These little strawberries have been around for a long time. You've seen them -- they used to come attached to the famous tomato pincushion. I think my mom had the combo in her sewing stuff. Sticking a needle into one of these strawberries helps to sharpen your needle and keep it free from tarnish.
I love a project and went online and ordered the emery powder from a seller on Etsy. It's not cheap, but for this project I figured it would go a long way. It's also very heavy. When it came in the mail, Mark wondered if I had ordered a gold bar without telling him.
Then I found a pattern and instructions courtesy of Martha Stewart. Today I went up to the room of craftiness and put together my first cute little emery strawberry!
This was a quick little project that didn't take many expensive materials (well, except the emery). But I already had everything else in the house. I'll probably be making more of these. Let's see. Who will be the lucky recipients?