My friend Jen is rediscovering the gentle art of sewing.
She’s a busy London woman, with a stressful life, and to me, sewing seems like the ideal antidote to the nonsense she has to put up with in her daily life. For her last birthday she was delighted to receive from her thoughtful husband a sewing machine and lots of sewing accessories. Being Jen, she’s fully tooled up. Except for one thing.
She doesn’t have a pincushion. Oh.My.Lord. What a terrible omission!
So naturally, I’ve had to make her one. And she’s a bit of a one for the moodier end of the colour spectrum, so I’ve made it easy to find amongst dark fabrics… I even had some co-ordinating flower head pins to start her off. I don’t think they make pins with tiny skulls, swallows, roses and tumbling dice on the ends, so these’ll have to do. Sorry about that, missus.
In case you’re interested, it’s made from two 10″ squares and one 5″ square, three buttons and a bit of polyester fibrefill. And thank you to Granny Maud’s Girl, for the original inspiration!
Time well spent, putting a smile on the dial of a friend.