Have you seen any good tea cozies lately?
Here’s why I’m asking…
This is a picture of my 15-year-old tea cozy.
Sure, it’s a cute-enough idea — a tea cozy in the shape of a little thatched-roof cottage, straight out of a fairytale — but it’s almost worn out. It was dead cheap to begin with, and now it really looks it. Plus, it never quite fit my favourite tea pot properly, and the padding could do with being a little bit thicker…
Besides, is it just me, or does it look a bit like an owl made of mushrooms?
(It’s just me, isn’t it?)
Anyway, it’s got to go.
That old tea cozy was a store-bought one, but this time I’ll be sewing my own. Since I’ll probably be seeing it here on my kitchen counter, and using it daily for, oh, another 15 years… I want to make it special, one of those household objects that makes a person happy just to look at it.
So I’m on the hunt for ideas to inspire a tea-cozy sewing frenzy…
Here are a few that caught my eye.
Elizabeth Cook felt tea cosies
[The Green Apple via Another Shade of Grey]
Quilted fabric tea cozy with handmade button
[QuiltTops on Etsy]
Elephant tea cozy
[Artist unknown via Lucky Beans]
Quilted cat tea cozy
[Craftown craft project]
Antique WWI patchwork tea cozy
[GoAntiques antique tea cozy via TheFind]
Pink polka-dot gathered tea cozy
Wool felt and recycled sweater tea cozy
Other suggestions, anyone?
Comments are open and waiting, so post a link and let’s see what you’ve got!
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