Saturday, 25 August 2012

Keep on Buzzing

Have just given Sandra her Beehive Tea Cosy so I can now post a picture.  I didn't want her to see it before I gave it to her because it was part of her birthday present.  

6oz wadding makes it extra plumptious but it needed the walking foot to help it through the machine.

A close-up of the bee and honeycomb flower.

I've been writing the pattern for this over the Summer Break.  David cut me some bees and there will be a hand-painted bee included in each pattern. There will be some patterns available at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party (all proceeds to Macmillan).  Click on the link on the right for details and do come along to the Crafts House to support this - it will be great fun.

It's raining outside and I'm going to snuggle up under a quilt (August Bank Holiday weekend - really?) and do some knitting this afternoon although I can feel a bit of a snooze coming on.  I shouldn't waste good crafting time snoozing but sometimes your eyes just get too heavy don't they?

Later I will be continuing with some goodies for the Autumn Craft swap which I'm thoroughly enjoying - I'll put pictures up after I've sent them off just in case Anne peeks!  I'll also be putting the finishing touches to some Mavis and Gladys things ready for the first class on 24th September which is also Steph's due date!


  1. I absolutely love your tea cosy. The bee button is superb. I can't wait for the Mad Hatters Tea Party so I can purchase a pattern. Well done.X

  2. oooh brendie love the tea cosy,hope to see it in the flesh when I go to sandras.

    love Theresa (one of the quilting bees)

  3. I'm getting a bit worried that my homemade swaps wont be a patch on yours!! Your work is so beautiful and mine is rather lacking though not for the want of trying!! There will be a lot of love gone into them!!

  4. can imagine how chuffed i was to receive this wonderful tea cosy...I am one lucky lady..thanks for donating to our Mad Hatters tea party..a few people will "bee" wanting to win this pattern..
    big hug Brendie

  5. wow - LOVE it! Really looking forward to seeing what you put together for the autumn swap!!
    (sun is shining today - long may it last!!)
    BH x

  6. How sweet is that!!! Lucky lady who recives this lovely cozie!! Thanks to Anne for sharing your blog