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 http://vic.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/craftacure.
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 age...it’s lovely to see craft work by the young ones.
Daleks....will we get more this year?
And whatever else you can dream up....it’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.