Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Jenya's virtual baby shower!

When I was approached by Alisa (A Stitch in Between) and Renee (Nearest the Pin) to participate in a virtual baby shower for the gorgeous Jenya from While she was sleeping, it took about .3 seconds to respond with YESSSSSS.

I knew instantly what I would make and send. Those who have been following me for a while will recognise my Boobook Taggy Owl. This is how my little business started. I designed and made these owls. Each and every single one is different. Every single one with a different name. 

Would you believe I have made over 200 of them now? I may have gotten slightly, ... maybe... a little bit .... sick of them. I have a few at home that are in various stages of production and I'm determined to finish them off. In making this one, I remembered just how much I did love making them. 

I'm also in the process of writing a pattern and tutorial to sell. What do you think? Would you buy it? Honestly it is almost complete. Must get onto that!

They are designed for babies but suit through to teething toddlers. A comfort, snugly with the soft minky backing, a toy to play with, a teething relief (ya know how babies seem to chop on the tags of everything!) and something lovely to display.

So a few details:

  • the back is beautiful soft minky 
  • the ribbons are all heat sealed, basted, sewn and top stitched - they aren't going anywhere!
  • the 'wings' have crinkle included so they make noise
  • perfect for little bubbas through to teething toddlers (and actually I have had some go to 5 to 7 year olds that love them and I know of a few hanging in some sewing rooms!)
  • they are machine washable - come on, we are talking babies here, they need to be easy care!
  • Why Boobook? You can find out the origin of the name here.

I'm so excited to be involved with all these amazing bloggers in the virtual baby shower! Go check out what they have made.
Now the only thing missing is a name - this is where you come in. Comment with what you think would be a good name for the little Boobook (notice the owl is gender neutral as Jenya has a surprise baby on the way!). 

The best, most creative name will get their very own Boobook (when I finish one! Eeekkk no pressure!). 

So Jenya, I hope you love your little Boobook owl and most of all, I hope your new little bubba does too. 


  1. Awww, he is so cute! I love taggy toys and the wrinkling wings is such a good touch. I know it's not terribly original but I have always been partial to Hooty as a name for anything owl related :) Thank you so much for taking part in our shower, I love your gift.

  2. Too cute! My girls loved taggy toys as little ones, so good to play with and feel. Boo is a popular name in our house that goes with Boobook well!

  3. Lovely Jane! This baby is certainly very lucky! Bubs love minky and who doesn't love an owl - no wonder you've made so many of these! xx

  4. 200!! wow, you are amazing - I'm lucky to make may pattern twice. Love this little guy!! I've got two 3 year old here and they suggested kookoo would be a good name for him.her!?! Thanks so much for joining in the fun :)

  5. This Boobook is gorgeous Jane! A perfect little toy for little fingers :) Love the fact the wings crinkle :) This is such a lovely surprise, thank you girls!

  6. A bright, fun taggie, Jane. Love it!!! The crinkle sound is an added bonus.

  7. Too cute, Oscar thinks it should be named bababoo and I'm suggesting crispy

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  9. That little owl is just so endearing, Jane! I hope you go ahead and publish the pattern -I'd buy one and I'm sure many others would too.


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