My friend Heather and I did a craft swap this year. She made me these amazing fingerless gloves, because my hands get cold when I hand stitch or use the computer. This isn’t a great photo – they are a fabulous purple color.
I made her this tea cozy. I used a pattern and tutorial from Sew4Home. Heather has a red, black & white kitchen. There is a pocket behind the teapot appliqué. I found the sweetest crocheted trim to edge it with.
I didn’t have enough trim to do the back, so I used a decorative stitch on my machine to add hearts along the seams.
And check out the awesome lining with gloves!
This came together very easily, and it only took me a few hours. Of course, I over-purchased fabric for it, so now I have a bunch of red and white prints to add to the stash. I’m ready for a Valentine’s day project.
It took me a bit longer than I had planned to get to this project. Sorry, Heather. I fear sewing things that aren’t flat. I just have a hard time wrapping my mind around the 3-D stuff, so it takes me forever to get to them.
Do you have any long-term projects you are putting off finishing? What are you waiting for? Getting rid of those nagging voices in my head feels so good.