This summer, I was reading Sewing Savvy when I came across their small feature on the sewing bird.
I knew right away that I wanted one for my sewing room, because sewing birds remind me of my childhood. When I was little, my mother volunteered at a colonial home and often dragged me along. I think that by the time I was ten, I could probably lead the tours myself, I knew the artifacts, furniture, and history so well. The sewing bird was one of the few items I was allowed to touch. I used to love pressing down on its tail feathers to make its beak open.
I perused ebay for an antique sewing bird, but settled instead on a replica from Lacis.com. However, I think I will keep an eye on ebay in the future, because I think antique sewing birds would be a really neat collection to have.
Unfortunately right now he isn’t very helpful because his clamp doesn’t open wide enough to put him at my sewing desk. But I think he’ll be charming just keeping an eye on my fabric stash.