Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Tea Cozy

I don't know what it is about having a girl, but it brings out my urge to sew. I have never been great at it, but it is something that I always want to do more of, so when Leila and I found this great Micheal Miller fabric at Len's Mill Store (a crazy shop where you can buy just about anything!), both of us had to have a yard of it, even with no project in mind. I have always needed a tea cozy, but since I would be sewing without a pattern I felt a little practice would be useful...and since Holly is such a girly-girl I felt she would appreciate a tea cozy of her own!

 
So funny, right? I would have loved something like this as a little girl as I loved to pretend just about anything...


I absolutely adore this fabric, even after Leila discovered it is a Christmas fabric. It is the perfect Kelly green...




For the pattern, I used a half bowl to trace four pieces and sewed in some craft batt to give it some form. I am pretty happy with it, but it is clear I need to perfect my use of bias tape before attempting my own! As for Holly, once she discovered it wasn't a hat, she was pleased to be able to serve up hot tea just like at Papa's house...

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