Saturday, September 7, 2013

This is a Test “Owl”

I stepped out of my comfort zone and tested a pattern for a special lady. Her blog is HERE.

It was fun and I tried to follow the directions exactly as written.

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Everything went really well and I was happy with the results.

The only thing I thought might make the pattern even better would be adding numbers to the pattern pieces. The first time you make one, it would help.

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I used felt that I had on hand so I didn’t follow the colors exactly but everything else is as written.

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What a sweet little owl.

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He’s happy no matter where he goes!

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I love owls, don’t you?

Thanks so much for this opportunity, Audrey!

She’ll have the patterns for sale soon.

Have you ever tested a pattern?

37 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

What a cute little owl!!

Jeannie Marie said...

Your owl turned out so cute! Love it!! Good for you. I saw that owl and didn't even think of making one for myself. Your colors look great.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Can't get enough owls! My craft room is full of them. Your owl is darling. He's perfect for Halloween too!!

Lavender Cottage said...

The owl is sweet, a kind of pocket pal.
I've just been going through the blogs I follow on Bloglovin and a few like yours are not showing your posts in my daily list. :-(. I'll have to look I to this.
Judith

Vee said...

No, I haven't, but he turned out so cute that it must have been a good pattern. Numbers always help me. I'm challenged. =D

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Oh, you did good! That's a darling little owl! I agree, sometimes the authors of the patterns think we think like them!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Diane said...

That is cute! I do like owls-- have quite a few around in various forms.

Laurie said...

he is a cute little fella!

Donna said...

What a cutie! Great job!

TexWisGirl said...

very very cute. my mother-in-law would have loved that. :)

Linda Walker said...

CUTE! I do love owls....was just looking at an owl pillow pattern! Looks like you did a great job following the instructions!
xo
Linda

Julie Nichols said...

I love owls they are so cute. And yours really came out adorable. Great Job!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Cute Owl!!

Kathy said...

Every pattern I use is a test - of me - lol! The little owl turned out adorable.

Susie said...

So cute !! It would look good on a door wreath for autumn. xoxo,Susie

Christine said...

Aww you did a first rate job and your owl is a lil cutie!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Your little owl turned out great. I haven't tested any patterns except one I try to write down. I write them down, leave them for awhile and then try them myself before I decide to add it to my blog.

It's Just Dottie said...

You always make the cutest things. I have been wondering what have you been cooking?
Smiles, Dottie

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

He turned out cute:@)

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Great Job!! Such a super cute Owl!! Perfect for Halloween decorating!!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Very cute - he would make a great pillow if he was larger too!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- He really IS cute! You did a great job following the directions. He is just darling! xo Diana

Jeanne said...

Sweet!! I do love owls.

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

A very cute owl.
When my mum used to sew dresses or toys..she did the same.. she numbered the pattern pieces..
happy weekend.. lavender dreamer.
val

sweetpea family said...

Lovely owl so sweet x

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Cute and seemed quite easy!!

Danice said...

Oh the owl is so cute! Owls are one of my favorites. I love the pattern. 'Hoping it will be available soon :)

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

That is adorable..I've been pinning so many little owls on Pinterest they really inspired me.

Never even heard of someone testing patterns before.

Jen

Incipient Wings said...

adorable!!!

Linda R said...

So darn cute. You did a great job at putting him together..

Hope your having a happy weekend.

Hugs~

Peggy Sue said...

I love the lil owl, how cute he is. And it seems he is not to difficult or time consuming. And YES he looks happy sitting anywhere :)

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

He is adorable ! Never tested a pattern, no....I am not experienced enough. I have run into one or two ( such as a doll one in Mollie Makes magazine awhile back ) that gave me troubles and when I inquired I found out that it was not me after all but the instructions were not correct. LOL and ME the sewing idiot pointed that out ::)

cynthia lee designs said...

What a cute owl!! I've seen them popping up everywhere. I haven't tested someone else's pattern before, but many years ago...I made patterns and sold them at the sewing shop that I worked at.
hugs,
Cindy

cucki said...

Aww cute owl❤❤❤

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your little owl came out very cute! I have never been a tester. By the way, I love your green, sewing basket and triple tiered pincushion!!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your little owl came out very cute! I have never been a tester. By the way, I love your green, sewing basket and triple tiered pincushion!!

HGK said...

Thanks Diane for the great post!
I borrowed your owl for my own blog, you can see it here: http://hetkabinet.blogspot.com/2013/09/update-on-owls.html

Liefs, Audrey