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This is my latest project! I was looking in Nancy Halvorsen's Sew Necessary and saw this cute bird pin cushion. I used a few pieces from Canning Days.
It was very easy and wouldn't take very long to make if it didn't take me forever to decide on which button to use on the wings. I loved the fact I had a button the same color as one of the leaves in the wing fabric but then I found a cute white and clear button that looked great, too. So I put a different one on either side. So depending on how I feel for the day I can turn it to one side or the other.
Then I thought the pattern would be great a little smaller so I reduced it to 80%. I think that is my favorite size. She suggests you fill the bottom with nut shells so the bird will stand up right. But I didn't have any so I looked around and I found some of those glass decorative flat marbles and they slipped in very easily. I figure you should use what you have.

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Comment by Brenda Ericson on September 17, 2010 at 6:29pm
I agree about the Christmas Tree. The great part about these birds are they are so easy! In her latest book Tidings she has similar birds as Christmas ornaments. I might have to do those, too.
Comment by Kathy Kelley on September 17, 2010 at 6:21pm
These small birds are adorable, I can see a small Christmas tree with many birds all in Christmas fabrics sitting on the tree branches. I am new to this so pls bear with me.
Comment by BillieBee in TX on September 14, 2010 at 1:30pm
Sooooooooo cute!
Comment by Joana Simmers/GA on September 14, 2010 at 9:29am
So cute! I need a pin cushion that will stay put on my little table in the living room--those flat marbles would work great. I've looked at Nancy Halvorsen's books many times but never bought one--you convinced me!
Comment by Traci on September 14, 2010 at 6:11am
What a great idea about the glass beads! I have some of those and have wondered what I was going to do with them! I have this book and NEED another pin cushion, I might have to try this! thanks for the inspiration!
Comment by Morgan Hess /Fla. on September 13, 2010 at 8:28pm
Comment by Marnie/NH on September 13, 2010 at 7:51pm
Love the birds
Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on September 13, 2010 at 4:21pm
Really nice!
Comment by Brenda Ericson on September 13, 2010 at 3:58pm
I appreciate all of the kind words I have received today for my pin cushions. Mondays are always busy but you all have made my day even nicer.
Comment by Connie/KS on September 13, 2010 at 3:42pm
Really cute!

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