Sew my friend Trish made mention early December she needed a good/cute pin cushion. My first plan after the Christmas rush to complete projects was to make Trish a pin cushion.
I had a different pattern in mind originally but after surfing http://craftcherry.blogspot.com/2009/12/cupcakes-for-lunch.html she references the Longthread which has a list for pin cushion patterns (the actual pattern came from http://urbandebris.typepad.com/urban_debris_journal/)
Once I saw this vintage hedge hog pin cushion I thought I must! Trish is an animal lover and I figured she has probably never had a hedge hog before, sew below was the end result, I must say it is much cuter in person but you get the idea and Trish loved it, which is what mattered most.