So I joined my first swap on Ravelry. It is for pin cushions. The woman I am trading with is in Brooklyn. We both filled out questionnaires to get an idea about what the other might like. From her questionnaire, I decided to run with a gnome and wool theme. Here's the results. The mushroom is in the front (it does have a stem) is filled with emery, as in the stuff that emery boards are made of. It is also the sharpener for needles that the strawberry attached to the tomato pin cushions have in it.
On the bottom, I used a four inch square coaster, followed by a little bag filled with sawdust (from the store bought tomato pin cushion that I dismantled), and finally, a little polyfill. The entire pin cushion is 1/4 inch think wool that I got at Hobby Lobby.
I really hope my swapper likes it!