Next up: I finally treated myself to the new pins I'd been pining over for months. Back when I first started sewing, I just bought the standard, short, cheap pins. And they worked great for two years... but recently I discovered the joy of sewing with longer (and sharper!) pins, and couldn't stop thinking about them. So, when they were on sale a few months ago, I finally bought them. When I took them home, I realized I couldn't just stick the new, amazing pins in with my inferior old, bent pins, in my falling apart tomato pincushion:
I made it with a scrap I got from my friend Jess. She's awesome like that and gives me cute pieces of fabric. :)
If I had it to do over, I'd stick something more solid inside the pincushion, like sawdust, or even just a piece of cardboard in the middle, to stop the pins from poking all the way through. The problem with long pins and a short pincushion... is that they poke all the way through. Whoops. Oh well, I still like it, and I love my new pins. Does that make me a total dork?