Approximate Time: 1 evening
Glue cup to saucer. I usually do that the night before to let the glue dry thoroughly.
With the scrap of material, place a dessert plate on it. Trace around plate and cut on lines. 1/4 inch from edge do a running stitch. Pull the stitching, making it into a small circle, this is known as a yoyo.
Stuff until it is the size needed to fit into the teacup. Glue in place.
Glue lace edging around rim of cup. Group several hat pins, anchoring a needle threader, or whatever things you may want to decorate with. I then wrap in cellophane or it is also pretty wrapped in tulle. Add bow or pretty ribbon. Makes such a pretty gift!
By Dorothy from New Creek, WV
Approximate Time: 1 hour to 1.5 hours
Decorate the cup before you cement it to the saucer.
With your chain one on hook, chain another and make a single crochet in first chain. Make one single crochet in the back loop of each single crochet.
Do not start or end a row, just keep making a big spiral.
When you have a circle almost the width of the cup, break off that color and add another, making a ruffle of chain three and slip stitch in each stitch around.
Fill the cup with batting, and hot glue the crocheted work to the brim a little at a time.
Decorate with buttons, anything little like sewing embellishments, etc.
Glue the cup to the saucer and tie a lace or ribbon bow around the bottom.
Let the glue sit over night before disturbing.
By Sandra from Yorktown, VA