While putting this together I thought about two other "sewing birds" that I have. One is an antique victorian third hand sewing bird that DH gave me. It originally had a tiny velvet pin cushion on top which was missing. I guess I could replace it someday.
The other one was a vintage find on Ebay. It has a place for a thimble, some spool holders, a pin cushion, and a scissors holder which makes the beak. It looks like it was handmade from 2x4's and I love it.
I was pleased to add to my meager collection. Anybody else have any "sewing birds"?