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Friday, February 24, 2012

Tea cosy photos.

There it is. Not your usual half moon shaped cosy, but Helen suggested making it the easy way, and so I did - just an oblong shape folded over, with ribbon on the sides to keep it in place. This was more of an experiment to see what I could do, and I took the opportunity of using up small squares of fabric from my scraps box. At the end of a patchwork project, I cut my scraps up into squares or strips so they are ready to use if I want to make a small scrappy item such as this. One side is made up from 2" squares and the other side from 4" squares. Helen had given me two pieces of upholstery sample fabric last week, and it was perfect for the lining. Some bits of leftover wadding filled it nicely, and buttons at strategic spots hold the layers together.  Next time I will use the same fabric(s) all over instead of different ones each side.  I'll also try to make the rounded shape cosy next time.  Would you buy this at a tea cosy sale?

6 comments:

Annie said...

Very cute. I don't drink tea, much less actually make it in a pot, so I wouldn't buy one for that purpose, but I bet others would. Kind of looks like a cool toaster cover though in that shape!

Miss 376 said...

I love the fabrics in the top picture. You've done a good job, and I've never thought of a toaster cover, Annie. She's a genius

Linens and Royals said...

Yes, I'd buy the cosy because it looks so pretty and the buttons give it added flair.
A toaster cover? Great idea for those of us who throw a teabag in a cup.

Meow (aka Connie) said...

You did a lovely job, Gina ... Love the fabrics you chose !!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I love it!

Lily said...

That tea cozy is so cute!