This falls in the category of, "I always wanted to make one of these," and so I finally did.
I used a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman, offered on the Sew Mama Sew blog a few years ago. (You can still download the free PDF from the linked post.)
The scrap bag is attached by a button. I found a small ceramic flower button that was a nice color match, but too small, so I stacked it on a larger plain button to make it work. The bag will also work separately and will sit on it's own.
The big pincushion has a wool strip in the center for needles and is weighted–I used crushed walnut shells–to balance on the edge of a table or arm of a chair.
My guild has a sew-in tomorrow to make charity kids quilts. The quilt pattern will be reveals when we get there–we were asked to bring stacks of light and dark 10-inch squares and a sewing machine with a walking foot. Normally, I'd take my featherweight to sewing days like this, but because of the walking foot requirement, I pulled my Singer 301 out of it's cabinet, thinking I'd take it ... until I realized that the power cord was missing. Hmmm. How did I manage to lose it? I guess I'll spend the evening turning the studio upside down to figure out what I did with it when I last re-arranged and moved the sewing cabinet ...
Update: after giving up on finding the power cord and learning from Brenda that I could use the combined foot pedal/power cords from my Featherweight, I found the original ... IN the cabinet, just where I put it away :-)
In the meantime, I'm including this finish on these lists:
Richard and Tanya's Link a Finish Friday
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? on Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Fort Worth Fabric's Fabric Frenzy Friday
QuiltShopGal's Creative Goodness Linky Party