I settled in to watch the movie version of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, last night, as part of an August reading challenge from Hope is The Word, and needed something to keep my hands busy.
So, I pulled up a felt, owl brooch pattern, from Bugs and Fishes (you might have seen them on One Pretty Thing), that I'd come across while looking for the owl cupcakes.
I pretty well followed the Bugs and Fishes tutorial instructions, except I mass produced mine, by tracing, and cutting out enough paper templates for all my owls. Then, I taped them down to the felt, and did all my cutting in one step.
I sewed hair bands to the back of the owls, for the girls, instead of a safety pins.
And, for the boys, I left the backs alone, so they could be pocket pals.
They were as simple to put together, as they look, but as noted on the website above, working with all the tiny pieces is a pretty fussy affair. Even trying to work assembly line style, it took me more hours than the movie allowed, to get them all done. I had barely finished my last stitch, when the children came up for breakfast this morning, and scooped them up, noting that finding the table covered in felt, and string, made them think of Christmas.
It's a nice thought, but I'm still hoping for at least a couple more weeks of summer. We haven't even had a lemonade stand, yet!
It's great to be a homeschooler.