Having made the box for Valentines that I showed on Wednesday, click HERE if you missed it, I thought there was more that I could do than the basic box and my thoughts moved to a pincushion box.
Now when I made the original box I used it to hold a load of beautiful hatpins made by Wendy, available in her Etsy shop click HERE for the link, I thought i could make it more useful if I made the top a pincushion to highlight the pins and to nudge me as to which ones to use next.
As you can see better in this picture the top of the box is padded and domed on top with wadding and fabric and the hatpins are 'plugged into' the side.
I have decorated the edge with a striped ribbon which neatens the edge. The remainder of the box is made in the same manner and I have used this for extra hatpins.
I think, again, this will make a great gift and my be heading my mum's way (with another for Wendy perhaps!)