***This giveaway is now closed. Please keep checking my blog for more awesome giveaways to come!**
Last week, I had a sweet customer on etsy ask me if I would make her some embroidered owls. I had one listed in my store, and she wanted two more to hang all three in her baby’s nursery.
I happily said YES! I love making these and haven’t created one in what feels like forever. I had the pink hoop owl listed in my store and the gray one was saved in my inventory box (left over from a past art show). I only had to create one owl, but while I was prepping this one, I cut pieces for two owls.
Hint…hint…there could be something in this deal for you!!
I came up with this embroidered hoop owl on burlap for her third hoop. It is my favorite one ever! I love all the color combinations, and the added texture with the burlap is perfect!
You might have got a glimpse of this project if we are friends on Facebook.
Those rough materials started out as scraps/leftovers and became something beautiful. I love that.
I have fused the fabrics together and then hand stitched (with embroidery thread) around them to add more detail and attention, so it wears well.
I have started using my sewing machine to attach the owl to the background fabric because that saves so much time from hand stitching it on. I can’t stop hand stitching the parts of the owl though. I love the thicker thread that creates a more 3-dimensional look. I think the extra time here is worth it, although sewing it with the machine would save lots of time.
Here is the good news for you!! The second owl I cut out-I am giving away to one of you!!
They are almost identical except the eye colors are switched on the two owls. The one I am giving away has the darker circles on the outside. It is not quite complete, since I was up to 12:30am this morning finishing this owl for my etsy order (that needed to go out today).
Tonight, I will probably sit on my couch with my husband, a drink, and a good movie. I will finish stitching this owl then.
I find the hand sewing so therapeutic and fun!?
Would you like to win this owl? There are four possible ways to enter this giveaway.
1. Leave me a comment here on this blog
2. Follow me on twitter (if you already do-tell me your name and that counts as an additional entry)
3. Follow me (ericadeuel) on Instagram (if you already do-tell me your name and that counts as an additional entry)
4. Pin the below image of this hoop onto one of your Pinterest boards.
Tell me in the comments which ways you are entering. I hope you do all four! On October 26, 2012 I will announce the winner here on my blog in that day’s Friday Project Spotlight post. Entries can be entered until the clock turns Friday!
Imagine this owl embroidered and “beautified”. He can be yours!! Please enter and share it with your friends!
Thank you so much for reading this week’s Friday Project Spotlight post. I hope you all are enjoying this gorgeous fall weather and have a great weekend!