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A Sign of Spring Pincushion

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Author Fiddlestix Designs, Laura Hakes
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Spring is just around the corner and this little blue bird radiates Spring with her red wool polka-dot umbrella and wool, potted daisy, fresh picked in the Spring rain. She is a whopping 10 inches tall, including the pincushion she sits upon, while trying to keep dry and out of the water puddles. She is made of turquoise blue hand dyed wool, has black button eyes and has a purple feather springing from her head.

You will receive pattern, instructions and illustrations that fully explain how you too can make this little cutie.


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Approximately 6” square of blue wool or fabric that does not fray (Birdie)
Approximately 6” square of wool or fabric that does not fray (Main Umbrella)
Scraps of different colors of wool or other fabric that does not fray (dots on Umbrella)
Scraps of your favorite wools and calico fabrics (pincushion)
Scrap of green wool or other fabric that does not fray (daisy leaves and plant sack)
Scrap of white or cream wool or other fabric that does not fray (daisy and whites of birdie’s eyes)
Scrap of gold wool or other fabric that does not fray (daisy center and birdie’s beak)
Scrap of ¼” wide lace, approximately 4”-5” in length (embellishment for Birdie’s neck)
2”-3” colorful feather (Birdie’s head)
2 – 8mm doll eyes
2 – ½” to ¾” two hole buttons (Umbrella)
1 – ½” to ¾” button (Embellish Birdie’s neck)
1 to 1 ½” button (bottom center of pin cushion)
30” of 20-22 gauge rusty wire (Umbrella handle and daisy stem)
1 – 1 ½” terra cotta pot (to plant daisy in)
1-2 Tablespoons of silica sand, cat litter or crushed walnut shells (to plant daisy in)
Sewing notions (buttons, pins, bobbin, etc. – for decorating your pin keep)
4-5” Button hole thread
All purpose sewing thread
Doll Stuffing (I use Mountain Mist brand)
Hot glue and hot glue gun

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