Charms and a tea cozy

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I put an old coin next to these two charms so you could see the size they are.

(look Gina, I remembered how to bead around the edge of the heart!!!!

I have not done that in 27 years!)

The tiny frame came empty so, I went through my little collection

of mixed media papers and found a Madonna stamp that

had come off of a Christmas envelope.

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These antique buttons were a gift to me…<3, thank you!

(you know who you are!)

What is so cool about them is that they were not made to be perfect

and when you look at the button from a side view you can clearly see

that. I love that they were made in Japan. How cool is that?

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I used the button with beads at the top of the Tea Cozy.

A little beaded velvet heart

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The front side.

You can see both charms beaded and attached to the Tea Cozy in this photo.

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(sorry about the glare on the little frame! It was really hard to photograph because of the plastic cover.)

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The back side of the Tea Cozy.

This is the smallest Tea Cozy I have made but, it still fits comfortably

over a nice size mug or tea cup and saucer.

I am sure my daughter Taj, will appreciate it.

<3

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8 Responses to Charms and a tea cozy

  1. Deb G says:

    It is beautiful! I need to play with my beads more. :)

    • ancientcloth says:

      Thank you! <3
      Beading is how I began my creative endeavors.
      It was so much fun to get into the beads and remember…
      the big difference now is I need strong glasses to see the beads lol.
      : )

  2. Suzanna says:

    It is so lovely. At first I wondered what had become of the angel with the lantern then noticed this is another tea cozy, for a different daughter! They are lucky girls.

    • ancientcloth says:

      thank you! The angel with the lantern is the secret pocket…it is on the inside of this tea
      cozy : ) shhh (secret)
      I do have 3 daughters but, this is still the tea cozy for my daughter Taj.

  3. A tea cozy for a teacup, rather than a teapot ~ I love this! And I love the old-fashioned charms, images, and patterns that you use in your art. Everything about this tea cozy takes me right back to my grandmother’s home. xo Kari

    • ancientcloth says:

      Thank you! I was inspired because I drink a lot of coffee and tea and
      my cup is what gets cold because I made a cozy for my French press
      coffee pot. Some of the fabric I used in this piece are Civil War reproductions.
      : )

  4. This is so adorable and thoughtful ! Your creativity is so inspiring. I wonder where do you get all those special fabrics ?

    • ancientcloth says:

      Well, I have a little “secret” fabric shop I visit and some fabrics
      have been gifted to me. Thank you so much : )
      You inspire me too! <3

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