Monday, 14 December 2009

Teapost cosy christmas present


Every year I ask my Mum and Dad what they want for Christmas and they always says a voucher and make me something. My Dad brought down all the stuff I have made for him that he had kept..I was really touched. I know they both love a proper cup of tea made in a teapot so I thought why not make them a teapot cosy to keep the tea warm! They always like things made with pictures of their grandsons. I managed to print out a photo of my sons onto calico backed with freezer paper..this is an excellent way to get the images onto material as the freezer paper stiffens the fabric to make it go through the printer. I have dabbed a bit of pva glue to protect the image from wear and tear (for security you can only see the words as dont like putting photos of my children on the net). I am quite pleased the way this has turned out...have used simple stitching on it to reflect the child like design. I have used fast 2 fuse interfacing to back the material shapes prior to sewing them on.

6 comments:

Amy said...

cute!

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous.
Fantastic work. Love your sewing.

Sid said...

Like your fab T cosy Lorraine, sure the recipient will love it !

Carol said...

Oh so creative and sweet and so thoughtful of yu ~ Happy Holidays to you and your family ~ Hugs & namaste, Carol (artmusedogs)

Chris said...

ha! cute idea for them, and really loving of you.

lisa said...

super cute!