Ivory Bird Pincushion
In the early 19th century, homemakers created pincushions called "make-do's" using scraps of fabric and the base of a candlestick or lamp. They literally "made do" with what they had—early recycling at its most creative! Today, artist Wendy Weeks creates beautiful make-do's in the shape of birds in her New Hampshire studio—each one made by hand and entirely unique. This bird is fashioned from ivory wool and a button-filled glass base, and stands approximately 6" tall.