Sunday, April 10, 2011

Pin Cushion Birds

In the middle of this busy week I worked on a fun project when I found a few minutes.   I had watched Season 3, Episode 1 of "The DIY Dish." featuring Joel Dewberry.  He is the author of a book called Sewn Spaces and a fabric designer.

 He also has a blog here where you can see some of the fabrics he has designed.  The project from this book that was featured on the DIY dish happened to be fabric birds.  I seem to be attracted to projects like that so I decided then and there that this would be my Pay if Forward gifts.  So here they are.

They have made their selves a temporary home on a shelf here in our home.
They will soon be leaving the nest for their new homes.

I had fun with the great fabric options and choosing the combinations.

The beads I used for the eyes are a little small so my future birds will have a little better view of the world.

This was a fun project and I will be making more. 
Now I am off to get thes fun little birds/pincushions ready to find their new homes.

I am linking to Sunday Showcase at Under TheTable And Dreaming


  1. Hi Sherry, What ADORABLE birds! I love the fabric you used too. Great pay it forward gifts.
    Thanks for sharing and have a great Sunday.

  2. What a fun idea! And unique too, never seen something like this before. I would love to include these in my upcoming Wednesday post 'Visiting Other Nests' where I feature other bloggers' bird and nature themed projects.

  3. Wow the fabric birds are unique beautiful with very lovely colors. Thanks for sharing. hugs Judy

  4. These little bird pin cushions are so cute. I love the fabric choices that you used.


  5. The fabric birds are SO CUTE!

  6. These are too pretty to stick pins into!

  7. I love these! Such a great project. Thank you for posting my giveaway!

  8. What a cute project, they are just darling!


  9. Hi Sherry, that looks like a great book (wish I could actually sew) -- and your birdies are absolutely adorable. I am sure their new owners will adore them. Best wishes for the week ahead. Tammy

  10. Thank you so much! I just love my bird. I wrote a post about it, too. What a treat!

  11. I saw these at Anne's blog! OH MY! They are adorable! I love them! ♥ I wonder if I could make one! ♥

  12. Hi Sherry,
    These are so sweet, I am sure that your PIF birdies will be happy in thier new homes.
    enJOY a lovely evening,

    ps-thanks for posting by giveaway button.