Make a little birdhouse in your soul

OK, I admit, I borrowed that title from They Might Be Giants, but it made me smile…

Here it is, for your delectation, finally, the result of my House of Pinheiro pincushion swap efforts. Yes, a little birdhouse! Did you guess from this little sneak peek I posted on Twitter, tweet, tweet?

I really love little bird motifs (as you can see from my home to roost birdy) and just fell in love with a pattern for a birdhouse that I found, quite by chance, at Teeny Weeny Design’s etsy shop.

I bought the pattern then and there but wasn’t content as it was a flat piece of crochet, intended as a hanging. So I started thinking about how I could make something in 3D that I could stuff to make a pincushion

As I’m still fairly new to crochet you can I imagine that it took a while to complete, including a few unravellings! But all in all I’m pretty chuffed with the result (and myself)!

Most importantly, my pincushion swap partner, Candace, loved it. I hope she doesn’t mind me quoting her email: I received my pincushion and could not wait so I opened it at the post office (the girls at the post office knew that we were swapping and also saw the one I sent) and we are all in love with it!

One of the best things about the swap has been meeting new people, it was worth every minute!

So was it worth the wait?

Sarah x

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