Well things are progressing with my giant tea cosies. Very lazily, I skipped the scrap material prototype (if such a sciencey word can be applied to tea cosies) and plunged straight in with the scissors at some vintage Liberty fabric. Well, you’ve got to live a little.
I had thought about using a Cath Kidston style of floral, which I love in a kind of indulgent way; it’s so ubiquitous as to be synonymous with a sort of clichéd, ‘yummy mummy’ (gag), cupcake making, bunting-stringing image. Now I bake, and have a fondness for bunting, but I reckon if I don’t get too carried away I’ll be OK and not morph into this lady. (I don’t have the time, energy, organisational skills and, ahem, money anyway) There is a poster on Mumsnet whose nickname is CupcakesAndBunting, but with the ‘b’ and ‘c’ swapped over. Which is more like it.
Anyway, I disregarded my cupcake side and went for the eternally more sophisticated Liberty Lawn print. Soft and so detailed, the colours are beautifully printed and it just seems to go with any colour or fabric I put next to it. I also bought that Fabric Rehab retro goose print, so that’s for the second tea cosy:
While I was on Fabric Rehab, I couldn’t help but snap up a couple of irresistible fabrics… it was tough to choose, but I went for this Lotta Jansdotter seed head print, which is just so pretty and such a nice colour:
I bought a little Scandinavian-inspired bundle, too, all fresh blues, whites and reds:
Naughty, I know, but my grandma’s stash is depleting and I need to keep it topped up (that’s my excuse, anyway!)
Obligatory baby shot (puzzling out my finished knitted Christmas pressie):