14 April 2017

Teacup Pincushion Exchange Part 2

Yesterday, a beautiful, beautiful box arrived at my doorstep.
What d’ya know, it’s my pincushion exchange from Diane Merlock, all the way from the US of A.
I just love how dainty and delicate the teacup pincushion is, from the fine cross stitches to the queen stitches to the eyelets…
Not to mention the lovely antique teacup. According to Diane, the “Thomas R Germany” mark at the bottom indicates that it’s from 1953-1960.
The painted flowers on both the cup and saucer are exquisite. The saucer is also perfect for placing my scissors on while stitching.
The package came with some yummy variegated threads, an Erica Michaels’ cross stitch chart and a colouring book (not shown).
Thank you again, Diane, for the wonderful exchange!

06 April 2017

Teacup Pincushion Exchange Part 1

Three months ago, I joined an exchange organised by NNC. It's been so long since I've joined an exchange that I've forgotten how it works. Almost :P
My assigned send-to partner is Paul Lionel and the exchange is a teacup pincushion to be exact. Here's the box that greeted Paul when it arrived at his doorstep yesterday ^^
I decided to make a rose teacup pincushion that I modified from this Rose Coin Purse. The teacup and saucer are a matching set from the Bretagne line from Provincial Living.
I had purposely picked a green teacup and saucer as I feel it would resemble the sepals and leaves of a rose, thus better showcasing the rose pincushion. I really love the scallop detailing on the edges of both teacup and saucer.
Together with the rose teacup pincushion, I had added a box of Matilda's Own Flower Head Pins. After all, I didn't want the pincushion to be lonely without pins for company XD
In the package, I had also included some fabric buttons, charms, a box of green tea and variegated yarn from Lincraft (I absolutely love this Australian crafting store... So much goodies).
Made a simple card to accompany the package too. And that's it! Exchange completed. Happy that Paul is happy with it :D
Till next time, Happy Stitching! Now, back to my uni assignment. Sigh!