hee hee this did start it's life as a china tea cup but then lost his saucer in a shifting accident so I wanted to give it life again. I used the fabulous Stampin' Up! fabric and ribbon for this project - even the pearls are Stampin' Up! I used PVA to attach the fabric to the cup and a white gel pen to put the faux stitches on. I have wanted to one of these since I saw a friend had a silver teapot decorated as a pin cushion.