Several of you e-mailed to ask me how to make the pincushions that are currently taking over my life. I'm horrible at giving written sewing instructions, but I'll give it a shot.
It's simple, really--they're just four-inch-by-four-inch pillows, stuffed (firmly) with batting, and then wrapped with grosgrain ribbon (like a present). As a last step, I just sewed on a button in the middle (pulled thread through to the opposite side of the pillow to "puff" it).
Here's a tutorial I found for a similar pincushion, except this one is a circle. And it's written by someone who actually knows how write a tutorial. Which clearly I do not.
If you have no idea how to sew, but you're interested, I strongly encourage you to do some homework and learn. IT IS NOT AS HARD AS YOU THINK IT IS. I was blessed enough to have a mom who sewed; she taught me everything I know. Any experienced crafters out there have a learn-to-sew method they'd like to recommend?