I decided, at the very last minute, that I needed another small gift for a very special little girl cousin. So I grabbed my copy of 'More Softies' for inspiration and whipped up this little owl pillow/softie. I based it on a pattern in the book but as it was for a little one, I appliqued rather than hand sewed all the features (of course I appliqued - what else would I do?) I didn't use buttons or any bits that could be pulled off and eaten and I made it larger than the version in the book. I also added more substantial feet. I used some lovely linen from my stash, as well as some Amy Butler decorator weight fabric and some quilting cottons.
I drew up an owl pattern some time back but I needed to make one a little faster than that. This little one took about 40 minutes from start to end, including the hand embroidery and finishing.