Jane McMillan’s New Chicken Pincushions At The Bedlam Farm Open House

Jane McMillan's Chicken Pincushions.
Jane McMillan’s Chicken Pincushions

Jane’s new Chicken Pincushions look like they walked off an animated film.  Each with its unique personality.   These girls will feel right at home on Bedlam Farm.  And I have a feeling they won’t be in my School House Gallery for long,  but finding their way to new homes.


And if you’re looking for something a little more subdued, there’s Jane’s Two-Tone Wool Pincushions. Each has a special button on the top.  I bought one of these a few years ago (and you know it gets a lot of use) and it still looks brand new.

Each one is stuffed with crushed walnut shells to keep your needles sharp.


These are Jane’s Biscounu (“the ones that look like biscuits”) and Pennyrug Pincushions.  I told Jane I always get hungry looking at her pincushions.  They look good enough to eat.


I’ve always seen Jane’s work as soft sculpture.  You don’t have to sew to want to have them around.  Jane’s Flower Pot Pincushions are the only ones not stuffed with crushed walnut shells.  They are little miracles  that remind me during the cold dark winter that soon the gardens will be filled with flowers again.  Jane’s flower Pot Pincushions range in size from about 4 inches to about 1 1/2 inches.

And I don’t have a photo of them, but I’ll also have some of Jane’s traditional Fruit Pincushions.  Lemons, oranges and  plums.  And some of the needle books too.

You can see more of Jane’s work on her blog Little House Home Arts.  And it’s not just pincushions.    Although Jane works a lot with felted wool, she’s also a quilter, along with many other talents  (One being canning. Her peaches and pickles are delicious) and a writer.    Jane’s blog  is thoughtful, funny, instructive and very real.  Click here to visit  Jane at Little House Home Arts.

And if you can’t make it to the Bedlam Farm Open House,  this October 8th and 9th, you can buy Jane’s work on her ETSY site.  Click here to see what else Jane has for sale.

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