Did you forget your friends birthday til the last minute or do you need a quick gift for your Secret Sister at Quilt Guild tonight? Here's an idea that will only take a few minutes to make without a lot of prep..
I like to shop flea markets and thrift stores for lots of things, like right now I am in search for sewing cards from the 1950's, you know those brightly colored cardboard figures with holes punched in various places for you to "sew" with the yarn laces. I do believe that was my very first sewing experience, so I would like to have a set for "old times sake". I recently found a set from the 60's with plastic laces but they just wasn't right for me, so I passed them up. But it;s all about the thrill of the hunt and I will keep searching.
I cut a four inch square, round the edges, don't worry about getting it perfectly round just start trimming.
Run a basting stitch 1/4" around the outside edge and gather up and start stuffing. My favorite stuffing for pin cushions is wool because they keep your pins sharp, but this particular pincushion will be mainly decorative for me, so I used fiber fill in this one.
Enjoy your day....