Thinking Pincushions

I’ve joined another swap, this one creating a pincushion for your partner. Since partners were assigned on Thursday, I’ve spent some time ‘researching’. Here’s some of the fun ones that were new to me:
An adorable hedgehog. After thinking about it for awhile, I thought maybe someone should create a porcupine, it would definitely be more appropriate!
The Hand-y Pincushion – it reminds me of Thing from the Addams Family. [link via Craft]
Recycle a tin can and turn it into a pincushion.
Heather Bailey’s (updated) Square Deal pincushion pattern.
High on my ‘must make list’, the Wild Flower pincushion using Anna Maria Horner’s fabrics. [link via Whip Up]
How did I miss a book devoted entirely to pincushions? I almost purchased Pretty Little Pincushions the other day, but figured by the time it got here, decided on a project, and purchased my supplies it would be getting too close to the swap deadline. The author does have some free tutorials and an inspiration gallery that can be found here.