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Fairy Tales for Grown-ups

Mimi Kirchner‘s “Tiny Worlds Tea Cup Pincushion” workshop has been on my wish list of things to do ever since she first announced she was considering running a class. Yesterday was the Big Day. No way were the morning’s snow flurries going to discourage me from making the drive down to Boston. Accumulation on the ground or not, I had my tea cup, embroidery needles and scissors ready to travel.

Six of us gathered around Mimi’s dining room table. Not only does Mimi open up her home to eager fans of her artistry for the occasional workshop, but she shares project supplies from her carefully organized inventory. Embroidery floss and felt scraps are all bundled and stored by color. A crafter’s sight to behold! Fantastic!

Although we all started with the same basic materials: a cup, a felted ball, and the house pattern, you can see in the photo below that by day’s end, each Tiny World tells its own story. If you’re intrigued, here’s the link to Mimi’s Tiny World Pincushion group photo pool.

Tiny World Pincushion Workshop Feb 2010

Six Tiny World Pincushions Workshop - February, 2010

P.S. On the way home, I pulled into Penzey’s Spices on Mass. Ave. in Arlington. Their custom blend of five different kinds of cinnamon is divine! It’s remarkable what a contrast fancy quality spices are like, compared  to the grocery store variety. My Penzey purchase was a delectable bonus to a grand day.

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  • ishihtzunot June 12, 2010, 2:35 pm

    How fundorable those teacup pincushions look.
    You are talented.

  • snydeen March 9, 2010, 6:50 pm

    Actually went online and ordered my very own pattern. I’m thinking I’ll work on it in a couple weeks when life quiets down a bit.

    • myartfullife March 10, 2010, 10:24 am

      Oh, that’s great, Jenny! I can’t wait to see your dream cottage in a tea cup!

  • snydeen March 2, 2010, 6:29 pm

    Gorgeous love them! How do you find all these cool things? Looking forward to hanging out (Storms notwithstanding!)

  • Beth March 2, 2010, 4:41 pm

    How fun and charming! My wood nymphs want to fly over and move right in!

  • Mimi K March 1, 2010, 3:18 pm

    We had a great day, didn’t we?! Thanks for being part of it 🙂

    • myartfullife March 1, 2010, 9:02 pm

      Yes – I hope you get lots of click-through’s from my little write-up and photos.

  • Gina March 1, 2010, 10:49 am

    I love them! I wouldn’t have thought I’d have much interest in a teacup pincushion if I’d just heard the phrase, but looking at them, they are adorable!

    • myartfullife March 1, 2010, 9:01 pm

      Thanks for checking them out, Gina!

  • mallorymurray February 28, 2010, 9:00 pm

    Oh my gosh, those are so cool!

    • myartfullife March 1, 2010, 9:01 pm

      Thanks, Mallory. They’re really fun to make, too.

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