Adorable Felt Owl

Adorable Felt Owl

One of my daughter’s buddies turned one recently, and I wanted to make a little something for her birthday gift. Her mama loves owls, so I thought it was the perfect occasion to finally use this felt owl tutorial from Bugs & Fishes that I’ve had bookmarked for the longest time. I love her felt creations!

Adorable Felt Owl

A printable template is provided as a part of her tutorial. I decided to enlarged the scale of the owl by 150% so it was easier to cuddle. I put a balled up piece of cellophane inside in addition to Polyfil, so that it crinkles when squeezed. I like this little guy a lot – I may need to make another one to keep!

Take One, Pass It On Recap

If you’re just tuning in, for the past few weeks I have been participating in the Take One, Pass It On challenge, hosted by Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of TOPIO, it means taking something from the previous day’s outfit, and remixing it into your next outfit, and so on. Here is a recap of all of my remixes from this challenge! You can click on any of the images below to see the original post.

Take One, Pass It On: Day 2Remixed the hat and glitter boots.

Take One, Pass It OnRemixed the polka dot top.

Take One, Pass It On: Faux Leather PantsRemixed the faux leather pants.

What I Wore: Red WelliesRemixed the plaid shirt.

What I Wore: Stand TallRemixed the skinny jeans.

What I Wore: Bathrobe In DisguiseRemixed the colorful necklace.

Take One, Pass It On: Purple SweaterRemixed the purple sweater.

Take One, Pass It On - Cognac Belt & BootsRemixed the cognac belt and boots.

What I Wore: Triple PlayRemixed the faux fur trim cardigan and cognac boots (again).

Take One, Pass It On: Red PantsRemixed the red pants.

Take One, Pass It On - Cream SweaterTo come full circle, I remixed the cream sweater from my first outfit into my final outfit.

I really liked this challenge because it didn’t take nearly as much planning as my previous 30 for 30 remixes did, but still helped me get creative with my outfits. I would love to try this challenge again sometime, perhaps in the spring! Thank you to all who were following along with my remix. It has been great seeing the creativity of the other participants too!

What I Wore: Full Circle

What I Wore: Full Circle

It is day eleven of my Take One, Pass It On remix, and things have come full circle. In addition to remixing the red pants from my previous outfit, I am also wearing the same sweater I wore on day one.

What I Wore: Full Circle

What I Wore: Full Circle

After ambitiously stating in my last post that I was going to extend my remix through the end of the month, I realized that I don’t want to have to worry about outfit planning or photos during Thanksgiving week. So…this will be my last outfit for this round of the Take One, Pass It On challenge. I still surpassed my original goal though! Be sure to check back in a day or two for my recap and reflections on this remix. Thanks to Sarah from Sarah’s Real Life for the inspiration to join in on this challenge!

Take One, Pass It On: Red Pants

Sweater – TJ Maxx
Leopard Button Up – J. Crew (secondhand via eBay)
Pants – thrifted, altered by me
Boots – Enzo Angiolini via Nordstrom
Nails – OPI, You Rock-Apulco Red

What I Wore: Triple Play

What I Wore: Triple Play

I’ve reached my initial goal for the Take One, Pass It On challenge, which was to share ten outfits in the month of November (today is number ten). However, I have been enjoying this challenge so much that I plan to continue through the end of the month.

What I Wore: Triple Play

Today, I am yet again carrying over two items from my last outfit, my DIY faux fur trim cardigan and my brown leather boots. In fact, this is the third outfit in a row that I’ve worn these boots. I hadn’t planned on wearing them three times in a row, but I didn’t like any of my other pairs of shoes with this outfit as much as I liked this pair. I promise to change up the shoes for my next post!

What I Wore: Triple Play

Cardigan – Target (faux fur added by me)
Tank – Express
Pants – thrifted (altered by me)
Boots – Aldo
Necklace – Lia Sophia (secondhand via eBay)
Nails – Essie, Snap Happy

What I Wore: What’s Old Is New Again

What I Wore: What's Old Is New Again

For the ninth day of the Take One, Pass It On remix, I am rewearing both the belt and boots from my last outfit. I wore this to my sister-in-law’s bridal shower this past weekend, though I quickly ditched the cardigan due to the unseasonably warm weather.

What I Wore: What's Old Is New Again

Speaking of this cardigan, I recently restyled it by adding a faux fur collar. In the cardigan’s original state, I found myself rarely reaching for it in my closet, so I knew it was time to either donate it or give it a little makeover. First I altered the neckline to make it a v-neck, then I fashioned a collar from a piece of faux fur leftover from when I made my dearly departed DIY faux fur vest, which I sewed into place. It was kind of a quick, impulsive project, and I really like what I ended up with!

Restyled Cardigan With Faux Fur Trim

Another old item of mine that has gotten some TLC are my trusty brown leather boots, which I took to the cobbler to be resoled. I had wavered about whether I wanted to spend the money to get them spruced up or not, but I’m really glad I did. I have been wearing these boots for 4.5 years, and I’m happy they will be around awhile longer!

What I Wore: What's Old Is New Again

Any suggestions for my next remix item? Should it be the floral dress, faux fur trim cardigan, or purple tights? Be sure to check out the week two Take One, Pass It On roundup over at Sarah’s Real Life!

Take One, Pass It On - Cognac Belt & Boots

Dress – Tucker for Target (secondhand via eBay)
Cardigan – Target (faux fur added by me)
Boots – Aldo
Belt – thrifted
Tights – Target
Nails – Essie, Snap Happy