A few weeks ago I signed up for the Tea Cozy Swap on Mary Jane's Connection. I began looking for pattens for tea cozys that very day. I have sewed a cozy, needle felted two cozies and then knitted and felted and then embellished with wool, yarn, and my old buttons from my button jar. I hope Cathy likes the one that I made for her. I plan to mail it to her on Monday
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Tea Cosy Swap
I also made a small rice pillow and a cover to set my tea pot on to help keep it warm. I filled a 6inch x 6 inch square of white cotton material sewed all the way around except for a small turning hole, put about a 1/4 cup of rice in this small square then made a cover just like I would for a big pillow. When you set the hot pot on this pillow, the rice heats up. I then put the tea cosy over my pot and the tea is warm all afternoon.
The red and blue cozy were wool from my sheep that I washed, carded, dyed, and then wet felted. The flowers on the blue tea cozy were neddle felted as well as the cup on the red cozy. I also made a cotton fabric lining and put in a wool batting.
I really liked the cozy that I sewed but Cathy said she had a 8 cup pot and it just did fit my 4 cupper. I may try to make another one and make the pattern bigger.
Another discovery that I made while making the cozies was....I have more tea pots than I thought I had...lot count at 13 pots. I love TEA and TEA Pots and I also like cups of all kinds. I collect china cup and saucers. I also love pottery cups...big thick cups.