After finishing this month challenge I was looking for a special image to start my post. Hebban olla uogala nestas hagunnan hinase hi(c) (a)nda thu uuat unbidan uue nu. (translation: Are all birds begun nests, except me and you. What are we waiting?) With this line my first literature lessons on High School started. While I was writing this post, I remembered these two lines. I decided to make a banner in the style as to be seen when a child is born.
I’ve been looking around for some bird fabric. In march there was a fabric market in a town nearby were I live. There wasn’t any fabric with a bird print. I also did a search on the internet, but I didn’t liked any of the fabrics.
Searching on the internet with the search words: fabric bird I came across stuffed birds. Then I came up with another idea. I decided to make a pincushion. Although I sew a lot I don’t have any pincushions. In the sewing box of my mother there used to be this pincushion.
The cushion was made of a polyester and didn’t last long.
For the bird I used the mister bluebird pattern from Spool. The fabric is a leftover from a vintage inspired blouse I made earlier (the blouse pattern is self drafted).
I decided to put the bird on a nest with some eggs. The nest is a 4 point biscornu. There is even a bird on this fabric!
It’s made of an old t-shirt from my youngest daughter and the red is a leftover from a apron I made for my mother. The tail is embroidered with small beads.
I have to confess I got carried away. I made a few more pincushions: a wise owl (leftover from a skirt) and two little birdie (leftovers from a scarf and a dress from my youngest daughter). I do have some request to make pincushions for friends.
Now to the bow. The bow charm I found in a box in my closet.
When a necklace or bracelet breaks I put the useful parts in a box.
For my future sewing project I now have some useful pincushions: there is one near my sewing machine, one near my chair where I do my handsewing and one where I iron.
Here are the links to the patterns: https://nl.pinterest.com/pin/295759900505532582/, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.nl/2014/12/thrifty-thursday.html and http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/cutting-corners/2014/11/3/little-birdie/