Living The Sweet Life: The Tea Cup Pincushion

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Tea Cup Pincushion

I got a few really lovely china tea cups when my mother-in-law passed away. This was my favourite. I didn't want it to just sit in the cupboard so I made it into a fancy pincushion that I could see and enjoy almost everyday while I was sewing. I don't really use it, but I

have it on my shelf and think it's very cute. I hope it's not some sort of a rare antique because I did glue gun the cup to the saucer and there is a little dab of glue here and there. I filled the cup with polyester fiber fill and tucked a piece of heavy silk over top of it and glued it in place about 1/4" below the inside rim of the cup. I finished off the edge with a pretty pre pleated ribbon. On the saucer I tacked a piece of antique lace, that sort of looks like a lace napkin. I love it even if the cup turns out to be worth a fortune I love it just the way it is!


  1. Debra,

    What a creative idea, I really like it. I think I might have to do the same. :)

    I found your blog through Rita

    It's been fun reading your blog. I'll be back for more visits. ;)


  2. Hi Carol, thanks for stopping by! If you need any tips or help - you know where to find me. :)