cups simple tool ball of thread scissors

Such a grey and icy day.  The light was thin and scanty.  So, I did as Lucy does, and followed it – to a little sofa under the window, piled high with quilts and cushions.  Cosy indeed.  Supplies were gathered.  Plans were hatched for a set of little travelling cups that my Aunty Anne found for me.  She knew how much I loved the set Nanny and Grandad kept in their car’s dashboard when I was little.  Anodised.  In a brown leather (probably vinyl) zippered pouch.  I thought they were ever so cute and loved it when Grandad would pull them out and Nanny would fill them up with usually forbidden sweet and fizzy drink and pass them round.

Now I have my own – sans the zippered pouch.  Ah well – that can be sweetly remedied.

stitching top almost done adding the bottom

I’m not a huge fan of sewing with zippers or vinyl so chose the felt route instead.  With a wee bit of needlefelting, blanket stitch and my secret ingredient – elastic!

secret ingredient elastic at work

Natty huh!  Keeps the bottom from falling off my travelling cups and stops it from crumpling down when I put the top on!

trying it on


the snail the raspberries in my hand

The quiet snail, taking his time, enjoying the journey, seeking out treasures, stopping to make the most of the loveliest bits.  Just like us Boots when we go travelling.

It’s the only way to go, don’t you think :-)



little travelling cups

4 thoughts on “little travelling cups

  • May 7, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Ah yes, I remember those. My girlfriends Mum had a set of those in her kitchen. I loved the colours and of course they didn’t smash if you accidentally drop one. Oh your farm house is going to filled with such lovely bits and pieces.
    Blessings Gail.

  • May 8, 2014 at 8:18 am

    I have a set of 6, inherited from my Mum. I use them daily and they are great for when the grandchildren visit as they choose their favourite colour and they are unbreakable if they happen to get knocked over.

  • May 8, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Just divine :) I have some anodised cups and no case, so this has inspired to me. There are few things that challenge my relationship more than when my partner wrecks one by putting it through the dishwasher….

  • May 13, 2014 at 4:25 am

    LOVE your little pouch! My are SOOOOO INCREDIBLY talented! I wish I knew how to make a pretty little snail pouch:))) and the cups would be the cherry on top!

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