Friday, September 16, 2011

On My Mind - Feeling Cosy

Joining with Down to Earth's - On My Mind today

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On my mind today is this tea cosy.

I am running late for this post today, but I finally got to finish my tea cosy tonight...it has been a busy day.

I was taught to knit by my Mother and crochet by my Grandmother. I dont consider myself much of a knitter but I have had all these leftover balls of wool lying around, so thought I might seek out some of my crafty talents and put the wool to use.

I went on the web to track down some lovely knitting patterns to follow. The one I used is a mixture of two different patterns. I could not work out how to do the flowers so in the end I just figured out my own pattern to use. I am pleased with the results, the cosy is knitted and the flowers are crocheted.

I found a couple of vintage tea cosy patterns in a magazine that I have here, dating back to 1958. So I think I might try making these on my next attempt. I also found one with chickens on it, so have been fiddling around knitting tiny chickens...

19 comments:

  1. Oh my...I just love that...you clever cookie...come over to my place with it...my tea set is awaiting a warm and happy teapot. We have cake ;)

    Have a really great weekend
    xx
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  2. That is absolutely gorgeous! What a pretty little teapot!!!

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  3. I think tea would taste better out of that pot now!

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  4. It looks fantastic. Can't wait to see the chicken one.

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  5. Tania. It is gorgeous. Well done.

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  6. hi tania
    oh my... what a wonderful tea cosy!!!
    Ilove it!!!!
    have a wonderful weekend,
    love regina

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  7. Love your tea cosies. Looking forward to seeing the little chickens!

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  8. Awesome! Milk and no sugar in my tea, thanks! :D

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  9. looks fantastic! keep those creative juices going.

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  10. I am so glad you came to visit, as I opened your blog (door) I knew we could be friends. Your tea cozies are precious. I do want to see the chicken one, we have chickens also, they make me laugh. Happy to say I did finish that quilt this evening, McKenna's mom is "over the moon" happy with it.

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  11. Tania is a jack of all trades. She's smarter than your average bear with a tea cosy.....I am away at the moment and hope you have been checking out the chook pecker today dearest....Cant let my girls go hungry now.

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  12. How absolutely gorgeous, Tania. That is so beautiful. I bet you have fond memories of being taught how to knit and crochet ... i had a Great-Aunt teach me how to crochet, and I absolutely cherished her time and patience. I wish I had also learnt how to knit!

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  13. I love the teacosy, it is so cute. Would love to be able to make something this clever .

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  14. I love that cosy, you are so clever....the teapot peeking out from under it reminds me of my mum's old teapot from my childhood!!

    Don't forget to check on Hubby's girls!!! lol

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  15. What a great cosy...worth the effort don't you think?

    Sft x

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  16. Love the tea cosy....you did a great job!

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  17. Love the little tea cozy!! How cleaver and cute!

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  18. Tania that tea cosy is gorgeous! Well done, I love it! Would love to be served tea at your place!

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  19. I love it Tania! So gorgeously cute and well made. Brilliant job I think.

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