A way to use old cotton reels-make them a hat and they become a pincushion! It does look more like a mushroom but maybe she has got really big hair under there. I thought of these the other night, and sketched a few. I made this prototype for my friend's birthday. She is a teacher in the school I work at, but she is also a knitwear designer and maker, so may need a pincushion. She uses a knitting machine, which is the most horribly complicated thing I have ever seen and requires a lot of patience. Especially as she uses very fine wool yarn which tends to break quite often.The yarn I used is one I got from the boot fair in Pimlico. It is a kind of cotton ribbon. I wish I knew what it was called so I could buy some more, as it is lovely to crochet with.
Apologies for the late drawing of the bear giveaway. I will be back tomorrow to do it!