Sunday, 19 January 2014

I'm a little teapot, short and stout ........

Any time is tea time in our house, we are always ready to settle down to a cuppa and a biscuit or two.   So my (aforementioned!) tea cosy is in progress I am delighted to say!  I have taken my choice of colours from a cute set of mugs I found;  as soon as I spotted them, I thought 'I can see a tea cosy in clear turquoise, with pretty pink and perhaps white flowers on top'.  And so lucky I was to find this cute little white tea pot.




The body of the tea cosy is finished.  Now for the fun part ... crocheting flowers and leaves to adorn my turquoise cosy!



  

Using this easy pattern for the cosy,  and then inspirations for flowers and leaves from three of my favourite blogs ( love, love, and love them) I made up roses, daisies and teeny flowers, big leaves and small leaves and linked leaves... 

Next, I started placing the flowers and leaves here and there, playing with different looks and ideas, too much?? too little??  And to add to the mix, once I started crocheting the flowers and leaves I became totally caught up and couldn't stop, I find I really enjoy making small items, like flowers and squares and hearts.  So I had a nice selection of flowers and leaves from which to choose.  




I am going to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon sewing on the decorations with the threads, and perhaps make up a butterfly or two to complete it.   Thank you for dropping by, do have a wonderful week, hugs and blessings,  Pat xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Oh and by the way, thank you so much for all the kind comments about our adored doggies;   Dexter Dog and Layla the Princess send their love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



  


9 comments:

  1. Lovely! Those flowers turned out quite amazing! (What yarn did you use Pat??)
    I am also addicted to tea (even in this horrid heat) - I am only working on small projects - to hot to handle anything big! Enjoy your relaxing afternoon

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    1. Thanks! Yarn is all from my stash - Lollipop, Elle Family, and some Pullskein I think!

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  2. Super! You can never have too many crochet flowers!

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  3. Hi Pat!
    It was wonderful of you to stop by my blog and thank you for the sweet comment!

    I have never crocheted a tea pot cozy although I enjoy looking at (and drooling over ) other people's cozies! Yours looks fantastic so far!

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  4. Gosh that's so pretty!
    love Jooles x x x

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  5. Such a gorgeous tea cosy! Thank you for sharing the pattern link, I may have to have a go at that myself.
    Marianne x

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  6. So easy to make, I am making another one, for myself this time!
    Pat x

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