Prize Part One: Two Owl Egg Cozies
Finally getting around to posting this little birthday blog contest, and May has already come and gone. Clearly, still on the owl theme around here.
There will be one winner and the winner will receive all of the prizes listed in this post: Two owl egg cozies, two owl egg cups and a textile bundle. The contest is open to everyone, I'll post worldwide. The contest ends on Friday, June 18th.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post (be sure you have an email address, not just a Typepad profile so that I can contact you.)
These two owl egg cozies are made from felted wool and they're perched on a root I dug up while working in the garden. Several pieces fell off the root after drying out but the owls still like it. Clearing beds of roots, weeds and flint the size of footballs has kept me very busy during every spare hour - I've even made a fence to keep bunnies out of our tiny vegetable garden.
Posts are backed up and visits to blog friends overdue, but the third birthday of NM reminds me once again of all the wonderful people I've "met" through this space. Thanks to all who visit and an even bigger thanks to those who have taken time to interact.
Prize Part Two: Owl Egg Cups, Cornish Pottery
I picked up these egg cups while in Cornwall at Easter. Very handsome little guys don't you think?
Prize Part Three: Textile Bundle
Nice soft felted wool from a jumper, the large front and back piece. Also a piece of Liberty floral, two large, vintage buttons (3cm diam), a small square of brown felted wool and a piece of pale green vintage braid.
I put this bundle together with a large owl softie in mind - can't you see owl eyes in those buttons? They could of course be used in so many other ways too.
Owl Box Template: Free Download
And here's a special birthday download for everyone. I thought the stout shape of an owl lent itself well to a box design. I've been mulling it over for a while, and now here it is.
This template can be printed onto card stock at 100% for a small box or enlarge the template, cut it out and trace around it onto large card for a bigger version. There is a plain design or patterned, might be nice for party favours. And children might like dressing up the plain design.
Click this image of the template to download.
Have a warm and wonderful weekend, a new tutorial is on the way next.