I wanted to make a little gift for my Kathleen, because she’s amazing and deserves little gifts and making things for her makes me happy, and so I sought out something semi-practical but meaningful to her, and lo and behold! I found this pattern: Owl Bean
Owls have symbolic meaning for her (she’s all about wisdom and Athena, because she’s a wise warrior herself, though I doubt she’d ever say that), and she’s a teacher with a pile of marking forever by her side, so what could be better than a sweet little owl paperweight?
My version is below, with sewn sleepy eyes because I have no little plastic safety eyes floating about. It’s still pretty cute, and it made her smile, which is the most important part 🙂
Be happy, healthy, and safe!