Monday, 24 September 2012

Wedding tea

Back at the beginning of September I was due to go to my school friends wedding, but because of a last minute childcare issue we were unable to attend. I was completely devastated, as we had been so looking forward to sharing their special day. I had been beavering away at a present for them, something that I knew would be just perfect for a tea loving bride!

A tea cosy!! We had a part of her hen party in a tea room and we bought her a teapot as one of her hen presents. Whenever we get together tea is always drunk in copious amounts!
I had seen the pattern by Kerry of VeryKerryBerry for the Teapot in Issue 8 of Fat Quarterly and knew this would be a perfect gift. The cup and spoon pattern, that I used for the other side, I found on Kerry's tutorial page here, where she had made it into a mug rug.
I pieced both of them using the foundation way, as I had never used the method of paper piecing with freezer paper. So, with an extra printout of the cup pattern I was able to change it from paper pieced to foundation pieced.
I added a bit of embroidery to the spout of the teapot and the top of the mug for steam. Inside I added their initials and wedding date. 
It's all wrapped and ready to be given. We have a tea date set for half term and I can't wait!

I'm linking up with 
                                                Sew Happy Geek


  1. It is gorgeous, so sorry that you had to miss the wedding. I really must find some time to do some paper piecing. Have fun at half term.

  2. I think she'll be over the moon with your present. I know I would be! I love the spoon with the cup too. Nice touch.

  3. This is so lovely! I'm sure your friend will love it. Can understand how gutted you must be to miss her wedding - argh!

  4. Such a great pattern, I made one for my mum for mother's day (although mainly because her old one was seriously manky lol) Hope you get your tea date!


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