I love my job. I love that I get to play with colour and pattern every day. I love that I can be creative and let my fun side out. I love that I can create one-off pieces, unique and just for you.
Take this fabulously fun family-sized tea cosy for example. I doubt that you’ll find another one like this anywhere else. It’s a one-off item and a real talking point.
However, it didn’t start out like this. In my imagination it was going to have a string of bunting flags rather than the hearts. And the flags were all going to be in the sunflower print. I was going to launch the tea cosy in time for the Queen’s Jubilee Weekend celebrations and had imagined street parties up and down the country with tables laden with sandwiches and scones, jugs of Pimms, and strings of bunting all along.
But then I found my bag of fabric scraps and bits. I rummaged through and found a few prints that all seemed to compliment and support each other. Ones that all worked with the sunflower print (that was a given, fixed firmly in my design). I picked out two: the yellow polka dot and the white leaf print. A different design in each one, but the colours all work well together. And then I decided to us the heart cut-out shape. Why not?!
Then I had to decide where I would place them on the finished cosy and I came up with this diagonal ‘scoop’. A whoosh of hearts if you will. The reverse has been left plain and hubby thinks that I should have carried the heart on round hte back. But I like them just on the front. What do you think?
And I love it! It’s so much fun. And full of colour. A real statement piece and something to get the family and neighbours all talking. It will look fabulous on the tea table. And even more striking on the kitchen dresser.
Perhaps I’ll make another one, in a different colour-way. Or perhaps I’ll try a different motif and a different layout. Whatever I decide, you can be sure it’ll be another one-off!