Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Teapot Tuesday! and some 'candy', too!

Newest teapot
Well, I'm still way behind on reading blog posts, but, I'm catching back up on posting here. 
candy tins

pincushion candy

pincushion candy
 This is my newest teapot.  My friend Betty sent me this teapot for Christmas.  She knows how much I love teapots.  The picture doesn't do it justice.
pincushion candy

pincushion candy

'white chocolate' pincushion candy
I have a pincushion exchange next Sunday for one of my guilds 'Holiday' party.  Yes, it is after Christmas.  That gives us all more time to relax and enjoy ourselves instead of stressing whether or not we can schedule in another party in December.  I saw some 'candy tin pincushions' on a blog a few weeks ago.  (Sorry, I don't remember which blog).  I thought they were cute.  I decided that I could make my own.  I found some candy tins at a thrift store, and bought some 'dark' chocolate, 'milk' chocolate and 'white' chocolate fabrics.  I used leftover cotton batting for the 'centers'. 

I just cut the 'chocolate' fabrics into circles, using the gold tins as a pattern.  I then folded batting and then folded the fabric around the batting and sewed it closed. 

For the little pieces, I cut squares of batting (about the same size as the tins) and brought the corners to the center a few times, then squished it together and wrapped the fabric around it and sewed it closed.  I then put each piece of 'chocolate' into muffin papers as I placed them in the tins. 

I made all of these pieces of 'chocolate' Sunday evening while I was at a Venturing meeting with my son and hubby.  I was only there as an 'extra' leader, so, I had plenty of time to make these.  The kids thought they looked like real chocolate turtles. 

3 comments:

  1. I just love that teapot - gosh, you might just get me started on a new venture.

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  2. Wonderful teapot and the candy pincushions look like real chocolates. Very nice :)

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  3. Super cute idea! I will remember this one for sure.

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