Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Caramel Finds a Friend

Once upon a time, there was a small brown owl named Caramel.  He was lonely and looking for a friend.


He spied some beautiful flowers.


But there was only a busy beehive getting ready for winter.


Later he met a very cute, but possessive, mustachioed pig, who wouldn’t share any of his newest fabric!


And then he happened upon a friendly hedgehog and her baby, who invited him to join them for tea.


Finally, he wandered into the forest where he met a friend at last!


All of the owls in the making of this story were sewn by my oldest daughter who is now addicted to sewing stuffed animals.  I had to sew the openings closed for her (and unfortunately I still don’t know how to do a ladder stitch so the closures are pretty rudimentary).  We are desperately in need of quality felt so she can make some of the animals from this book, which was delivered today.  Does anyone have any suggestions where we should buy it?  Etsy is good, but there is so much to choose from, I have no idea where to start.

The story was inspired by Rachael of Blue Mountain Daisy.  She always has the cutest and most creative posts with flowers, props, and clever stories.  If you don’t read her blog, you really should!  It will make you smile every time.

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Love the story of Caramel! Great owls!

  2. Such cute owls!! I loved this story so much!! And then got such a surprise to see my name mentioned. Thank you for such wonderful compliments about my blog. :)

  3. Woo Hoo! Caramel has a girlfriend! Cute story, and cuter owls.

  4. I like to buy felt from It's a wool blend felt so it's a good compromise between quality and affordability!

  5. so fun - I can imagine you having a great time putting this story together :-)

  6. So cute! Love the owls and the story. :-)

  7. The owls are fabulous! I love that your daughters are sewing.

  8. It´s so great that Bea is a talented sewer already and has so much fun creating softies herself!

    I don´t have a source for felt but for bigger softies like the owls corduroy would work as well (maybe you have some corduroy scraps or old kid´s trousers)
    Like this:
    The benefit is that corduroy softies can be washed while felt gets those little unsightly fabric knots after washing.

  9. What a great photo shoot! Love those mums,beautiful! Way to sew Bea! The owls are super cute,and what a sweet little story to go with.

  10. Creative post Jamie! Tell Esther she did a phenomenal job on them! I have to ask too, where did you get the hedgehog container? So cute! I have always wanted to play with felt just haven't had the project or time for it;)


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