I am spending this weekend finishing up items for the annual Pennsylvania German Folk Art Sale at the Mennonite Heritage Center in Harleysville, PA. Visit their website at www.mhep.org for details. I have made needle/scissor cases (which sold out last year on opening night!) and, as a new item for this year, pin cushions.
A sampling of needle cases.
First and only pin cushion copleted so far. I may add a button to the center. I am stuffing them with saw dust. Did you know you can buy a box of saw dust on eBay? I know it sounds crazy, paying money for saw dust, but it works really well; it gives some weight to the pin cushion, versus using fiberfill. Some folks recommend ground walnut shells, which also give a nice weight, but since these are being sold to the general public, I was concerned about people who might have nut allergies, so sawdust it is.
I also have been busy adding a few things to my Etsy shop, including a lovely red and white applique quilt, antique fabric yardage, and a hooked rug.