How about a little buddy to sit on your desk and keep your pins safe?
These sweet little pin cushion are a doddle to make and you DON'T have to be good at sewing!! They started out life as a pattern for a strawberry!!!!!!!! on the Martha Stewart website and I adapted them into mice.
Use the pattern for the main part of the strawberry to cut your body and sew up the edges to make a 'cone'. Use a small running stitch to gather the end of the cone. Stuff with toy filling and cover with a circle of felt about the size of a 2pence coin. Use small stitches to secure this and then add a tail from wool or paper string like mine and then cut two small ear pieces and stitch to the top of the face. Use embroidery thread for his features and don't forget to give him whiskers!! They look lovely on their own but they look even better as a little mouse family.