I saw the cutest idea for a little tea pot sewing kit over at the blog "Sadie Seasongoods ( http://www.sadieseasongoods.com/sewing-to-a-tea-the-hidden-pin-cushion/ ). She has a great tutorial on how to make it.
And I had just the tea pot to use!
I love wisteria and the little blue bird just makes it perfect. Since it's been sitting on the shelf not being used for tea, I decided to give it a new job in our home.
I brought up the few supplies I needed and got to work.
This is the only tricky part. Unlike the blogger's tutorial, I did not glue the pin cushion into the lid. The lip of the lid worked very well to hold it in place, with a bit of stuffing behind it.
Then I gathered some items for needed sewing jobs...
...and dropped them inside the tea pot.
Tea pot sewing kit and pin cushion. Decorative and function.