I thought I’d share a couple projects that I finished during the past few weeks. First up is a wrist pincushion that’s been on my to-do list for the last four years. You know what? I don’t think I know anyone else who uses a wrist pincushion. It seems like it’s something that mostly seamstresses and garment sewers use. I love mine because it’s so handy and it makes it so convenient to always have pins close at hand.
I’ve used the same elastic-strap wrist pincushion for the last five years that I bought at JoAnn’s, and I wish I had bought two of them because they don’t sell them anymore. I’ve already had to replace the elastic once because the original elastic wore out. Now the elastic that I replaced it with is worn out, too. I’m tired of replacing the elastic, so I finally decided to make the wrist pincushion that’s been on my list ever since I saw it on Planet June’s blog several years ago.
I think it turned out pretty well, but it doesn’t look exactly like Planet June’s. Hers is more angular and the corners are pointier. I was expecting mine to turn out like that. I think mine looks like a jelly doughnut. Maybe I’ll have to make another one and see if that one looks better. I think the only thing I would do differently next time is make the strap an inch longer to allow for more overlap on the Velcro ends of the strap.
I also made a house-shape mug rug for my pen pal Monica’s birthday last month. I designed a paper-pieced roof made of triangles and added some hand stitching instead of doing any machine quilting on it. It was a fun project. I think I may make more of these and sell them in my Etsy shop or design a downloadable pattern for people to purchase.