I thought it only fitting to do something with an owl for my 100th post, so I decided to come up with an owl block for my scrapghan. Creating an owl motif was a good problem solving challenge. I'm not a fan of chunky crocheted applique for afghans, but I figured for just one block of my scrapghan I could live with it.
I sewed the owl pieces to the body, and then the entire owl to a granny square with embroidery floss. Unfortunately I don't think I did a great job sewing the pieces down, as I lost some of the ear definition, and it doesn't look like I got the owl wings quite even... And I'm by no means fishing for compliments by saying "I don't think it's as cute as it could have been." But it was a good exercise in crochet construction, and it was fun designing the motif.
Of course, I had to "sign" by the owl! I guess the more I look at it the more I'm liking it haha!
Did you notice the adorable new banner at the top of the blog?! I love it! My super crafty friend Nehill (remember the train layout posts?) is going to school for graphic design and made the banner for me. What perfect timing to celebrate 100 posts!
When I started this blog I never imagined how many talented and kind people I would meet! I doubt I would have gotten this far if it wasn't for your support and inspiration. Thank you!!