I am not a tea drinker at all. But I find myself inspired by tea quite often. This little cup has been lingering around the house for a while so while I was writing up the pillowcase tote tutorial I decided to turn it into a pincushion! I move my supplies around a lot while I am sewing and so far this is an easy way to do that. Before this I had been using the very first thing that I ever sewed on a machine years and years ago which was just a square that I stuffed. It was inevitable that I would always get stuck with pins. I was tired of it.
I saw this idea somewhere (where? does anyone know?) I know Martha has filled stray vintage tea cups with candle wax. (Am I the only one who finds her site incredibly difficult to navigate?) I love that idea too! I am a sucker for stray, adorable, vintage tea cups.
All you do is wrap a good sized bundle of poly-fill in a piece of fabric and hot glue it into a tea cup or at least that is what I did. I really overstuffed it so it is nice and sturdy.
We're on 'vacation' right now, whatever that means in a house with three kids, 58 chickens and two alpacas to take care of, two home based businesses, house guests and one sun-of-a-gun fox that has me sprinting outside and across a field a few times a day! Whew. So, I may be a bit quiet here for the rest of the week or at least I am going to try to be but honestly this blog is a very comforting space for me to take a break from it all, so we'll see. Perhaps I should sit down for a spot of tea? ;)