I have reading glasses all around the house, these are some of them. There are more in the drawer of my sewing machine table and in my handbag. I like wearing them. I used to have a gorgeous purple pair which did have that cat eye shape but sadly I wore them to death.
Then I got thinking that maybe they would make a fun pincushion so I sketched some glasses and thought about colors.
I have a really hard time photographing reds of any shade. The felt in this pincushion is really a deep dark red, the photos below are much more accurate. I chose pink for the glasses because that would be my personal preference, or purple, or maybe red......
I added flowers, embroidered leaves and some french knots to represent the rhinestones (I used some silver thread for pizzazz).
The side band is a really light brown and on it I've embroidered "Where are my glasses?" in a deep red that matches the top. There are more flowers and french knots too.
Today I added the bottoms to the pincushions (pink to match the glasses!) and they are ready to stuff.