I had seen a picture on Pinterest of a pincushion that was hanging around a sewing machine and thought that it was a brilliant idea and that I needed one. Every young crafter needs a pincushion so whilst I made one for my machine, Antonia made one for her wrist. And here are the results:
Mine is made with some lovely material that came free with a magazine, and I used a piece of craftex at the back so that it lies flush with the machine. I have used a piece of white ribbon to allow me to tie it around my machine so now I have a pincushion to hand every time I'm using it. Antonia's was made using some scrap material that I had left over from a previous project. She was able to practice her hand sewing skills and also used a sewing machine for the first time, which she thoroughly enjoyed (a machine is on her birthday list now). She was quite rightly very pleased with herself for having made something so pretty and so useful.
I have managed to fit in more craft than I thought I would given that the holidays are in full swing but I've been a bit slow on taking pictures. Hopefully next week I'll be able to update you on all the things I've finished. In the meantime, it's time to link up with Handmade Monday over at http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.co.uk/.