Saturday, 9 July 2011

Coffee anyone?

Despite the wind and rain myself and my friend Eimear had a great day at the Sage and Stone Farmers Market (we'll be there again end of July).  In preparation for a sunny day I brought sun cream, but it proceeded to rain and the wind was a rail pain to be honest, but I still managed to get sun burnt on the top of my forehead (ouch!).

I got my first custom order (through a market) and it was for a large cafetiere cosy.  A friend of ours kindly lent me their large Bodum and I proceeded to make the cosy.

I used Robert Kaufman's Cafe Metro Vintage.  I find it a very elegant print and ok not coffee pots but it's very popular with my customers.

I lightly quilted around the teapot and a couple of cups.  Then I used some gorgeous shimmering blue seed beads which were exactly the same colour as the blue petals on the teapot and I sewed them on.



I had one final look to see if there was anything else I could bead and found I could sneak in two more seed beads!


TA DA!

I also received in the post this week some insulated batting for making oven gloves, pot holders and so on so I am going to use that for my next cosy and of course using the same fabric!

Have a good day everyone!

Fi

7 comments:

  1. Lovely, I love a nice bead or 3!

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  2. I'm glad the market went well for you despite the wind and the rain!

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  3. Congrats on your first custom order! The way you used the beads is lovely. Let's hope next market will be sunny and dry.

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  4. I love the beads! You did a fab job - anyone would be happy to have that little cozy warming their coffee :)

    I also truly like your new blog header. Nice and bright, fresh and cheery. Well done!

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  5. I love that caffetiere cover, it's so lovely!

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