Monday, September 16

Halloween Owl Pin Cushion

Welcome to everyone visiting from the Pin It Blog Hop.  Thank you to Kristen for cheerleading and Madam Samm at Sew We Quilt.  This is my fifth blog hop this year and I have enjoyed every single one so much.

I made this little owl pin cushion using several Halloween fabrics.  This is going to be one of the items I send my partner in the Halloween Sewing Swap I am hosting.  There are more than 70 ladies from all over the US and six other countries participating in the swap and I am so excited. 
                        

This is an in the hoop design from Reen at Embroidery Garden.  I used fusible fleece on the body to create a smooth look and stuffed it with polyfill and walnut litter.  Walnut litter can be purchased at the pet store and it's great for adding weight and sharpening needles and pins as you stick them in and pull them out of the cushion.

The fun thing about this owl design is that the wings open up and there is a pocket in the belly.  I fussy cut the witch to fit front and center as the pocket.  You can stick needles and special decorative pins in the wings and put things like a seam ripper and small scissors in the belly pocket.  In fact, if you put the small scissors in the center pocket, the rings on the handles should fit nicely over the eyes.  You also put two spools of thread in the two elastic loops that are sewn in the bottom seam to make the owl sit upright.

I hope my Halloween Sewing Partner likes this as much as I enjoyed making it for her.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the rest of the ladies in the blog hop today, tomorrow and last week.

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57 comments:

  1. Your little owl is adorable and i am sure your swap partner will love it.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  2. That owl is precious. I need to make one of those. In the hoop will make things go a lot easier. Great job.
    I'm a fellow Texan and I've become a FOLLOWER of your blog.

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  3. I made that owl over the weekend. Yours looks much better, though! I love that you made the backs of the wings so they can hold pins and held together too. I might just make another, to incorporate your changes! Very smart! Your swap partner will love it. It looks amazing.

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  4. He is great the little fellow.

    Warm regards from Holland,
    Marga♥

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  5. Martha ! What an excellent owl ! Your sewing partner will love it. P.S. your word verification is still on.

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  6. I love this pattern. Hummmm I may have to try and make one!

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  7. I almost made this one! Love yours!

    fyi.. your word verification is still on.

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  8. O wow, such a cutie! :D
    You're word verification is still on.. I tried 3 times, this is the last one.

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  9. Hi and good to see this owl here! I think your HSS partner will love it...specially if she is ME!!!

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  10. Your owl is beautiful and I know your partner will love it.

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  11. Martha, what a super cute swap pin cushion you made, I think your swap partner will be very pleased with it. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Cute owl and I love how it hides the pins behind his wings! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. The owl is awesome. Love your fabric choices. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Oh please can i have this owl? I promise to love and cherish him forever babscorbitt@ gmail dot com

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  15. I love the owl! He is just too cute...lucky swap partner to get this!

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  16. He is so sweet... I love the way he also holds needles. Very clever.

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  17. I love it. Your fabric choices are perfect too! Great job!

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  18. This guy serves a lot of purposes. I love how the spool of thread makes it look like he has claws. A wise owl he would be with his eyes surrounded by scissor handles! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Your swap person will love it! Cute and useful!

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  20. She is a hoot!
    I am in Central Texas:) Great state!!!!

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  21. I like the multi- purpose pin cushions people have been coming up with. Yours is no exception! Great job!

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  22. Clever idea to combine the blophop with your swap! Nice hoot ;)

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  23. Cute owl--I love how he/she can hold so much "stuff". Great job.

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  24. Its lovely - I am sure she will love it - thanks for sharing.

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  25. dual purpose then---I hesitated to say kill two birds with one stone since you made a bird. Your swap partner will love it!

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  26. Your owl is a hoot! Very cute that his wings open, ready for pins - ouch! Loved seeing all the detail. Very, very nice!

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  27. Love your owl...the details and fabrics are so pretty! Thanks for sharing :)

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  28. Oh my gosh, your owl is just too cute!! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Your owl is adorable. I love the quilting on the wings and the needle keep in the inside of the wings. I think we tend to prick ourselves on our needles very, very easily even in some needle keepers. I love the storage in the this. Wow, how creative and incredible. Thanks for participating and being a great source of inspiration. I hope to see you in more hops very, very soon.

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  30. Hooo's practical as well as cute? Your owl. He's very well made, and so handy!

    Susie

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  31. Your owl is adorable and it is nice to see the wings opened up. A Halloween owl is perfect and your swap partner is going to love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. I like that his wings hold sewing needles! Gonna remember that. Cute owl. Your partner will love it.

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  33. This is too cool. A flashing sewing owl kit. How adorable.

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  34. What a clever pincushion and it is so cute. Thanks for sharing.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  35. well he is a hoot... and handy to. I am sure he will be well loved were ever he goes.
    thanks for sharing
    in stitchesandseams@hotmail.ca

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  36. Your little owl is boo-tiful Thanks for sharing Very unique

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  37. Hi!!! I love your owl!!! Too cute!!!

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  38. This Owl is very practical and has such personOWLity. Clever Hop and Creative Bliss...

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  39. Your Halloween sewing friend is going to love it. Great job!

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  40. I am sure your sewing partner will LOVE IT! :)

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  41. Really cute owl. I do love that it has special pinning places - great for needles - and the pocket for scissors. A perfect little buddy for hand sewing.

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  42. That is an awesome owl! Your partner will be so happy!

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  43. A cute owl....love the wings for the needles. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  44. What a clever design! I love your owl pincushion!

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