About 3 years ago, on a fall Saturday afternoon, I was heading to the grocery store to get some football food. On my way out of the neighborhood I saw a yard sale sign. It was almost 1:00, surely they had closed up or if they hadn’t they probably didn’t have anything left worth stopping for. I needed to get to the store because it was almost kickoff time, but I couldn’t control my hands and I found myself turning on the street with the sale. I pulled up to the house and saw a lady putting lids on about 20 huge bins. I yelled up at her (because I’m classy) and asked if she had anything left. She said and I quote, “All I have are all these bins full of fabric”!!! I was out of my car and up her driveway before I realized I probably hadn’t put my car in park! I couldn’t believe it, I’m OBSESSED with fabric and I had just hit the mother of all yard sales. A designer getting rid of fabric. God was smiling down on me that day.
Renee and I talked while I went though all her fabric, and it turned out we had a lot in common. We exchanged numbers and have helped each other out on numerous occasions though out the past few years. Guess who happened to call last week with another load of fabric to go though!?!?!?! Renee!!
|Grab an owl pattern or make your own.|
|Trace the pattern on the wrong side of the fabric.|
|Sew rights sides together leaving a hole at the bottom large enough to turn inside out.|
|Turn owl inside out and press.|
|Time to stuff! It’s really expensive to buy stuffing at a real store, so I always grab stuffing at yard sales and thrift stores even if I don’t know what I am going to do with it. This bag cost two quarters.|
|Put your children to work.|
|“The Owl Family”|
|Off to the Sanctuary!|