“ Brand: Cath Kidston / Type: Pin Cushion „
My daughter bought me this little Cath Kidston Hedgehog Pin Cushion for me for a present as she knows I'm a fan of Cath Kidston and also keen at sewing. The little Cath Kidston Hedgehog Pin Cushion is very cute and like most of Cath Kidston stuff it is unique, traditional and sweet. I use it mostly to put needles into and it works well for this purpose.
The hedgehog is made out of wool and it looks like something that could be hand-made by a child as part of a project. I know that sounds like I'm saying it's poorly made.....but I'm not....I'm merely saying it looks unsophisticated and home-made, but also a thing made with love. The body of the hedgehog is soft but also has some substance to it so it holds the needles well. The only negative thing about the design is that the dark colouring of the hedgehog makes fine needles a bit difficult to see, although with bigger needles this is not a problem. It also has a base to it which allows the hedgehog to sit on a surface without rolling off and so it feels stable.
Overall, I think this is a cute little item that is not a "must have", but it's something that I really like. I don't know how much my daughter paid for it, but I can imagine that it wasn't expensive.
I am not much of a seamstress, though my mother seems to think so and keeps buying my novelty and funky items to go in my sowing kit, this item however, the Cath Kidston Hedgehog Pin Cushion is a very welcome addition! It is sooo cute and adorable it is too nice to stick a pin into!
Cath Kidston's household range is ever increasing and you have a massive choice of homely and stylish goods to buy that always seem to be in fashion no matter when you buy it. It has become a universal brand and she creates lovely items with great patterns at (for the most part!) reasonable prices.
This hedgehog based pin cushion is made of a wool, crochet design. It is almost like a small teddy or toy being squishy and colourful. The body is a brown wool and rounded in shaped with a cream hedgehog head that has black, beaded eyes attached to it. The little hedgehogs nose is black and that completes this little pin cushion animal!
So pin cushions are used to keep all your pins and needles close at hand whilst you are sowing, you simply stick them into the pin cushion so you don't misplace them or end up sitting on them when they rolled off onto the couch! They are very handy pieces to have in your sowing kit.
Personally I just cannot come to sticking a needle into this cute little thing, it just doesn't feel right. I love having it in my sowing kit though; it is probably the cutest pin cushion I have ever seen. This is available from Cath Kidston stores and online at cathkidston.co.uk priced at £6. A great little gift for the keen seamstress.