Friday, September 22, 2006
Lots of different bloggers have been talking about pincushions lately, so I thought I'd show you mine
I'm a great lover of the magnetic ones - as you can see from the photo it's by no means just for pins - basically it catches anything metal that I throw at it from pins and needles to empty bobbins and I have about four of this type of pincushion. Every now and then I have a real good sort out and separate their contents so each one houses something different but of course in mid creative flow I'm not quite anal enough to keep their contents segregated immaculately.
The other pictures show the two sides of my piggy - he was a secret santa present a couple of years ago and I keep him specially for my flower headed pins. The kids occasionally get hold of him and arrange the pins in a 'spine' all down his back - hence the name Piggyosaurus!
Mind you DS has taken to absent mindedly decapitating the heads off any flower pins he might find laying about whilst sitting watching the tv - you know a bit like unfolding paperclips when you're thinking about something else - so I think the Pig may have to go into hiding before he has no spines left!