Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tea Cozy Sneak Peak

So I've been making tea cozies like mad lately.

Maybe it's because both of my kids are in an organized school setting for more than two hours in a row for the first time ever.

Maybe it's because I love drinking hot tea.

Maybe it's because I just read Three Cups of Tea and was inspired to do something to support school systems in general all over the world (a portion of every cozy sale will go to the Central Asia Institute this time around. Am totally going local next time).

Maybe it's because my mom has a friend who is managing an art gallery and needed more "fiber artist" representation in an upcoming exhibit and asked for 20 tea cozies. So I made 31.

Maybe it's because I'm still excited I have a sewing machine that works so well (the Husqvarna Lilly and I have been together now a year and 2 months).

Maybe it's because I needed a craft to do with my hands that had a beginning and an end and modeled for my children a necessary skill.

Maybe, and most of all, maybe I did it because I enjoyed every single minute of it.

Here's a sneak peak at some of the cozies:




1. Sweater and Flowers Cozy, 2. Brown & Pink, 3. B&W Pinwheel, 4. Asian Fabric Triangle Cozy, 5. IMG_0001, 6. IMG_0029, 7. Purple Snowflake Cozy, 8. Serenity Lady Rectangle Cozy, 9. Namaste Yoga Cozy, 10. Down Dog Side of Yoga Cozy, 11. Up Dog Side of Yoga Cozy, 12. Pink Rose Cozy with Ribbon and Green Interior, 13. French Press Cozy Made from a Sweater Sleeve, 14. Pink Fleece Crown Cozy, 15. IMG_0084, 16. Multicolored Crown Cozy, 17. Back of Multicolored Crown Cozy, 18. Tree side of Tree Pose Yoga Cozy, 19. IMG_0077, 20. Floppy Cozy with Pink Piping (meant to go over teapot and mugs), 21. One-eyed Hippo, 22. Green Zebra Print of Triangle Pink & Green Cozy, 23. Polka dot Side of Triangle Pink and Green Cozy, 24. IMG_0065, 25. Small White Cozy with a Bathing Suit Skirt from a 3 year old's bathing suit, 26. Two-eyed Hippo, 27. Blue Snowflake Sweater Cozy, 28. Simple Diamond Pattern Cozy


All of the cozies and their interiors can be seen here.
Word.
Drink more tea.

13 comments:

joyce said...

Wow. I'm speechless.

Babs said...

Just when I think I know how creative you are, you always surprise me with being even MORE creative. What else do you have up that sleeve of yours? They are really great, Mollie. I love how very different they all are. Blows my mind.

Anonymous said...

Love them! Dude, I don't see a "sold" tag on mine....
Hate that I'll miss the exhibit. Denise

The Moore Family said...

Okay so Ill be off on maternity leave very soon... and well I am sewing challenged... you might have to show me some tips... or at least give me a little of your time to keep me from going insane... I love being home and no work but I am a person who has to be busy doing something...!!!!

Kristen Lund said...

I love these, Mollie! Nice timing, too - in case you need a #29 tea cozy and feel like knitting, I just finished a version of this little guy: http://www.blueskyalpacas.com/news_detail.php?news_ID=83&PHPSESSID=e382f61be5856c5241bf3d6930dbabd4
Fun, cute, and not too tough to make. :-)

K. Lund said...

(I'm not sure the pattern shows up on the website, but it's the striped tea cozy from Knit Simple magazine, fall 2008.)

Sarah B said...

I love them! I miss drinking tea with you. On the plus side, I finally got my own tea pot and mesh tea ball so I can make my own tea! I just need to find a place that sells good loose-leaf tea...

Aunt Merpha said...

LOVE these. wish i could see them at the gallery. so glad you have pictures of all of them since they are all going to SELL. do you have a sign up sheet at your table for people to order more? see you soon.

bp said...

SERIOUSLY. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? These are awesome and I'm definitely inspired to drink more tea. so happy cool weather is on it's way. love you sooooo much and all that creativity you share with the world.

siduri1 said...

incredible. I'm partial to anything in hippo or Tucson skyline print :)

stacy said...

Incredible! Seriously, you are amazing!!!
Can't wait to see you soon,
:) SB

lisa said...

Great job!
I love that you and your Lilly are getting along so well.

I, Mollie said...

thanks everyone! they aren't selling as quickly, so you all have your pick! we will still give a hefty percentage to the Central Asia Institute, but let me know what you like so I don't end up with 30 tea cozies for my one tea pot...