I bought myself a little pre-Christmas gift on Christmas eve. I saw this in the discount bin at JoAnn Fabric and figured no one would even know to get it for me so decided on treating myself. It's an automatic pin dispenser and the verdict is FABULOUS.
It's a little large for a pin container but it's totally worth the sacrifice in space. I was always knocking my little open container of pins over while I worked and they were awful to pick up. Not to mention how I'd always leave one behind for Henri to find later. The Pintastic keeps all my pins safe in the machine and dispenses them one by one when I need them. Just takes a couple AA batteries.
It's a discontinued item so it won't be available forever. But it's still on sale at Hancock Fabric for only $14.99! I paid $24.99 for mine at JoAnn's. I tried to get them to do a price match but it was a NO GO since clearance items don't apply along with a laundry list of other things which is a bit irritating. But I bought it anyway because I had a lot of sewing to do and I didn't want to wait for the Hancock one to ship out.
If you also have a problem with stray pins I highly recommend it.