This summer, my bff, my daughter and I went to Galena, IL for a girls' weekend. Galena is an old river town resurrected into a tourist location. There's lots of cute shops in every category, great restaurants, some historical sites (US Grant's home), some B&Bs, etc. We checked out everything! One of the hot trends in gifts, home decor, fashion accessories, and more this year has been owls.
My friend loves owls. She's a teacher, so the "wise old advisor" character of owls' personalities resonates with her... (not the old part--she's my age!) Yesterday, my daughter and I popped into a home decorating store and what did we find? Owls on a Christmas tree. They were felted and stuffed designs. But I got the idea that I should make my friend an owl for her tree.
Here's my interpretation:
I used some large daisy spacer beads for the eyes. It's Premo Copper for the body with Gold for his beak and brown for his brow. A few detailing marks on the on the body to minimally suggest wings and feathers. He just needs a hole at the top for a ribbon, and he's ready to gift!
Happy Holiday Crafting!!