Category Archives: Teacosies

Special offer on cute dollhouse needlepoint teacozies!

I have recently been sent this amazing image by one of my customers called Joann, of these cute dollhouse needlepoint teacozies that she has made from my kits. Joann has been stitching these up and collecting gorgeous mini teapots to co-ordinate with them, to make the most fantastic display.

Dollhouse teacozies, Dollhouse accessories, Needlepoint kits

Here’s a close-up. All the needlepoint teacozies on this dresser are from my kits, except the Pavarotti one in the lower left hand corner, which Joann created herself, to match the Pavarotti teapot. Some of the teapots are by Valerie Anne Casson, and some by Janice Crawley (Joann thinks that Janice only exhibits at shows – I can’t find an online presence for her, other than on Pinterest).

The peach version of the ‘Willow pattern’ design (far right in the image above) is Joann’s own colourway choice for the ‘Willow pattern’ kit in the traditional blue and white, on the far left.

I just love the way Joann has matched up the teacozy designs with the various teapots – what a great display this makes!

Dollhouse teacosy, Dollhouse accessories, Needlepoint kits

If you’d like to have a go at making your own teacozy for your dollhouse, then have  a look at  my website to see the full range – they are simple to make, and great fun to do! They are to be stitched on 32 count silk gauze. Each teacozy has a different design on each side, for interest, so you can ring the changes whenever you want! There’s a page on my website that shows you what you get in a kit, and another page that’s a tutorial showing you how to assemble the dollhouse teacozy kit.

Doll's house tea cosies

There are ten designs altogether. This is one of the first that I created – it’s called ‘Spring Blooms’, and features tulips, daffodils, and primroses on a light yellow background. I also have a selection of teapots and tea sets for sale to go alongside the cozies (the teapots each fit under a teacozy), and there are matching tray cloth kits for each teacozy, too.

Spring flowers teacosy for dollhouse

This one is my absolute favourite, though – a ginger cat-shaped teacozy!!

dollhouse teacosy ginger cat

All the teacozy kits are usually £14.95, but if you use the code TEATIME at the checkout before midnight on Sunday 14th October 2018, you can save 10% on the usual price  🙂

So, why not have a go at making one of these – you never know, you might end up with a great collection like Joann’s!

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A novelty elephant teacosy and traycloth set in needlepoint for a dollhouse

New on my website this week is a matching set of an ‘Elephant’ teacosy kit, with a tray cloth kit echoing the pattern of the rug on the elephant’s back. If you love novelty teacosies, then you’ll love this set! They are both quick to stitch, and easy to assemble.

 

The teacosy measures an inch and a half wide, and is stitched on 32 count silk gauze

The teacosy measures an inch and a half wide, and is stitched on 32 count silk gauze

Both kits are to be stitched on 32 count silk gauze, in needlepoint embroidery. The teacosy kit contains stranded cotton, a generous piece of silk gauze, clear instructions and stitch diagrams, a suitable needle and a colour block chart to count the design from. The tray cloth kit contains all of the above, plus mahogany components to make the tea tray, which simply need gluing together.

Various designs of teapots and tea sets are also available to complement all the teacosies that I have in my range.

The kits are available from my website – the teacosy kit page is here, and the traycloth kit page is here. They can be bought separately, if you prefer.

If you haven’t stitched in this scale before, or you would like to know what is involved in making one of these kits, visit the FREE ONLINE TUTORIALS page and see how easy they are.

New dollhouse needlepoint kit just launched – make a ginger cat teacosy!

This is the latest dollhouse needlepoint embroidery kit that I have launched on my website – a teacosy in the shape of a ginger cat!

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It is stitched on 32 count silk gauze, with one strand of Anchor stranded cotton thread (floss). Everything you need to complete the kit is included – a colour block chart to count the design from, detailed instructions, plenty of Anchor stranded cotton thread, a suitable needle, and a generous-sized piece of 32 count silk gauze fabric. The kits are available for £12.95 each. The little teapot and the blue china tea sets are also available.

There’s a free tutorial on my website, too, showing exactly how to put the teacosy kits together, so that you can see just how to do it, and how surprisingly simple they are to make. If you’ve never done stitching at this miniature scale before, there are also tutorials showing you how to get started, how to do the needlepoint / petit point stitches, and so on.

I’ve been meaning to design a cat teacosy for about five years, so I’m really pleased, not only that I’ve got around to doing one, but that it has come out as well as it has!

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Suitable for cat lovers everywhere! Even dollhouse scale ones!

 

 

I’m behaving like a supermarket – I’ve ‘improved’ one of my embroidery kits for doll’s houses!

A new design, 'Flower ring (pink)', matching tray cloth and teacosy for a doll's house, featuring one of the new mahogany trays

I have been selling tray cloth kits for adult collectors of doll’s houses as part of the range on  my website  since last summer, and in each kit, I’ve been putting a whitewood tray, for the finished traycloth to fit into. The tray cloths are to be worked on 32 count silk gauze, with one strand of Anchor thread.

At first, I was pleased with these kits. But now, I’ve found a much better tray to use in the kits, so I’ve overhauled the packaging, the kit contents, and designed two new traycloths as well, and re-launched them. Here are a selection of the traycloths in their new trays:

'Crinoline lady' miniature tray cloth design

'Flower ring (blue)' miniature tray cloth design

'Willow pattern' miniature tray cloth design

The ‘old’ trays were much chunkier, and made from a pale wood. These new ones are a fine grain mahogany. They come in kit form, though, so they need waxing to be properly finished. So….anyone who has been following my blog for a while may have seen a few weeks ago that I was investigating the idea of offering Wood Finishing Packs to go alongside the doll’s house stitching kits – the problem I have had for years is that I couldn’t source really small bottles and jars (as, to finish a doll’s house sized item, you only need a very small amount of wood stain, or wax, or whatever). But recently, I managed to find a great supplier, so now I have launched these two Wood Finishing Packs – a Mahogany Wax one, at £5.95, and an Oak Varnish one, at £4.50.

Mahogany wax wood finishing pack, with tiny pots of wax

The Oak varnish wood finishing pack

As well as being good for completing the tea trays, these Packs can be used to finish the miniature dining chairs, rectangular stools, and soon (give me another week or so!) round footstools.

A sneak preview of one of the doll's house footstools, available in kit form in a week or so. It measures just 1 1/4 inches diameter.