( this was supposed to be on the Riley Blake Design blog…
not sure why it did not get loaded, so for all of you who wanted
to know where it all was….here it is…my apologies…)
Ahhhh spot of tea shall we?
I love Christmas rituals, I love snow, I love the cold
but most of all I love to share a cup of tea with you,
especially at this time of year.
So for a few minutes, why not sit a spell…
A deep appreciation for the Design Teams at Riley Blake Designs
who keep creating ginghams….- as this year
for me it was all about gingham- I could not imagine
completing my year without one more project with some gingham..
( the ruffle and back is this red gingham, almost matching perfectly with my tea pot)
So what will you need?
WEllll you may want to embroider this tree…
Would you believe a squiggly must be perfected, took me total = 17 tries
to come up with this..
Just print as is…you can size if you wish…
As I drew this with a sketched brush…you can ignore
the fairy dust….
I used gingham for back and ruffle, ( that required 3 fat quarters)
2 inch strips folded in half 18 inches in length….( this is your ruffle)
1 fat quarter of coloured dots for front of cozy
1/2 yd of pellon fusible fleece
1/2 yd of batting for inside
1/2 yd for lining ( optional)
Optional trim, pom pom , beads, fur….
( I give samples of each)
Embroidery TREE on your top of your cozy…( anything will do, dots, blend on blends)
I just trace with a HD pencil…that is all…your stitches hide the lines...
1/4 inch seam allowance added!
Although simple Tut, anyone of your friends or family would treasure
this tea cozy made by YOU!
Whatever your wishes are this holiday season
these are my wishes for you.
Blessings RBD for such a great year of lovely collections..
To a prosperous 2014!