Floral Teacosy. Instructions Second Half.

January 21, 2015 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | Annabel Lee, CRAFT, Crochet |

Hello Teacosy Lovers, this is the second half of the instructions for the floral teacosy FLOWERS & LEAVES. Here are links to some of the lovely flower patterns I use:- Attic24 of course.  There are many lovely things on this site.  The daffodil, the purple star flower (which is the base of the daffodil) and the small roses are Lucy’s patterns. LeisureArts for the large rose. Mollie Makes for these beauties. Flowergirl Cottage has an excellent pattern for a flower and other pretty things too. Some of the leaves came from this book –   I have pinned lots of  gorgeous flower, leaf…

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Floral Teacosy Instructions First Half.

Hello Everyone, thank you for visiting !! This is an update of my previous post about the floral teacosy which I made for my friend L.  I posted a pic of the teapot on Attic 24’s Facebook page and many lovely people have asked me for the pattern, so I shall do what I can. Here are some photos. I don’t have a pattern as such, but I will do my best to explain how it was done! MATERIALS I mainly used acrylic 8 ply yarn and 8 ply cotton with 4mm knitting needles and a 4mm crochet hook.  I did use…

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2015 : The Year of Teacosies?

Wishing everyone a Very Happy New Year. ♥♥♥AN UPDATE – INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS TEAPOT CAN BE FOUND HERE AND HERE♥♥♥ I have made a floral teacosy for my friend L – it was to be a Christmas present.  But…..so now it will be a birthday present for February. The basic pattern for the teacosy came from Crochet by Raymond, a fabbie site (Raymond is a cat, BTW).   I found patterns for the flowers and leaves from all over the place. For more SENSATIONAL teacosies, do have a look at my Pinterest board, “Crochet and Knitted Teacosies”  (Should that be “crocheted”? …

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The Lily of the Valley Doesn’t Know

According to those who know these things, Friday’s colour is green which is surprising.  I was sure it would be black. Green and I have a troubled relationship.  When I was a child I learned that it is bad luck to wear green, or at least too much green,  because the fairies consider it to be their colour.  No-one wants to upset the fairies.  Oh.  No.  You do NOT want to upset the fairies. So I don’t wear green (olive doesn’t count).  You think I go to far?  Consider – one of the regular customers of the  pharmacy in which I worked while at…

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Blue Collar & Cups

Hello again and thank you for joining me for this fourth edition of Lesley’s blog, “Annabel Lee”. The powers that be have declared that the colour of Thursday is blue.  Accordingly I shall show you a blue beaded, appliqued  and embroidered wristlet which I am working on.  I am deliberating on how to do the actual lacy cuff bit.  A detail of the wristlet-so-far is shown here with some beaded teapot & cup ornaments. I just cannot decide what to use for the actual lacy cuff bit of the wristlet.  My sewing assistant and I have hauled out the masses of…

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