Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Make Do & Mend Monday - New Pincushion

Well, here it is Tuesday and I am already a day behind!  The story of my life these days....LOL!  For Make Do and Mend Monday, I decided to make a pincushion.  For some unknown reason to me, I have the hardest time keeping up with pincushions of anyone that I know.  I put it down, I go get something to drink, I come back, and it's gone!  I suspect little hands or paws take it off.  So, I decided to make a heavy pincushion and one that I would not lose. 

I decided on this teacup since it is rather small and it is blue.  (I really like blue!)  And, it reminds me of Holland, where my friend Heidi lives who hosts this wonderful day of the week for us.  This is an extremely easy thing to do.  I took a luncheon plate, traced the circle on my fabric, cut it out, and put a running stitch around the perimeter.  Then, I drew the thread and stuffed the circle.  After I had stuffed it, I finished drawing the circle and sewing it shut.  All, that is left was to put it in the cup.  You could put a tiny but if glue around the inside of the cup but I did not do that since I stuffed it tight.  You could also decorate the cup with rick rack, and I might do that later.  But, for right now, it is just right!  The best part?  It was free since I had all materials on hand! 

I am linking to Heidi's Make Do and Mend Monday


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  1. What a pretty pincushion it made! Now I have a vision of the sewing fairies coming by as you walk away to get a cup of tea. They must have very fashionable sewing rooms filled with your pincushions. :-)

    Hugs from Holland ~

  2. Hi Susan,
    I love your pincushion! My sister-in-law is gathering little tea cups in order to make pincushions for teacher gifts. I think they are adorable. I still use a pincushion that a parent made for me about 30 years ago. It was such a practical and thoughtful gift. I can remember the child to this day. He was a real sweetie.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your pincushion! Blue and white items have always had an attraction for me.

  4. So pretty Susan! I could never do this - but my husband could probably make one for me! He is good at figuring out stuff like this. Mine would end up with the cushion part glued onto the bottom of the cup - HA!

    Linda in VA


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