Patchwork Pot

Turn a plain terracotta pot into something lovely enough to give as a gift. You can use old pots, just make sure you give them a good scrubbing and allow them to dry completely before you begin working on them.

Materials:
Terracotta sealer
Terracotta pots
Mod Podge
Fabric Squares
Rickrack or trim
Pinking Shears (optional)

Watermelon Tea Cozy

Okay... I have the pattern complete for the Watermelon Tea Cozy. It can be made in two sizes, small 11" x 9" and large 12 1/2" x 10". Hopeful this should accommodate most teapots! Later in the week, or the beginning of next week, I will share a design for a flowered tea cozy. Watch for it. In the meantime, the pattern for the Watermelon Tea Cozy can be found in our FREE Open Patterns. Enjoy! BTW... I was delighted to find out that it does fit my pewter tea pot. All is not lost!Read more

Watermelon Tea Cozy

This tea cozy can be made in two sizes: small (11" x 9") and large (12 1/2" x 10")

Watermelon Tea Cozy Opps!

So, I have a few Mother's Day gifts I've been thinking about. The first being a tea cozy. I decided I wanted to make something "fruity" and a watermelon slice was the first thing that came to mind. I have an old cozy that was given to me by a dear friend many years ago, and I took the measurements off that, then headed to the store to get the materials. I made some calculations, got the pattern drawn, and a pdf made. I made the cozy in a couple of hours. I loved it. All I needed to do was write up directions and it would be ready to share! I then took pictures of it next to my teapot. I wanted to take one last picture of it on my teapot... opps! How in the world did I do that? Unless my teapot goes on a diet... which is about as likely as me going on a diet... then this isn't going to work! I'm not sure where I went wrong... but it happens. This cozy will not fit on my teapot or anyone elses with a 7-8 cup teapot BUT it...Read more

Our House Applique Block


As a young woman back in the 70s, Crosby Stills Nash and Young were one of my favs. And "Our House" was one of my all time favorite songs. Every time I hear this song I'm back on the campus at Michigan State University. Today's Our House Applique Block is a tribute to that song and that time in my life. Hmmm... note to self... a whole collection of applique blocks dedicated to my youth... Joni MItchell's Big Yellow Taxi, Neil Diamond's Cherry Cherry, John Denver's Sunshine on My Shoulders. Wonder what I could do for Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody? Ah, but I digress... back to today's applique block!

To quote the song..."Our House, is a very, very very fine house, with 2 cats in the yard, life use to be so hard, but everything is easy cuz of you..." this block depicts a house full of life and love. From the 2 cats in the yard to flowers on the sill. I made it for our 6" x 6" blocks but it can be changed to meet your needs. Also, you can use a cotton...Read more

Fried Egg Block Applique


In the realm of "why the heck not?" I'm including a Fried Egg Applique Block, because... you never know when you might need one??? Anyway, since there are eggs all over the place this week, I decided I may as well include one in our FREE Applique Database. If you are new to embroidery or appliqueing, you just can't get an easier project then this. As always this was designed for a 6" x 6" block but you can enlarge or reduce its size to meet your needs.

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