Craft, stitchin' and sustainable living

Thursday, February 17, 2011


My favourite part of making tea cozies is, undoubtedly, choosing the buttons. I pour them all out of their box onto my desk and start to sift through them for the right colours. My vintage collection comes mainly from my grandma and nana's stashes, then boyfriend's mum also gifted me her button stash for Christmas. Score!

Then I start matching them up with the cozies. Look at that brilliant big red button!

Sometimes I get a bunch together and I have to choose the right combination - so hard! Because they're all vintage, sometimes they match, sometimes they don't.

And then, somehow, the perfect combination just comes together. Yay!

These are a sneak peak at some coffee plunger cozies and mug cozies that are being added to the Stitchybritt store over the next few days. If you like the look of any - be quick! They won't last!


  1. oooh, i love buttons and i love your cozies!! i also love your blog in general. :D pardon the spammy comment, but i just wanted to let you know that i am awarding you with "the versatile blogger" award; stop by if you would like to accept and play along!

  2. Lovely cozies!

    My favourite part of creating something is playing with my stash too - sometimes it's sorting through paper scraps, or fabric, felt and buttons. And it's so true that the perfect combination just suddenly presents itself, I nice feeling!