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« on: January 16, 2011 09:34:02 PM »

There are a few things I love:
A great deal
white ceramics
birds
and sewing!

While shopping at our local Goodwill (one of many) I came upon this cute birdie peeking out from behind a tree stump. I fell in love with it, but didn't buy it because it was a votive candle holder. I don't really have much use for those. However, while surfing the blogasphere, I came upon this little beauty:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/62580476/bird-pin-cushion
I knew I had to go back and get it. Even better, I was returning on 50 % off Saturday, which means that I got it for a buck! Yep $1. Well, I got home and pulled out a piece of white felt, a scrap on eyelet lace fabric, some stuffing, and a needle and thread, and sewed up a pincushion. For the top, I cut a circle of both fabrics, and gathered around the outside of the circle of felt, and stuffed it, and pulled the thread tight and then secured the thread and tied it off. Then did the same with the eyelet lace, and stuffed my little pillow into it before tying it off. Next, I cut a smaller circle and a strip of fabric to sew around it, making a cup, which I sewed to the base of the cushion, stuffing a little polyester fiber fill into it and then closing it up and tying off. The cup portion was glued into the votive holder. I liked the cool gathered section of the cushion, and so used that as the top, and then sewed a vintage mother of pearl button to finish it off. So...what do you think? I love it!



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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2011 09:55:54 PM »

I'm always envious of little sewed things like that!

You have done a wonderful job - great work and great imagination to translate what you saw into what you produced.
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011 05:38:24 AM »

Thanks for sharing this; it's such a great idea that I believe I will take a ride over to my Goodwill store...but I doubt I will find anything as cute as that little birdie!
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2011 04:21:18 PM »

This is lovely! I love the all-white look too. 
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