Friday, 26 June 2015

Hi Everyone,
We’re getting near the exciting bit of the Tea Cosy and Soft Toy Competition. Judging will be on Sunday afternoon; then next week, we take all the entries to the Lavender Farm, and set up the display. This year, five ladies have loaned us  their beautiful handmade quilts to decorate the walls of the shed at Warratina....thank you ladies...I don’t know all of your names yet! I noticed last year that people loved the quilts as much as the tea enjoy the bonus quilt airing as well.
There are more entries this year than last year; I don’t know exactly how many yet; tomorrow we’ll pick up the last of them from the Maroondah Handicrafts, the East Ringwood Post Office, and from the Lavender Farm.
Thank you to all those people who have donated teapots. Tea cosies look so cute when sitting on a pot...where they’re meant to be!!
The display will be open from 10 am –4 pm every day, from Saturday 4th July – Sunday 19th July.
Entry is by a gold coin donation.
All money raised by the entry donation, and from the sale of the tea cosies and soft toys, is donated to the Cancer Council. Go to anytime to check out our progressive total. So far, we’ve raised $5150.
I hope to see all of you at the display again this year.
Warratina Lavender Farm
105 Quayle Rd
Wandin Yallock
Just a note about the tea rooms at Warratina; it gets a bit busy in there when the tea cosy display is on, so it’s a good idea to make a booking if you intend to go and spend a bit of time munching lavender scones, or whatever other delicacy takes your fancy. The tea rooms will be open every day, from 9-4; so you can go in and have breakfast, lunch, or morning or afternoon tea to sustain yourselves before or after checking out the tea cosy display, which is held in the lavender drying shed. The phone number for the tea rooms is 59644650. 
Just like we did last year; the tea cosies that you purchase will have ‘sold’ written on their price tags; but will remain in the display till 19th. You can arrange to have them posted to you, at a cost of $7.45 for up to 500 grams. Also, we’ll be arranging pick up points. We’re fairly flexible and will try to work out something mutually convenient.
If you have any queries about the Tea Cosy and Soft Toy competition and display, contact me (Lorraine) by email, or phone 0400102554.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Hello everyone,

I hope you’re all busy knitting or sewing or felting or whatever; the tea cosy competition deadline is drawing near. To be eligible for one of the prizes on offer this year, we need your entry by 26th June. Just a reminder that the tea cosies and soft toys that you send in, are a donation towards the fund raising effort, they will be exhibited and sold to raise money for the Cancer Council. At present, we’re up to $5150. You can check the progress on
The display and sales at the Lavender Farm runs from 4th July to 19th July.
If you are available to help out during that time, please contact me on 0400102554.
I’m always looking for more tea pots, the more tea pots we have, the more tea cosies can be displayed to their full potential!!! Second hand tea pots from the op shop are perfect.
Tea cosy and soft toy themes
You can choose whatever you like; but I do try to group entries into themes for the display. Here are a few themes that will have their own little area (or maybe big area..depending on how many we get)
Poppies....two ladies are making some poppies for some poppy themed tea cosies...if you have any knitted or crocheted poppies that didn’t quite make it to the Anzac Day memorial, I would be very pleased if you would like to donate them to the tea cosy competition.
Maroondah Handicrafts in Bedford Rd East Ringwood, will collect donations; just let them know it’s for the tea cosy competition; they have a box out the back of the shop to put them in.
They have different ladies there each day, and some may not be aware unless you let them know.
If you’re not near East Ringwood, then the postal address is PO Box 109, East Ringwood, Vic, 3135.
Christmas in July....we have a number of gorgeous Christmas themed tea cosies...if you’re looking for a theme for your tea cosy; something Christmassy would be good.
Animals.....animal tea cosies are very popular.
AFL footy.....soft toys and cosies with an AFL theme are eligible for a special prize, see below.
Children’s work...there’s a special prize for entries by school aged children...if your kids have made something, please tag it with their’s lovely to see craft work by the young ones.
Flowers...always beautiful.
Daleks....will we get more this year?
And whatever else you can dream’s very exciting to see the beautiful and imaginative entries that come in
A reminder that there’s a prize of 4 tickets to an AFL home-and-away game of your choice for the best AFL themed tea cosy or small soft toy.
There’s a prize of a $25 Bendigo Bank voucher for the best entry from a school aged child.