May 6, 2012

A Gift for Mother

We have a Garden Tea Room here in Calabash, NC.   Across the way they have a little shop where they sell tea accessories.  I love walking through this little shop. The last time I was in there I saw this TIN TEA CUP, I didn't really know what I was going to do with it until I saw this tea cup pincushion at mmmcrafts.  
I did mine a little bit differently. Here's the tutorial.



The tea cup has a lid; nice if you take your pincushion from room to room, or in Mother's case, she just has one in every room.








I want the pinning surface to be stronger then just stuffing.  I bought a package of 2 circular Styrofoam pieces at the dollar store, for $1.
Place the cup slightly over the edge and traced it.  With an exacto knife cut around the traced circle.  Then cut a smaller one to glue to the bottom of the first circle.





Cut a circle from the fabric I was using for the pincushion.
Approx 7" around.










Put a little stuffing and the styrofoam pieces on the fabric.







Sew all the way around the outside of the fabric and pull the string tight. 









Stitch around several times to get it as tight as possible.






Use hot glue to secure the pincushion to the bottom of the tin cup.




Happy Mother's Day!
Thank you for stopping by.

37 comments:

  1. You have a great blog. I am following along to learn from your sewing and Photoshop tips.

    Thanks for stopping by my Crazy Quilt post and introducing yourself!

    Debra

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  2. Great idea! Love the pincushion.

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  3. Your little teacup is adorable and such a good idea to use it as a pincushion. Love it. My colour too. xx

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  4. Hi Connie... I love your 'blue' cup and lid... so pretty, and such cozy home you have created here. Thank you for bringing me here and for sharing your love at Show Off Your Cottage Monday.

    So nice meeting you....

    Hugs

    cielo

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  5. Hi Connie, What a great project for Mother's Day! Your photos are perfect...New Follower. Would love for you to share on Simple & Sweet Fridays.


    Jody

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  6. Sp sweet and timely for Mother's Day. Thank you for sharing this on BeColorful this week.
    pam

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  7. What a wonderful idea for a gift. So pretty and practical. I'm a new GFC follower and I appreciate your kind comments on my blog.

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  8. Well, now you have another GFC friend, sugar! Thank you so much for stopping by to visit and the GREAT comment you left. I love comments as that's how I find people. I can't believe you're a grandmother! You look so young. Happy to meet you, chick@
    xoxo,
    Connie....the "other" one.....

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  9. Love it! The sweetest pin cushion ever! Love the design on the tin teacup!
    I hope you have a marvelous day,
    Kathy

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  10. Awe that is just lovely! My mom's a big time sewer so she has a pin cushion in just about every room too :)

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  11. What a cute little teacup! And a sweet project for Mother's Day gift.

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  12. I haven't seen something like this before, how cute. I'm a new follower and would love if you followed me back at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  13. I've never seen a tin teacup before...how adorable! And turning it into a pincushion is just precious!

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  14. Hi Connie thanks so much for stopping by and becoming a new follower of mine, following you back :)

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  15. These are super cute! Thanks for sharing! I am new to your site so I thought I'd say hello!
    http://theneighborlady.blogspot.com/

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  16. What a wonderful idea. Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  17. Clever idea. I'm your newest Linky Follower and hope you visit and follow me, too. Love the tearoom...I brake for tearooms! :) Thanks, Helen of Helen's Decor

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  18. The tin cup with the lid is absolutely fabulous and then to turn it into a pin cushion, genius. Love it. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  19. Connie, this is so cute...very clever! :D

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  20. Cute tea cup pin cushion. I have fond memories of spending summers in Myrtle Beach and going to Calabash to eat seafood! I am making an effort tonight to visit and make a personal contact with my followers. Thank you for following me, and I have followed you back.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  21. Hi,
    New follower from the blog hop please come follow me back :)
    http://lifewithtwinsandadramaqueen.com/

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  22. Hi Connie, your teacup pincushion turned out so cute. I like the idea of the styrofoam and not just stuffing. Thanks so much for sharing with Share Your Cup! How perfect, you shared your cup with Share Your Cup. lol! Sorry, I couldn't resist.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  23. Very nice craft, Connie! I went back to your email to find you. I was sure I was a follower, but I guess not! Now I am. :-)

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  24. Hi Connie, lovely glimpses of beauty and inspiration. You have a very colorful place here :).

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  25. Connie,
    Oh my goodness this is awesome! It would make a great Mother's Day gift.

    We would LOVE for you to stop over and link these up in our Crafty Saturday Showcase. It is just our 2nd week. Your blog is cute and we can't wait to look around some more! I love the name of your blog!

    Thank you!
    Susie @Bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/05/12/saturday-showcase-craft-projects/

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  26. What an adorable pin cushion...so creative! Thanks for sharing with us on Toot Your Horn Tuesday! Can't wait to see what you share with us this week.

    Erin

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  27. The pin cushion is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays...

    Jody

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  28. This is too cute and I love the lid. I have never seen a cup like that. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

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  29. This is great! I love too that there's a lid on it! Very creative!

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  30. Thanks for stopping by Ms. Redo and seeing my pin cushions - yours is awesome! I'm your newest follower ;) Hugs ~ Mary

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  31. What a great use for that adorable tin tea cup. Love it!

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  32. it looks timely and easy to do for mother's day...I will use it
    Send gifts to pakistan if i remember.

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  33. which types of gifts do you like to send to your mother from your own collection?

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  34. This pincushion is SO CUTE! I would love for you to link up at Link'n Blogs.
    http://iputabirdonit.blogspot.com/2014/01/linkn-blogs-link-party-7.html

    xo
    Daniela
    Put A Bird On It

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  35. Your blog is very nice thank you for this wonderful information I like very much for this article Send Gifts To pakistan.

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