What a busy weekend. What with housework, kids, cooking, baking, I don't know how I managed to fit in time to do some sewing.
I have been itching to make another cafetiere cosy for quite a while and this weekend I did!
I really enjoy making cafetiere cosies.
I will have to take better photos I think for when I list it but the weather was atrocious so...
The fabric I am using is Robert Kaufman's "Confections in Cocoa".
It is truly gorgeous fabric, great quality and the colours are so strong and bright, again I don't think my photos do it justice.
I have lined this cosy with Amy Butler fabric (orange polka dots) and I used wadding in between the layers to keep in the heat.
I have picked out some of the sprinkles on the cupcakes with seed beads and tubular shaped beads (apologies don't know correct name :(.) Then I thought hmmm shall I quilt it a bit, if it doesn't work I will keep it for myself!
I picked out some more cup cakes and machine quilted around them twice. Quilting the cosy has given it a different feel, a heavier feel so to speak. You can see the outline above.
I have to say I am very proud of myself because one thing that bothered me a bit with previous cosies was the "lip" of the cafetiere tipping off my cosy. Well now I have sewn a little "dip" along the fabric and hey presto problem solved.
Now my last dilemma - do I add more beads? Are there enough beads on the cosy?
Any comments welcome!