What lies below was a wicked googelly of creation... let me tell you. Literally. Let's start with the Lady, shall we?
Her belly, sewn to her head. Self explanatory.
My sister and I both had the same idea of how to fancy up her wings. This is a bride Lady after all. I found these little tea cozy like thingys at a local fabric shop ready made. Score! Sewing them to the fabric of the wings and having them not fray was a whole other story. No need to dwell on that.
Since one of her wings is going to be positioned outward to hold the wing of her mate, The Gent, I had to make them different shapes. One will be all sweet and lie nicely by her side, while the other will -- or rather, does -- curve out nicely to hold onto her man.
Life happily imitating art.
Ahhh, the top hat. The greatest little freakin' thing I've made yet. I swear.
Daniel Day Lewis, a la The Gangs of New York, popped into my head the night I was putting together The Gent at Grandma's house. I absolutely had to make him an extra long top hat to wear, and almost named him The Butcher as a result, but, really, that isn't a very festive name. Plus, then he would need a vest, and some fabulous slacks, and as you can see, my little owl does not have the waist nor the legs to accommodate such attire.
I took a slight detour with The Gent's eyes. I was originally planning to make them resemble little H.M. Winston's eyes, but I missed my pinwheels. The original Winston was proud to see them come back.
.... well, almost. He might get some more lovin' from me if I decide he needs it. The rim to his top hat is a wee bit wrinkled from being sewn on, that might have to get fixed. We'll see.