Although I buy a lot of craft magazines I rarely bother making the little gift/project that comes on the front of most of them. Homemaker magazine’s free project in their latest issue was too cute to ignore though, so I gave it a go.
The little kit looked good, so I cut the pieces out and then had a look at the instructions…
…which were pretty woeful, so I promptly ignored them and did it my own way. I added some detailing to the wings, and also sewed the bird together with the wings and feet tucked in for a neater finish. I have to say that the printed pattern wasn’t very good – none of the pieces lined up properly, which was quite irritating.
I stuffed the top two thirds of the owl with toy stuffing, and the bottom third with some cheap rice.
He’s pretty cute, and I’m pleased with the finished object, but am still hugely unimpressed at the incredibly basic instructions provided in the magazine.