This is my everyday tea cozy. I had a couple of Christmas placemats that were homemade ( not by me) and when I washed them the back shrunk more than the front leaving a sort of bulge. I was ready to throw them away when I had a brainwave. Why not try and make a Christmas tea cozy. So that's what I did. Those who know me know I can't sew. I manage to mess up the simplest projects but apparently this one was a success. The fabric is such that no matter which way you look at it some of the pattern will be upside down. The placemats had filling sandwiched between the backing and the front so all I had to do was cut the shape and after ironing out the bulge I sewed away. It's a bit flat on top, not nicely rounded like my ordinary one but I'm happy with it.
A quick trip to the thrift store to drop off a box and take a peek at what I might find. I found a Royal Albert mug "Tranquility" pattern. I thought I already had a tea cup and saucer in that pattern but it appears I was mistaken. Not on this thrift store trip but one before Christmas I found a nice winter coat for a price I couldn't resist. $3.50 . I promised Nancy I'd post a picture of me wearing it so here I am.