I've had this idea for a while that I want to start making things out of felt, such as little pins, or stuffed animals (known in the crafting community as softies). But I was a little inhibited because I don't know how to do any hand sewing (or machine sewing for that matter). So the other day I sat down with all of the materials, and a couple of online tutorials. After a few hours I had practiced a blanket and a whip stitch, so I moved on to making these little stuffed owls.

I started with the small one, which is only about 3 inches tall.

And when I finished it I knew I could improve, so I made a bigger one and added bells for his eyes. I stuffed it with crinkly tissue paper thinking that Roxy might like to play with it (she doesn't). But I thought they turned out really cute and I was pretty proud of myself! I'm excited to keep learning more hand stitching techniques and make some of the things I have floating around in my head.