In other news, these bowls were from Ikea at the beginning of this year, I'm not sure what they're called, but I picked them up for around $4 in the bathroom section. They are like a half egg shell with a flat bottom, so one end is deep and the other shallow, and I keep my pins in them. They are so useful I think I might start giving them as gifts to fellow sewers. The deep end is so deep that it's difficult for the pins to spill, and the shallow end makes it super quick and easy to grab them as needed, or, even better, chuck them in as I pull them out from a seam as I'm sewing, rather than poke around for the cushion. I keep the small one right in front of my machine for just that purpose, and then just tip them back into the big one, which is at the other end of the cutting table, when I'm done. You could always lie a magnet in the bottom if you liked, too.
Beautiful creative spaces here