With a name like "Cactus Needle", I knew it was time to make a few more cactus pincushions.
The filler is kept together in a little muslin pouch, which is then inserted inside the wool exterior once it's been stitched 3/4ths of the way around.
What do you like to use for the inside of your pincushion? I like to use lizard litter. Yes, you read that right. "Desert Blend" is actually ground English walnut shells, and they make a nice solid interior, and sharpen your pins at the same time. Ground walnut shells are non-toxic, dust free, and less abrasive than sand.
I find my lizard litter at a local pet shop like Petco. I spent less than $10 for a 5 lb. bag, which will make A LOT of pincushions.
These must be Saguaro's in the spring, because they are in bloom.
I'm so happy! My girlfriend Judi (Live Well With Judi) arrived last night and will be staying until Tuesday.
We plan on sewing our little hearts out.