Thursday, 12 February 2009

...so I'm addicted to owls

little owl pincushion

I know I have a problem, I can't help it I adore making things with poor little owl. I have been working on this pincushion on and off for a week now, probably more off than on as thats the way things go around here. Or at least the way things swirl around my head. I don't know what to do with tthe pincusion there are a few rough areas but it mostly looks good and smells nice as I put a few drops of rose essential oil on the polyfil as I stuffed the pincusion. Its made from scraps of my favourite cotton linen blend, some laura Ashly blue and cream gingham, vintage lace, and vintage buttons which I thought were black but in certain light are a very dark purple.



the back of the pin cushion

So what should I do with this little pin cushion? list him on etsy? if so how much? keep him? swap him? stick pins in his little owlie heart? give him away?

what to do what to do.....

12 comments:

Ani said...

The pincushion is ADORABLE Apryl!! It is so hard for me to price things I make, some things seem dearer than others and I keep them, then make another for sale. I'd take no less than $10 for this pincushion IMHO. Best, Ani

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I just adore your owl style. It's kind of your brand now. If you have plenty of pin cushions I'd sell him on Etsy. I think how much depends on how long it took you, how much you want to charge for your creativity and how much for supplies.

Vonnie said...

I think you should donate him to the house of Von ;)

X by Leina Neima said...

Owls are such an inspirational ones... lovely work and I suppose, you may like this: http://www.eoy.ee/kodukakk/kakukaamera

Online camera showing owl-nest :)

juanitatortilla said...

I am tempted to slip a note under that lace pocket, if it hasn't be sewn attached to the gingham...
So, how many pincushions do you have, and need?
If you list it, I bet you it will get picked up too-soon-to-let-your-jaw-drop, again.

OR, save it as a gift for a special deserving friend! But that wouldn't be a surprise gift then, would it.

Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Oooh... so cute! If I had made him, I couldn't part with him! However, if you can part with him, there are very eager hands right here *waving hands furiously.* :D

futuregirl said...

What a little cutie that owl is! :)

juanitatortilla said...

Just dropping by to tell you that I've just awarded you with... an award :D

http://juanitatortilla.blogspot.com/2009/02/proximidade-award.html

Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Hi there, I'm back to let you know that my owl swap is completed, and I put pictures up on my blog if you wanted to see. :O) I love your swaps. Thank you again for hosting.

Hege said...

The pincushion is so cute!
I love owls too ;)

maryboys said...

i, too, am an owl lover...in fact, i posted some photos today of my favorites:) stop by and say hi when you have a minute. oh, i am so sad i missed the owl swap:(

Yarni Gras! said...

oh, he is such a CUTIE!