Sunday, December 01, 2013

Fabric Strawberries and a Tea Cup Cozie

Strawberries by Eloise Stannard 1829-1915. England

 

Since I had a few scraps of the Minky fabric in different colors, I decided to make scented cloth strawberries. The Minky fabric was just right for the strawberry texture, and with a spritze of strawberry cologne, it is a pleasant, soft and cheerful sight. I plan to give these away.
The pattern is made by tracing around half the shape of a bowl for the strawberry pattern, and around a small glass for the strawberry leaf-cap.
 
After cutting the shapes, fold the strawberry in half and stitch the straight sides together. Cut little wedges around the strawberry cap.
 
 

Turn it right side out, and hand sew a loose gathering stitch around the circular top edge, with thread knotted at the end.

 

Stuff with fiberfill and pull the running stitch tightly and stitch in place, ever all times in the same spot by overlapping the stitches. Cut caps out of green felt and hand-stitch them on with needle and thread.
 
 
 
Place the cap on the top and stitch around the edges to join it to the berry. Add a stem by using a straight piece go felt and making a loop.
Before applying glitter glue, they look like this.
After brushing with glitter glue, rinse the brush thoroughly in water.

 

Here is another way of making a teacup warmer: first, fold a washcloth into a triangle.

With the folded edge on top near the cup rim, slip one pointed end through the handle, and then the opposite end over that, through the handle and pull snugly close to the cup. This is nice for cold mornings, especially if you like to use thin teacups. Remember to warm the teacup by filling it with warm water, while you are preparing the tea, so that you do not put hot tea in a cold cup.

 

This is the first day of the month. I know someone who celebrates the first day of every month.

 

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Your fabric strawberries are adorable! What a cute ornament for the Christmas tree.

Blessings,
Sarah

Kimberline said...

Hi Lydia! The bumps on the strawberry material is just perfect for that craft! So clever.... :D I hope you will be posting more of your good Christmas ideas and decorating.

Kimberline said...

Hi Lydia! The textured fabrics for the strawberries is just perfect. I'm hoping you will post more pictures of your Christmas projects and decorating.

LadyLydia said...

I thought so, too.

Yes I am making other festive winter projects soon

LadyLydia said...

I thought so, too.

Yes I am making other festive winter projects soon

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