Finished my UGLY!!

so pleased with how I could turn that ugly piece of wool into this…
Lots of work..but Oh I had FUN.. all the way!! :o)
It became a Tea Cosy… :o))

when I had that piece of wool in my hand.. 
both smelly and very thick.. I thought and thought what it could be done into…
it could hold heat for a long time… yes it could…
to sit on.. very warm…. but the easy way out..lol.. hmmm…
 but…one thing I have wanted and a very much needed thing in our household
 was a teacosy… so I decided on that!
All materials are recycled…
shirts, pants, old fabrics, pearls….
except for the batting on the backside piece…
even the pearls are recycled from old clothes… :o)
Even the thread used is old.. 
found a very old silk thread on spool at work
.. and tried it out..
and it worked..
even in my new machine..:o))
And that was the trickiest part to do..
the freehand quilting… on the thick wool with a cotton layer on the inside..
PHEEWW.. but we did it …
Zonnie and me!! :o)
Still at home with this autumns biggest flu!!
…BUT …
I am test sewing …have a lot to learn on my new machine.. 

21 thoughts on “Finished my UGLY!!”

  1. I love it , that is a really nice tea cozy and the wool doesn't look the least bit ugly , the applique you added along with all your embellishments has turned it into a work of art .Congratulations on the new machine !

  2. Heisan Stina…Lykke till med nytt "sewing machine" What brand is it? Your tea cozy turned out lovely. You did a great job with the "ugly" wool 🙂 🙂 🙂 I don't have a tea cozy…but I do have a scone cozy 🙂 🙂 🙂 It's very thing and more decorative than for keeping the scones warm!!! Have a lovely Tuesday. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather 🙂

  3. You are a genius! Of course it seems so obvious that putting something pretty with it would work wonderfully. Great tea cosy!Your new machine looks wonderful.

  4. Ha! I knew you could make something beautiful out of this….working with pretty fabrics is easy enough to make something cute…but the real artist knows how to turn an "ugly" piece of wool felt into something stunning! Yay!Hugs, JuliaP.S.: it seems yo've discovered your fondness of the darker shades of pink 🙂

  5. Oh, I love it. You did such a great job on it.Oh you poor thing. I am so sorry to hear you have the flu. Even though you do not like the snow, the picture you took sure is pretty.

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