Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Hot Chocolate Pin Cushion - Tutorial

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Do you love hot chocolate while working?
I do, especially when it is that snowy and cold outside! And especially when the hot chocolate gets served in a pretty china cup.
We have lots of old china at home to be used every day. But even if I drink espresso from time to time, I don´t use my espresso cups (or demitasse actually) that often. And that is a pity since they are too pretty to be hidden in the cupboards.

My students got a to-bring list for the doll making classes in Munich the coming two weekends. One of the things they should bring is a pin cushion. Which inspired me to do a five-minute project which I would love to share with you.

Voilà!
The Hot Chocolate Pin Cushion

And this is what you need:
A little espresso cup, doll´s china or a demitasse.

Brown fabric such as cotton interlock or velveteen, a piece of white cotton fabric, brown and white sewing thread, a needle, scissors, some polyfill, a make-up sponge (about the same size as the cup you are going to use) , some beads, double-faced adhesive tape...

And five minutes of your time.
We start with the brown fabric (I used cotton interlock).
Cut out a circle which is about 1.5 times larger than your cup.
Take needle and sewing thread and gather the edge of the circle.
Gently pull the sewing thread, place the make-up sponge in the middle,
  on top some poly fill...
Close the circle by pulling the sewing thread, secure the gathers with a few stitches.
If you turn the whole piece, the surface should be flat.
That will be the top of your hot chocolate.
Make a yo-yo, use the white cotton fabric. The diameter of that circle is a bit less than the cup´s diameter. Cut out the circle and gather the edge as seen in the images. Gently pull (seam allowance is inside the yo-yo). Secure the sewing thread.
The cream on top of your hot chocolate is finished.

Attach the white yo-yo onto the hot chocolate.
Add a bit gold-brown sugar sprinkles on top.
Cover the inside of your cup with the double-faced adhesive tape. Make sure to leave some space between the rim of the cup and the tape (otherwise your hot chocolate will spill over ;-)

(I use adhesive tape because the china cups I might want to use them one fine day for espresso again)
Now fill your hot chocolate with the cream on top into the cup...
...and enjoy your new yummy Hot Chocolate Pin Cushion!
Low in calories and pretty on your working table.

Chocolate greetings,

Juliane


© by Fröken Skicklig. This item/ tutorial is for personal use only. Thank you.



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32 comments:

*Steffi* said...

wie wundervoll!!! ganz und gar bezaubernd:)))

prettoflamingos said...

Oj så läcker idé! Skitcoolt! I like! /petra.h

Lucy in the Sky said...

A good idea and a lovely result - and very clever to use a make-up sponge.

the nest said...

Yum! Thank you for the tutorial and the delicious inspiration! Hope you are feeling well and staying warm.

best - Annri

g u r o said...

Så fiiiin! :) Bare ett lite problem - jeg ville blitt skikkelig skuffa hver gang jeg tok etter koppen for å smake på, for så å komme på at det ikke er ordentlig sjokolade.. Det er som en superreklame for varm sjokolade, som bare står og frister mens man syr! Hihi..!

De er heldige de som får gå på kurset ditt! Jeg kommer om du skulle dukke opp i Trondheim! ;)

Ha en deilig kveld!

Karlchen-Puppen said...

Mmmm! Das sieht aber fein aus! Lecker!
Liebe Grüße. :-)

Silvia *Little-White-Cottage* said...

Eine superwitzige Idee!!! Beim Anblick der Tasse muß man einfach lächeln.

liebe Grüße
Silvia

knappologi said...

Hej hej!
Så fina saker du gör! Du nämnde i ngn av kommentarerna att du fått pärlemoknappar...vill du ha fler? Jag har ett par nävar, små vita med 4 hål. Hittar inte riktigt ngt användningsområde och tänkte göra mig av med dem. Intresserad?
Mvh Mia

Trällertrulla said...

Yummi!
Eine schöne Idee!
Auf den Make-Up-Schwamm wäre ich nie gekommen! :)

Grüße aus der matschigen Hauptstadt!

die Trulla

Colleen said...

what a wonderful tutorial. i love hot chocolate and a hot chocolate pin cushion would be perfect. thanks so much.

Marysia said...

It looks so lovely in this beautiful cup! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to make a real cup of hot chocolate and watch "The chocolate" :)

Vacskamati said...

So, so lovely! :D

Kathi said...

... hihi... du bist verrückt :-))
so eine tolle idee!!!!
ganz liebe grüße!
ich hoffe dir gehts gut?

med nål och tråd said...

Den är ju hur härlig som helst! Tjusig och praktisk! Får jag länka din varm choklad-dyna till monsterarkivet.blogspot.com

karin said...

really love your blog!

ayelet(nishale) said...

thank you lovely juliane!
but now I want a choclate.....

Knoopjes said...

Thank you for this sweet tutorial! I'd love me some coco and pins :)!
xoxox

Steph said...

Geniale Idee ! Echt klasse !!
Gruß
Steph

Miss Herzfrisch said...

Was für eine coole Idee - endlich mal ein dekoratives Nadelkissen und lecker sieht es auch noch aus.
Liebe Grüße
Miss Herzfrisch

Fröken Skicklig said...

Thank you for all your lovely comments! I am glad you passed by for a cup of hot chocolate...

@ med nål och tråd - tack så mycket! Självklart får du länka och låna bilder till mönsterarkivet, det gjorde mig glad att du tycker om en kopp varm choklad ;-)

Fröken Skicklig said...

@ Mia/ Knappologi: jaaa, jätte gärna ville jag ha några små perlemorknappar till dockkläder! Och då kanske hittar jag några fina knappar bland mina skattar som inspirerar dig...

Nauli said...

Lovely! I would have to be even more concentrated on my sewing machine, if my pin cushion would look so tasty!

Lillsnörpa said...

Det var den FINASTE, VACKRASTE, SMARTASTE, GULLIGASTE och HÄRLIGASTE nåldyna jag någonsin sett! Vilken bra idé! Du ger verkligen inspiration! / Lillsnörpa

Hannahs Bod said...

Wow!!!! vad MYCKET fint du visar och du ger MASSOR av häääärlig inspiration.Här kikar jag in snart igen//Ha en bra söndag//Hanna

Marie-Louise said...

Åh, hvor er den sød. Rigtig rigtig god ide.

Fröken Tindra said...

Vilka fina saker du gör!! Idén med nåldynan var ju bara för mysig!
Kram!

Jullan said...

Den är ju bara för söt!! Dina dockor är så underbart söta!
Juliane

Lina said...

Vilken kul idé! Bra och tydlig tutorial också. Har flera koppar i skåpen som aldrig används. Nu kan i alla fall en komma till nytta.
/Lina (Minette&Minou)

knappologi said...

hej igen!
var ska knapparna skickas???
/mia

Anna Ander said...

Åh! Otroligt fint! Mitt första besök här, roligt roligt!

Larissa said...

aw! this is a cute idea! looks good enough to drink.

Che Birba said...

Lovely!!

Laura from Italy