Fun Finishing Idea

How cute would this be as a fun way to finish off a small design?

A tea cozy with sweet coordinating fabric and trim. I just love this colorful scene.

Found on this new designer's website, Abigail Bury. I love her pillows.

(Have any of you ever tried needlepoint? I never have.)

10 comments:

Annemarie said...

You're right, this is lovely, Rachel! Thanks for the link...

Joanne said...

Rachel, this would be a really cute finish for a small project. I do needlepoint along with my cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, quilting, etc. It's a lot of fun when you do various stitches for different effects in the picture. If you just do the basic stitch, it's like working half a cross stitch :)

Nancy said...

I love this Rachel, colors, fabrics, everything. I do needlepoint, and what a fantastic idea. Thanks for the link too.

Nancy

Renee said...

We daily use a tea cosy for our "coffee pot", but although it's typically English, it's not so cute. Photos can present simple things so beautifully. I wish you a blessed week. I did some needlepoint in the past, but I find it quite long because you have to cover the whole surface.

Hazel said...

Lovely idea! xx

Wendy said...

That does make a very sweet tea cozy. Needlepoint is fun, and another addicting hobby.

Margaret said...

This is adorable Rachel and what a great idea. Thank you for the link.

Tanya said...

Oh I love this! Thank you for posting the link ~ I've bookmarked it :)

ros said...

Tea cosies make great wedding presents, I've found. I've made needlepoint versions, patchwork versions and knitted and crocheted versions for various friends, none of whom have ever thought to put a cosy on their wedding list and all of whom have been pleased to get one. Well, all except one whose husband insists on wearing theirs like a bishop's mitre!

And by making your work into something useful, I don't think you put such a burden on the receivers to find it beautiful and have it on display - they can just enjoy it in its daily use.

Nice to meet you this evening!

Lavender Rose said...

Thanks for the link, Rachel. I'm a devout needlepointer and hadn't heard of this designer. She has some simple and darling designs which really can be translated either way...XS or Ndpt. It's quite easy to Ndpt. Go to ANG.com to find easy directions...with the American Needlepoint Guild.
Deb