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Birdie Pincushions

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Category Sewing
Style Funky, Traditional, Holiday, Cute, Whimsical, Retro / Vintage, Mod, Classic, Casual, Romantic
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What materials did you use? scraps, craft pellets, non-fusible interfacing, loose batting, beads

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What are you most proud of? Our wild "wimin' Sew Fun Club" had so much fun! Each bird and nest is different! Members experimented with bullion beaks, decorative stitching, interfacing in tails, redesigning tails, attaching wings each in different ways, using specialty fabrics. The large nest has raw-edge strip ruffles - which should get even nestier! Great for spring, great for pincushions (better if stuffed with sand to keep pins sharp) - just plain fun to make.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be afraid to change instructions to suit your whimsies. Leave a little space in the pellet sack to allow for that "coaxing" in. Lengthen the tail to have extra length tucked in the back - this will help it stand up better. Wings and tails can be lightly stuffed - or not. The second blue bird from left has wings that are not attached around the sides - there are 2 scalloped lines mimic-ing feathers. The center bird has actual feather stitches on the wings!

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Love your use of fabric. Like the whole idea. Thanks for sharing.

03/20/2012 Flag

So cute! Thanks for sharing, girls!!

03/20/2012 Flag

Your birds are cute! I think it is wonderful you are in a sewing club as well.

03/20/2012 Flag

Thanks! It's great being surrounded by friends who appreciate your creations (and aren't grumping about When Is The Mending Going To Be Done?) ;-D I loved your tribute to your sweet mom and hope you post a project soon so we can all admire what she taught you!

03/21/2012 Flag

I LOVE the birdies! (and your table runner too!)

03/21/2012 Flag

do you have a cat who loves birdies? lol

04/23/2012 Flag

These are beautiful.

04/23/2012 Flag