This past fall I noticed elbow patches were coming back in style. Urban Outfitters has a cute yellow sweater with yellow patches, and ModCloth has a casual grey cardigan with faux leather elbow patches. Then around Valentine's Day I noticed these heart elbow patches going around the internet, and they got me thinking ... I want some elbow patches!
BUT I wanted something different from what I was seeing out there. I had this little idea in my head so I googled it "owl elbow patches", and the first hit I got was The DIY Mommy's elbow patches for a little boy's cardigan. Cute, but not exactly what I was looking for. Then I dug a little deeper into the interwubs, and found Bugs and Fishes' stuffed Felt Owl. Though I didn't want to make a stuffed owl, I loved the way she designed her owl. She has a great printout template, but I made my own instead. I changed the nose up a little, but otherwise I kept him the same.
I love how they turned out! You can definitely tell my embroidery skills improved with the second owlbow patch. Ha! To see my beginnings you can click here. I had a little trouble getting the first one in the right spot. Which I didn't realize until I was just about finished stitching him in place. On the second one I had a little trouble with bunching, but this didn't require me to remove as many stitches. Aren't they cute?
What I'm Wearing:
*necklace from American Eagle (one of my favorite lady pal's gave this to me!)
*top sweater (with elbow patches) from Boscov's (it's a local department store, I bought the sweater for work. The flower is covering up my work's logo)
*bottom sweater and dress from H and M (and you can't see, but I have a tank top on from them as well)
*slip is vintage
*I have two pairs of stockings on, and I'm not sure where either of them are from.
*boots from Bed Bath and Beyond (crazy, huh?)
*white flower pin is from Claire's, it also doubles as a hair clip. I love it when I own something that has dual purposes!
Happy DIYing, chris!