I have a confession to make.
In January I forgot my friend's birthday. She never forgets my birthday so you can imagine how bad I felt. Trouble was her birthday fell in early January and since I was still in Christmas and holiday mode, I forget to update my new calendar for the year. The calendar has all the family and friend birthdays written clearly in black pen, and usually this sytsem works,that is with the exception of all birthdays that fall in early January.
My friend was away on holidays at the time which did soften my forgetfulness just a little bit, but I still felt I had to make it up to her. Especially considering that she never forgets my birthday and always surprises me with something wonderful.
So when she admired one of my little pin cushions recently I knew I had to find some special fabric and some time to make one for her. My friend is a lover of Japanese fabrics so I searched my fabric cupboard high and low until I found the perfect Japanese fabric to suit.
The pin cushion she admired was luckily one of my favourite pin cushion patterns. I have made lots of them and they are scattered around my home so that I always have pins close and handy.
Here is a picture of it for you.
And I found an old button amongst my button collection that was perfect.
Making pin cushions is so much fun because they are quick and easy.
Although the pumpkin style pin cushion is my favourite I do like designing other styles that are fun and decorative as well. The skyes the limit really.
Here are a few of my other pin cushion designs.
Pin Cushion Polly is a pin cushion doll I designed a few years ago.
Here's another novel pin cushion I designed (although I never got around to writing up the pattern for this one). He is rather cute isn't he!
You can find all these pin cushion patterns and more at Stitching Cow.
And here are a few other pin cushion patterns from flickr to inspire you as well.
Hope you have found some inspiration for making your next pin cushion pattern.