Sunday, February 2, 2014

Love Birds and Snow.

I am in love with this fabric by Robyn Pandolph ~ it's called Maison Bleue Navy Lovebirds & Bouquets. I made a skirt for the dollies, and used it to make a pincushion.  I needed one to hold lots of pins & needles (obviously) but I also wanted one with a few compartments, to contain loose pins and my favourite buttons, bits & bobs, that I can't bring myself to use, but enjoy looking at.  That is perhaps weird.  When I find my elusive thimble, that will go in it too.....I wonder if I could make these to sell.  I've not seen any like it thus far :)
I was also wondering why needles are not being made in bright colours?  I loose needles every day.





We got some snow~ just a little.  The birds didn't seem very impressed, since their feeder was taken over.  I put some scoops of seed on the porch, which they seemed much happier with.  No more fighting through snow to get their breakfast.



Henry bird watching from the comfort of sofa.

Enjoy the Super Bowl XLVIII, if you are footy fans.  I am not!  LOL

21 comments:

  1. The blue fabric is stunning! It's so fresh and elegant with the creamy white and gray flowers. Pretty skirt for your dolly too. I really love the pincushion idea. I have several small glass cases of collectibles, one filled with tea cups. I could imagine this pincushion on display. You should consider making them. I enjoyed the photos and Henry is too cute.

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    1. Thank you - I have a cabinet filled with tea cups too - I love tea cups :)
      Hope you have a great week x

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  2. Great little cushion and collectibles tray .... how 'bout needles that have a beeper ....that could work too...or ...maybe some glow in the dark paint? .. I'm sure there is a BIG one somewhere in my sofa....oh, I sure hope nobody finds it! Ever! 'cuz I've looked high and low and can't ....

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    1. So tell me WHY aren't needles brightly coloured?!! it makes perfect sense to me! I find plenty stuck in my feet for sure! x

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  3. Hello, Abi! Everything in your doll is perfect! I always wonder how you make them.:)
    I think that people might love to have a pincushion like this. I like it a lot! Oh, coloured needles - a great idea!:DD

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    1. Thank you Rossichka! you are the sweetest person ever :)

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  4. Goodness me that blue fabric is divine! It sure makes a classy skirt and your pincushion is wonderful. I imagine it will be very useful having those things you use a lot all in one place. I saw your bean bag on Flickr, soooo cuuuteee!

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    1. Isn't it! I think I might have to get more to make curtains out of it! then I can see it everyday, LOL. You like the bean bag eh- think I'm going to make it a little bigger....

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  5. Hi Abi, the tiny skirt is adorable, of course! Anything you make is! I also love this fabric!! I have a unique assortment of tiny baubles, embellishments, and antique buttons I can bear to part with either, but would love a beautiful way to display them! Have a great week. can't wait to see more new dollies! xoxox Christel

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    1. Thanks Christel! You know, I think I save/hoard more stuff than actually use... some things are just so pretty, they have to be coveted!
      Hope you have a great week also.

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  6. I just don't know how you work so small! I love the skirt and the pincushion/tray is very cool. Modern but elegant because of the fabric.
    and I'm always thrilled to see one of your fur-kids. That's how all cats should be. Warm, comfy and safe.
    XOXO - Cindi

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    1. Thanks Cindi :) and yes, you are right, all animals should have this comfort. Hope you are feeling a little less blue, and I hope Blue has tried out his super new bed!!

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  7. I saw your post of this on Facebook and I have to say the compartments are a wonderful idea, for headed pins, extra long pins and thimbles that roll away and get lost under the sofa. I'm going to have to find a similar kind of box. The fabric is really gorgeous, too!

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    1. Thanks Rhissanna :) If I could just put pins and needles back where they belong straight away, I wouldn't find them everywhere but where they should be!! ~

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  8. I love those colors too. I love the dollie outfit and your new pincushion is wonderful. I really like the compartments. I'm always losing sewing items too. I need to make me one. Something else to add to the long list of things to do. :)

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    1. Yes, there is always something else to make :) it is actually working really well thus far!

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  9. Pincushion is lovely especially I love the look of that fabric the colour is beautiful. I have been imagining the blue doll that I am working on in exactly in those colours. Have to see if I can achieve it.

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    1. Thank you Shashi! I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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  10. Love the pincushion too and those beautiful jeweled pins, you should make them. I could picture it in my curio cabinet too! It should be pictured in Victoria magazine.

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  11. You've got to love Robyn Pandolph fabric!!! love the blue! So your favorite colors, eh!!! The pin cushion is super cute!!! hugzzzzzz Happy Valentine's Day hugzzzzzz

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  12. That fabric is lovely and the pin cushion with gorgeous pins, so elegant :D
    I hope you're warm and cosy,

    Hugs
    Kimx

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