Well not so much a tiger I'm afraid as a variety of other jungle animals. I thought I ought to post about the curtains I decorated for my lovely friend's Nicki and John and their new baby H. Now to say she is new is slightly wrong as H is now almost 6 months old! Whoops. Anyway, way back before she was born, Nicki asked me to help her make some jungle animals in order to decorate the orange curtains she was repurposing for H's room.
So one sunny day we both sat outside in Nicki's garden crafting and eating yummy food. And these are the resultant curtains.......................
The idea was to have day and night in the jungle/African tranvaal as Nicki is South African and wanted lots of bright colours. I started off with the idea for the owl and Nicki made the rhino and elephant but then H came early so I completed the curtains as a pair.
Much of the tree and leaf design is my own but when it came to owls I sought inspiration from this book ''Super Cute Felt'' by Laura Howard. I have followed her blog and bought a few individual pieces and love her simple, yet personal style. The owl design is from an egg cosy. All I did was to make the owls super bright in colour and then coloured ricrac across their breasts. I thought a mummy and baby owl would be quite appropriate. I added in a big moon to set the scene.
Nicki and John were really pleased with the finished curtains and I hope when she is old enough H will be too.