|After drawing and cutting out the paper pattern, I chose the soft brown sweater for the edges of the facial disk.|
|A barn owl's face is light in color except for the brownish edges, so I needed a light piece in addition to the brown one. This will be placed on top of the brown one.|
|This owl also has some brown areas around the eyes, so I added brown triangles to represent this.|
I am testing the buttons that I wanted to use for the eyes.
These are large, black and mottled.
|Trying another button. This seems to look more like the photo I have here.|
(Without the brown around the eyes...just testing to see what works!)
|I like this better.|
Here I have just placed the pieces where I want them.
|Now the hand-stitching is complete.|
This project is one of the reasons I need needles!
All the stitching on this project is by hand.
A face that not only a mother could love!
More tomorrow. Perhaps a finished Barn Owl.