Pincushions, I adore them! They can be ever so cute and yet remain functional.
Recently I was thinking about what to make for a few close friends for Christmas. I was stumped until BHG came to my rescue this morning. They have 22 pincushion patterns/tutorials on their site. I could make each one the same pincushion but use different fabric or I could make each pincushion from an entirely different pattern.
Martha Stewart has a cute pattern and tutorial for a strawberry pincushion and a wraparound one for your machine plus a few others. While I was looking through her sewing projects I came across this cute mens wear mouse toy to make for Izzy, Pepper and Warg for Christmas.
If you like mushrooms/toadstools this cute slideshow walks you through making one.