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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

A winter's morning in the countryside

I LOVE Margaret's tea-cosy. Thought you'd like to see a picture taken just before the snow went!

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Tea so cosy

There are loads of ways to upcycle old felted wool jumpers (good job, as I seem to shrink them in the wash quite regularly!)  Tea cosies are pretty simple to sew from felt - no hemming needed. 

This is all done by hand using some embroidery threads on the leaves and flowers, and green wool for blanket stitch around the edge.  I used other bits of felted wool for flowers, some buttons and a loop on the top.  Anyone fancy a cuppa?

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Hints of spring

I know it's winter..can hardly miss it as we still have snow on the ground, but some hyacinths in bloom give just a promise of longer days.  There's even sunshine.  Yeh...roll on spring!