Monday, March 4, 2013

Easter Egg Pincushion - Day 9 - 100 Days on Pins and Needles

With Easter fast approaching I decided to focus on some Easter Theme pincushions.  I found a cute little Easter Egg pincushion featured on Retro Mom Blog in March of 2009.  



The instructions are simple and easy to follow she also provides a link to the pattern you can print out for this project.  These little pincushions would make great gifts or display items, maybe even soft toys for a baby or toddler instead of giving plastic eggs full of candy.  After making a few I picked some up to show my daughter and the thought occurred to me that these would make great items to practice your juggling or to let your children toss in a basket as an indoor snow day or rainy day toss game.


As usual I made my own version of the egg in tone on tone off white fabrics and added a little twist to mine by placing it into a cup, you could also add some Easter grass or shredded green fabric in the base.  With the addition of an egg cup or dish it turns into a sewing accessory that is stable and won't roll away.  If you don't have an egg cup any small dish would do fine, I found some cute little plastic Easter eggs at the Dollar Store that work great as a stand for your pincushion.

I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I did.  Create a dozen eggs and display them in a decorated re-purposed egg carton in your kitchen or sewing room for a fun country look.

6 comments:

WaYnE Virts said...

. Both Thumbs Up For You ANN . ..

thebutterflyquilter said...

Ann ~ those are so cute!

Patchwork Mill, Maria said...

These Easter Egg Pincushions are so lovely, Ann!

DownHome Designs said...

Ann, what a cute idea!

Stitch.Knit said...

Very cute idea! I love pincushions, and make a new set for my studio as soon as a new fabric 'speaks' to me! I don't do anything fancy like yours.....just industrial sewing room style.

Judy Huynh said...

Hi. Where did you purchase the plastic egg from?