Friday Favorites–Pincushions

I’ve worked on a couple of projects this week that required a LOT of pins, something I generally try to avoid.  I have one sad and one semi-sad pincushion I alternate between and I’m in the process of coming up with a replacement, which leads me to today’s Friday Favorites.  There are way too many cute pincushions out there.

It must be because I live in a forest, but you can make anything look like a tree stump and I’m hooked.  Patchwork Posse shows how to make this Rolled Wool Pin Cushion version.

This Teacup Pincushion from The Spotted Fox on Punk Projects would be a great idea to file away for the kids to make for a Mother’s Day gift.  Super easy.

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It’s a Porcupine Pin Cushion.  Seriously, he just makes me smile.  Thanks to Prudent Baby for sharing him.

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There are lots of these Pincushion Thread Catchers floating around, but I really like the fabric Merriment Designs used on this one. 

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I think all the pincushion rings and bracelets out there are cute, but I’m afraid I’d stab myself.  I might have to make an exception for this Pincushion Watch from LucyKate Crafts.

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Or I could just avoid the stabbing all together with this Magnetic Wrist Pincushion from DiyStyle.

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I intentionally avoided all of the cupcake pincushions out there, simply because it’s impossible to choose just one.  I went for full-on cake instead.  The DIY Dish shows how to make these Double Layer Cake Pincushions in their video.

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Some things, like puppies and babies, just make you say “Aww!”  I’m going to add these Mushroom Pincushions from Fantastic Toys to that list.

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I’m not sure I could actually poke pins into this Tiny World – Foresty Pincushion from Mimi Kirchner.

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I try not to have favorites within my favorites, but today, this little guy is it.  Valentine the Voodoo Pincushion from Indie Spotting is on my gotta-have list.

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I’m sure pincushions will come up in my Friday Favorites, but we’ll put a pin in it for now. 

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5 thoughts on “Friday Favorites–Pincushions

  1. Could I have one of each please? These are so cute, and usually I am not a cutesy person, but these are so great. The porcupine is perfect, and I agree with you about the Tiny World, it’s a piece of art, I couldn’t poke it either!

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  2. The voodoo pincushion is just genius! I’m with you on needing a new pincushion. I use the one I made back in Jr.High home ec! Oh, and I use a bolt-holder. Can be found in the hardware store. It is a metal bowl with a magnetic bottom for keeping nuts & bolts in place, but works awesome for pins! : )

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