Nowadays, when I can't sleep at night, I find myself slipping off to the basement, dragging out my many boxes of craft supplies, and trying to think of something pretty to make with all my cherished possessions. Every winter it seems, I take up some type of craft and do just that one craft all winter.But lately,I am beginning to view that a little differently.It's a lot like gardening. A season is a long time to wait to learn from your mistakes, in order to make it better for the next season.There are too many crafts which I want to try, to continue doing the same craft over and over, all winter. So this winter, I think I will work on several projects.Nothing specific in mind yet. As I read some of the blogs, that helps me to decide what I want to try. That's where I got the pincushion idea. I had been making them out of various recycled products,like tiny cans,cardboard,wood,etc. and mine were covered with crocheted tops.Then I saw one lady's blog where she was piecing pretty materials together to make hers. That caught my eye, since I love and have so much material.So I gave it a try. I am enjoying this venture tremendously,as you can see. I was up till 3:00 AM this morning.I think I managed to make 3 new pincushions.My hot glue gun is now history, so I will have to make a trip to Michael's soon. I do sew a large portion of the elements, but use the glue gun occasionally.