A few weeks ago when I was shopping with my youngest daughter for items that she needed to take to university with her, I found a very cute sugar bowl and cream jug set on sale. It was remarkably good value for money so, although I can't say that I was in desperate need of a new sugar bowl and cream jug, I felt it would be silly of me not to snap it up at its bargain price.
It is from a 'Katie Alice' collection called 'Cupcake Couture' and, I do already have a lovely cake stand from another Katie Alice collection called 'Cottage Flower' which, my children gave me as a gift so, I really didn't need any more persuading to buy this cute little set!!
Please note that visiting any of the above links I have given may result in an irresistible urge to order very pretty china!!
You may wonder why I am telling you all this and, there is a very good reason! I didn't feel that I could use my new sugar bowl and cream jug as I didn't have a teapot which coordinated with them (being a perfectionist about these things prevents me from using clashing china!!) However, I have found the solution to this problem.
I have made a lovely new tea cosy using spotty (Tilda) fabric which looks right at home with the china. Now, I can use any teapot under the cosy and no-one (except you!) will know that it doesn't match!!
I used some ric rac to make the flower stems and then cut out and appliqued the flower shapes and leaves to the background fabric using a small machine zig zag stitch. As a final touch I hand embroidered some french knots on the flower centres.
So now it is time for tea!! Anyone for cake?
Have a lovely weekend!