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Monday, 20 January 2014

High Tea and thoughts of spring

I finally got around to making a Tea Cosy for my lovely tea set - Inspired by something I saw somewhere but cannot now locate, but something like this one on Pinterest.  I made the fatal error of putting 'felted tea cosy' into Pinterest and Google and Etsy, resulting in a happy but unproductive hour or so marvelling at other people's talents - this one and this one were my favorites I think.   Anyway, my version was cobbled together from a shrunken child's wool jumper that has been lurking in my 'it will come in useful one day' pile for a year or so.  It's a long old time since I did any kind of embroidery, and even a basic blanket stitch took some scratching of head and giggling at my ineptitude.  But the final result I am very pleased with, and is just one more reason for endless cups of tea, which as my children know only too well is my cure for any of life's little challenges. 

Now that Christmas is behind us, I thought I'd try and steal a march on spring and start thinking about a crafty Easter, so I unscrewed the little dried flower press I picked up at a boot sale last summer and carefully extracted the flowers I selected in Autumn.  Some of them survived better than others, but overall I'm quite pleased with the result.  Now all I have to do is figure out what to do with them - but that's the nice thing about crafting, I do enjoy the general faffing around with pretty bits and pieces. Oh, and looking for inspiration on Pinterest of course :)