I've had a few emails asking about stuffing and posting of the pincushions. So I'll try to answer these here so everyone has the opportunity of expressing their experiences as well.
Stuffing Your Pincushion
As I stated in one of the previous posts, if the pincushion you're making calls for a weight in the bottom of it to weigh it down, please be careful what you choose to use for this. Some countries won't allow opened grains, eg: rice, lentil, beans into the country in case of pests or disease. An option here may be those bean bag beans.
Please do not post/mail prior to the 7th of June. Your pincushion needs to be mailed no later than the 7th of July. Once it has been posted please email me to let me know it's on it's way, with Pincushion Mailed/posted in the subject line of the email. This way I can let your partner know to expect a parcel. Please also include in that email your partners details, this will save me hours of searching for your partners details.
If you own a digital camera please take a photo of the pincushion you've made and email it to me so that I can make a slide show of the finished pincushions once they have all been received. Please put pincushion pic in the subject line.
Depending on the weight and the country you are posting to, some may need a customs slip. Please remember to mark your pincushion as a "gift" and keep a "low" value on it. This will prevent your partner from having to pay customs or duty on the item.
If you have any question, queries, or suggestions please don't hesitate to speak up.
I'll be back tomorrow with an update of what's been happening here in the last week.