Sunday, 29 June 2014


Here they are, as voted for by our judging panel.

The doggy one from Ali Maciver in the UK won 3rd prize.

The Teddy Bear's Picnic by Kaye Whitney from Mooroopna won 2nd prize.

The chicken from Barbara Joyce was voted the winner!
There's a special story attached to this chicken; I'll ask Barbara to write about it.
Nobody knew about the story until after the judging. Watch this space to find out...

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Raffle tickets

I'll be picking up the last of the competition entries tomorrow (Friday 27th June).
The judges are all organised; Sunday afternoon is Judgement Day.
The teapots have been collected; waiting to be adorned by all the beautiful cosies that you've sent in.
So, in the meantime, I'd like to show you a (preliminary) photo of the Raffle Prize!
It's been made by some friends and myself; appliqued and embroidered by us; and quilted by the award winning quilter, Veronique Diligent.
The raffle tickets are $1 each; a book of 20 tickets for $20. All money goes to the Cancer Council. If you wish to purchase tickets, let me know. You can put the cost of the tickets directly on the Cancer Council site, Just leave me a message, and I'll let you know your ticket numbers. My email is
The quilt will be on display at the Warratina Lavender Farm from 5th to the 13th July. The address is 105 Quayle Rd, Wandin Yallock; just a few kilometres east of Lilydale. Come and see all the tea cosies on display; buy a tea cosy, and some raffle tickets, have lunch or morning/afternoon tea at the tea rooms; a nice day out! The tea cosies will be on display from 9am to 4pm .

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Just over one week to go...

It's very exciting to open the parcels that are arriving and see all the wonderful tea cosies that you've been sending in.
To be a part of the competition, the cosies need to be here by 27th June.
Judging will be on the 29th June. I'll post some photos of the judging panel doing the difficult job of choosing a winner....not something I'd like to do.....every tea cosy is special!!!
If your tea cosy arrives after the cut off date, it will still be displayed and sold at the Tea Cosy display at the Warratina Lavender Farm, (July 5th to 13th), and the money it helps to raise will go to the Cancer Council.
The official page for this fundraiser is Some people have already made donations on this page, so we are well on the way to reaching the goal of $10,000.
Thanks to everyone for your support.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Some tea cosies that have been sent in already

Some lovely ladies at "Chicks with Sticks" have been working hard making some lovely cosies to support the Tea Cosy Competition fundraiser for the Cancer Council. Here's a peek at a few of them.
It's time to finish off your cosies and send them in by 27th June; that's less than 2 weeks to go!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Beautiful lady tea cosy

Check out this beautiful vintage tea cosy, made by Bernadette. She used a pattern that she found on Ravelry, and added a lovely porcelain half-doll. Doesn't she look gorgeous!

Vintage in pink

Only 25 days to go, to get your tea cosy entries in!
This one is from a vintage pattern, published in 1935 by Madame Weigel. In the original, there was a large satin bow at the top. I've replaced that with a crochet rose, and small I-cord bow. The I-cord actually gathers the centre of the cosy together. The knitting is done without any shaping. Make a length of the garter stitch pattern; sew the lower edges for a few centimetres; gather in the centre; and there you go! Tea cosy completed! I have posted this one under the vintage patterns tab.