Happy almost 2011! I'm posting some new products I just designed in my Zazzle shop - large canvas tote bags (perfect for shopping!) and women's long-sleeved t-shirts. The photos on the totes and shirts are photos I've taken and especially love. Please visit my shop for some truly unique gift ideas, www.zazzle.com/abercot. Thanks!
These are photos of two new tea cozies I just designed and stitched - English Rose Tea Cozy and Matching Hot Padand Violet Bouquet Tea Cozy and Matching Hot Pad. This new design has openings on each side of the cozy for the teapot spout and handle. I'll be offering these and others soon in my online shop, www.abercot.etsy.com. Please do visit and thanks!
English Rose Tea Cozy and Matching Hot Pad www.abercot.etsy.com
Violet Bouquet Tea Cozy and Matching Hot Pad www.abercot.etsy.com
I've just created some tea and coffee mugs in my Zazzle shop, using photos I took while visiting New Zealand. This amazing country is so breathtakingly beautiful and I'm hoping to share it, beginning with these lovely tea and coffee mugs.
To visit my shop on Zazzle, please go to www.zazzle.com/abercot and you're there! So easy to order using PayPal. I've purchased many of the items I've created, and I am so pleased with the colors and quality of merchandise!
These would be wonderful Christmas and Hanukkah gifts, please order soon, the delivery time is about 7-10 days.
Please do visit my Zazzle shop, I'd love to see you! Here are photos of my most recent New Zealand tea and coffee mugs -
"Blue in Bloom Mug"
"Black Tree Fern and Lilies Collage Mug"
And, for the train lover in your family, here's a fun gift -
I love to sew, and my newest creation is "Black on Tan Handbag", photos below. Please do visit my online shop, www.abercot.etsy.com where many of my handmade gifts are available. Celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah seasons!
And, a few more New Zealand photos sprinkled in to sparkle your day . . .
Our son and his girlfriend have a pug, Hailey, and we love her! I've designed and sewed a couple of "pug ponchos" for her. Here are a few photos (Hailey graciously modeling her Halloween, poncho):
Please meet "Firehouse Dog Figaro" modeling a cloak that easily fits around a small-sized doggie, and under her/his belly with tabs, and the velcro stitched to the tabs lets you adjust to doggie’s size. (The doggie model here, Stripe, is one of my son’s little stuffed play dogs from his childhood, made by his Grandmother, and lovingly filled many hours of imagination and play over the years.)
And, a delightful Jingle Joy pooch cloak for Christmas (a flannel print with smiley, pudgy penguins in Christmas décor, jingle bells, yule wreaths, candy cane striped scarves, and snowflake sweaters)
I found a wonderful tea shop website and tea poems - http://members.cox.net/maltshop/menu.htm#sayings. A visit is well worth it! Here's a sweet tea poem on the site -
TEA WITH THEE
When I need a little lift I get together with a friend and have a little Tea with Thee. We have a lot of fun and talk the friendship means a lot to me. It really does a heart good to have a friend like you. How great this world would be if they could see you and me and find a friend as great as you! Then they too could have someone to have Tea with Thee...
I love sewing with fleece, making "scarf wraps" and tea cozies, both perfect for our seasonal change to fall/winter. Below are photos of my scarf wraps and several tea cozies I've made from fleece.
And, here's a poem I wrote for the scarf wraps I design, sew, and offer in my online shop, www.abercot.etsy.com. Here's to fleece!
SCARFWRAP POEM by gretchen
S - Scarf soothes, C - Cozy, cuddles me A - After blasts of cold R - Refrigerate my skin! F - Fuzzy fluffy fleece W - Wraps me in her warmth R - Reassures me A - Assures me P - Pleasures simple, velvet delights!
Winter Cardinals on Boughs Fleece Scarf Wrap
Desert Southwest Coyote and Armadillo Reversible Tea Cozy, outside fabric
Desert Southwest Coyote and Armadillo Reversible Tea Cozy, inside fabric
Tartan and Sun Glitters Reversible Tea Cozy, outside fabric
Tartan and Sun Glitters Reversible Tea Cozy, inside fabric