... or Why I am a Very Bad Mother
I thought it was high time I got myself a new pincushion, as this is the one I've had since childhood, and frankly, it's getting a bit decrepit - the strawberry has long since disappeared. On finding my abandoned pincushion, my little girl was thrilled and asked could she have it for her own sewing box, so naturally I let her have it.
She'd been playing around with it for some time before she piped up 'mummy I can feel a sharp bit'. Oh dear - look at what I found inside - a whole twelve needles!! I was definitely not expecting so many, and the tapestry needle and sewing machine needle came as a big surprise. What a terrible mother I am, to pass on such a lethal item to my 4 year old (my guilt has deepened since I spotted a needlebook full of needles on sale in Liberty on Saturday with a warning saying that it was unsuitable for children under the age of 14!).
So moving to the top of my to-do list for this week is a new needle book - I thought this could be a nice one that my little girl and I could work on together, as she's always keen on making little bits and pieces. A quick search for needlebooks has brought up a wealth of inspiration -
Grandma's Needlebook from Vintage Threads
Felt bird needlebook from Day to Day
Pinkie bird needlebook by misseskwittys
Embroidered needlebook by magicjessnrach
Cottage needlebook by Charm & Whimsy
Not sure what kind of designs we'll attempt yet, but I know my girl will have very definite ideas on how she wants hers to look. I've definitely resolved to stop storing my needles in my pincushion at any rate!