Saturday, 19 June 2010

Anatomy of a Tea Cosy commission, June 2010, Stage 5 & 6

Ahhhhhh, finally I have been able to spend some really intensive 'quality time' on the cosy and we are now nearing the finish line, which will be later tonight!

So this is the Union Jack side of the cosy, with 1972 Mercedes chain stitched and satin stitched initials of the client's husband....

Then the HP sauce bottle and Bacon Buttie I applied as applique and embroidery above the car...I'm really chuffed with how the HP sauce bottle has turned out, I was really having difficulty finding a good way to do it without spending months hand embroidering all the details, so hopefully this is a successful and lively approach?!

And a close-up...

Now all I have to do is line, stitch and bind the edges of the cosy tonight and photograph it in the daylight tomorrow and show the client to make sure she's happy with the finished product.

I will update the images in the morning for your viewing pleasure!


Fer said...

That bacon buttie is almost good enough to eat!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that bacon buttie! It reminds me of my grandpa. He loved a good bacon buttie, or sometimes a chip buttie with pickled onions.

The cosy looks absolutely wonderful. You are so amazing (awe, wonder, fabulousness...[this is me bowing down]).