The adventures of Angus and Cleo

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Angus and Cleo ©Shireen Nadir 2013

I went to sleep on Saturday night and when I woke up these two buggers had snuck into the living room and set up camp. They’re ugly, but they’re my first fluff-babies so I’ve let them stay. We went for a walk in the music garden, and I got to know their deep and complex personalities. Yes, needle felting is definitely my next big obsession.

Angus is a little spectacle owl with a huge personality. He’s camera shy but loves to cuddle given half a chance.

Angus and Cleo © Shireen Nadir 2013

He lives in fear of someone discovering out that he never returns his library books because he likes to chew them into little balls of paper that he hides under his bed.

Angus and Cleo © Shireen Nadir 2013

He likes sleeping with his feet out of the covers to stay cool and eating his bacon with maple syrup.

Angus and Cleo © Shireen Nadir 2013

Cleo is a little barn owl, but lacking in any of the grace that normally comes with being a barn owl.

Angus and Cleo © Shireen Nadir 2013

She’s especially clumsy with crazy glue and saran wrap and once caused a traumatic incident that involved both.

Angus and Cleo © Shireen Nadir 2013

She’s fond of Paul Simon and lemon flavoured deserts and eating the middle of Oreo cookies before putting the end bits back in the box.

Angus and Cleo © Shireen Nadir 2013

Together, they form sort of an awkward couple, but they both love exploring so that’s their common ground.

Angus and Cleo © Shireen Nadir 2013

Big animals make them nervous.

Angus and Cleo © Shireen Nadir 2013

So they hide…

Angus and Cleo ©Shireen Nadir 2013

Or try to escape in the post.

Angus and Cleo © Shireen Nadir 2013

On the whole though, they’re pretty easy going.

Angus and Cleo © Shireen Nadir 2013

Yes, I made little toys and spent the afternoon walking around with them and taking pictures. Luckily Tito is on board:

Angus and Cleo © Shireen Nadir 2013

The next post will contain the step-by-step photos of how I made Cleo, for anyone who wants to take a crack at my no-doubt-ass-backward method 😉