Vampire Sock Owl – Cape Tutorial

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The 4 year old and I spent yesterday afternoon making our own vampire owl together for halloween. He insisted on getting the shape of the coat and wings just right, drawing for me EXACTLY how the collar should sit. I love a good collaboration. After much discussion on instagram and Facebook there was an overwhelming vote for fangs… so they got added too.


 Vampire Owl Cape Tutorial

I thought I’d put together a little tutorial for all of you who have the owl pattern already (Sock owl pattern available here). In addition to your sock and white felt you will need:

  • 20 x 30cm black felt
  • 20 x 30cm red fabric (cotton, pinwhale cord, velvet)
  • Red embroidery perle or floss

Making your owl exactly as the pattern says until you get to the wings. Instead of the wing template use the Vampire coat pattern (download it here), cut…

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B.C. Mountie injured as moose rams cruiser, stomps on roof, then returns to forest

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PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — In this case of moose versus Mountie, the officer — and his car — got the worst of it.

RCMP say the officer was writing a report in his car in Prince George, B.C., on Thursday when he saw two moose crossing an intersection.

The Mountie moved his car to try to stop another vehicle heading towards the animals when the bull moose rammed the front grill and bumper of the police cruiser before climbing over the hood and onto the roof.

The moose was stomping the roof when one of its hooves shattered the driver’s side window and hit the officer.

Police say the moose then walked down the trunk of the vehicle before making its getaway with the other moose.

The officer suffered a bruised left shoulder but didn’t need medical attention and finished his shift before heading home.

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Obey presents their Holiday 2012 lookbook. The collection consists of all new shirts, collard shirts, jackets, sweaters, accessories, coats and much more for the cold season. The full collection will soon be available through their online store and Obey stockists. Stay posted!

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‘They wanted to kill her, but she will rise again’: Pakistani schoolgirl targeted by Taliban making ‘miraculous’ recovery

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The father of a Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls’ education said on Friday she would “rise again” to pursue her dreams after hospital treatment.

Malala Yousufzai, 15, was flown from Pakistan to Britain for specialist treatment after the Oct. 9 attack, which drew widespread international condemnation.

The father Ziauddin Yousufzai and other family members arrived in Britain on Thursday to help her recovery.

“They wanted to kill her. But she fell temporarily. She will rise again. She will stand again,” he told reporters, his voice breaking with emotion.

Malala has become a powerful symbol of resistance to the Taliban’s efforts to deny women education. Public fury in Pakistan over her shooting has put pressure on the military to mount an offensive against the radical Islamist group.

“When she fell, Pakistan stood … this is a turning point,” her father said. “[In] Pakistan for…

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A rolling earthquake measuring 7.7 jolted British Columbia’s north-central coast Saturday night, frightening residents and forcing many to leave their homes for higher ground ahead of a possible tsunami.

It is the largest earthquake to hit Canada in decades.

Tsunami warnings were issued for the North Coast and Haida Gwaii islands and parts of the central coast, including Bella Bella, Bella Coola and Shearwater. Warnings were also issued in Hawaii, where the first wave was predicted to hit at 1:28 a.m. PT.

The B.C. emergency co-ordination centre issued a bulletin saying a low level tsunami could impact marinas and other coastal infrastructure or create strong currents in harbours and coastal areas.

Residents were evacuated from four communities on the former Queen Charlotte Islands and on the coastal mainland at Port Edward.

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7.7 magnitude earthquake rocks coast of British Columbia

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UPDATE: Tsunami warning issued after 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes off B.C. coast

A powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake has shaken the north-central coast of British Columbia in the Haida Gwaii area.

The quake was felt across a wide area that includes Prince Rupert, Quesnel, and Houston.

The Geological Survey of Canada says a tsunami warning has been issued from the north tip of Vancouver Island to Alaska, but so far there have been no reports of damage.

The agency reports the quake struck just after eight o’clock local time, its epicentre 17 kilometres below ground about 200 kilometres south-southwest of Prince Rupert.

Several aftershocks have been reported, including one 5.8 magnitude tremor.

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