Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Totally In Need Of A New Pincushion!

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!


Roxanne said...

Oh yeah, the possiblities and inspiration are endless out there for pincushions! Can't wait to see what you create!

Amy said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with!

My mother-in-law got me one of those magentic thingamabobs and it took me forever to figure out what it was for :) Yeah, I don't sew very well, but I did a beginner course to try to learn some basics.

I admire other people's sewing very much though :)

mushroommeadows said...

You should make them ALL cause ALL of them sound so delightfully cute and quaint! :) You can never have too many pincushions. :D

bunzi said...

i just made a pincushion! a little crochet strawberry. i love pincushions. yours is very pretty and it has loads of pins. :D nice memories. i remember my mom's were the tomato kind. but i think that is pretty common.