There have been many Crafts of Christmas Past - the year I took a semester of Pottery ranked up there in handmade gifts, as did they year I took Sewing 1 at JoAnne's and made all my girlfriends some pajama pants. But today's Craft of Christmas Past is truely my favorite so far - the Owl Ornament Craft.
I found this adorable idea on the Burda Style website which included a FREE PATTERN and directions. I wanted my owls to be a little larger and longer than the original pattern, so I made the necessary alterations and set to work.
The most time consuming part of these little cuties was hand stitching the beaks, because I'm a perfectionist, and I had to get perfect little triangular beaks. But with a Law & Order SVU Marathon to keep me on the couch for an afternoon, they were finished in no time.
I personalized the owls for my nephews. I had grandiose ideas of making an annual ornament for them and embroidering their names and the years. Well, they will always have 2009...
If you are new at sewing, this is a great project to enhance your straight sewing skills. Super fast, super easy and super cute!
Now off I go to work on Craft of Christmas Present! Get it? Christmas Present! Because it's for the Present year! And it's a Present! And it's Christmas! And scene.