Here are some little pin cushions and pins I made a few months ago- a couple will end up being gifts, and a couple will end up stuck to my cutting table and my ironing board so that I’m not forever chasing my pincushion around! (Seriously, I think there was a while where I could have reduced my sewing time by half simply by saving all the time I spent trying to find the silly thing!!)
I made the pincushions one day when I needed a quick, satisfying project that didn’t cost me any money! (Aren’t ALL of the projects like that really??)
It was great. I used fabrics from my scrap bin, and stuffed each of the pincushions with batting as well as steel wool to help keep my pins and needles happy.
I also made a whole heap of pins! I get sick of the crappy plastic headed pins that I can afford, so I made some of my own. I used a little packet of flat head pins that I had tucked away from an old cork board, and a heap of my bead stash and some super glue.
Aside from being a little bit messy some of the time, it was actually a really relaxing project. I could potter away at it whilst I watched some telly at night and in the end, I made a LOT of pins. I plan on giving some of them away with the pincushions, when I finally decide which pincushions I can part with!
I love how much easier the new pins are to pick up, and how much more rewarding they are- they all feel slightly different, and it’s really nice having that extra proprioceptive feedback.
Anywho, here’s a last shot or two of the pretty things. I hope you guys are keeping your heads above water!
PS: I’ll have the Mathilde blouse done soon hopefully, so the giveaway will be ON LIKE DONKEY KONG! 🙂