How practical an item is, is definately in the eye of the beholder. To me: this is a pincushion.
To Blu, this is a chew toy. Which is the more useful? Probably the chew toy.
Apologies for the crappy pics. As you can plainly see, I'm still using the camera phone. Fear not though, the end is near. May 10th. The day on which this is released. I am waiting with baited breath.
The pincube was inspired by a Japanese patchwork craftbook that I saw this morning in Kinokuniya. It took all of about 35 minutes to make. Hint: I see many more of these in my future. The fabric is little sample bits of some Amy Butler Charm, and a BackTack 3 contender. I rather like the floral stripe combination, but I'm not decided yet.