I was watching the first episode of season 2 of The DIY Dish a few weeks ago and decided right then that owls would be the theme for Almanzo's first birthday. I couldn't wait to find some cute fabric and sew up some of these cute little owls for party favors. I picked out three coordinating fabrics for his birthday banner (including one with owls!) and decided to match the stuffed owls to the banner. I also found some minky fabric in the remnant fabric bin and, since I already had two other coordinating colors of minky fabric from previous fabric store trips, I decided to use the minky fabric for the base of the owl and the polka dot fabric to match the birthday banner for the wings. I had some felt in my fabric stash, so I used that for the eyes and the beak. I love the frayed look of the wings and the soft minky fabric. I'm planning on making enough of these little cuties to give as party favors to all the little ones that come to his birthday party. And I'm also going to use some coordinating paper to make owls to use as decorations.