It was much faster going when I reached the face section of the bag.
Then came the ears/ handles.
By this time night had fallen and I was happy make the eyes and beak while watching my TV shows. When I got up the next morning I sewed them on.
The eyes are sewn on a little wonky but I am quite proud of him. Yes you heard right. It's a him. My Harry Potter obsessed daughter christened him Errol just like the Weasley's owl.
A couple of weeks passed and Errol held a few bits and pieces I needed close to hand. My small scissors and crochet hook kept falling out so I knew it was time to try my hand at sewing a lining. The material I brought especially for this was a little to small. Luckily mum had given me some material when I first brought my machine, so I found a large piece of blue and last night I set about sewing the lining together. This morning I sewed the lining onto the bag. After I finished I noticed I had actually pulled the lining up too far on one ear. But because Errol is staying with me I didn't mind in the least.
I am happy with my first lined bag. At the moment he is residing on my table with a project in him. But the project is too big for the bag.
Once I finish this project my fat owl bag will hold smaller projects like my squares and the newest project I have received from my Ravelry group. I can't wait to fully immerse myself in that project. It is festive and totally adorable!