I was happy to find the time for it again :)
so please say tu-whit, tu-whoo! (trans. Hello) to...
the Black parliament above
the Green parliament
the White parliament
and the Brown parliament.
I used this pattern developed by Moonstitches, and I used old corduroy jeans, some scraps of cotton and embroidery thread; and the little buttons I had to buy new, from Spotlight. Each owl has a circular cardboard base, covered with cotton and stitched in place. I slipped a glass bead inside just before stitching the base on, to make the owls bottom-heavy and to help them stay upright and not blow over.
I just love how the tiniest variations in height and width, and the placement of the beak and the eyes, results in very distinct and individual personalities in each owl!
Merry Christmas all!