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The newest addition(s) to my Retro Mama PDF sewing patterns! These sweet owl softies are sure to make your little ones smile. With easy, tutorial-style instructions and color photos illustrating each step, you'll soon have a flock of new friends in time for holiday gift-giving.

You can purchase the pattern in my Etsy shop here or from the sidebar to the right.

The pattern also includes my tutorial for a semi-random patchwork back (no more piecing hundreds of teensy squares together one-by-one!) and plenty of options for personalizing your owl's face. So what are you waiting for, let's get sewing! And please do post your owl photos in my flickr group, I love seeing your creations!

Also, most of the owls you see in the photos are available for purchase; I will try to list them in the shop within the next few days.

Happy Thanksgiving,

12 Pears of Christmas


Have you begun your holiday sewing yet? I tell you, I have been doing so much hand sewing lately, what with making partridges and pears, that I have actually sprained one of my fingers. And unfortunately, with Last Minute Holiday Panic Sewing about to commence, there is no way I can slow down for at least a couple of weeks.

Sorry, these pears are spoken for!

But if you want to make your own, you know where to find the pattern.

Doesn't Michael Miller have such wonderful retro holiday prints? I love the bold, bright colors. There is no way these will hide in the Christmas tree!

Oh, and in case you didn't have enough on your To Sew list, you will have one more thing to add very soon...

You just knew it had to be coming, right?

Well, it's that time again. It's back to the sewing machine for me (although I may need a Thin Mint break, first, mmmmm). What are your holiday sewing plans?