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 ‚óŹ mixed, but largely bright!

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