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.