Sugar Dish Pin Cushion and Button Holder

Happy day to you, dear ones!
And since tomorrow is the first day of autumn
may I just say Happy Fall!

Since I have tea on the brain due to the Tea Cup and Mug Exchange
I thought I would show you a lovely little pin cushion I made
out of a vintage sugar dish.

So here I have the sugar dish. . .

I cut a round piece of fabric larger than the lid.

Then I sewed a gathering stitch around the edge of the fabric.

I filled the circle with some batting,
pulled the thread tight, and knotted to close.

I glued on some sweet daisies to cover the batting.

I added a little glue to the bottom side of the cushion
and pressed the little cushion into the lid of the sugar dish.

Then I flipped the lid upside down
and tucked it into the dish.

You can take the lid off and store buttons, thread, needles, etc
inside the dish.

Then you can place the lid properly on the sugar dish
as the cushion should fit inside.

Or simply leave the lid upside down 
for easy access to your pins.

I also made a pin cushion out of the matching creamer dish.

I made a larger cushion
and added a pretty rosette to the bottom.

Before tucking it into the creamer
I applied some pink trim to the inside edge of the creamer.

And voila!
Two delightful pin cushions.

I must tell you that I found the inspiration to make the sugar dish pin cushion
from a lovely blog {Sadie Seasongoods} 
where a tea pot was made into a pin cushion.
You can check out the beautiful talent of Sarah
by clicking here.

Once again,
today is the last day to sign up for the Tea Cup and Mug Exchange.
Click here for details.
{{{Registration is now closed}}}

And like I said,
I have tea on my mind so I made several tea related items for my Etsy shop.
Here is a little peek at what's new. . .

Mug rugs with a pocket
for holding a linen napkin and a tea bag.

Mug rug sets which include a mug rug,
two tea cup coasters, and a tea bag wallet.

Tea cup coasters
and tea bag wallet sets.

Stop by for a visit, sweet friends.

Have a beautiful and blessed day!
{{ hugs }}

I will be sharing with this post with these lovely parties.


Joan said...

I love the caosters and specialy the pin cushion ! I will thinking about how I can made aslo a pin cuishion ... Greetings,Joan

Visits With Mary said...

Always love to stop by and see what treasures you have for us to enjoy. The sugar bowl and creamer pin cushions are adorable and the coaster are too!! You are a very talented lady!

camp and cottage living said...

What a great way to use a vintage sugar and cream set. Yours is so pretty. I also like the teacup coasters! You do such nice work, Stephanie.

JES said...

This is just too adorable and sweet! Thank you for sharing this fun project :)

Melanie said...

Such a cute idea! A pin cushion and something to hold what you need. Have a blessed day.

Anonymous said...

Mug rugs, pin cushions...lots of loveliness :-o) mari

Anonymous said...

I love your sugar/creamer creations! What a great idea. All of your new goodies are so pretty and perfect in every way. Happy Fall to you. Have a nice day.

Camille said...

You are one creative and talented lady, Stephanie. What sweet pin-cushions you have made! So pretty. Hugs to you! Camille xo

20 North Ora said...

Your pincushions are so sweet! Great job on them.


Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I love how cute your pincushion came out and it's just perfect for storing stuff for sewing!! :)

Delvalina Wright said...

Hello dear sister,

I can't believe that I signed up for the exchange!! :D few years ago...I was always sad each time you posted! NOW I CAN JOIN!! It's truly a blessing for me :)
Thank you for always inspiring me to create darling things like you always do. I love your idea with the pincushion :)
Anyway, hopefully we can talk more.
Love you!


quakerhillfarm said...

A very "sweet" idea for the pincushion! I love it. Everything looks so soft and pretty. Have a wonderful day!

Tamara said...

Good Morning Dear Friend..
As always you have inspired me with your lovely creation and your wonderful photos. What a sweet project and I love the way the cushion is hidden inside the lid! How clever.. Your mug exchange sounds so fun. It's my wish to someday be a part. Such a fun way to bring kindred hearts together. You're SO good at that! :) And I'm on my way to your Etsy today to purchase something handmade by you :) It will be hard to choose but I have in mind what I want!

Have a beautiful and peaceful day, dear friend and thank you for truly brightening my day.

Hugs and blessings,
Tamara xo

mamasmercantile said...

You are truly an inspiration your creations are a real delight and photographed so beautifully. Take care.

Mrs. Laura Lane said...

You make such lovely things for your shop dearie!

Anna said...

So cute !!!! Everything you do !!!!!

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

Hi Stephanie, your pin cushions are adorable. I had planned on making something similar but yours are far better and more creative (it also doesn't help that two of the items I purchased were broken before I got to use them lol). I especially like that you can reverse it so you can also use the pin cushion/sugar bowl for storage. Your new Etsy items are also very cute. Love Aunt Kelly.

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my goodness Stephanie! That is the most adorable pin cushion ever! Love it! You are so gifted and talented my friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Prunella Pepperpot said...

I'm loving your adorable little pin cushion!!!
Have a wonderful week dear Stephanie :)x

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the pretty colors you use for all of your creations! And I have a few on my Etsy favs list! Enjoy your afternoon sweet lady. Hugs, Diane

Anonymous said...

Stephanie, you always make such gorgeous dainties! Love all things tea and pin cushions!

Ginny said...

Stephanie, I love the pin cushions. What a great gift to give someone for sewing and who loves vintage china! I must visit your etsy and check out all the new pretties! ginny

September Violets said...

I admit I've seen this idea before with the teapot, and thought it was so cute! I love how you transformed your sweet creamer and sugar pot to the same purpose.

Can't wait to find out who is my partner for the exchange!! Thanks Stephanie ;)

Wendy x

Kim said...

I didn't think, sweet Stephanie, your creamer and sugar bowl could be any prettier, but I was wrong, what you have added to these two pretties is so lovely. What a gorgeous idea. I love the idea of a pin cushion at the bottom of the lid. Me thinks I might just have to fashion one of these. As ever, your lace, flowers, ribbons and all your innate prettiness has brought a smile to my heart!


So sweet, Stephanie! I got the email, and WOW 190 ladies signed up! Bless you for putting the Tea Cup swap together!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

What a clever idea to make a pin cushion with the sugar bowl lid. The tea themed crafts are all lovely.
I'm amazed at how many women sign up for the teacup exchange. I brought it up on our Michigan Tea Tour that I recently returned from and hope there will be some new participants.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Such lovely pin cushion ideas, so very pretty! I see you are adding lots of pretties to your shop. Must go visit. :)

kathyinozarks said...

such lovely tea cup items, great ideas here. Have a beautiful day.

Kelly-Anne ♥ The Diary of a Country Girl said...

Oh my...Stephanie, this is the most charming little pin cushion I have ever seen! I love your idea to use a vintage sugar bowl and milk jug for this...I must keep it in mind when I am out vintage shopping! {{smiles}} Your ideas never cease to inspire... Thinking of you and sending ever so much love your way!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THAT is the cutest thing.....you can easily get such a sugar dish at a thrift store and instantly create a darling gift....oh Stephanie, you are brilliant! Happy fall my friend!

Summer said...

Steph, you are sooo creative! This is so cute ♥


Tamago said...

Wow, I love this, Stephanie. Your vintage sugar dish and creamer dish are lovely just by themselves, but with your touch, they have become such delightful pin cushions! I admire your creative ideas!

Have a lovely day xoxo

Roosterhead Designs said...

lovely lovely Stephanie!! and such a clever idea! The tea pot will 'store' everything so beautifully! Thank you for sharing and
brightening our day! : ) So nice to see your Etsy creations too!
Have a blessed day and week-end ahead ~ Karen O

Marilyn Mathis said...

Love your sugar bowl pin cushion. Such a neat idea! It is nice that yu can store the other items you use in the bottom. TFS

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Hello dear Stephanie, your projects are always SO delightful and inspiring! Your post made me think of a little teapot I have that is missing a lid... now that makes me think it needs a pin cushion for the top... and oh the delights of ribbon and lace too, love how you dressed up your teapot too! Such a joy to visit here, the lighting in your photos is always so warm and cozy! Thinking of you today as I know you are busy with the tea exchange details... praying for you! Hugs and love to you my dear friend!

Anonymous said...

Cuteness! I *love* this idea!!!! You do such a complete job the elements of every design you do!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I really like the sugar bowl pin cushion design you made. If you are my exchange partner you can just stick those in my box LOL


Ann said...

Just beautiful, Stephanie. I wish I knew about the Teacup Exchange, it sounds like such fun - will be looking for the next one!

Ang Specht said...

These are such a cute, fun idea. Very pretty!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

As sweet as the sugar it was made to hold!

R's Rue said...


Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

These are darling, sweet Stephanie! You always inspire me with your charming creativity! Sending hugs and blessings for your week. xx Karen

Barbara Neubeck said...

.. how gorgeous are these pin cushions ... I love them Stephanie....
Thanks for the inspiration.. xxxxx Barb xxxxx

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

What adorable pin cushions! I love the way you always add such a feminine touch to all of your crafts :)

Daniela said...

Wonderful Stephanie,
I'm so amazed at your art, everything you give life to, you do it with your heart, and the result is a masterpiece, for sure !

Thanking you for this stunning post and so very sincerely for your so welcome words of solace, I'm sending blessings of joy on your weekend ahead and on your Fall

Xx Dany

Lowcarb team member said...

You are so creative, the pin cushions look great, and very useful.

Sending good wishes for this most wonderful of seasons

All the best Jan

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful work on these, that is such a cute design on both, I love your ribbon going around the base of dish, pretty way to embellish it!, those are lovely dishes!
Such lovely goodies in your shop too!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

This is such a good idea and it serves double duty!

Kerin said...

Hello Stephanie.. such a cute project!
Thanks for the "how~to" also!
I sure enjoy seeing what cute projects you come up with.. you are so creative.

Wishing you a lovely weekend, and wonderful beginning to Fall.


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, oh these are just darling. Love this sweet idea and the details are just amazing. Everything you design in incredible. Thank you for sharing and wishing you a happy and blessed first weekend of fall. Sending Hugs!!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What a great idea to make pretty items into pin cushions. A perfect gift for a sewer. Love all your new items in your Etsy shop!

Margie said...

So cute! I love seeing repurposed china. Now I'm off to visit your shop to ogle the tea pretties.

Linda Walker said...

Hi Stephanie
Your pincushion is beautiful. I made one of these for a friend.I fell in love with it, so I made one for myself.
Long story short, I dropped it and it broke. Ive been meaning to make another maybe you just inspired me to do so!!

Your other tea items are so pretty!!
I've stitched up some for my teacup recipient. So fun!

Linda Walker said...

Hi Stephanie
Your pincushion is beautiful. I made one of these for a friend.I fell in love with it, so I made one for myself.
Long story short, I dropped it and it broke. Ive been meaning to make another maybe you just inspired me to do so!!

Your other tea items are so pretty!!
I've stitched up some for my teacup recipient. So fun!

Nina said...

That is the sweetest pin cushion I have seen ... So pretty and charming!
I love your creativity - and the way you create beauty around you, Stephanie ...
Enjoy the fall and the colors in nature around you, dear friend!
hugs from Nina

My thrift store addiction said...

Stephanie, these are simply charming! Thank you for sharing your sweet creation @Vintage Charm. I've pinned them to our Features & Favorites board ;) Blessings, Cecilia

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Now if those aren't the sweetest, most adorable pin cushions ever, my friend! Your embellishments just add such charm to your adorable projects. Thanks for the inspiration. Hope you have a beautiful week after all your teacup exchange organization! Love and hugs are sent to you. ❤️

Red Rose Alley said...

This creamer pin cushion is so unique and cute. Just catching up on your sweet posts this Sunday afternoon. I haven't had a lot of time lately because I'm moving again, and up to my neck in boxes. Please say a prayer for a smooth move, would you?

love, ~Sheri

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