Sunburst Tea Cosy – my new crochet pattern (and its free!)

Sunburst tea cosies

Remember the Sunburst Tea Cosy I gave you a sneak peek of last week? Well, I’ve been double and triple checking my notes so that I could share this brand spanking new crochet pattern with you here! It would make a great Christmas present for a tea lover, and it works up quickly because it is made in aran weight yarn. It’s a lot simpler to make than it looks too! The final round of the top piece is where all the magic happens, so I’ve included extra photos to show you what’s what. Continue reading

Three free tea cosy patterns reviewed – or why tea pots are better than Barbie dolls.

I’ve been a bad, bad blogger. I’ve been so caught up in making things again that I’ve neglected to show you the results. My latest obsession is the humble tea cosy I LOVE woolly tea cosies. I love them far more than is reasonable for someone who prefers to make the countless cups of tea she drinks (milk in first, no sugar thanks) in a cup and not use a tea pot at all!

I have plenty of tea pots, I just tend not to use them… unless it is to model a lovely handmade tea cosy! In which case I’m happier than a six year old with a brand new Barbie, a shoe box full of doll clothes, and a sharp pair of nail scissors ready to give poor old Babs a new haircut. Tea pots make much better models, and people are a little less inclined to give you funny looks when you show them pictures of them in their latest outfit.

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A crochet tea cosy, plenty of potholders and the six heeled sock of doom

I had another productive week last week. I’ve been trying to work on a item a day for sale at the craft fair I have booked on the 1st. I already have plenty of stock but I want to be able to be enthusiastic about what is on my stall, and that’s going to be easier if I have new things to show off.

First I made another tea cosy.

orange tea cosy

Then I went a bit pot holder crazy…

multi-colour pot holders

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