I was, and still am, always fascinated by owls.
When I was little it was because of a cartoon that was on the telly on Saturday afternoons.
Later, when I was a bit older, I was fascinated by their expressionless poker face that I thought was only typical of owls. However, when I had my pet chicken, I had to realize that she was just as poker faced (with due respect to owls) as owls are. In fact, most of birds are expressionless to a certain extend.
It was just when I started to work in the Zoo as a helper, that I realized why I was fascinated by them. It is the combination of being able to turn their head/neck up to 270º, their flat face and the circular feathers around their large eyes. When I look into them, I can switch off and get lost for a minute.
Well, as I said earlier, this fascination is still there, and probably that is why the first toy I made was an owl. It turned out that not I´m the only one who likes them. In local fairs their sell well and I sold a couple of them in one of my shops, too.
There is another craft fair I am going to participate in this week-end and I´ve been busy making them as toys