Making a pin cushion

Hello! Do you remember a little while ago I mentioned being inspired by my Christmas book and wanting to make the pincushion threadcatcher? Well, I did it!

It was such a fun and quick make. One evening was all it took. The longest part was waiting for the sand to dry out – I asked a friend to raid her sandpit for me and it took nearly a week for the soggy sand to dry out. Agonizing!!!!

Hopefully it will mean that Mr f&f won’t have to give me pointed looks everytime he sits on the sofa and needles/scissors/pins/general sewing detritus rolls towards him.  There haven’t been any injuries so far but I feared it was only a matter of time!!!

I had some mini charm squares of Happy Go Lucky left over from Archie and it seemed like the perfect match. As I only had 30 squares left I made the thread-catcher three rows deep (instead of four) but it’s still a good enough size for sofa use. I also added a little ribbon holder into the lining for my scissors so that they’d always be easy to grab, as I figured it would get annoying if they kept dropping to the bottom of the bag amongst all the threads!

I’m already planning on making more of these – they’re the perfect gift for stitchy friends I reckon!

Hope you’ve all had a lovely day,

S x

Todays sky ● mixed, but largely bright!

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  1. January 20, 2014 / 8:25 pm

    It looks great and so useful! RIce might work if you can't face drying out more sand. Also I used to use sand for drying flowers. It drys out quite quickly in a shoe box in the airing cupboard.

  2. January 20, 2014 / 8:43 pm

    That is so cute!

  3. January 20, 2014 / 9:39 pm

    Krista made me one, and I do not know what I did before I had it! It is very satisfying emptying it when it gets really full.
    Yours looks very cute xxx

  4. January 20, 2014 / 11:14 pm

    Looks great Sonia, well done and hopefully Mr F&F will be injury free because of it! :o)

  5. January 21, 2014 / 1:08 pm

    What a great idea! I especially like the scissors holder on the inside. I learnt my lesson about leaving craft supplies on the sofa a few years ago. I was about to cast on a Harry Porter Slytherin illusion scarf for my friend, and got up to get a pen to mark off the rows. When I sat down there was a snapping noise, and I had sat on my brand new Knit Pro needles (they still had the tip protectors on them!) and broke them in two!! I tell you what, I never did it again!! 😉

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