Monday, January 19, 2009

Necktie Owls


In my ongoing effort to use up every scrap of every necktie, I'd like to present my version of... The Necktie Owl!

This was my first effort - looked a little sinister...

This one was not quite right either, and I wanted more of the tie to show on the front so I tried using skinnier sections and more pieces for the next one.

Definitely too fat...on the other hand, I feel a necktie pumpkin is in order for the fall...

I messed up on the wings for this one and then decided that maybe he didn't need wings.

I tried outlining the eyes in black. Not entirely happy with the result.

A search for "necktie owls" turned up this listing on etsy as well as Barb's version here.

Back to the drawing board!

9 comments:

Cindy Is Crafty said...

I really like the last one. How about instead of blanket stitching around the eyes you use your machine to satin stitch it? MIght want to stitch the circle and then cut it out. I have made the mistake of trying to stitch something that small. I am getting better at it, though!

Audra Krell said...

You are so amazingly creative. That was fun to see all the little guys that you made!

ismoyo said...

I like your necktie owls! It's great that you're showing us different versions and sharing your design thought.
I must say i really love the one you say is 'too fat'. Give him a cute look i think!

Ravenhill said...

These are super cute... and just when I thought no one else could come up with an original owl! I am so impressed!
~Emily

Jennifer Paganelli said...

such amazing talent here ...so fun and wonderful...love your blog.

Heather said...

aww, these are SO adorable! Love their little faces. Nice to meet you-- I see you're from Scottsdale! I was there last July and hope to return this summer, a beautiful little town!

woof nanny said...

Eeeep! I'll have to add these to my neckties blog. Right now I'm putting a post together on your bags though--the new challenge on my purse blog is to make something from neckties.

OrganicTaste said...

I love these. I have to show these to my mom.

Anonymous said...

Love the owl ties, Laura K! They would be a wonderful gift for an owl-loving friend. Is it a no-no to ask if you'd consider selling one of your cute creations?