I made this little project for a gift exchange for our guild. It sewed together quickly and easily. It’s by Elizabeth Hartman for Sew, Mama, Sew.
I found the pattern and tutorial here. I used uncooked rice and a couple of heavy washers to weight it down.
It should fit nicely right in front of a sewing machine. I’m always losing my scissors and seam ripper, among other things. I hope the recipient likes bright colors. I do.