Saturday, April 24, 2010
I have seen a few of these Shabby Victorian Style China Tea Cup and Saucer Pin Cusions... Oooh La La!!! I just love them, so naturally I had to make one. I had feathers flying all over the place and I sure made a mess looking for little treasures to add to it. I may have added a few too many, because now there isn't enough room for pins... LOL!!!! I really don't think anyone would use it for a pin cusion anyway, its too pretty!
Its sooo easy to make to......... you probably have everything you need right there!!! Woo-Hoo!!
All you need is a cup and saucer, how about an old one you can't get rid of because you like it so much, but it has a chip on it, well now you can use it again, "whats old is new"!
~Simply glue the Cup to the Saucer using E-6000 Glue
~Go through those scrap fabrics you just can't part with to cover the top of cup overlapping at least an inch or so wider.
~Cut a circle of fleece, the size of the top of cup.
........ Run a gather stitch all around the circle, close to the edge, as you would when making a yo-yo. Lay circle of fleece on wrong side of fabric (inside) and gently gather circle fabric so that it will fit inside top of cup, but will pop up above it.
~Using Glue Gun, put some glue around the inside of the top of cup, (not on edge, down 1/4 to 1/2 inch below rim)... put about 2 inches of glue then carefully add the gathered top, then more glue and so on. When you have about 3 inches left, stuff it with fiberfill. You might have a bit of a struggle here, because it wants to keep popping out...LOL!
~ NOW YOU ARE READY FOR THE FUN PART.... DECORATE YOUR PIECE!
~Start with putting an embellishment around the top of the cup. THIS WAY YOU CAN HIDE ANY BOO-BOO'S YOU MADE, just cover it up!
I put Ruffled Lace, Rhinestones and Pearls around the top of cup. Then just started adding your Treasures, including feathers, boa, buttons, charms, flowers, bows, millenery supplies, birds and the list can go on and on. Just have fun!
This just popped into my head! Why not decorate large Hat Pins by gluing on Flowers and Beads. Well you know what I am going to to when I sign off
I hope you enjoy this fun afternoon project!
p.s. This Shabby Victorian Cup and Saucer is on sale right now in my ebay store, if your interested!