Friday, February 12, 2010
This one is too messy. This one is too pretty. This one is just right. My latest PDF pattern was born out of a Goldilocks moment. I have been using (and stabbing myself with and stepping on pins because of) the magnetic pin holder on the left for a few years. I had the wonderful experience this year of having Ragnazidnar for my secret Santa. She made me the gorgeous pin cushion in the middle. Every time I used it, I was afraid I was going to mess up her lovely embroidery. I want to save that one as a decorative element in my sewing room. Obviously, I needed to make myself a pin cushion I would actually use. This one has multiple uses. First of all, it holds pins and there is no chance of my having any of them pointing sharp side up, or falling off onto the floor. Secondly, it cleans and sharpens pins because it is filled with emery sand. Thirdly, it weighs enough to be used as a paperweight in my sewing room. I decorated it with a "bubbles in my coffee design." Some say that bubbles in your coffee fortell coming into fortune. Well at $3.99 a piece for the pattern, maybe not a fortune, but maybe some cups of coffee - with bubbles please.