A good friend of mine’s birthday was approaching and I needed to find something unique, a little crafty (she’s a very crafty lass) and I know she loves owls, so Iwanted to emcompass that too.
A couple of years ago a vintage clothing shop near my friend in Hebdon Bridge in Yorkshire was closing and everything was 20% off plus 10% off at the till! “Right”, I said to myself, “Im only spending £50”. A couple of hours later and a lot more than £50 down I emerged with, amoung my hoard, 16 fantastic 1920’s and 30’s Girl’s Own and Woman’s magazine periodicals. They are such a fantastic read and have so many fab adverts. However, one of the best things about them is the editor’s answers section.
I found one question asking “We have had an Argument about knitting on Sunday. Will you decide for us? Is it right or wrong?” I just love it and the answer goes on for 8 paragraphs! As this friend is a huge player in the knitting scene, it was perfect for an embroidered owl over the top.
I used printable fabric from craftycomputerpaper.co.uk and machine embroidered an owl over the top:
It’s really spurred me on to make more embroideries in the future and using printable fabric as the background really adds something to the whole look.