I think the pink birdie turned out so cute. And I'm very happy with her. There is just a hint of pink in the cushion that draws in the the pink colors of the bird. She will look really cute in my sewing room.
I used Anne's Bunny Hill pattern called Bitty Bird Pincushion. The pattern was easy and fun and the directions well written. Mine isn't as perfect as Anne's of course. My wing placement is slightly off (my chalk dot disappeared during construction) but I'm really pleased with my outcome anyway. Anne is a great designer and wonderful person. I love her new fabric line just out. Because it has a similar name to her last line Miss Emma's Garden, I didn't realize there were 2 Emma's lines of fabric. Silly me. I'm going to make some tumbler baby quilts with the latest, Flowers for Miss Emma. The softer colors will be a strong contrast to my last tumbler baby quilts with Ginger Blossom above.
One of the best things was not having to buy anything (new) to make the little pincushion. I have a soft box (Natalie made me several for Christmas) that holds all my wool scraps. I just pulled what I had on hand to make the bird. Anne used beads for eyes and the centers of the flowers but I didn't have any beads so I substituted buttons and I think it worked out okay all in all.
Such a fun diversion! - nanette