OK, so excuse me for getting slightly excited here, but wahooooo, I actually managed to use a sewing machine and make something real ! OK it's only a little pin cushion but I am so proud and happy with it ! It was super easy, I just cut two pieces the same size, put them back to back and used a simple stitch all the way around - leaving a 1 inch gap ! Used some scissors to flip it inside out, stuffed it with some wadding and hand sewed up the 1 inch gap ! Viola ! Oooh and yes sorry to finish it all off I sewed the cute little heart buttons on, right through the whole thing, pulling the thread tight to make them 'dip' in the middle.
What makes this even more exciting is the sewing maching used to belong to my 92 year old Grandma, so it's a great pleasure to have this as a handmidown, and I was glad to do her proud ! :)