Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Eva Owl Event @ JMD Designs

Recently I found the blog JMD Designs, a New Zealand designer. She's currently hosting the Eva Owl Event, where she offers a pattern which you can use with your own ideas. There are 2 categories, 1 for handstitched (embroidery or applique), and 1 for anything else; machine-stitching, painting, scrapbooking, sculpting, whatever. There are prizes to be won, and she also gives out random prizes! But even without prizes, I had to participate, just loving owls, right?

This is the pattern, which you can download as a pdf with instructions on her blog:

This is the stuffy that I made with the pattern:

I also made a couple of buttercup-bags (pattern from Rae Hoekstra). The grey bag hasn't got a destination yet, but just wanted to use the fabric.

Calculated what the bag cost me to make it, and it's almost too cheap to tell...
1. Fabric from a sale at a decostore, 10 really large pieces for only 5 euros! Used half a piece, so that's 25 cents.
2. Lining was a leftover from a friend, 0 cent.
3. Batting, found at the thrift-store, let's say a generous 10 cents?
4. Button for the flower (which is from the lining-fabric, by the way), 25 cents at Xenos (pack of 8 for 1,99)
5. Thread to sew the whole thing, 25 cents
6. Snap... perhaps 1 cent
Stunning total: 86 euro cents! That's US $1,18...
This wine-red bag was for a girl that had a skirt her mother made with this fabric. I made her the bag and little coin-purse to match.
Also made her this hat and scrunchy:
This evening there's a craft-evening from the ladies society of our church, going to be crocheting with zpagetti (bags) and cotton (tea-pot, cups and saucers, cookies, cupcakes), for the charity-sale later this month.
There's so much that I need to do, and want to do, only there's not enought time in a week...


  1. Hoi Ilona,

    Ik zag je reactie op mijn weblog, dank daarvoor! De traktor is snel en simpel te haken en als je wilt dan scan ik het patroon wel voor je. Het is wel Duitstalig.


  2. Wauw, die grijze is echt ontzettend mooi! Knap gedaan hoor! :)