The humble pincushion has been getting a lot of love on social media of late.
Small enough to whip up quickly but impressive enough to give as a gift, there are some brilliant little patterns doing the rounds – my favourite are from Sandra Cherry over at Cherry Heart http://sandra-cherryheart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/crocheted-african-flower-pincushion.html and a French blog called Book Notes http://carnetdenotesandcie.over-blog.com/article-mon-premier-pique-aiguilles-au-crochet-107419778.html.
Look out friends and family! You might have a pretty little pincushion coming your way this Christmas.
Picture credits: Sandra Cherry/Cherry Heart, Book Notes blog, allaboutyou.com, Heather Bailey, Flickr, wannasewitall.blogspot.com