Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tea Bag Cozies

Take a look at the fun project I've been working on! These will make nice additions to a gift of a tea cup, some tea, and some cookies. Or I might use one on tea tray to serve my hubbie or daughters for a special occasion.

This is a free pattern, courtesy of Prairie Flower Farm! Just scroll down and sign up to receive it on the right hand side of her blog, and leave a comment saying I sent you. She also has some adorable cozies ready-made that she sells.
I made the polka-dotted one entirely of cotton fabric, and the purple one is from purple wool felt on the outside with a cotton fabric lining.

After machine-sewing the outside and lining together, the rest is hand work, allowing you to finish them on the go, or while watching the Olympics!

If you make these, please let me and Linda at Prairie Flower Farm know!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Flowers and Poems

A sweet lady and friend, Linda Stubbs, at Prairie Flower Farm has posted a tutorial showing you how to make this adorable flower pin. It could also be used as a name tag, a decoration on a bag--you name it. She gives you more ideas at her blog. Check it out and leave a message telling her I sent you.

A lovely poem we came across:

True worth is in being, not seeming;

In doing each day that goes by

Some little good; not in the dreaming

Of great things to do by and by,

For whatever men say in their blindness.

And spite of the fancies of youth

There's nothing so kingly as kindness,

And nothing so royal as truth.

Alice Cary