Sunday, January 11, 2009

Getting All My Owls in a Row

Last night I had the pleasure of joining a bunch of super creative gals for our monthly card group. This time is spent exchanging handmade cards, eating tasty snacks and creating a project. But, more on the details in my next post, including pictures of all of the wonderful cards exchanged. Until then, I’ll tell you a bit about the card I made to exchange.

Our card group theme this month was thank-you cards, so I made a “Thanks for Giving a Hoot” card, inspired by this Pottery Barn Kids stuffed animal:

Isn't he cute?! If I didn't share my bed with an incredibly handsome man, I'd be all over this bedroom set!

Wanting to capture the playfulness of this leggy owl, I reached for my yarn and braided long legs for each of my stamped hoots.


First, I knotted the top of three pieces of yarn:


Next, I punched holes where I wanted my legs to go:


I continued by inserting the knot end of yarn through the holes and sticking them down with tape (on the back). By securing my yarn to something, it was easier to braid.


Once the legs were braided, I knotted the bottom end and trimmed off the excess yarn.


Finally, I perched my owl up in a tree where his legs could dangle.


And, here’s the pink version of the same card:


And, here's the one with the longest legs in the bunch (nothing wrong with long legs, after all): ;)
Thanks for giving a hoot!

10 comments:

rae said...

Those long legs are a HOOT (couldn't resist!). What a FAB idea Megan, love these cards!

Queen of Paper said...

hehe... I love those little legs! what a fun idea! You crafty thing you!

ronee said...

I love them..wished I lived some place where I could meet monthly and get cool stuffs...since i moved from charleston that's all gone..pout pout pout
xoxo
me

Becky said...

So hootin ca-yoot!
B-

Ms. Maxwell said...

Don't tell anyone else in our little card group, but yours was my absolute favorite. Shhhhhhhh.

Alice said...

Adorable! Hooo-ever would think of something like that :) I'd like to be in your card group too...

MAM said...

That card is fantastic!!! I miss making cards....

The Calls said...

so cute Megan!

celeste said...

justabout the cutest card i've ever seen in my life! those braided legs are genius!

Carolyn said...

I just love your cute little owls with their braided legs. You are amazing!!