Friday, 13 February 2015

Cosy Valentine

At one of the craft fairs before Christmas, I spotted some cards with lovely little knitted festive finger puppets attached to the front, and thought what a great idea…being fond of teeny tiny things, as I am.  My mini knits and tinsy decorations tend to get lost amongst all the other stuff I sell, on my menagerie of a stall, so, I'm thinking, putting a few on cards might help get them noticed. Surely a card that doubles up as a gift has got to be a bit of a winner?


So, I'm trying it out on family first, and have come up with this Valentine's idea, that sort of works, I hope! No finger puppets though, wasted on my husband - I went for an egg cosy option. Not completely convinced anyone really uses egg cosies these days, still, I like making them. This one's rather gaudy, but clashing red and pink felt right for Valentine's Day.


For the card bit, I cut an egg cup shape out of felt, making sure it was as wide as the egg cosy opening, and glued it down - then drew an egg shape sitting in the cup, pierced the card and cut along this line, so the cosy could be pulled, snuggly, over the top. Needed just a few stitches behind to hold the cosy down.
Think I could do with working on my writing…a bit scruffy looking, and quite a few smudges that I've tried to magic away. But on the whole, I'm happy.

Maybe it would work for Easter cards too?



6 comments:

  1. What an eggscellent idea Tracey (it had to be done didn't it?) The writing looks fine to me but you could print your sentiment on the computer and transfer to the card with the help on tracing paper and pencil and then go over it with a pen. Love the egg cup set. x

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    1. Thanks so much for the tip, I'll definitely give it a try x

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  2. I think it must be difficult displaying knitted things on a craft stall (although yours looked lovely at Malvern). This is a great idea. Finger puppet cards would be super for kids birthdays and your husband is a lucky man. Mine just got clotted cream fudge!

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    1. yum! Found an easy fudge recipe recently which is a bit lethal... Think finger puppets could be a lot of fun. I've a few ideas and an endless supply of wool! :)

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  3. What a great idea, and who cares if people no longer use egg cosies- start a new trend!

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