My stash of Laura Ashley upholstery fabric has been put to good use. I have decided to try something new . . . tall (10") pin~keeps with a teddy bear theme.
They will have teddy bear heads, ruffs around the neck and rolly polly bodies that will be embellished with pretty old buttons, vintage brooches, beads and antiques pins. I have heard that rice, steel wool and small shells (bird bedding) all can be used for pin cushion filling. I think I will try the steel wool (it keeps the pins nice and sharp) with some cotton filling on the outside layer.