"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Friday, June 18, 2010

Teacup Pincushion.

I spend too much time on sorting out my stash, instead of actually doing something. Every time I tear out a pattern from a magazine to file in the appropriate folder, I look through the folder at all of the other things I want to do. When I do decide to make something I have to get the fabrics out of my fabric stash, which means tidying it up first so I can find what I want. (I am an Aries, does that tell you anything?)
Recently I was sorting out some magazine articles, and I rediscovered a little project that I filed away last year sometime. It is for a pincushion in a teacup. You could use an ordinary teacup, but the pattern shows it done in one of those little Demitasse-sized cups. (I have a set of those, but my MIL gave them to me, and even though we don't use them, I didn't want to take one from the set for this project, because they are VERY old!) So I have been looking around opshops for a few weeks, and finally found one. Not quite a Demitasse, but smaller than the average teacup. Not taking into consideration the time searching my stash for the right fabric, it took me all of 15 minutes to put it together! The pattern is by Larissa, and is here on her blog mmmcrafts
Here is mine:

4 comments:

Catherine said...

That is cute. I have a stash that need straightening and a lot of small teacups, so I`ll give it a go!

Miss 376 said...

What a great idea

Larissa said...

very cute pin cushion! Thanks so much for the kind words and the linkage. Know what you mean about having huge piles of project to-dos that get lost in the shuffle.

woof nanny said...

lol, I'm an Aries too. I love this idea