Birth Announcement – Melly

After a long labour of 8 hours, Melly was finally born to Mummy Vivien, to the delight of all present!  Here’s her birth announcement:

Date of birth: 29 August 2013
Time of birth: 0115 hrs
Height: 20cm
Weight: 128g
Waist: 11″

Welcome to the world, my darling Melly!  :)

What the Hoot!

I’m always fascinated with owls, especially cute stuffed owls. How best to satisfy this owl-craze of mine than making one myself!  I recently bought a quilting book which comes with an owl toy pattern, with easy to follow instructions. Seems manageable as it’s my first attempt making a stuffed toy. 

The pattern uses the applique method & some simple sewing. I’ve finished cutting up the shapes and piecing the appliqués together using the fusible web method. 
This is Melly the Owl and it says “Hi”! :)