Sunday, September 27, 2009

Custom Order


Hi all! Sorry I haven't posted for so long.
I really missed updating this blog.

There are lots of things that have been
keeping me pretty busy and productive.
I like my life this way, but I have to admit
that I tremeduously miss spending time in
my sewing area and blogging with a cup of tea.

Some of you may feel the tea cozy above looks so familiar.
I know! I've made a tea cozy just like that one before!


I received a longest list of a custom order
and one of the handmade things requested is
a tea cozy that is just like this one that I
made a long time ago. Since some of the fabric
I used for this one is gone, I wasn't sure how
similar of a tea cozy I can manage to achieve,
but I think it came out just like a twin.


Using some scraps...


I have been working on some coasters
that match the tea cozy.


By the way, I was so thrilled to receive an e-mail
from the girl who snatched this skirt from my shop.
She was so nice to share with me some pictures of her
beautiful, adorable, daughter in the skirt. I was too
excited not to ask her permission to share with you guys
one of her pictures here. I don't mean to sound gushy but
I literally thought the skirt was meant to be hers, and
I felt blessed about the opportunities this sewing
blog world has brought for me.

Thanks for coming and reading!
Have a great Sunday!



  1. We missed you, too! Love the tea cosies - your choices of fabric and the way you combine them always inspires me...

  2. CitricSugar-
    Oh thank you so much!!!

  3. It's nice to have you back. As long as you're having fun, the sewing will wait. What a wonderful thing, to send you a photo of the skirt.

    I wish there was a way to make people show me what they make with the vintag fabric I sell. I am always left wondering...

  4. Mom Wals Place-
    Thanks for your lovely comment! I know exactly how you feel! I always wish to know how each of my handmade item sold is enjoyed. It's so nice to know that my items find someone who love them as much as I do..!!

  5. Good to see you back as I missed you too ^O^.

    I love the tea cosy and always love the fabrics you chose.

    The skirt is so cuteeeee.

  6. What a CUTE tea cozy and how thrilling to see your creations being use and loved.

  7. I love the tea cozy! I am guessing that it goes over the tea kettle? Maybe I am wrong, but I hope I am not. I will have to check out your shop, as I have a tea kettle that would look lovely covered by one of those cozies!

  8. Glad to see you're back. I figured you were busy. Love the tea cozies and the fabrics you choose for all your projects.

  9. Happy for you that you are enjoying your busy life. And looking forward to the next time you share soe of your beautiful crafting :-)

  10. adorable! i just stumbled upon your blog and love what you do. i love the way you've patchworked those pieces. and i love love that last picture! it must be so wonderful to see someone wearing what you've made!

  11. Very unique tea cozies - love your fabric choices always!

  12. hi.. out visiting tonight..
    what a wonderful blog..
    have a wonderful week
    mona & the girls

  13. Yay so good to see you back here! Missed you while your away. Your coasters are soo cute and gorgeous! OMG that skirt looks even better when worn! It's always so nice seeing your creations and know that they make others smile! I feel like making one for me to wear too! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to yoU!

  14. The tea cozies are so adorable!
    Love the mix of fabrics.
    Cute little skirt :)

  15. Ayumi,
    I know the tea cozies will turn out lovely. Oh, I am so glad the little girl wanted to share her pics with everyone. That skirt turned out great!!
    Thanks for giving me the courage to start back creating!!! Karen

  16. I haven't seen your blog in a while (shame on me!), and it is such a treat to come back to it! Your projects are all darling!! By the way, where do you get your fabrics with the lettering on them? I've looked everywhere, with not much luck at all!!

  17. Vanillaorchid-
    Thanks for your sweet comment!!

    It sure is trilling to see my handmade item being loved in this way.. ;)

    My Great Retreat-
    This tea cozy is for covering a tea pot, but I think if you have a really small tea kettle, this tea cozy may be big enough ;) I don't have the item in the shop right now, but I am sure I'll make more for the shop at some points.. ;)

    Thanks Billie! I love your fabric choices too!!

    Anne Marie-
    Oh thank you so much!

    Thanks for stumbling upon here and leaving me a lovely comment! I do love the last picture too!

    Thank you!!

    Thank you for vising here and adding me to your blogger followers list!

    Thanks!! I've been feeling like making a skirt too, but it got really cold today that maybe I should make a pair of room shoes instead.. ;)

    Thank you!!

    You always encourage me to get creative too!
    The penguin shaped stickers for Christmas were so cute!!!

    andrea creates-
    Thank you!!

    Lisa C.-
    Thanks for coming back!! I love the fabric with writing too! I've listed some shops in my FAQ page that you may find fabric with writing on it. I also heard that Michael Miller has a new collection out with wtiting-on fabrics ;)

  18. I haven't stopped by in a while. Love all your projects with little bits of lovely fabrics. Was reminded to visit by your softie in Stitch Mag, so cute!

  19. Still missing you! Please please please keep us up to date with your projects!!!!

  20. ayumills!!
    i miss the updates. oh and btw, what are tea cozy's? :O

  21. they are really cute. How do you make them?

  22. Thank you so much, everyone!

    oh thank you for coming back!!

    Thank you so much for the sweet comment!
    I have a super quick tutorial coming up;) Hope you'll enjoy..!

    Thank you! A tea cozy is used to cover up a tea kettle to keep the tea warm, so I use insulating batting to make tea cozy. It looks so cute on a coffee table!

    Anna B.-
    Thank you! I'm sorry it has takes me a while to get back to you! I make these tea cozies using a pattern that my friend got from a sewing class. I first make the panels and then sew them together and bind the edge with a binding tape. If there are more questions, feel free to send me an e-mail ;)

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