Mum And Baby Owl – Plushie & Card

There was a new addition to my family this month, my 4th grandson (my eldest daughter’s third son) was born.
My daughter loves birds and volunteers at Greenmount Wild bird Hospital, so I decided to make my newest grandson a Mum owl plushie, complete with her own baby owl and an owl congratulations card for the proud family.

I have also added the instructions for the plushie to Cut Out and Keep.

Plushie

owls

To make the mum owl:

Using the pattern cut out all the felt pieces for the mummy owl.
Cut a length of elastic equal to the width of the owls body.
Cut a length of ribbon equal to the width of the pocket.
Sew the elastic to the top edge of the pocket on the back – you will need to stretch the elastic slightly to fit.
Sew the ribbon to the top edge of the pocket on the front.
Sew the inner eye to the centre of the outer eye then sew the eyelid on top of them both.
Stitch the two beak pieces together along two edges and stuff.
Sew the eyes, beak and pocket onto the front body.
With right sides facing, sew two wing pieces together then turn the right way out and oversew the opening.
Repeat with the other two wing pieces.
With right sides facing, sew two foot pieces together then turn the right way out, stuff lightly and oversew the opening.
Repeat with the other two foot pieces.
With right sides facing, sew the back and front body pieces together then turn the right way out, stuff and oversew the opening.
Attach the feet to the bottom of the body and the wings to either side just above the pocket

To make the baby owl:

Using the pattern cut out all the felt pieces for the baby owl.
Sew the inner eye to the bottom-centre of the outer eye then stitch into place on the front body.
Sew the beak onto the front body between the eyes.
Sew the two body pieces together along one edge.
Sew a line of stitches along top and bottom of the body.
Sew the two body pieces together along the other edge.
Pull the thread along the top edge to gather up and secure.

Either stuff then gather up and secure the bottom edge….

OR
**Optional

Fill a plastic container (the inner from a kinder egg is ideal) with rice, beads, barley or other small bits to make the rattle. Ensure that the container is securely sealed.
Wrap the container with toy stuffing, insert into the body then gather up and secure the bottom edge.

Sew the feet to the bottom of the owl and stitch the wings to each side of the body.
And you’re done!

Patterns.

mumowl babyowl

Card

baby1

To make the mum owl:

Using the pattern cut out all the pieces from card for the mummy owl.
1 each head, face, body and beak, and two each of eyes, wings and feet.
With embroidery thread sew the V shapes on the body.
Stick the face on the head then the eyes and beak on the face.
Stick the feet behind the body, the wings on the body and then the head on the body
Add two black stick-on pearls for the centre of the eyes, and some black lines for the eyelashes

To make the baby owl:

Reduce the size of the pattern, then repeat all the steps above (apart from the eyelashes for a baby boy).

The doily was cut from white card using a cardowlWe R Memory Keepers Mini 8 raindrop Punch, which was stuck onto a piece of card from the  First Edition Neroli Paper Pad.

The scroll was cut from the same card as the owls head and stuck across the doily, the owls were stuck on next, overlapping the scroll slightly. Peel-off letters were used for the congratulations and the whole thing was stuck onto a piece of folded white card.

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