I was recently gifted this wonderful 'Heart Token' - Thank You Lana!!! Covered in black velvet, and beaded with what looks like an anchor and flowers, it has a surprise on the inside! Open it up and there are tiny little precious scraps glued to handcut paper hearts. It is truly delightful and precious (3 inches in length) and I am hoping to create a class inspired by it!
I also recently aquired my own WW1 'Sweetheart Pincushion' on ebay. I was surprised by the weight of it, being stuffed with sawdust. It is also larger than I had imagined, about 6 inches in width. The beading is bold and covers the entire pillow. My pincushion classes have been so fun and inspiring, I can't wait to create a new version.