Flowery Tea Cosy

Flowery Tea Cosy

maRRose - CCC: flowers for tea cosyIt all started with a fun day out with a dear friend, quite some time ago. A nice lunch, a midday movie and some shopping, oh yes, some shopping. At the time the wonderful “Flying Tiger” had just opened up in Amsterdam and it was there that I found this lovely tea cosy.
maRRose - CCC: flowery tea cosy maRRose - CCC: flowery tea cosyI’m not sure how the creative mind works, let alone mine, but the minute I saw this cute thing, I knew what I wanted to do with it crochet wise – funny, isn’t it?

So, I started to crochet flowers, lots and lots of flowers ……..
maRRose - CCC: flowery tea cosySome of them I had bought the patterns for a long time ago (here), others I found – free of charge – on the internet, for instance here, here and here. I’ve pinned the patterns I’ve used (and “some” more) all to my Pinterest Crochet Board, so you might want to check that out too.
maRRose - CCC: flowery tea cosy

When I finally figured I had enough flowers, the next pleasant job of making a layout started. There are times during a crochet project that I feel more of a painter or sculptor than a crafter and this project definitely gave me that feeling – I loved the process of deciding that this flower needed to go next to this one and so forth and so on (I know, I’m a geek).
maRRose - CCC: flowery tea cosymaRRose - CCC: flowery tea cosyInitially I had planned to cover the whole fabric, both front and back, with crochet flowers, but while stitching I decided it would be more fun to play with the back of the fabric and leave some of the print intact. Glad I did – I like that there is a definite front and back.
maRRose - CCC: flowery tea cosymaRRose - CCC: flowery tea cosymaRRose - CCC: flowery tea cosymaRRose - CCC: flowery tea cosyAlthough I’m a real coffee-lover, I guess I’ll be drinking more tea from now on!

Love,
Marianne


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