Monday, 15 September 2014

Le Challenge - 'Era'

After a couple of months break from linking up with Le Challenge, I am back with my interpretation of their latest challenge - 'Era'. 

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This was actually quite an easy one for me. A while ago a friend of mine had given me some scraps of Liberty fabric that were precious to her. Her grandmother had used the same fabric to make a blouse for her, many years ago. The blouse is now very faded and well-worn, but my friend asked if I could make something for her using this fabric, to remind her of her grandmother.

As my friend is a big tea drinker this is what I came up with.

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I adapted a pattern from Pretty Bobbins for the tea-pot, and used a pattern from VeryKerryBerry for the tea-cosy. I am a bit disappointed that I didn't do a great job of fussy cutting the Japanese tea-pot fabric along the bottom, but I now know better for next time!

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Linking up with Le Challenge, using fabric from another era!

25 comments:

  1. What a great way to reuse vintage fabric, I am sure your friend will love it.

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  2. That is brilliant Deb! Such an inspired idea and perfect all round! I am sure your friend is simply smitten. Fantastic interpretation and reuse of the special fabric :)

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  3. Fabulous! She will get to see it and admire it everyday!

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  4. Perfect - suwh a sweet interpretation of the theme :)

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  5. It's brilliant, I'm sure she will love it.

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  6. Oh, the tea cozy is a great interpretation of the theme! I am sure your friend will love it.

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  7. What a great way to re-use vintage fabric. Now your friend can admire it those pieces of fabric that are so special to her all the time.

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  8. Nice! When I see cute tea cozy I always feel sorry I don't use one ;)

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  9. I love it and what a great treasure for your friend, I think the fabric at the bottom would have been hard to fussy cut, it looks like the teacup and pots are kind of all over the place.

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  10. I always love Liberty, a great to re use the fabric from another "era"

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  11. I love projects like these -- when sewists immortalize a meaningful fabric. What a sweet tribute to your friend's grandmother. : )

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  12. I couldn't think of a better way to show off your friends lovely fabric, and a wonderful interpretation of the theme Era.

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  13. Your friend is going to treasure the tea cosy you made for her. So perfect!!!

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  14. Brilliant idea for keeping momories. I don't know about your friend but tea cosies always remind me of my Grandma!

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  15. I think you reused the pretty Liberty fabric in the most perfect way and chose the perfect fabrics to complement it as well!!

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  16. What a wonderful tea cosy! Perfect use of the fabric.

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  17. I love your tea cosy - I have always wanted to make one, but never got the opportunity/time, but I am thinking I need one! Thanks for sharing on le challenge!

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  18. It is fantastic and you did a brilliant job!

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  19. It is fabulous! I love liberty and that's a great pattern! Thanks for linking to le challenge :)

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  20. What beautiful fabric, and it looks perfect in your make.

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  21. That's a great way to use the fabric to use the fabric for friend :)

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  22. I imagine your friend will love it. A very clever way to make a small amount of special fabric go a long way.

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  23. It looks great - fantastic use of your little bit of liberty fabric! And really, I guess for some, even using a tea cosy is a thing of the past too these days!

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