I was a little nervous about the dog, but Addison was really in love with it, so I looked a bit closer and decided to go for it.
I had some vintage tweed in my stash, a belt buckle and some bias binding. I even had lots of stuffing. It looks like it is just the dog shape with a long strip for the middle, so I drew my dog shape on the back of the fabric, cut out two pieces, then measured all the way around the dog (93") and cut a strip 3" by 93". I am pretty pleased with the way it came out. I really like the collar. He may need a bit more stuffing though.
Then the owl! I love owl's, and these were so easy to make. I wanted them to have a little character, so I didn't worry about sewing the faces on straight or anything.
Now, I just have to be strong and wait until the fall to wrap them, and see the kids reactions.....that is the best part!