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An Owl Is Born

Aug 17, 2012

by Alison Feldmann

As a child, you may have wondered: “Where do baby owls come from?”

As you’ll see in this so-cute-it-hurts film, they don’t come from eggs, or nests, or even other owls. In fact, they’re created on a felted assembly line by friendly rabbits with glasses. Oh, the things you can learn on a Friday!

Created by animator Isobel Knowles and plush master Cat Rabbit, the fanciful factory portrayed in the film has inspired a storybook, merchandise, and a full roster of plush owlets, all available in the Owl Know How shop. I think I need a baby owl in every color!

Hard at work on the set.

Which baby owl is your favorite?

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130 comments

  • PoleStar said 7 years ago

    Hard to choose, I'm torn between the white one and the 70's color scheme owl on the far right. I think in the end I'd go with the colorful one. Adorable shop and owls.

  • wayfaringmagnolia said 7 years ago

    Too cute! Adoring that little snowy white owl.

  • heidispaws said 7 years ago

    Soooooo cute!!!!!! :-)

  • GrayDayStudio said 7 years ago

    so adorable, love how it literally brings her work to life! will have to show it to my 2 yr old! it will blow her mind!

  • volkerwandering said 7 years ago

    What an adorable video~!

  • mysteriousearth said 7 years ago

    Them's some pricey birds. $110 for a stuffed plush?

  • MegansMenagerie said 7 years ago

    So cute!!! Love owls!!!!

  • cherylKNITS said 7 years ago

    And I thought cats were cute.....

  • fieldtrip said 7 years ago

    so much awesomeness here! very fun video and what a great shop :)

  • WhisperingOak said 7 years ago

    Lovely items

  • HouseOfMoss said 7 years ago

    This is so darling! I love this type of stop-motion amazingness!

  • mattyhandmadecrafts said 7 years ago

    Precious!

  • HayleysPaperLove said 7 years ago

    so That's where baby owls come from! I've always wondered... what an adorable video! and I like the white one best.

  • TreadleLady said 7 years ago

    Soooooo cute!!! Brings out the little girl in me, love it!

  • ParisCabinet said 7 years ago

    Amazing video and so adorable.

  • MollCutpurse said 7 years ago

    Does each baby owl purchased on Etsy come with its own tiny internal organs? I know it's the biologist in me talking, but I'd be tempted to buy one just to dissect it, a la the Easter Bunny here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/69071755/the-easter-bunny-donated-his-body-to.

  • theresatron said 7 years ago

    Creepy cute!

  • wheatleypaperworks said 7 years ago

    Somehow strangely complelling...Ha! Whooo, whooo knew?

  • Mammaschest said 7 years ago

    I loooove it!!!

  • decembermoondesign said 7 years ago

    My favorite part is seeing them flying through the clouds :) Love it!

  • baconsquarefarm said 7 years ago

    My goodness the owls above are adorable would be difficult to have only one~ great eye for details and design.

  • LivingVintage said 7 years ago

    Too cute!

  • OuterKnits said 7 years ago

    Way adorable.

  • BirdiesCozyNest said 7 years ago

    wonderful! :)

  • thelittlemarket said 7 years ago

    nice!!!

  • jammerjewelry said 7 years ago

    Great article, thanks for sharing.

  • rachelungerjewelry said 7 years ago

    oh my goodness, that is so adorable, wow, great little film!

  • ikabags said 7 years ago

    Adorable shop !

  • seaofwild said 7 years ago

    this is so weird and adorable. :)

  • EmSewCrazy said 7 years ago

    What a great video! Love it when people create another world!

  • ccruze25 said 7 years ago

    Such a cute video! It made me smile after a long day. Thank you for sharing the video and story. Now I am off to shop for my very own owl!

  • TheCatkinBoutique said 7 years ago

    So cute! Lovely style :)

  • elizenazelie said 7 years ago

    I wonder why bunnies would build predatory animals... It must be some sort of sick scheme to keep their own growing population down! Still cute!!

  • greendani said 7 years ago

    Isobel and Cat Rabbit are amazing girls! This collaborative work is very special

  • harrijohnston said 7 years ago

    I'm charmed!

  • roseslacks said 7 years ago

    Naaaaw. I knew it! This is wonderfully sweet.

  • WeeWoollyBurros said 7 years ago

    ♥ !

  • FancyFawnVintage12 said 7 years ago

    That was amazing! I love that the little owl was given organs. Thank you for sharing.

  • SquidWhaleDesigns said 7 years ago

    ha! This was straight up deeee-lightful to watch! Thank you for showing it to us all!

  • SCAVENGENIUS said 7 years ago

    That's too cute! <3

  • byjodi said 7 years ago

    This is so cute. My kids loved the video!! I am torn between the brown, slightly grumpy looking, owl in the back and the really beautiful colorful owl on the right.

  • cubiciti said 7 years ago

    Great video! Adorable shop! Love your brooch's packaging!

  • dragonhouseofyuen said 7 years ago

    ha ha ha!!! that's so funny and so cute!! especially loved the rabbit stitching owl together! thanks for the smile :)

  • SmilingKittyKat said 7 years ago

    I laughed out loud. I collect snowy owls, so I would have to say the white one is my favorite.

  • UpsideDownFrowns said 7 years ago

    Oh my Gosh! Your shop is too CUTE! Congratulations.

  • HoneyThistle said 7 years ago

    cutest video evar! but also, awesome plushes!

  • sbutcher8 said 7 years ago

    cute! would have to have a purple owl a very royal bird.

  • olivehuedesigns said 7 years ago

    Absolutely charming!

  • PaperAltar said 7 years ago

    L O V E !!

  • Iammie said 7 years ago

    So lovely!

  • KateandCarroll said 7 years ago

    My kids will love these!

  • KellyConnorDesigns said 7 years ago

    That was awesome and so lovely!

  • KellyConnorDesigns said 7 years ago

    That was fantastic and really lovely

  • WoodlandiaHandmade said 7 years ago

    Adorableness overload!

  • cberez said 7 years ago

    lovely!

  • JanetR said 7 years ago

    the video is fabulous! love it! great!

  • takeapicturedesigns said 7 years ago

    So adorable! Thanks for the inspiration. from Lynne

  • kadydesigns said 7 years ago

    Adorable video and the owls are soooo cute!!!

  • messinabella said 7 years ago

    Adorable!

  • andrewkonkle said 7 years ago

    I like the one on the right, and the creativity and time spent on that video is unbelievable. Truly inspiring.

  • figurativepie said 7 years ago

    Cuteness!

  • reflectionsjewelry said 7 years ago

    Oh my soul thats sooo cute!

  • sugarcookie said 7 years ago

    This animation is amazing! What cute softies, too! I love this.

  • DuPreGeneralStore said 7 years ago

    Fantastic and adorable.

  • NakedRatDestash said 7 years ago

    Great video! Wonderful work!

  • earali said 7 years ago

    My little daughter love it !!!

  • mangodoll said 7 years ago

    Sweet and Charming!

  • jkpark said 7 years ago

    So imaginative and sweet!

  • lovelygifts said 7 years ago

    So cute!!

  • peachtreedesigns3 said 7 years ago

    Well, that video is the cutest darn thing I've EVER seen. I never kenw that that is where owls came from! Love it!!!

  • thevicagirl said 7 years ago

    Oh, how cute. I don't normally watch videos, or enjoy stuffed things, but this is just fun and makes me want one.

  • JewelMeShop said 7 years ago

    Cute and funny!

  • thenosuchdisco said 7 years ago

    very cute animation and lovely owls!! theres a certain magic with stop motion animation, i suppose it reminds me of morph from when i was young.

  • MurumuruArt said 7 years ago

    Super cute stuffs! :)))

  • HelloMountains said 7 years ago

    o my this is so cute!!!!!

  • RedLotusJewellery said 7 years ago

    Absolutely adorable!

  • ambernut said 7 years ago

    Yes, love owls. But were they come from I have never known til now! Awesome work.

  • PattiTrostle said 7 years ago

    Cute!

  • FreshFromtheFlame said 7 years ago

    Great animation. That is true art.

  • stinnovation said 7 years ago

    Amazing art and those great creat for evey lovely baby.

  • mirabellamorello said 7 years ago

    Wow! I think everyone has already used up all of the words for how cute this is! Love everything about it, cute owls, cute bunnies, cute music, well-done video. What a very happy thing to look at on a sunny Sunday morning!

  • SBuss said 7 years ago

    Awesome! That was so adorable! I can't imagine the hours and hours of work that must have gone into creating that! You did an amazingjob! Congratulations, I hope everyone watches it!

  • StyleGraphicDesign said 7 years ago

    I found it really touching:))

  • chunmeili said 7 years ago

    sooooo cute ! I love !

  • LittleWrenPottery said 7 years ago

    So very cute, I think the brown owl is my favourite! : D

  • FreakyPeas said 7 years ago

    charming!

  • nellianna said 7 years ago

    Amazing!

  • MaishopDigitalArt said 7 years ago

    Ohhhh I loveeee it. it's amazing and absolutly adorable! Good job!

  • MaishopDigitalArt said 7 years ago

    Ah! My favourite is the soft gray with blue eyes. I love all of them anyway!

  • dbdesigns59 said 7 years ago

    love it................

  • ccampbell0509 said 7 years ago

    That was just too cute.

  • feltonthefly said 7 years ago

    Oh my gosh.... that was a charming, adorable video! And it would be simply *impossible* to choose a favorite owl. They are all too cute for words : )

  • ru39iam said 7 years ago

    Okay, That little film got my attention!! Kudos to you!!! Cheers, Bonnie

  • kattailz said 7 years ago

    That was the most adorable video I've seen in a long time!

  • CreaShines said 7 years ago

    Awesome stop motion!!! Congrats on a super fun final video :D Soo creative and inspirational.

  • kellydbrown said 7 years ago

    I can't stop watching this. It's absolutely adorable. Completely made my day.

  • PearlieGirl said 7 years ago

    Adorable! Just watched the video with my little ones and they loved it!!

  • ThePolkadotMagpie said 7 years ago

    I absolutely love this video. Thanks!

  • ZiBagz said 7 years ago

    Bravo!!! How fun! Absolutely wonderful!!!! XxXxXx

  • LaAlicia said 7 years ago

    omg, the blinking eyeballs made me giggle! the whole thing put a giant smile on my face! thanks! ;)

  • sandakaterina said 7 years ago

    This is an absolutely beautiful video! ^^ So cute!

  • blankensip said 7 years ago

    Absolutely LUV, LUV, LUV!!!

  • janeeroberti said 7 years ago

    Cute+creepy=brilliant

  • classicnotebooks said 7 years ago

    Wow!! It so cute :)

  • amandadragon said 7 years ago

    Reminds me of Barnaby the bear animations when I was younger! Quirky and delightful! Soooo cute!

  • Nekochaton said 7 years ago

    It's an adorable film!

  • ticketybooSu said 7 years ago

    Brought a tear to the ole eye. Splendid stuff.

  • LavenderField said 7 years ago

    haha cute video!!

  • Kardavila said 7 years ago

    Adorable :)

  • blueroompottery said 7 years ago

    Oh so sweet!! It made my day to watch the video, thanks so much for making my heart smile! :)

  • lulisbowtique said 7 years ago

    so cute!!!

  • PetrinaCaseStudio said 7 years ago

    Brilliant video! I loved the heart beat, the Dr. and the fact that the wings were not too loud when they flapped - so you must have a muffler on the wings - more brilliant. Keep up the great work. Cannot wait to see more. Happy thoughts, Petrina

  • JanePhillips said 7 years ago

    wow, it's so incredible!! ♡ ∩_∞

  • charissedevine333 said 7 years ago

    Cute !

  • ShuliDesigns said 7 years ago

    ♥♥♥ Gorgeous!

  • theroyal said 7 years ago

    I was just looking at the "Is Cuteness Bad for Crafts?" blog and I must say this concept is and evidence for the argument that, "NO, cuteness is not bad for crafts." Every inch of that film was adorable, but also genius. The creators of this film, book, and accessories have giving their products a story.

  • theroyal said 7 years ago

    Its like if you got to watch your doughnuts get made at krispy kream but it was an adorable suffed animal make each doughnuts musical fantasy of clouds.

  • FeltHappiness said 7 years ago

    This is an example of Marvelously Inventive Cute (versus the saccharine and pedestrian varieties of cute). The lovely attention to detail and underlying humor make it a good thing for Crafts. Bravo!!

  • bimabejbe said 7 years ago

    Wonderful!!!

  • GracevdH said 7 years ago

    cute video. Love it.

  • jewelsbyjess1 said 7 years ago

    Absolutely adorable!!

  • YovankaBlack said 7 years ago

    *** L O V E ***

  • PrimaPaperie said 7 years ago

    What an absolutely adorable video!! :)

  • Gossipgear said 7 years ago

    that is so cute

  • steventu said 7 years ago

    very imaginative, creative, clever...

  • want2buycooljewels said 7 years ago

    Wow I was transported!

  • lilysteven said 7 years ago

    So adorable..cute..luv it!!!!

  • emmajean83 said 7 years ago

    This is absolutely amazing. I blogged it here http://heartfulloftea.com You girls are so talented. I have added a little baby owl to my basket. LOVE!

  • enlivenimage said 7 years ago

    love this video a lot!

  • Stargazer02 said 7 years ago

    so cute!!!!!

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