This pincushion has sentimental value, it was my mom's. I really have no idea how or when I ended up with it. I probably took it with out her knowing! I have many fond memories playing with it when I was a kid.
It has one major flaw, it is entirely too skinny! The pins poke out of the bottom. Part of the memories I have deal with this very issue. I was fascinated with pushing them down and seeing them poke out the bottom. Alas, I have been poked one too many times and I'm ready for something new.
It finally occurred to me that I can make a new one myself! Now I just need to decide on something and make it.
I love Betz White's felted cupcake pincushions. The instructions are in her book Warm Fuzzies.
Molly Chicken has this cute little house tutorial that would make a great pincushion.
I could always crochet a cupcake and use that for a pincushion.
There is a book called Pretty Little Pincushions.
I really like these mason jar pincushions and they are multi purpose.
The possibilities are endless, which is making this seeming easy project hard for me! I also feel like I should be able to come up with an idea on my own. Oh the pressure! One of these days I will just force myself to sit down and make something and the dilemma will be over. Until then, must not let kids get poked with pincushion!