No baking...but still kitchen focused....hmmmm! Intrigued?
I only had a short time and a particular project had been hanging around....
You know how it is... you buy a magazine...it happens to have a free gift...not something that is soooo bad you want to throw it away but.....
Well let's be honest, I do buy magazines (2 or at a push 3 a month, tops...really, 3 tops), quite often they have free gifts...how many do you actually get on and do from the fronts of magazines?
Well I'm BAD! Very rarely do I do anything with them. Some I can add to my stash of buttons, ribbons, beads or whatever, but whole projects...mmmm!
So breaking with tradition I pulled out a magazine from around Christmas 2010 (I think! Could be 2011, but I feel I've had this longer than that!), look.......this one.....
The free gift was a very colourful Tea Cosy that looked like a scrap-pieced Union Jack, see what I mean...?
I'm still not very confident with sewing anything that isn't easy and straight! Roman blinds are easy but a little Tea Cosy *builder-style teeth-sucking*...well!
I must have read the instructions SEVERAL times, look they're only tiny...how much could you forget in a few minutes?
Well anyway, I went for it.
And I have discovered that Tea Cosies are suprisingly easy to make!
I even got to practice on my new Brother Innov-is 350 SE, zig-zag and straight stitch around shapes, very small shapes at that! It's not perfect....but I haven't quite got the hang of a stop/start button instead of a foot pedal.
Not bad for a first attempt though.
So finally, the whole thing......ready.....
Sorry, should've given it a little iron after turning...but I was too excited and just had to share...NOW!
And there it is, small and perfectly formed - absolutely ideal to brighten up our little caravan! The zing on that is enough to rouse anyone from their sleeping bag!
At long last a Sewing Ta-Dah....and not a spatula in sight!
Bye for now, hope to see you again soon.