Saturday, September 22, 2012

When is an egg cup not an egg cup?

When it is a pincushion----
Earlier in the year my daughter and I went op-shopping and among many of the bargains I found was a packet of 4 wooden egg cups---you know the ones--you paint on them or collage on them.
Well I left them by accident in my daughters car and then forgot all about them.
Several weeks ago she dropped them off to me--they had gotten lost in her car.
I asked Stephen to paint them for me (2 white,1 black and a blue one)(.



I had decided to make them into pincushions.
I made a ruffle out of some lace off the edge of an old tablecloth---



Put some wadding inside the egg cup to fill the hole a bit-then I made a pillow out of an old doyley and glued them all together.
You can see the finished one in the photo down the bottom of the post.



I was at our church op-shop and found six white ceramic egg cups for $2  so I grabbed them as well--
This one has vintage lace on it---



And the cushion is covered with a piece of a vintage doyley-----and some pink flower motifs.




Here are 4 of them finished-----------



And a close up (the centre cushion is wool fabric with hand enbroidery)


I have a few more done but I haven't photographed them--but you get the idea.

13 comments:

Gina E. said...

Oh these are so pretty, Doreen! I found an idea in a craft magazine two or three years ago, making pincushions with vintage teacups, and I went mad with teacups I bought at the opshop, making cup pincushions for most of my stitching friends. They all loved them!

Heather said...

These are so pretty Doreen. You have lifted recycling into an art form.

Kris said...

I LOVE these! So girlie and pretty.
I need to go make one...maybe two...
Thank you for sharing this :)

Janet said...

Pretty, dainty, feminine...these are lovely! My best friend made me a pincushion using a little tea cup and I love it. I think your egg cups are even cuter.

Annet said...

They are cute, Doreen!

Robin Mac said...

Gosh Doreen, you have been so busy, those egg cup pin cushions re beautiful - they won't last long on the stall. Cheers

Jenxo said...

oh so cute doreen....

Christine said...

Very pretty Doreen. Friend and I were going to come down to ACT exhibition but unfortunately it clashes with our Guild AGM, will make it down eventually LOL Christine

Dot said...

These are so lovely Doreen. Clever you!

Maggi said...

These are so gorgeous Doreen.

Jacquelines blog said...

What a clever idea Doreen!!!

shirley said...

These are gorgeous and so useful Doreen, you always come up with such lovely ideas.

Dorothy said...

The pin cushions and your buttons(previous Blog) are very pretty. You are certainly on a roll!