Sunday, 11 March 2012

Sunshine Tea-Cosy

I've been feeling a bit gloomy recently, and so this is my first blog post in a while. I had an interview last week for a job I really wanted. It ticked all the boxes, but sadly I didn't... My five year old was pleased as he didn't want me to go back to work in the first place. He told me sternly "but you already have a job, looking after us". Now for some people this would be an 'ah cute' moment, but I just wondered if he's secretly been reading the Daily Mail.

So what's a woman to do when she's dejected? Make a quilted tea-cosy with some lovely vintage fabric of course... As a bonus it utilises some of the wadding left over from making the quilt.

The other upside of not being gainfully employed is that I have time to help my friend Ursula set up her new shop, which sells vintage fashion and china, plus some handcrafted items from your truly. If you're in the Bristol area the shop is at 125 Cheltenham Road (just by junction of Ashley Road/Stokes Croft), it's open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am - 6pm. It is currently a shop with no name, but we're working on that...


  1. Sorry to hear about the job Tamsin, hopefully an even better one is round the corner! Liking the sound of the shop, will have to come and check it out - do you think Ursula would be interested in cushion covers and lampshades made from lovely vintage fabric? Obviously wouldn't want to (metaphorically) tread on your lovely toes! Rach x

  2. Sorry that you didn't get the job. The shop sounds lovely, it's a bit far from me but I will remember if I'm in the area! The tea cosy looks gorgeous and I love the fabric.

  3. Thanks both :)

    Rachel - would be lovely to see you at the shop, I will have a chat to Ursula about lampshades/cushions

  4. your blog is amazing. new follower!