Encouraged by the ease and simplicity, and general cuteness of moonstitches’ owl pincushion, (cute eh? – only took an hour to do!)…
…I finally got round to finishing off the thing that started life as an afterthought when I was clearing up the scraps from my upside-down, inside out or whatever it was I called it skirt – inspired by the greatest designer of all, Mother Nature.
My increased sewing activity of late made me want a good way of getting rid of/finding pins quickly when working. I tried the option of schooling myself in being orderly and making sure a pin-cushion, -tin, -box or other receptacle is always at hand, but it’s just not sticking as a habit and is a bit of a faff. While Owl, above, is an aesthetically pleasing addition to the sewing table, I do still have to remember to bring him with.
So it is with only the tiniest bit of pride, (cause I’m actually giggling at the ridiculousness of it) that I present the results of this afternoon: the ‘wrist-mounted banan pin cushion’, complete with elastic wrist strap.
In principal, an interesting idea. But in practise, erm… go on, admit it, you thought it was a marrow, didn’t you? It’s too big and way too cumbersome to be anything close to nifty, but on the plus side, it’s
- thick enough that pins don’t stick all the way through into my wrist
- full of t-shirt (I stuffed it with one of hubby’s castaways)
- not so overstuffed that the pins bend when you force them in (Owl is a bit overstuffed)
- yellow in a banana-type way
and it fits on my wrist!
PS does anyone know where ‘Oh! Have a banana’ comes from? Something to do with a music-hall-type song? I’d love to know. I’ve tried googling it but no joy.