I've been working on Stick Pins and trying to come up with pretty designs. The stick pins are for my family and friends....and for swapping with crafters on YouTube.
I also wanted a unique way to send them off to a special friend of mine and my nieces. Since this is the Fall season, I thought of a Pumpkin shaped mini-pincushion.
The idea comes from two sources. A video tour of a fall festival that showed gorgeous velvet handmade pincushions, and Allyson, who hosts a stick pin swap. She made yo-yo flowers for her stick pins.
After a lot of fiddling and a laughable first try, I got the hang of it and then I couldn't stop making these things!
Of course they don't look much like a real Pumpkin. But they'll do the job of safely holding the stick pins while adding a bit of Fall color.
I mailed the first ones off to the very special people in my life. I've decided to make more for my pin swaps!