Wednesday, 29 December 2010

3 Pincushions and a parliament of owls

Here are 3 pincushions I made for friends and myself prior to Christmas.
The hedgehog I found online at Make it Modern blog found at This one I gave to my friend Tricia as a Christmas present. 
This next snowman pincushion was found at Connecting Threads at  My friend Ethel got this one for Christmas.  They made theirs out of cotton fabric, but I chose to make mine out of wool.
The owl pincushion was also found online at Jenny the Artist's blog at  The tutorial show it being made by machine out of cotton fabric and sewing down the "ears".  I chose to use wool and leave the ears free.
The parliament of owls I made were for an online group with Mary Lou Weidman.  We've had 2 exchanges this year, the first one was bees and then this owl one.  We are now about to start one of socks.
I used the same Kaffe Fassett rose fabric for all the owl's heads and bodies.  I used a chrysanthemum print for the top of the chest and wings.
I used a yellow batik for the beak and feet and then I fussy cut the Kaffe Fasset star flower to make the eyes.  I'm waiting for my new mixed parliament to arrive home.  I'll post another picture when they arrive.


The little book of Nessie said...

Lovely pincushions Sandi. Love your parliament of owls. What a great pattern, Mary Lou is clever! I also like the Christmas Quilt on the right hand side of your blog. Regards, Nessie

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

I really like your owl. I like the added dimension the wool gives him. Thanks for posting the link to the tutorial. :)