Meet Hoot

I’ve wanted to make a softie toy for about a year now. My fondness for them developed when the lovely Leigh and I were in Berry last year. We saw softies in just about every shop and I cockily thought ‘they look SOO easy’.

For months and months I’ve been accumulating pictures but have done very little about actually getting on and making one.

However my friend Monique recently had a baby boy and as she’s a fellow owl lover, I vowed that I would make a Craft Schmaft owl for little Talis. There’s nothing like the fear of a broken promise to get you sewing, I say.

So please let me introduce Hoot, my first ever softie.



I realise now that making these little dudes is not actually as easy as I first thought. For the first hour or so, I was professing that ‘stiching is so cathartic’ which quickly turned into ‘stiching is such a bitch’. I definetly need some practice!

After spending so much time with little Hoot, I was sad at the thought of parting with him. So my Mum, bless her cotton socks, made me a cute card to remember him by.


4 thoughts on “Meet Hoot

  1. that is SO COOL! I am unequivocally impressed; partly because Hoot is so cute but mostly the it’s the fact that you can sew so well! You should make heaps and give them to all the babies in your life!

  2. Oooh i love everything Craft Schmaft – the blog, the pics, the patterns – and Hoot is no exception! You’ve done an amazing job, what an adorable gift! Hoot will be lovingly clutched and drooled upon for years to come, i’m sure of it. Your Mum is a total sweetheart to make you a Hoot momento :)

  3. I heart Hoot! And I think Hoot hearts me, so there really is no other option but for you to pry him from the soft, chubby, sticky hands of the little person that has him and pass him onto the appropriate owner (moi)! X

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