I received from jennyleigh yesterday, and boy am I one lucky girl!
My first pincushion is a decoupaged box with a pincushion on top. I'm always losing my smaller sewing supplies, so this is wonderful! I love Mary Blair, so she found some small images of Mary Blair's art and put them all around the sides of the box.
Here's a close up of the art along the sides:
My other pincushion is a patchwork chicken that I have christened Martin, after a Jane Austen character who farms:
I love that he is a little cockeyed. Jennyleigh said it made her laugh, so she left it, and I think it gives Martin lots of personality.
Only problem is, he's so cute I haven't yet had the heart to stick pins into him!
Jennyleigh filled both pincushions with ground English walnut shells, which is evidently supposed to be good for pins. It is sold in pet stores as reptile bedding.
I think the filling gives them a very nice weight!
Jennyleigh, I tend to take pretty crummy pictures, so if you have any others you would like to post, be my guest! And thank you again for my wonderful pincushions!