It’s been an absolute hive of activity in the MadeStuff workshop today and for your eyes only here’s a wee insight into our workings with a few work in progress shots. It’s important that the owls organise themselves into a row at the start of the shift so that they can stand and behold the greatness that is the, Pin Cushion Of Pins And Needles, we find it really gets them going for the work ahead … a bit of team-bonding for the common good.
They can then move on to help their eyeless brothers and sisters become better acquainted with their mother-of-pearl eyes. See how they shine!
Looking at the shot below it appears that the grey one on the back left has been misbehaving and has been tethered for, we must presume, his own safety; after-all, the workshop can be a dangerous place with all those pointy pins and needles lying about and we wouldn’t want anybody getting hurt.
Thankfully none were hurt and a whole new batch of workshop owls have been completed and will soon be ready to fly the metaphorical nest and be launched into the big brave world to find new and exciting places to live.
Having completed their labours for the day the whole team take themselves off for a nap . . .
Our cute little owls – or little ‘O’ owls as I insist on calling them – have been with us for what seems like an age! It’s certainly one of the most popular plushies we make, no doubt because it’s so flaming cute!
I’ve just realised, looking at that picture, that it looks like those cute little owls contain coins … they don’t! It’s there for scale and besides it’s an old penny from a long, long, l-oooo-ng time ago; so-o, don’t be picking apart the stitching to get at the innards! If you are that way inclined, however, I don’t doubt that you could use them as cute little pin-cushions, but that might make us sad 🙁
You see our cute little owls are somewhat labour intensive, I mean, just look at this . . .
. . . and that’s just a small selection of the current work in progress. And, yes, I know they have no eyes but we had a slight ‘supply-chain issue’; in-so-far as we forgot to order in the right buttons in time and we’ve had to wait for them to arrive. Excitingly though they did! Yesterday. Yay! And you should see them, they’re gorgeous mother of pearl ones. A bit different from those above but absolutely lush none-the-less, as soon as we get some decent light (i.e. the sun graces us with its presence) I’ll get some photo’s on here quick-smart so you can see them.
In the meantime, be like an owl. Be wise. xxx