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)