I know some of my blogger friends collect the crocheted pincushions with ribbon trim. I think they are wonderful but I have been collecting pincushions that are a bit different. These are also crocheted, but have chicken wishbones in the center that help to hold thimbles. Sometimes they are called "make-do's" . All three of my examples ae a little bit different.
You can see part of the wishbone if you look carefully. See how it forms a little cradle to hold the thimble? Isn't that just sweet?
A little different design, but still a pincushion and a thimble holder.
Another pink sample. The heart below does not have a pin cushion, but it does have a nifty thimble holder.
When I was doing a bit of research, I found this little crochet book for"Gift Novelties".It was published in 1938.
It included a page with the instrucions for making a simple wishbone thimble holder.
I got to watch my grandbaby Otto this morning! I just love that little guy, but he sure is growing up to quickly.