I've had this pattern for a horned owl, designed and made by my friend Sharon, for a while now so I decided it was about time I had a go at making one.
The body is cut from one of those upholstery fabric samples.
I picked out some tweeds for his tummy and wings.
Something was telling me to get the Embellisher out.
I like my Embellisher but it's a bit of a pain because the needles break so easily and they're fiddly to replace, not to mention the cost of them! I am on my only set of needles now.
I chose this hairy piece of polyester for his tummy.
I've had this Variety Bag a long time, it's a mix of mostly dark threads and knitting yarns.
On the subject of birds, I saw this at the Garden Centre yesterday.