Tonight I'm going to start sharing some old favourites with you. I adore altering items, and have had the chance to join in on several partnered swaps at Scrappers Obsessionz (now Artists Creationz). One of my favourites was this lovely cup & saucer pincushion I made for Faith.
I bought a pair of cup & saucers for $5 at a garage sale and went from there. The colours on the cup dictated the colour scheme of the decorating. The cushion was made with very soft filling wrapped into a ball in soft aged calico, again wrapped in the lace fabric, then hot glued into the cup. The doily is my own creation and all the flowers, pearls, beads, ribbons, laces are from my stash. Everything is hot glued into place.
I particularly like the scissors and bobbins on the side. They are complimented with lace, pearls and matching thread.
I loved putting this together and was a bit sad to see it packed off to its new owner, but on the up side she sent me back an equally beautiful cup and saucer, which now sits proudly on my fridge full of stickpins.
Thank you for visiting, I look forward to reading your comments.