Calavera Owl Colouring page and feltie

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I’m taking part once again in the Dia de los muertos blog tour hosted by Melissa of Rebel and Malice.

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This is such a fun tour. I love learning about different cultures and I love seeing how the different bloggers on the tour interpreted Dia de los Muertos along the way.


Even though this is my second time on this tour, (you can see what I did last year here) I still get that slightly awkward feeling about taking part as I have no Latino heritage. Melissa explains really well in her intro though about why she includes people who come from different backgrounds in the tour. I appreciate so much that Melissa has been very encouraging of including me (and others) in the tour as I really do love the idea of celebrating the people in our lives who have passed away rather than being always so hush hush about death. It just seems like a much healthier way to deal with grief.

Anyway, I love how decorative calaveras are, and I love love love owls (why I don’t put more in my sewing I couldn’t tell you) so I designed a calavera owl!

Calaveras Owl by Lulu & Celeste

Isn’t she pretty!

You can download her in PDF format from my Craftsy shop here*. It’s free to download, I find it easier to upload it there since if I make any modifications then Craftsy will send you an email automatically.

You can use the owl as a colouring page or use it to sew up a feltie! I printed it out at 60% and sewed up this little owl. Finished size is about 3.5″ x 3.5″. As you can see, it’s not quite finished. I still need to add a little embroidery detail on the wings, and the little leaf shapes around the outside of the wings. I spent so much time working on the design trying to get it the way I wanted, that it left me with very little time to actually sew the owl up!


I don’t have a full tutorial for you today but here are the supplies needed:

  • Wool blend felt in various colours. Cut out two pieces for the body.
  • Fabric glue (it’s easier with the tiny pieces, those feet are like less than half an inch tall when printed at 60%)
  • Satin scraps to make the flowers like that, or make flowers out of felt.
  • Freezer paper (for cutting out the shapes)
  • DMC embroidery thread
  • Polyfil if you want to make it puffy

If you would like a full tutorial, let me know in the comments or email me and I will put one together. If you’re new to working with felt, you can read the tips post I did on felt here.


Monday October 26 – Rebel & MaliceFrom a BoxSews n Bows
Tuesday October 27 – Call AjaireHattielu HandmadeMade With Moxie
Wednesday October 28 – Paisley RootsAmandaRosePhat Quarters
Thursday October 29 – Lulu & CelesteCalm and CarrionCraft Lady Abby
Friday October 30 – Whisk ‘EmWild & Wanderful Golden Rippy
Saturday October 31 – Just Add FabricFilles a Maman
Sunday November 1 – House of Estrela
Monday November 2 – Rebel & Malice
There’s also a giveaway, go to Melissa’s intro post to enter the Rafflecopter. You could win a copy of the DVD “The Book of Life”  and a copy of the book “Rosita y Conchita” by Erich Haeger and Eric Gonzalez. Open to US and Canadian residents.
Also, Jeanine, from StitchART* designed a Dia de los Muertos themed free motion stitch embroidery pattern that you can find in her shop HERE*. Her FMA designs are so cute, you should check them out!
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