I was inspired by the Sew, Mama, Sew Blog and The Domestic Diva (an inspiring Blog!) with their 30 Days of Gifts for a handmade holiday. So I jumped in on day 5 - although I am very behind and out of order. I know I will not be able to keep up or do every project. Still, this year will be a handmade holiday and there are some great ideas. All of my projects will be made from that never ending fabric scrap pile. Check out the Sew, Mama, Sew blog for the list and The Domestic Diva for more great inspiration.
My first project was a pincushion. I actually made two. I was in desperate need of a new one. My 15 year old pincushion was just not doing a good job anymore. BTW when I sacrificed my old pincusion to File 13, I found about 50 hand sewing needles inside. I knew I had a lot of hand sewing needles somewhere!
This pincushion comes from Martha Stewart, but there is really nothing to it. Cut out a round circle, run a gathering stitch around the outer edge and stuff. Mine doesn't have the tomato leaves, but rather a button. The Domestic Diva has links to lots of other fun pin cushion patterns and ideas.