Thursday, 4 October 2007
Pompoms, polka dots and postal strikes!
I finally finished my tea cosy order today, right on time! Just in time to hear that the postal strikes are on again! Oh well at least I get to enjoy having them around the place for a bit longer. This green cosy is perhaps my favourite of the batch. I particularly wanted a soft, springy green and dyed the fabric.
I'm pleased with the results and like the way the colour is slightly dappled and varied, it's just how I wanted it to be (for once!). It did mean that for a few days my hands were a rather eerie shade of green (I like to think of them more as that moment in I Capture the Castle when Cassandra has dyed everything green and resembles something out of the House of Usher rather than Incredible Hulk).
I've made a batch in pinks, lilacs, blues and aquas and have used as much recycled fabric as possible too.
I love playing with the colours and have enjoyed making this lot up.
When it's been grey and drizzly outside it's been lovely to have such a collection of bright, fun colours around the place.
The pompoms are nearly done too.
A few more to be completed when I've found some more fabric. I seem to be devouring fabric at the moment.
I love adding the trimmings to my pompoms and cosies. When the cosies are finished and the pompoms are cut, the sherbet coloured ricrac and the polka dots and checks of my ribbons are the bits I look forward to adding. Let me loose in a haberdashery and I'm happy!