The cupcake has found its way to my sewing room too, as this week I made a cupcake pincushion. And let me tell you, this is one very high calorie pin cushion measuring approximately 6 inches wide and tall! I love this cushion. Its size and heft will hold down tissue patterns from flying off your table, you aren't hunting for your pin box or in risk of spilling pins everywhere and it is such a cheerful addition to your sewing notions.
The pattern I used for this pin cushion is from Portabellopixie Patterns and is a Sandi Henderson design. It was extremely fast and easy to whip up. In fact, so easy that inbetween cooking pasta and making a salad I cut out and began assembling parts of a second pincushion last night. (The one pictured here has been given away as a gift already.) For the fabric you can easily use scraps of coordinating fabric. For the pin cushion shown, I used some coordinating Moda fat quarters.
My pin cushion has put me in the mood for a cupcake or two, so before the day gets hot I think I'll go do a little cupcake baking now.