I still had a few tiny scraps left from my Ghanaian pants, and I didn't want to waste this special fabric.
I'll admit it, I'm as sentimental as they come, and a bit of a sook too. I wouldn't have held on to these pants for so many years if they didn't mean a lot to me.
Here are the scraps I had left.
Oddly, this little scrap called out to me. It sounded a little bit like this - 'Hoot, Hoot'. Somehow I knew this meant that the yellow flowers were going to be reincarnated as owls eyes.
So I found a boring grey sweater in my cupboard.
I cut out some pieces for the rest of the owl and decided it needed a branch to sit on.
To make the branch I made my own makeshift screen print using some sheer fabric and an icypole stick to spread the paint. I mixed up some fabric paint and cut out a rough stencil of a branch. Since it was supposed to look like a real branch I didn't mind it looking a little rough around the edges.
Then I sewed my owl pieces on. And of course I added a couple of vintage buttons for eyes. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.