Friday, February 22, 2008

Aren't these cute?

Just after Christmas I was walking through a local shopping centre and found these pincushions at a little stall for a charity. They had them all set up on a tiered cake stand and they looked so cute. The base is china which makes them very stable, and they are stuffed nice and hard which is something I find hard to do with pincushions. ( I always seem to make them lumpy and lopsided). I gave the purple one to my step daughter for her birthday and I noticed the other day that it is in her kitchen in front of her recipe books rather than with her sewing machine. It makes a cute display.
I think it is a lovely idea for a gift. I saw some bright silicone cupcake moulds at a shop the other day which could make some really funky ones.
Almost too nice to use..... ( now I sound like my mother, arrgh)

4 comments:

Kim West said...

Those are beautiful....

dineke said...

Those pincushions are really great. Yes, to nice to be used LOL

Quilting Mama said...

Those are wonderful! I love pincushions and just made some in teacups this week. I would use them, though, I'd not be able to resist!

Mary said...

Those are lovely! If you choose not to use them, you could always "put them up for good" (One of my motherisms)