I had a idea to make a new pincushion from a nice clay flowerpot some time ago. I saw these little buckets in a shop 18 months or so ago and thought one of them would do nicely instead. I cut out a circle of black cloth (about 20 cm wide). Stitched a running stitch around it, about 1 cm in from the edge. Gathered the fabric up and added a small handful of stuffing to make a ball. Placed it into the bucket thinking I’d play about to get the right size and hey presto it was the right size.