Pins for tea

IMG_0981 I guess one of the good things about my non-quilting mood is that I am getting some little projects crossed off my list.  Such as this pin cushion made with a teacup I bought at Goodwill for .49 cents.  There is a tutorial here.   For the teacup I just cut the circle of fabric about 2-3” larger than the cup.  Now my pins won’t stick through the back of my old pincushion and poke me!  I’m not sure the name of the fabric I used, or the one under the cup for that matter, but I really like them both! IMG_1000-2 I’m amazed how much you guys know about chicken eggs from my last post!!  It was very helpful!  Today we ( as in I’m taking pictures) are cutting down cornstalks.  Our local grocery store buys them for decoration & to sell.  Thus…the machete in my hands while wearing my lounge pants and my Uggs.  :)

29 Responses to Pins for tea

  1. Happy Find September 29, 2009 at 5:48 pm #

    I love it! I just recently bought some teacups from a thrift shop this past weekend and I plan to make one of them a pin cushion.


  2. Michele September 29, 2009 at 9:39 pm #

    Ben loves those eggs, huh? He's too cute for words!

  3. ircabbit September 29, 2009 at 9:48 pm #

    I also love that blue and red fabric. Does anyone else knows what it is called?

  4. Danielle September 29, 2009 at 9:56 pm #

    What a lovely idea with the teacup Allison! And that fabric is divine (the others in the picture too) – I hope somebody here will know what it is….! Love the pic with your little man and the egg – and you looking like you're on a lion hunt!

  5. CJ September 29, 2009 at 10:21 pm #

    What a cute pincushion!! Love that red and blue fabric too. 😀
    How cool that the store will BUY your cornstalks!

  6. Tracy Suzanne September 29, 2009 at 10:28 pm #

    Such a cute pincushion. I've been wanting to make them for a long time and finally did some tiny miniature ones this weekend. Hopefully I'll post them tomorrow. I really love the teacup & bright colors – so cheery. That's so great that your grocery store buys the stalks. Great way to get some spending money and I love that they're being repurposed rather then trashed!
    Have a nice evening…Tracy

  7. True Blue Nana September 29, 2009 at 11:45 pm #

    What a cute kid! I love that smile.

  8. Leslie September 29, 2009 at 11:46 pm #

    the tea cup pincushion is such a great idea…i could get rid of my tomato/strawberry one!!

  9. Cindy September 30, 2009 at 12:01 am #

    Oooh, I'll have to try that. What a great way to use up some scraps. Great for gifts too.

  10. Tallymou September 30, 2009 at 1:33 am #

    Love it! Also love the fabric. I hope someone knows what it is?

  11. Tallymou September 30, 2009 at 1:33 am #

    Love it! Also love the fabric. I hope someone knows what it is?

  12. Blue Is Bleu September 30, 2009 at 1:37 am #

    Love the fabric you used for the pincushion!

    I would never trust myself to wield a machete or anything sharper than a spoon (well, aside from my rotary cutter).

  13. Mama Pea Quilts September 30, 2009 at 1:43 am #

    What a clever (but simple) idea for a pincushion. Just darling. Why couldn't I think of that? I'd have to be careful of it in my quilt studio though. Probably be trying to drink out of the pincushion and throwing my pins in my tea cup.

    You sure do have a cute little helper.

  14. allsewnup September 30, 2009 at 3:26 am #

    This is terrific. Thank you.
    That's some mighty fine fabric under that cup.


  15. Carole B. September 30, 2009 at 4:01 am #

    This is sew cute! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Rory September 30, 2009 at 1:17 pm #

    The very bottom fabric is Paula Prass, Flight of Fancy, Petit Garden in Summer but I haven't figured out the others yet!

  17. Rory September 30, 2009 at 1:21 pm #

    Ok, the red/white floral one is Christmas Snow Flower Red.

    This isn't helping my "I won't buy anymore fabric this year" resolution!!,881

  18. Pumpkin Head Baby Co September 30, 2009 at 2:08 pm #

    I believe the blue & red one is from Jennifer Paganelli's girlfriend line. It is called Nuala & is out of print. If it's not that it is strikingly similar.

  19. Jingle September 30, 2009 at 3:45 pm #

    OH, that pin cushion makes me SO happy! I need to get some cups to make these! I love them!

  20. ircabbit September 30, 2009 at 4:44 pm #

    I looked at Nuala and I don't think that's it. :) Hopefully not, since that's out of print.

  21. Rory October 1, 2009 at 4:39 am #

    Found it! The pin cushion fabric is Anna Griffin, but I haven't found out the exact name yet!

  22. ircabbit October 1, 2009 at 4:45 pm #

    Yes! That's it. Anna Griffin, flora line, 29330-7. I also couldn't find a name; I saw it called "floral in blue" and "red/blue roses." I'm not sure it has an actual name. It must have sold out early in my local quilt shop because now I see that I bought another fabric from that line – don't remember seeing this one, though. Good luck with the fabric hunt!

  23. Rory October 2, 2009 at 4:58 pm #

    I got some here, they have 3 yds left.

  24. Beth October 2, 2009 at 5:57 pm #

    great idea for the pincushion. gald you explained the machete photos too, i was a bit worried when i saw it! 😛

  25. Chance October 4, 2009 at 2:56 am #

    I gave you a blog award on my blog today!

  26. Kimberly October 4, 2009 at 3:31 am #

    Just came across your site and I'm loving it so far!

    Have a great rest of the weekend! Kimberly

  27. Lisa August 12, 2011 at 1:56 am #

    The pincushion is very cute but I love the pic with your son, Ha! Love the caption.

  28. Momma2MyGirls May 2, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    Just found this post, love the idea, and just made one. So cute! Love the idea of not getting poked when I move my pin cushion around!!!

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