I'm not sure about you, but I seem to have an abundance of pins (straight and safety). I never really know where or how to keep them but I do know that I need ALL of them (when basting or binding, I use a massive amount of pins). But what does one do with all those pins??
Today was the day for me to figure it out (plus it totally diverted my attention from my little folks quilt which is not coming along as nicely as I hoped).
Now a little known fact about me....i L-O-V-E starbucks, one could say that I am darn right addicted (the worst part is that I don't even drink coffee.....it's the chai that has me hooked)!! Well, I figured if it can keep me happy in the mornings....it could keep my pins happy all day long! So I went to starbucks...picked out a cute little mug...and got sewing.
FYI sewing the round wasn't as hard as i thought it would be.
I adore everything about my new pin mug!! All of the safety pins live on the bottom and my straight pins live on top....nice, cute and condensed.
I even went as far as filling the pincushion with crushed walnut shells to keep my straight pins nice and sharp. I will also be honest enough to tell you that a good portion of crushed shells now live inside my vacuum cleaner. Note to self: buy a funnel.
Although, I may buy a back up mug...because I am also really clumsy and that mug is porcelain.
I just got finished taking apart my first little folks quilt and am getting ready for round two....hopefully I will like it the second time around!!