Tuesday, May 29, 2018

May Flowers with Eileen Hull – Embroidered Teacup Pincushions

Hello there everyone! After April showers come May flowers so all month long Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team has been sharing projects made with her flower and other dies on her blog. This week I indulged in my love of wool felt and used Eileen's Heart & Soul Flower and Flower Layers with Heart Petals dies to cut flower layers out of my felt stash. I had previously picked up these two Blue Willow cups at an estate sale and I knew they would be perfect for making into teacup pincushions!

I used white cotton flannel for the base and stretched it into an embroidery hoop before beginning all my embroidery. I made it up as I went along!

When all the stitching was done, I trimmed the flannel into a circle and ran a gathering stitch all around the outer edge. I half gathered the 'pouff' and used stuffing to fill it. Crushed walnut shells would be more practical for a fully functional pincushion but I don't have any right now (Put that on my list!) so stuffing it is!

I used 3 strands of floss for all the stitching.

Once it was stuffed, I pulled the running stitch tight and tied it off. I used hot glue to fasten it into the teacup. I think I'm going to find some decorative cording to run around the edge to finish it off better. Can you believe I didn't have any in my stash? What? ;-)

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to head on over to Eileen's blog and see what all my team mates have been up to this month. You will be inspired! Have a great week. =)

embroidery floss
wool felt
white cotton flannel (base)

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  1. Oh, my gosh, Lisa! these are so sweet! I love your creativity and you've done SUCH a wonderful job of these! Just precious! Hugs!

  2. Love this project Lisa!!!! Fantastic job!

  3. These are just SO beautiful and creative Lisa! Perfect inside your Blue Willow tea cups! What a clever and useful idea! I love pin cushions for some reason !?! even though I don't do as much sewing as I used to when I really used them alot!

  4. Just so clever Lisa! I love this idea of combining two passions- die cutting and stitching! And collecting teacups :-)

  5. simply and totally one of my favourite projects ever


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