I've had my eye on egg cosies for a while now (as you do) and I decided to have a go at one myself, using raw edge applique to embellish and my ever trusty friend of course. My inspiration was the amazing Poppy Treffry. This was the result...
The spotlight was unintentional just simply the way the light fell at that time of day! I was pleased with the overall shape and the embellishments, but unfortunately I ran out of red gingham, which I would have used as the lining (and therefore bottom trim) as I don't think the cream works as well. I also think the trim could do with being a little less deep but that's why we try these things isn't it? The template I made was about 14cm at it's highest point and 13cm wide. I didn't have any batting or wadding so I used curtain interlining which seemed to do the job just as well. (Oh I feel a tutorial coming on)
I've taken a few detail shots too, although I have to say I'm not that happy with the performance of my camera at the moment - my pics seem to have lost a bit of their crispness and clarity. It can't possibly be down to the fact that I am incapable of taking a decent photograph - you understand. My family already think I'm bonkers as they regularly come across me stretched in an awkward postion for the 'ultimate' shot in the best light. "But mum, it's just a cushion" I can see them thinking.
Oh well the world is my egg cosy now, so I'm off to make a few more. See you soon and have a lovely day