Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Busy Hands: Teacup Pin Cushion

There is a crocheted teacup that sits on my nightstand, always within arm's reach. It isn't just there to look pretty. It is waiting to serve a good purpose and hold sewing needles.

I often work on small sewing projects while lying down in bed. I mend clothes, sew patches onto AWANA vests, and sew flowers onto newsgirl hats. For a long time I was regularly losing needles in the bed. Although I always found them eventually, and I never rolled over onto a needle in the middle of the night, the potential was there for a very painful sewing needle discovery! When I saw a picture of a teacup pincushion online, I knew that was just what I needed to keep my needles from getting lost.

I didn't have a pattern for this project, so I made it up as I went along. I used 100% cotton yarn scraps from newsgirl hats. My favorite part is the tea bag string that hangs out of the teacup.

No more lost needles!

Linking up today with In the Studio


  1. Wow. I can't imagine this, and it makes me realize all the things I take for granted NOT having to worry about my health. I love the quote about kissing the wave--so perfect for this. I'm glad to meet you and glad that you linked up this week!

  2. Thanks for hosting the link up, Kristen! I'm glad to meet you. Hopefully I can join the link up party again sometime. I was looking at some of the other posts, and I think I must have missed the link-up button somewhere. I'll be sure to include that next time I link up!

  3. Rachel, I'm so glad you joined our little group over at #notsosmallstories. Thanks for sharing with honesty and vulnerability about your experience with dysautonomia.

  4. Thanks so much for the warm welcome! I hope to be able to join the link up again soon.


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