The only one I made is the square watermelon-looking one on the left. It is actually a Japanese ote-dama (juggling) ball, but it makes an awesome pincushion when filled will plastic pellets!
The other four pincushions came from talented crafters in swaps I participated in on Craftster. This cute purple cat is from wendiek in The Netherlands. She made this for me because I love cats!
This lovely pincushion was made by alwaysinmyroom in Pennsylvania, using Japanese kimono fabrics. There is a lot of detailed beading and embroidery around the sides.
Unsuperb made this pincushion. She hand-painted the design on the cup it sits in!
This little cupcake is from Amifriends in Mexico. I love how realistic it looks!
I use pincushions every day (I have several others that are too scruffy to show)--I have three in my sewing room and these are all in the family room, near my sewing chair. I plan to keep adding to my collection!