Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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.  :)

Pin It!

30 comments:

Happy Find said...

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.

cut-cute-cute!

Michele said...

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

ircabbit said...

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

Danielle said...

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!

CJ said...

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

Tracy Suzanne said...

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

True Blue Nana said...

What a cute kid! I love that smile.

Leslie said...

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

Cindy said...

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

Tallymou said...

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

Tallymou said...

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

Blue Is Bleu said...

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).

Mama Pea Quilts said...

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.

allsewnup said...

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

;o)
Carolyn8

Carole B. said...

This is sew cute! Thanks for sharing.

Rory said...

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

Rory said...

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!!


http://www.fatquartershop.com/store/stores_app/Browse_Item_Details.asp?Shopper_id=386595020333865&Store_id=499&page_id=23&Item_ID=32787&Parent_Ids=0,881

Pumpkin Head Baby Co said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Pumpkin Head Baby Co said...

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.

Jingle said...

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

ircabbit said...

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

Rory said...

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

ircabbit said...

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!

ircabbit said...

http://www.strawberry-patches.com/cgi-bin/Store/store.cgi?cart_id=1725204.4322.s0&lastmenu=&product=Peyton_-_by_Anna_Griffin

I bought some from this store. :)

Rory said...

I got some here, they have 3 yds left.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380107977171&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSA:US:1123

Beth said...

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

Chance said...

I gave you a blog award on my blog today!

Kimberly said...

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

Have a great rest of the weekend! Kimberly

Lisa said...

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

Momma2MyGirls said...

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!!!

Related Posts with Thumbnails