Thursday, June 24, 2010


One thing down, fifty bajillion yet to do.

Next Wednesday, I'm having a group of friends over for lunch to celebrate a birthday. We do this several times a year, switching off places where we lunch. Our birthdays fall quite conveniently: two in January, two in March, one in July--or is that June? I can't remember--and two in August.

Josie's the newest addition to our group--she's the June-July birthday. As she's from New Zealand, I decided to make her a tea cozy. The first incarnation showed up in this post. I wasn't pleased with how it turned out, and a friend, Mary Keenan of Procrastination Diary, suggested a design, to which I made my own changes. Thanks, Maire!

Here's how it looked last Saturday.

And how it looks now.
I made it adjustable since I have no idea what size Josie's teapot is. This last pic was taken on my 4-potter.

So that's the handmade part of my gift completed--except for bag and the card. But I have a list a mile long of things to be done before Wednesday.

(If you see sump'n speeding past you on the freeway, just wave. It's prob'ly me.)


Mary Keenan said...

Love it!! that is one seriously adorable bird :^)

Tricia ~~ Handmade Whimzy said...

Your after pic is WAY better. The before one looked too Christmasy with the red and ivory flowers.
I love the finished product though. It looks like the bird is sitting on a cherry blossom branch.

She'll love it.

Jennifer Juniper said...

My macaroni salad recipe makes a lot! Cut in half will be perfect for your group :)