Sometimes it's fun to allow a project to morph into whatever it wants to be.
This pincushion started life as a wing for a bird, cut from a felted jumper and trimmed with a blanket stitch edging.
But I decided not to go ahead with that plan... so it lay around wastefully for a while.
A lonely, single wing.
Then I was wanting a hat embellishment, so I added a scrappy flower in green felt... with a few french knots in the centre.
But I trimmed the petals too closely together, and they pulled off really easily.
I added a few more french knots, and now it makes a perfect pin cushion!