Today I hand-embroidered a Great Horned Owl for the 28th day of Art Every Day Month. The pattern came from Downeast Thunder Farm.
There are eight felt pieces in five different colors that are needed to create this owl. As I looked at the original, it appears that there may be a white and orange used for the eyes - even though the pattern notes that orange should be used for the eyes.
I think I like white - or even a very pale orange - compared to the orange I used. Also, I chose not to use button for the eyes. I didn't want any loose parts on any of the bird ornaments that I am making.
Having all the felt pieces - rather than having beads and buttons sewn on - will be safer when I use these around seniors in the spring.
As I mentioned yesterday, I'm thinking about creating a wide variety of birds using the free patterns on Downeast Thunder Farm's website. I'll use the birds for hands-on activities with seniors at the nursing home where Sophia, Olivia, and I volunteer.