A quick, easy and very satisfying project is the pincushion from this tutorial at Whip Up. I tried it last night, instead of writing emails, letters, and generally catching up with jobs I was supposed to be doing. I used wool felt to back both of these, and some vintage barkcloth fabric and old buttons too.
I think they'd make such great little gifts for people who sew, too, so I may have to make a whole garden of these cute little flower pincushions.
And something else I'm enjoying every day: the gradual stream of postcards that have been arriving in our letterbox from the swap organised by Nikki-shell. Here are the lovely ones that have arrived so far:
Thank you, postcard-swappers! You can see more of these here, at the Flickr group.