Yep, last year, once again, I spent rather a lot of time with my little owl friends. People are still loving owls it seems, along with lots of other woodland creatures, and that’s all good with me. If I’m honest, a stall without an owl on would feel a little strange.
But for the last Bearwood Handmade fair I did ring the changes with my ‘owls on sticks’ by, wait for it…..not putting a ribbon on some of them. Radical, huh? I actually found a couple of lovely sticks while out trawling the beautiful Warley Woods and they lent themselves to standing up on their own, so I just left them as perfect little ornaments for a windowsill or shelf. Not everybody wants to hang stuff up! Can’t believe how many words I have just written about not putting a ribbon on a stick!
In other owl news, I made these two hardy little chaps into doorstops. Filled with crushed shells and grit for weight, and made from sturdy denim, and leather, I DID add a ribbon to these guys, so they would be easy to pick up and move around.
Anyway, all of my owl makes flew off the stall and they are hopefully making happy little homes for themselves around Bearwood and beyond. Will I be making more in 2013? Of course!