A few days ago, one of my co-workers had a baby shower and I had no idea what to get her (ironic because we work in the baby industry). I always wanted to buy someone a Dwell Studio stuffed animal but those run $36 a piece! So to save a few dozen bucks I went out, bought some sewing junk and made my own hand-stitched (lopsided) plushies. Owls to be exact. I thought it would be cute to lay them in a woven basket along with a couple of other small gifts and tie it off with a cute ribbon. Voila! The stuffed animals can be used as decorative items around the nursery (on a shelf, in the crib, etc.) and the basket can be re-used.
I had so much fun making stuffed owls that I kept sewing more and more (for practice sake). I’m hoping to one day sell them on Etsy, packaged and all. I finally made one today that I feel is somewhat worthy of being sold (my 6th owl so far). His name is Namoo and he runs $15 (a reasonable price I hope…I was debating whether to go cheaper?) He stands approximately 6.5″ tall and 5.5″ wide (about 3″ depth).
All stuffed owls will be made out of cotton fabric, felt and buttons stuffed with Poly-fil (a polyester fiberfill). If anyone is interested in purchasing Namoo, feel free to email me at email@example.com! I will be making a few more owls with different patterns and colors (also one that’s a larger size) so keep checking the blog for updates. MoonCake is a business name that I’ve been playing around with in my head (if I ever make it to Etsy that is). My sister and her mom are in the process of opening up their Etsy store and I’m super excited for them (they’ll be specializing in hand-made jewelry and greeting cards). A very talented duo…I’m working on their logo now so we’ll see how that turns out!