One of my very first sewing projects was a pincushion using left-over silk scraps and a decadent Rhinestone button with this free pattern PDF that I found online.
With the broken arm fiasco, I have limited myself to only small, instantly gratifying sewing projects for the next several weeks. A better place to stick my pins was the logical next step.
The pattern was free for me after I purchased the Mary Jane pattern, and I think anyone gets five free patterns like this with a purchase.
these homegrown tomato pin cushions from Martha Stewart.com, especially the velvet and shiny satin ones in the back. Or this lovely little thing by the brilliant Heather Bailey.