Monday, 2 August 2010

Alfred the Owl

So who wants to meet Alfred? i got him finished yesterday after a minor mishap of sewing his face on his back, but he is done and looks pretty cute if i do say so myself
Hee hee i'm quite chuffed with him, and my little photo scene, the pattern is available over on ravelry he is called

Tooley Owl pdf knitting pattern for beginners from fluff and fuzz this is a very easy basic project and perfect for a beginner.


So you also might have noticed that Alfred is sat on something rather lovely, no not the mushroom although it is very lovely. Myself and Robs Mum got started on a proper house project for the new house, here are the different stages
Grotty old Ottoman that we have had for at least 20 years (there is a sticker in it that says 1st august 1990), take some lush Cosmo Cricket Early Bird fabric, i got mine from The Big Fat Quarter Shop, and a heavy duty staple gun and go.
It even has a lovely cord bottom, i just need some little feet for it now, and the finished article Ta Daaaaa
We are trying not to use it in this house so its sat in my scrap room at the min, its normally in the hall full of shoes but im not sure i dare but shoes in it now its so pretty, so we have moved all our shoes in a huge bag upstairs and now have 2 pairs each in the hall.
but im really chuffed with it, huge thanks to Linda who helped me.

Ok im prob a wee bit late for work now, hope your monday its terrible lol
rach xx


13 comments:

{ Emma } said...

Love the owl.

And how ace is the ottoman? Seriously think I need something like this for my living room (although I'm thinking it would be brilliant wool storage as Mark hates me leaving my craft stuff on display!).

Thanks for the inspiration. XXX

TwinTrouble said...

Alfred is definitely sweet... Love the Ottoman :)

How is the house building coming along? You'll not be far from me... driven past a few times but not sure which is yours... LOL

Scraptastic Mel x said...

Alfred is cooo cute that is a gorgeous colour wool. That Ottoman is fab too I wouldn't put dirty shoes in it either!

Sally said...

Alfred is Cute...... but the ottoman is AMAZING!!! how cool!!! its great how a new funky fabric can convert something so quickly!!! nice one Rach xx

Claire said...

I ADORE Alfred the Owl!! I cant knit to save my life - just cant get the hang of it so quite envious of your talents! I am also loving the box - love the fabric and I bet will look fab in your new house Hugs Claire xxx

Serendipity (Christine) said...

Owl is so cute and the ottoman is superb - I love that fabric so much :-)

JO SOWERBY said...

cute owl, gonna have to make him. and what a beautiful ottoman revamp. it will make a g8 addition to the house. any new pics of the next phase yet? it must have some walls by now!!
Jo xxx

Jenny said...

Love the Owl and the Ottoman is well funky! x x

Debbie said...

Owl is super cute but the ottoman in just gorgeous! I's be scared to chuck stinky shoes in there too!!

libby said...

Love the owl -think I'll have to try making one. And that ottoman is gorgeous - you are such a clever girl. Your new home is going to be fabulous :-).

Libby

libby said...

Love the owl -think I'll have to try making one. And that ottoman is gorgeous - you are such a clever girl. Your new home is going to be fabulous :-).

Libby

libby said...

Love the owl -think I'll have to try making one. And that ottoman is gorgeous - you are such a clever girl. Your new home is going to be fabulous :-).

Libby

Nicola said...

LOL eyes on the back of his head! He is fab - I want to make him. The ottoman looks great though cant imagine why you didnt want to leave it as it was when Mam had it ;) x

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