Thursday, 16 April 2015

April tea cosy newsletter


Welcome to the April newsletter for the 2015 Tea Cosy Soft Toy Competition.

Since the last update, I’ve received the first entries for the soft toy section from the Chicks with Sticks knitting group, and for the tea cosy section, from Gill in Berwick, Vic. Thanks everyone; they’re gorgeous. Someone has already tried to buy one!! But they’re not for sale yet; they’ll be on display first at the Warratina Lavender Farm in July. The closing date for entries, both tea cosies and soft toys, is 26th June.

Spotlight has once again given us two $50 gift cards, which we’ll use as ‘runner-up’ prizes.

Bendigo Bank at East Ringwood is offering a $25 bank account as a prize for the best entry by a school student.

Announcing the AFL footy prize!!!! Submit a tea cosy or soft toy in the colours of an AFL team, for your chance to win 4 tickets to a 2015 AFL home-and-away game of your choice. (NOT a finals game). Please add a note to let me know that you are competing for the AFL tickets.

Officeworks in Ringwood has printed flyers as a community service, which I’ve been distributing to people who are happy to help promote the competition.

Maroondah Handicrafts has once again agreed to be a drop-off point for tea cosies; so if you live somewhere nearby (shop 3/95 Bedford Rd, East Ringwood), you can save on postage by leaving your tea cosies and soft toys there.

Warratina Lavender Farm is the venue for the display in July, and entries can also be left with Annemarie at the tea rooms at Warratina.

Café Orchard, in Hopetoun Rd Park Orchards, continues to display and sell tea cosies from last year, with all proceeds being donated to

Our current fundraising total is $4900.

Many thanks to these businesses for their support for the fundraiser.

I’m still on the lookout for second hand teapots to display the cosies in July. The best ones are the plain, uninteresting teapots. Please contact me by phone or email if you can donate an old teapot or two. Phone is 0400102554; email is As I live in Heathmont, don’t worry about collecting teapots unless you live somewhere close by!

Attention quilters!!!!! Once again this year, the drying shed at the Lavender Farm will be decorated with beautiful handmade quilts. If you have some quilts that you would be happy to display for the 16 days of the tea cosy exhibition at Wandin, please contact me on 0400102554, or by email.

I’ve attached some flyers that you can print, and distribute to anyone that may be interested in the Tea Cosy Competition.

Happy knitting/sewing/crocheting/felting/embroidering!!!!!!

Thanks for your support,


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