To you all, thank you for your company and your time

Saturday, 8 January 2011

A Quick Evening Project

Good to catch up with you all again.  Have you seen the new SIBOL CHALLENGES blog?  Sue has been super organised and has listed all of the blanket themes for the next few months, they sound really exciting, so please check it out, as it is such a worthwhile cause and Sue works so hard making the blankets.

I am finally settling down back to some kind of normality.  I was thinking - didn't 2010 just fly by?  Maybe its me getting older, but that was the fastest year ever!  Still finding it hard to remember to write 2011.  

Yesterday, I took on a little project - a slight variation of one that I did in the summer.  My small cream coloured teapot has been looking sad ever since we had it - it has no tea cosy and has had to suffer the indignity of a tea towel thrown over it or the oven gloves draped over it to keep the tea warm. I have been meaning to rectify this for ages, but have not had the time - so yesterday I decided NOW was the time. 

So using the Rico Cotton I set about making the cosy.  Sadly I had to modify my plans as I realised I didn't have enough cotton in the two tones of green to finish the project - darn it!  I didn't want to start again so I decided to add a trim of two tone red ( my kitchen has green and red in it), anyway after fiddling around this tea cosy evolved.

I topped it off with the same flower that I made for my tea cosy in the summer.  Now our tea will stay warm!

This morning I was in town and couldn't resist  this

So now my teapot is sad no more, it has a lovely new coat, flowery hat and a super red heart stand!

I just love it when ideas evolve!

I have started Number 28 in the Jan Eaton book of crochet squares - its the Christmas Rose one, for SIBOL but I ran into difficulties last night on the first green round - it wasn't going right - the rose itself is lovely - I am hoping I was tired and therefore didn't read the pattern properly and that all will be fine when I try again this evening. 

The next couple of weeks will be busy in the Kimbles household as myself and Little Kimbles are in the local Pantomime, its the first time we are going to be in it together - such fun - so many songs learnt and dances practised and we will be adorned in the usual "villager" costumes!  Its full on rehearsals all this week and then the performances all of next week.

Thank you so much for dropping by!

Speak soon xx


  1. Hi Kim,
    Your tea cosy is so cute! I really love this one. Beautiful flower on the top.
    Your heart stand is gorgeous too! I have a thing about hearts. My wedding cake was three hearts, and my Grandmother bought us a wedding present cake stand with red hearts too.
    What pantomine is it? I do hope you both have a lovely time. Nice to be in it together too.
    Wishing you all the best and what's the expression they say when going on stage,
    'Break a Leg' or something or other, have I got it right?
    Love to you Suex

  2. great tea pot cozy! a good project to use up scraps! the stand is pretty too! and so timely as everyone in blogland seems to be in the Valentine mood.

    i've done panto as well! such fun! we say "HAGS" before a show here in my neck of the woods, which in case you are not familiar means "Have A Great Show" !!! :)

  3. The cosy is perfect and with the stand it seems it was meant to be.
    Can't wait to see photos of this years panto

  4. sweet tea cosy! love it.

    thank you so much for your kind comment, i am very happy to be back :o)

    wishing you a lovely week xxx


  5. very pretty tea cosy and i love the little heart stand, both are perfect for your lonely little tea pot.

  6. Thanks for visiting Kimbles.
    Good idea!

  7. OOh I have those tea and coffee jars ;-D
    I do like a splash of red in the kitchen, I am planning exactly that in the new kitchen. Love the tea cosy!