And I made an extra for myself, I confess.
I made the decorative, coordinating pins from shrink plastic. I think I originally read a tutorial on how to make them here ... but it's super easy. (Use a sharpie. Draw something cute on shrink plastic about 1/2 inch wide. Stick a pin through. Bake as directed. Yes... bake with the pin.)
And since Kate had a birthday recently, I continued the concept with a coordinating covered tape measure and a little needle book. Here is the little sewing trio on Kathy's polka dot couch -- and with Kate's polka dot pants.
Everyone thought the little tape measure was a sachet, so they were surprised when I pulled out the tape measure. You can press the button on top to wind it back up. Isn't it fun to have pretty, creative, hand made treasures in your sewing room?
Because, really, how inspiring is this? Not very.