I’ve noticed a lot of talk in the softie community lately about the excess amounts of Owl softies being produced. And its true! What it is about that pair of saucer shaped eyes that inspires us to stitch I do not know, but the owl has become – in my opinion anyway- the new teddy bear and is loved by hipster moms and their stylish kids the world over.

Owls are adorable, and in softie-form that goes doubly! So when one of my favorite little friends requested an Owl softie of her own, how could I resist? I created a sweet little owl with felt appliqué wings and eyes, some in an adorable vintage feeling-turquoise print and of course, some in a fun pink print (the preferred colour of darling KiAna).

I’m pleased to report that KiAna loves her little owl, and guess what- so do I! I think I’ve become an Owl fan- these wide-eyed little guys totally tug at my heart strings!

So much, in fact that I will be adding them to my little family of creatures to be offered for sale when I launch my new website!

And check out this darling little card KiAna made! I think we have a future DIY-er on our hands!

One of my favorite parts of making softies is seeing people react to them! Making someone happy is just the greatest thing, and I think one of the reasons why I enjoy sewing up my creature pals as much as I do.

A few months ago, I sent Jean-Claude off to live with a wonderful family on beautiful Gabriola Island. apparently JC has been having a ball exploring the island, judging by these adorable photos his new family sent to me!

‘in a field of flowers’                              ‘out on a limb’

The last softies you’ve seen on this blog were designed for the Emily Carr Student Art Show. I started creating them on a whim, but these little softies quickly won my heart!

I’ve spent the past months creating new designs and sourcing new material and I’m very excited to announce that I will be opening a permanent home for these creatures in cyber space!

www.whipstitchbackstitch.com will be opening soon! In the meantime I am stitching feverishly in anticipation!

Also, a big thanks goes out to Globex Designs for all their help with the website, I couldn’t have done it without them!

I’m so thrilled to be able to spend time in my life making beautiful things for beautiful people, I hope you get as much joy from them as I do!

Created for the Emily Carr Student Art Sale, a true conglomeration of creatures, including; songbirds, elephants, yeti, monsters (with big hearts), squid, escargot and doormice. More photographs available at my Flickr.

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