Hi, my name is Elga and I live in South Africa. I love dollhouses and miniatures. My two biggest passions are furniture making and embroidery and of course the two combined. Welcome and enjoy browsing my blog.
I guess we all sometimes need a break from mini's, today was my turn. I saw this piece of petit point in an antique shop on Sunday and when asking if it was sale the shop owner looked at me as if I were a bit crazy and said "You can have it, dear!' I didn't know what I was going to do with it until I stumbled over this tutorial for a tea cup pin cushion this morning. I knew I had an old chipped saucer less cup somewhere, fortunately I had a good idea of where it was and found it quickly. Here I have already sewed the petit point to a circle of batiste.
Next I pinned some lace to it to help hide the chip.
I then cut a circle out of Styrofoam and glued some cotton batting to the sides and folding it down onto the bottom, the pins are keeping it in place while the glue dries.
In the cup.
The fabric cut to size and gathered in the bottom, with two pieces of batting for the top of the pin cushion.
The smaller circle of batting goes on first and then the bigger one.
With the fabric wrapped around and gathered tight.
Not too shabby for a quick afternoon job and now I have somewhere to put those extra needles while I do my petit point.
I am married and the mother of two grown up daughters plus two dogs and two cats. I love working with my hands and enjoy furniture making, petit point, doll making, crochet and knitting and I am also building a dollhouse to house all my treasures.