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Friday, April 12, 2013

Meet Lolita the Owl :)




Remember when I was going back and forth between making a stuffed owl, or a bird themed quilt for the "It's for the Birds" blog hop coming up in May at Sew We Quilt?

Well, I went ahead with the owl, finished her, and gifted her and in the meantime started a bird themed quilt top for my MIL. So I decided to share the quilt for the blog hop and just show you Lolita the Owl already! I just can't bear to keep posting sneak peeks of her.

So without dragging it out any further, meet Lolita the Owl!



Oh wait! That was another sneak peek picture. Here she is.  All of her! Hanging out in the bushes. :)



I love all of the Mary Engelbreit fabrics in the Friends and Flowers line.  These were the FQ's leftover from when I made Swoon last year. And I still have more FQ's left.  That was a huge FQ pack. There might be some more Mary Engelbreit owls in the future.

She was made with the Olive the Owl pattern by Freddie's Friends using the largest size.




Although she looked too sassy to me to be named Olive. :) She had to get a new name. She even has a sassy tail..




And cute little feet..



The pattern was so easy to work with, and the instructions were clear and simple.  You basically sew her all together leaving small openings for the various stuffed parts.. so here is flat Lolita, before the stuffing..





All of the seams are raw edge, so the sewing goes so quickly..the hardest part is sewing the openings closed after you've stuffed the different areas. Hard to sew a raw edge seam on the machine on something stuffed, so you have to be careful not to over stuff her.. which I think I did actually. 



Here is a pic of flat Lolita with only her beak, feathers, and wings stuffed.



She was so much fun to make, and the little one year old sweetie that received her gave her a big hug and a smile when she saw her. Even though the owl was almost as big as she was. ha! 

I'm tempted to try one of the smaller versions next. They would be perfect for smaller babies or baby showers even.  And wouldn't the feathers be cool if they were done in Chevrons?  So many possibilities! I think the pattern only calls for three fabrics?  But I used about eight or so and mixed and matched them.

The whole thing is just fabric and stuffing, no buttons or hard edges, so it's totally kid safe and would make a great little softie or pillow. It's even washable! Another bonus. :) If you come across the pattern, it's definitely worth a try! Happy Weekend!

**UPDATE: I wrote on Mary Engelbreit's FB page wall telling her how much I loved her fabrics and tacked on a little pic of Lolita and she answered and said, "SO ridiculously cute, Kelli! I love it!" Oh my goodness, my spirit is typing right now b/c my body is in the floor b/c I.JUST.DIED. Mary Engelbreit thinks something that I made is cute! Squeal! Okay.. I'll stop acting like a 12 year old girl now and start acting like an adult again. haha Thanks for tolerating my excitement. :)**





















Thanks for stopping in to meet Lolita.  Hoot! Hoot! Back to working on my MIL's quilt top. :)

xoxo






Links: Sew Crafty Angel, A Crafty Soiree, Fireflies and JellyBeans, Show & Tell, Things I've done Thursday, TGIFF, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Crazy Mom Quilts, Keep Calm, Do Something Crafty, Craftionary, PinMe, Farm Girl Friday, Six Sisters'Stuff, LAFF, Sew & Tell Saturday, The Weekend Creative, Think Pink Sunday, Not Baaad Sunday,  Submarine Sunday Sew Darn Crafty, Super Handmade Sunday, Made with Love, Sundae Scoop, A Round Tuit, Craftastic Monday, Monday Funday, Creative Blog Hop, Anything Goes Quilt-n-Sew, Craft-o-Maniac, The Weekly Creative, Make it Pretty Monday, Sew Cute Tuesday, Get Your Craft On, Linky Tuesday, Handmade Tuesdays, From Dream to Reality, What's it Wednesday

45 comments...:

StasaLynn said...

Kelli - Lolita is adorable! I will definitely be looking for that pattern!

(Your sneak peeks were fun!)

shez said...

she is very cute Kelli,well done.xx

Aww, in the un-stuffed on she looks so defeated! Glad you were able to puff her up!

AmieAnn said...

Lolita is sooo stinking adorable.. love all of her fun fabrics and her sweet bow!
xoxo
Amie @ Pinkapotamus

Kelli, she is just adorable. I'd be giving her a big cuddle too. hugs

Such a precious gift that she will adore for a long time to come ;-)

Sooo cute, Kelli! I'm not surprised you got a big hug for Lolita. She's sweet and sassy! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

Sooo cute, Kelli! I'm not surprised you got a big hug for Lolita. She's sweet and sassy! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

Toooo cute. I love it. You're really good at this, it's the cutest owl I've ever seen. She looks so huggable
Angel

Kady said...

What a sweet little owl! http://pinkgerberdaisies-kady.blogspot.com/

Awww....the owl is so cute. I like the raw edges.

quiltmania said...

Lolita is adorable! Thanks for sharing her.

Maria said...

She is just gorgeous.....

LynCC said...

Oh my gosh! She's so cute. :D :D

Krystie said...

You picked the perfect name for her! Adorable as heck!

Tammy said...

She turned out just beautiful.

Lisa Lisa said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! You might have turned me into a stuffed animal lover ;)

Lolita is soooo cute Kelli, looks great with the fabrics you used. Very sweet, hugs Wendy

This owl makes me smile! Congratulations on your finish!
Esther

Well hello there, Lolita! Aren't you the sassiest Owl on the block! What lovely fabric and a gorgeous pattern! Good job, Kelli. :)

Lolita is just adorable! She would be perfect for a child's toy :*)

Beautiful owl! I love the colors! I'm pinning it!

Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
http://www.usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/04/submarine-sunday-27_14.html

Lisa Lisa said...

You're too flippin' cute! I love how excited you are about Mary commenting on your Lolita! Love it!

Janine said...

She is fabulous! I love the fabrics you've chosen :)

How super cool to get a message from Mary Engelbreit!!! (I almost typed "from ME"--but of course I didn't want to confuse it with me ME instead of Mary Engelbreit ME) This is SO cute!

Jill said...

Oh Kelli - Lolita is just adorable!! Great job!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Linda said...

Ooh, Lolita is adorable. Your sneak peaks were great but she's so sweet all together! How exciting for you to hear from Mary Engelbreit, I'm excited for you too!

I can't wait to see you Bird quilt too.

Leonie said...

Shes cute Kelli! Well done :)

Wow, Kelli! I love Lolita and think she is just adorable. Hope her new owner thinks so, too! Thanks for not torturing us and making us wait!

Patricia said...

Nice to meet you, I came from the Name Game post. I have a thing about owls too.

She really is so cute and I love how and why you've named her. Thrilled you've had a message from Mary - it's a real treat when that happens. Lolita is just gorgeous :)

What a cutie and SO unusual :)

Thanks for linking up!

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

O!M!G! Lolita demands a standing ovation! TOO CUTE! I can see why Mary Engelbreit gave her a shout out! (You do realize M.E. and I are neighbors? Well, we live in the same state, near the same town! LOL) Seriously, this is such a neat idea for a child's pillow! You're right, Lolita's pretty dog-gone sassy! Great work friend!

visiting from sewing barefoot. Love this.

Such a cute owl! Thanks for sharing it at Monday Funday!

Whitney said...

shake your little tail feathers lolita!! the added bow is the perfect touch for this darling little (actually kinda big) owl - so fun!

The owl is so cute. I love the texture and fabrics you used. It is a fantastic project. You're right, I should make it. It is so cute.

Adorable! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Party!

That is one cool bird! I was wondering how big she was and then saw her with her new owner for scale. They look like a match made in heaven. Doesn't that make you feel so awesome inside!? Best feeling ever...

I love Olive! What an amazing job you did with the color and fabric matching. Thanks so much for sharing her with us.
Hugs,
Patti

i featured Lolita the Owl at last week's Submarine Sunday party. :-)

http://www.usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/04/submarine-sunday-28.html

Susan said...

Lolita is super cute! I am really into owls lately!

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