Mad giant egg cup cosy maybe

Well, the second cafetiere got finished. It was a fraught job. It’s not intrinsically difficult but I was working in a mess and was tired and less than tremendously patient. And I stood on my quilters ruler and snapped it in half.

Anyhow, it got done but STILL looks like a Dalek in a pinny.

It’s sort of cute but sort of weird. Like a man in drag. I think maybe the cafetiere is male and I just didn’t realise it. They are all, at least all the ones I’ve seen, straight up and down. I think all teapots are ladies thoug so it must be the curves.

Then I made a giant egg cup cosy. More to have a play than a serious make of any kind. It’s wadded and quilted with lots of stitches and bits of applique. The house is way too big for any eggs or cups (unless they were Dolly Parton’s!) that we have in Ireland!  Chickens would rule the Earth if they laid eggs big enough for this cosy.

I played around with some of the stitches built into my sewing machine. I like the one on the house roof – the stitch that looks like rows and rows of birdie footprints.

The cat button is just fab. Bought from UK a few years ago.


I love the beads – I stitched them onto some shapes cut from Ikea fabric and prettied up the circle with some tiny beads. They complement the colour of the blue perfectly.

Now then. What to have for tea? I think liver and onions with new potatoes tonight. Thumbs up from Mr Tree so  in the words of Adam and the Ants , it’s time to ‘Stand and De Liver ‘  (groan – sorry).

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