I needed a quick gift and I saw an idea for a pin cushion. Here's the twist. I love to use objects in projects, but not for their original intended purpose. I had a small lamp base I thought I would use to create a stand for my pincushion. The top wobbled on the thin base. No amount of glue would have secured and stabilized the pincushion to the base.
Plan B: The dessert dish pincushion. I realized the wide mouth of the dish would give the stability needed to support the pincushion. Viola!