Upcycled Wool Owl Pin Cushion

My mom hands me this owl pin cushion and says, “Here, this is for you.”

Upcycled Wool Owl Pin Cushion
Upcycled Wool Owl Pin Cushion

Of course, I think it’s darling and say, “Wow! Thank you!! He’s so cute!”

THEN my mom nonchalantly adds, “Oh, do you like it? I made it.”

My mother, master quilter extraordinaire, carpenter, gardener…ok, she does it all and with perfection but not that fussy kind of perfection, she does it with that comfortable, amiable perfection…sigh, I love my mom. Anyway, mom once described her wardrobe as Goodwill Chic because she is so adept at finding wool, silk, antiques, and more at thrift stores.

One day she just whipped up a couple pin cushions out of some thrifted wool and gave one to me.

He’s adorable.

Mr. Owl
Mr. Owl

He has cute little wings.

Owl Wings
Owl Wings

Cute owl ears…

Owl Ears
Owl Ears

A little upcycled wool bottom to protect my fine, fine furniture.

Upcycled Wool Base
Upcycled Wool Base

And a darling ribbon…

Ribbon
Ribbon

I will have to get come cute straight pins to do him justice!

Lonely Owl
Lonely Owl

Yeah, my mom is pretty amazing.

2 Replies to “Upcycled Wool Owl Pin Cushion”

  1. Actually, I recall the comment was something more like, “I made this for you for Christmas.” But, I was more impressed with my use of the stand on which the cockeyed owl stands! The wood turnings were found years ago, extricated from several pieces of furniture legs, tossed into a bucket and abandoned. I ‘rescued’ the orphans at a garage sale, and waited (?) patiently for the right opportunity to reuse them, hence the owl pincushion on a pedestal!

    Becky has a soft spot for owls, come from her daddy’s mom!

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