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Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Sleepy Owl

Just finished off this sleepy owl cushion and thought I'd take the opportunity to photograph him while there is still some natural sunshine coming in through the window. 

He is a bit of a decadent owl. He is made from 100% merino wool and his tummy feathers are made from VV Rouleaux velvet ribbon and hand stitched with embroidery floss.  His eyes and beak are embroidered with Mirasol K'acha yarn, a mix of alpaca, silk and merino from Peru.

He's not haughty about it though. Just sleepy. Like me. I was up very early to go to the Focus on Imgaging exhibition in Birmingham today. It was interesting, with some great demonstrations but a few too many stands selling picture frames and photo albums for my taste. Lovely to have a day off and an outing though :D