Before you all jump on me, I sent out a “press release” yesterday about an interview. The link break was deliberate. I wanted to give you a taster to ensure that you look in tomorrow for a read… so don’t forget. BUT, back to now….
I’m in an inbetweeny stage at the moment… I’ve stacks of cotton yarn, oodles of acrylic and wool but no projects in mind… ho hum.
When this happens I always resort to wine cosies. Richard and I brew our own wine, either from kits, juices or occasionally when Mums grapes yield a good crop we’ll use them. Hence, I give out lots of wine in lableless bottles.
Wine cosies make great presents for the hostess at parties and spare your hands from getting wet/cold when taken out of the fridge, plus they offer a little protection against breakages.
Another secret, they hide a little less than vintage bottle of home made plonk!
Here is one I made for Christmas but never got around to giving out. Add a little heart and you have a Valentine/Anniversary gift. This one is actually made on a circular loom. I love looms as you can mix yarns to get some amazing effects.
My mission this week was to make a cosy that “fitted snug” over the bottle and didn’t slip.. heaven forbid your bottle slips out of your hand and you waste all that wine.
I made a nice little bottom from the cotton yarn bought at Lidl… sweet success is mine. I’m really pleased.
Now all I need is a nice sunny day, my wooleater blanket on the lawn, my bbq alight and a nice drop of something sweet and bubbling wrapped up inside one of my cotton bottle cosies… roll on spring, I can hear my flips flops calling me!
Don’t forget, pop in tomorrow… lots of rain drenched cuddles from Cardiff…. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx