Wednesday, 5 October 2011

My Creative Space : 2 ways with a vintage sheet


Picnik collage (owl)

I mentioned on Monday that I liked this pin.

Well I found a vintage sheet that I had intended using for other projects but thought it would make a perfect owl. The sheet is the main body of the owl. The mustard yellow fabric (used on the wings and beak) is an op shop find from earlier in the year. (That’s the fabric I mentioned before to you Dee.)

Here’s a better shot of it :


I also made Isabelle a little skirt out of the sheet. The beauty of using an old sheet as fabric is it’s cheap, there is copious amounts of fabric (so you can afford to stuff up and you can make more stuff) and it’s pre-hemmed. In the case of the skirt I used the hem as a casing for the elastic – which saved time.



Not the best photos (and I did try to get a photo on my little model – but she is just to mobile and they all came out blurry, maybe I’ll get a better one later.)

This is not the last you will see of this fabric – I have many more plans for it. Also Noah has ‘commissioned’ a blue owl for him, so another may be joining our family soon.

I should also mention the other mustard yellow ‘creation’ currently in our house. It is actually a collaboration between Noah and Isabelle.

The other day I was feeding Isabelle some baby food (pumpkin with a little broccoli). She was in her high chair and Noah was on the floor playing with toys. I needed to go to the bathroom so I moved the baby food out of reach. I was gone literally two minutes during which I heard Noah say “Here you go, Bubbie.” I came back and the bowl of food was on the floor with a large splatter pattern there too.

What I did not notice (at the time) was this…


Yup, that’s my ceiling. The mind boggles. And yup it’s still there.

We live in an old house with high ceilings and I’m 5 foot flat or there about. Might be a job for the husband, I think!

To see what others have created see here (linking in with Our Creative Spaces).

What have you made recently? (And have a great Thursday!)

Jen x


Jill said...

Gorgeous owl and skirt! I agree - old sheets are fabulous for sewing with!

Kids are amazing with where they manage to get their food aren't they!! :)

Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Vic said...

The owl is so CU-HOOT! ;) (I kill me!)

deux chiens et un garcon said...

Hoot hoot, so lovely.

Rie said...

Love the owl... and I love the 'redecorating' too!!!

Lea said...

this is just darling. great job on both the owl and cute skirt too.

Anonymous said...

Cute owl and nice work on your kids behalf :p


Gaby said...

cutest owl ever! i want to make one now!

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

Oh dear about your ceiling. Let hubby deal with it (I am your height)
Love that sheet - I dont normally like yellow, but it is so pretty in the skirt and perfect in the owl :)

Sam Findlay said...

Love the owl!

rockmelon said...

love that feathered friend, and i agree about vintage sheets - perfect.

Jo said...

Well done they look awesome. Sorry but cracked up laughing at the food splatter! :)