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.
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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How fundorable those teacup pincushions look.
You are talented.
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.
Oh, that’s great, Jenny! I can’t wait to see your dream cottage in a tea cup!
Gorgeous love them! How do you find all these cool things? Looking forward to hanging out (Storms notwithstanding!)
How fun and charming! My wood nymphs want to fly over and move right in!
We had a great day, didn’t we?! Thanks for being part of it 🙂
Yes – I hope you get lots of click-through’s from my little write-up and photos.
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!
Thanks for checking them out, Gina!
Oh my gosh, those are so cool!
Thanks, Mallory. They’re really fun to make, too.