They lived happily in Canada with an old lady that loved teacups and saucers.
One sad day, the old lady, they were told, went to live in the big china cabinet in the sky, where teacups never broke, and they were always full of fragrant, fancy tea. The old lady’s relatives decided to send the tea sets to live with other people. And that’s how our teacup and saucer ended up in a little island in the Caribbean.
Unfortunately Mr. Mailman was not as careful that day as he should have been (for which he was, hopefully, fired), and one of the teacups arrived broken. For the longest time, the teacup was in a FedEx box, because its new owner refused to get rid of such lovely piece of porcelain.
One day the lady decided to put the teacup back together, and for the first time in a long time, the teacup was happy again. Even though the teacup will never be used for tea again, at least it would be used more often, seeing as its new lady sewed more than she drank tea in fancy teacups.
And they lived happily ever after, for as long as the lady kept them away from grubby little hands.
Beautiful Pincushion – How to Reuse a Broken Teacup:
I glued the cup with crazy glue, and taped it to keep the pieces together while the glue dried.
I disassembled the old dirty pincushion and kept the core (so long little Chinese people!). Then I covered it with new fabric and I glued it to the bottom of the tea-cup (with liquid silicone).
I glued the cup to the saucer, which now became a handy tray to keep doodads contained on the sewing table.