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« on: September 29, 2013 10:13:34 AM »

This little birdie flew off to my partner in the latest pincushion swap:

I don't have a lot of experience with stuffed things with shape- like a bird -but my partner was happy so phew!



Birdie herself is made out of some almost bottom-weight teal/turquoise fabric and osnaburg AKA poor man's linen. The latter probably wasn't the best choice with its looser weave, but since the bird is a little tied down to her nest and won't be handled much directly, I think it should hold up.



The nest started as a squat cylinder of felt. While stretching it into a more nest-y shape, with a yarn needle I sewed around and around it with twine then wove in more twine between the stitches to cover the felt except for a circle at the top. I stuffed it, sewed the opening closed, then went over it with more twine to hide the seam.



The bottom was ropy-poly after that so I added a button on the bottom and tied it to the top to shape it. Birdie is sewn on over the top of that. The whole thing is around 4" wide.

I was so happy to find the flower pins too! I thought they brightened Birdie's home nicely. I was very pleased (and relieved!) that they easily slid into place through the twine. Kinda the point of a pincushion, right?
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2013 10:17:54 AM »

this pincushion is sooo lovely!!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2013 06:44:08 PM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2013 06:47:28 PM »

awww.  so cute!  great job.
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2013 09:18:16 AM »

Thanks kindly  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2013 09:24:38 AM »

What an adorable pin cushion.
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2013 08:27:33 PM »

Those pin cushion swaps always produce the coolest projects - this one is no exception!! Adorable. Love the little nest!!
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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2013 08:03:32 AM »

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